Introduction & Site Map


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.

All individual’s attending groups within CDYS are required to complete a Covid 19 Health Assessment Form

CDYS Covid 19 Information & Resources.

CDYS Staff Contact Details.

Our Child Safeguarding Statement can be found here.

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

We Rely 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.

Volunteer Testimonials.

To find out more about The Big Blue Cube, Gouldshill, Mallow click on the link.

To find out more about Mallow Youth & Community Centre, click on the link.

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

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

Online Safety Tips for Parents.

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.

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

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

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.

Confirmation Retreats are offered to schools in the wider Mallow Area.  This gives the young people a chance to explore confirmation in a different way.

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

Cornerstone Youth Ministry.

CDYS Youth Projects

CDYS have a number of Youth Projects running in different locations.  For more information on our Youth 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 or Dawn – 085 7336965.

To find out more about our Trip to Sherkin Island 2019 please click on the link.

Midleton – My Place, Mill Road, Midleton

Contact Ross – 086 803 1291 or Bernard 086 1701912

Fermoy – 2 Fitzgeralds Place, Fermoy

Contact Adrian – 086 8031200

To find out more about Skittles LGBTI+ group based in Fermoy please click on the link.

Mitchelstown – Town Hall, Thomas Street, Mitchelstown

Contact Christy – 086 8031227 or Martin 086 6014036

Mobile Phone Film & Photography Competition.

YWI Cork City – Cork Youth & Community Resource Building, 11 Gurranabraher Road, T23HD59. Tel No. 021 4399862


Joe – 086 8274863 or Nadia – 086 0443745

Davy – 087 1137852 or Megan –  087 177 2723.

Youth Diversion Project

CDYS work in partnership with An Garda Siochana through the provision of 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.

Prevention Partnership & Family Support & Meitheal Project.

CDYS work in partnership with TUSLA. The aim of the project is to use Meitheal approach to help children where they may need the support of more than one service and also to provide family support.  To find out more about this project please click on this 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

FrienDS Youth Club, Mallow – Tel No. 087 7778638

Kinsale Youth Club – Tel. 087 7612578

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

Here are some other projects that CDYS run or are involved in.

Rainbows is run in Midleton.

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

Erasmus+ Trip to Finland To find out about our trip to Finland in Oct 2019, click on the link.

Youth Council 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

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