Cloyne diocese is located in the northern and eastern parts of County Cork. CDYS (Cloyne Diocesan Youth Services) has many projects and centres located primarily in Mallow, Cobh, Femoy, Midleton, Mitchelstown and Macroom. 

Head Office Address:-
CDYS, Mallow Community Youth Centre, New Road, Mallow, Co.Cork, P51XEX9
Tel No:- 022 53526 Email:-

About Us

To find out about our services please visit our About Us page.

Our Child Safeguarding Statement can be found here.

To find out who our Funders are please click on the link.

We Reply on our Volunteers to assist with our groups.   Click on the following link to find out about Volunteering with CDYS or contact one of our project leaders directly.

If you would like to Hire a room/hall in Mallow please visit this page.

You can visit our Downloads page to view our Annual Reports and more.

We have some useful Links to helpful online resources and support.

If you would like to Contact Us please click on this link.

Therapeutic Services

If you would like further information on the services CDYS offer please visit our Therapeutic Services page for more information.

Mallow Youth Ministry

Mallow Youth Ministry is funded by the parish of Mallow,  with a particular emphasis on faith development.

For more information on the Youth Ministry Choir please click on the link.

St Aloysius Faith Camp is a summer faith camp for children aged 5 – 14 years of age.

The Pope John Paul II Award was created to commemorate the late Pope John Paul II who was so committed to young people and who had such belief and confidence in them.

Alpha Youth is designed to engage students in conversations about faith, life and Jesus.

Community Based Drugs Initiative

The Community Based Drugs Initiative is a Community based drugs initiative that engages with and supports individuals and families around issues to do with Drugs and Alcohol addiction.  We also provide advise and support to Communities in raising awareness and practical support to people in need.

CDYS have Community Based Drugs Initiative bases in Mallow, Mitchelstown, Fermoy & Macroom.

SPY (Special Projects for Youth)

We have a number of SPY Projects running in CDYS.  For more information on our SPY Projects please click on the links.

Mallow – Mallow Community & Youth Centre, New Road, Mallow & The Big Blue Cube, Goulsdhill, Mallow –

Contact Miriam – 086 8031206 or Sharon – 087 7148268

Midleton – My Place, My Place, Mill Road, Midleton

Contact Ross – 086 803 1291

Mitchelstown – Town Hall, Thomas Street, Mitchelstown

Contact Christy – 086 8031227

Fermoy – 2 Fitzgeralds Place, Fermoy

Contact Rosemary – 086 8031200

Garda Youth Diversion Project

CDYS work in partnership with An Garda Siochana through the provision of Garda Youth Diversion projects.  CDYS have Garda Youth Diversion Projects located in Mallow, Cobh, Charleville, Mitchelstown, Midleton & Fermoy.

CCA (Creative Community Alternative)

CDYS work with TUSLA to provide alternative responses to children and young people who are either on the edge of alternative care, or currently in alternative care due to complex factors that may include abuse, neglect, parental separation, attachment issues, alcohol and /or drug misuse, mental health and economic disadvantage.  CCA is a tool for high level prevention work aimed at delivering wraparound supports for children and families within their own community.

To find out more about CCA please click on the link.

CDYS Youth Clubs

There are currently 7 affiliated Youth Clubs around the Diocese of Cloyne, serving their local communities.

Our Current Youth Clubs are:-

Bus Stop Youth Club, Midleton – Tel No. 086 8031291

Lisgoold/Leamlara Youth Club – Tel No. 087 6307745

Lismire Youth Club – Tel No. 087 988 0454

ACTivateClub, The Big Blue Cube, Mallow (For Young People on the Autism Spectrum) – Tel No. 086 8031126

Cobh Youth Services, Cobh – Tel No. 021 4814640

Donoughmore Youth Club – Tel No. 087 7805191

FrienDS Youth Club, Mallow – Tel No. 087 7778638

If you would like further information on setting up a Youth Club in your local community or you would further information on existing Youth Clubs please contact Marie on 086 6001741 or 022 21812.

LTI (Local Training Initiative)

The Local Training Initiative programme is a community based training course, primarily for unemployed individuals aged between 18-35.

North Cork Sports & Recreation Based in Mallow

The Good Lives Project Based in Macroom

ECMP (East Cork Music Project) Based in Midleton

Other Projects

Community Development & Arts Project Based in Macroom.

Erasmus+ Find out about CDYS involvement in this European initiative.

Detached Youth Work Find out more about these Projects based in Macroom & Carrigtwohill.

Youth Council Find out more by clicking on the link.

Carrigtwohill Youth Cafe Find out more by clicking on the link.


Vacancies within CDYS are posted here.

If you would like further information on CDYS and the Services we offer please call us on 022 53526 or Email