Youth Work Ireland Events for 2013

Schedule of Events for 2013
 

Saturday April 20th 

Event

Venue

Contact

Children & Young People's Constitutional Convention, hosted by Tom Arnold

The Mansion House, Dublin from 11am-4pm

Youth Work Ireland National Office

Summer Camp / Play Scheme Reunion including a photo exhibition, finger food, music and more. Strictly over 18’s

Lucas Bar, Ennis, 8.30pm

Clare Youth Service

KilrushSoccer Tournament featuring 5-a-side teams from all over Clare county organised by Kilrush GYDP, age categories are 12-15 and 16-18. €5 per team.

Kilrush 11am-3pm Clare Youth Service

Youth Space Music and Film Event - Showcase of Ennis Music Project Talent and films made by various Clare Youth Service projects in the last year. Parents welcome.

Carmody Street Hall, 4pm-6pm Clare Youth Service

X-Factor Meath Style

Meath Youth Federation

Meath Youth Federation

Information Day on Youth Health Flash Mob, launched by Mr. Billy Walsh

Gorey Shopping Centre 1.45-5.00

FDYS

Music Event with guest performances by 'Aftermath' and 'Click', with surprise guest on the day

Mullingar EYE GYDP & YOYO Youth Café

MRYS

Canoe Training hosted by Peace by Peace

Youth Work Ireland Monaghan

Youth Work Ireland Monaghan

Youth Promotion with County Carlow Comhairle na nOg. This event is aimed at getting more young people into Carlow Regional Youth Service.

We will be encouraging young people who are currently members of the service to share their experience of participating in the different projects around the County. This promotion will be running throughout Youth Work Ireland Week in Carlow.

Carlow Carlow Regional Youth Service

Youth Games in Limerick - featuring soccer, basketball, draughts, table tennis and pool tournaments

The Factory, Southside Youth Space Limerick Youth Service
Pool Competition in Longford Longford Town Youth Work Ireland Longford
5-a-side football competition Kenagh Youth Work Ireland Longford 

Letterkenny Women's Center Virtual Babies Project. This programme will educate young people on the risks of unprotected sexual activity in early in teen years, which can result in pregnancy. This event will take place over the weekend.

Local Schools students will participat in sexual health education Donegal Youth Service

Youth Forum hosted by Tipperary Youth Café - there will be a youth platform made up of young people from various youth clubs and projects. There will be 30 young people representing their communities and who will feed into the organisational strategic plan. The young people will also have an opportunity to get involved in projects throughout the year and in return TRYS will support them in running a Valentines Ball in 2014.

Tipperary Youth Café 2pm-4pm TRYS
Celebrate Youth Club Day with outdoor activities, a disco and picnic. CDYS Midleton CDYS Youth Work Ireland

Sunday April 21

Event

Venue

Contact

KDYS Youth Day, featuring guest rapper GMC and a number of positive mental health workshops for young people. The day will also feature a battle of the bands, a hair & make up workshop, cupcake decoration and lots more activities.

INEC 12pm-5pm KDYS

Fun Run / Walk and Family Day. Entry is open to people of all abilities with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment!  Registration fees are €10 for adults & €5 for U18's. All funds raised will go directly towards projects involving young people in carlow town and county.

Carlow Rugby Club from 11.30am Carlow Regional Youth Service 
A Little Piece of Me - NYCI have funded an ‘Artist in Residence’ to facilitate an art project which will contribute to Carlow Regiona Youth Service's 25 year celebrations. The young people will be bringing the project into the community to include as many people as possible in the process. You can participate in the project at our Family Fun Day, at our Information Stands and in The Vault throughout the week.
 
Carlow Regional Youth Service
Going Bowling, hosted by Drive in Change a cross border programme Castleblaney Youth Work Ireland Monaghan

Celebration Fun Trip for the young people aged 16-19 who recently completed a Crime Awareness Programme.

Westside Youth Project Youth Work Ireland Galway
Disability Awareness Workshop Edgeworthstown Youth Work Ireland Longford

'Celebrate Youth Work' a fun day of activities for youth services in Galway city and county, the day will feature fashion displays, art, drama, music, song, games and a pop up café.

Galway City, 3pm-6pm Youth Work Ireland Galway

Ossory Youth and Gowran Athletic Club are hosting a 5Km fun run/ walk - all fitness levels, kids and buggies welcome.

Kilkenny Castle 11am - Registration 10am. Ossory Youth

Monday April 22nd

Event

Venue

Contact

Introduction to Film Making workshop (this is an introduction session). This event is aimed at volunteers and youth leaders who are interested in starting film making projects with young people.

Carmody Street Hall, 7.30pm-9.30pm Clare Youth Service

Launch of 'Flying the Coup' a resource for young people leaving home to go to college.

Youth Information Centre, Castle St, Roscommon Youth Work Ireland Roscommon N.E. Galway

Positive Themes Painting Exhibition in the Youth Information Centres in Roscommon and Castlerea throughout Youth Work Ireland Week

Youth Information Centres in Roscommon & Castlerea Youth Work Ireland Roscommon N.E. Galway
B4Udecide - Sexual health education event,targeted at senior girls group, aged 15-20 Coolcotts Youth Centre from 4pm-6.30pm FDYS

Table tennis tournament

West Wexford Project FDYS

Pool tournament

West Wexford Project FDYS

Manage Exam Stress Workshop for young people - this workshop will look at how to recognise when you are stressed; how to learn de-stress tips and techniques; the importance of exercise; breathing exercises  to improve concentration and head, neck & shoulder massage. This is a FREE workshop but places must be booked in advance at yicsligo@eircom.net

YIC Sligo 3.30pm-5pm NCYCS
Outreach Youth Information Stand  Castleblaney College - during lunch time Youth Work Ireland Monaghan
Outreach Youth Information Stand Our Lady's Secondary School - during lunch time Youth Work Ireland Monaghan

Health Quality Mark - Carlow Regional Youth Service will receive their Silver Health Quality Award during Youth Work Ireland Week. 

The Vault at 5pm Carlow Regional Youth Service
Photography Exhibition entitled 'Our Community' Longford Town Youth Work Ireland Longford

'Let's Talk About Sex' Awareness Week in Donegal will run from Monday 22nd - Saturday 27th.  The aim of the week is to promote healthy and supportive conversations with young people about sex, sexual health and sexuality. We want to encourage adults to get involved especially parents, family members, teachers, youth workers and all the key influencers in young peoples lives.

Donegal Donegal Youth Service

Let's Talk About Sex Session in Secondary Schools - these will take place throughout Youth Work Ireland Week in schools countywide. The Sexual Health Session plans have been sent to all secondary schools in Donegal with an outline of two activities to stimulate the conversation with students in a teacher friendly style. 

Donegal County Donegal Youth Service

Letterkenny Youth Information Project - This will run all week and will feature the young people from the Youth Media Team conducting a voice voxbox on the streets of Letterkenny on sexual health.

The Youth Information centre will also run a week long information campaign on site. The weekly slot in the Letterkenny Post will focus on the LTAS campaign and the quarterly edition of the ECHO will carry a two page spread on the LTAS week.

Youth Information Centre, Monday-Friday 12pm-6pm Donegal Youth Service
Outdoor Soccer Midleton CDYS Youth Work Ireland
Music Programme Workshop Mallow 4pm-6pm CDYS Youth Work Ireland

Tuesday April 23rd

Event

Venue

Contact

Youth Work Ireland Political Briefing - this event will see representatives from Youth Work Ireland Member Youth Services coming to Dáil Eireann to speak with their elected representatives on youth issues. AV Room, Dáil Eireann 1.00pm-3.00pm Youth Work Ireland National Office, 01-8584500
Film and Movie Nite Coolcotts Youth Centre, 4.00pm-7.30pm FDYS

FIFA Tournament

Slaney GYDP FDYS
Art Exhibition titled "Working with young people towards a brighter future" Enniscorthy Community Youth Project 12pm-6pm FDYS

Drumming workshop

West Wexford Project FDYS

Life Choice Programme Workshops - This workshop is aimed at giving young people an insight into the life changing demands and committments of parenthood and to provide an opportunity for young people to explore their choices in life. 

Using discussion and group activities topics covered include - relationships and sex; contraceptives and STI’s; teenage pregnancy; practical care of Infant (take home simulated RealCare Baby for 24 hours); aspects of drugs and alcohol in pregnancy and the financial and emotional consequences of having a baby. This workshop is FREE but places must be booked in advance at yicsligo@eircom.net

YIC Sligo, 3.30pm-5pm NCYCS
Inter-generational quiz night in the HUT The Hut Youth & Community Resource Centre, Gurranabraher 6pm-9pm Youth Work Ireland Cork

Love Hurts - Train the Trainers Sexual Health Programme - This is a 2 day training programme for Adults already working with young people and interested in expanding provision into the area of sexual health awareness.Basic facilitation skills are essential before undertaking this training.

Letterkenny Women's Centre 10am-4.30pm Donegal Youth Service
Oranmore Area Comhairle event co-ordinated by Youth Work Ireland Galway Oranmore 10am-3pm Youth Work Ireland Galway

Treasure Hunt - The young people from the New Oak/Tullow Road Youth Project are organising a Treasure Hunt in the Tullow Road area. Entry is free.

John Sweeney Park Community House, 5pm-6pm Carlow Regional Youth Services

Information Stand in the Fair Green Shopping Centre - For the past two years, the staff and young people of CRYS have been manning an Information Stand in the local shopping centre. This has proved a very successful in showcasing the work of the youth service, informing parents and young people of our projects and recruiting new members and volunteers.

Fair Green Shopping Centre 2pm-5pm Carlow Regional Youth Services

'Scrubs to Shrubs' Garden Project, this event will feature tree & vegtable planting with children and young people involved. Invites will be issued to the Co. Council, tidy towns committee, community groups, Gardai, project funders and young people.

RAD, Abbey Street, Roscommon, 2pm-5pm Youth Work Ireland Roscommon N.E. Galway
Project Open day at Ballygar SPY Project Main St. Ballygar, 10am-4pm Youth Work Ireland Roscommon N.E. Galway
Boys Club Meeting CDYS Midleton 3.30-5pm CDYS Youth Work Ireland

CDYS Youth Work Ireland AGM including annual volunteer awards ceremony in recognition of  volunteers’ commitment  to the service, this year we will be creating a new category of award for those who go that extra mile in their dedication to youth work.

  CDYS Youth Work Ireland

Wednesday April 24th

Event

Venue

Contact

Art Workshop for Volunteers - taster session of arts and crafts ideas for using with young people 

Carmody Street Hall, 7.30pm-9.30pm

Clare Youth Service

5-A-Side Football Tournament

Meath

Meath Youth Federation

Multi-Cultural Collage Display

Cloisters Youth Project

FDYS

Pool Tournament for young people aged 12-20

Coolcotts Youth Centre, 4pm-6.45pm

FDYS

Visual Display of "Steps towards a brighter future" by the Young Women's Project

Youth Room, St Josephs 11am-1pm

FDYS

Comedy Drama performed by J.U.S.T - Young Adult Group

West Wexford Project FDYS

'A Winning C.V' workshop for young people - this workshop will help young people to identify their skills and present their experience in the best light when applying for jobs. This is a FREE workshop but places must be booked in advance at yicsligo@eircom.net

YIC Sligo 3.30pm-5pm

NCYCS

Castleblayney Junior Club Celebrating Youth Work Ireland Week with various activities Youth Café Castleblaney Youth Work Ireland Monaghan

Premier of ‘The Wheels on the Bus’, this movie was made by The Vault Film Making Group and tells the story of the wheels on the bus who are ‘tyred’ of all the work they are doing for the Carlow Regional Youth Service 25 Year Celebrations and begin to fight back!

The Vault, Carlow from 5pm Carlow Regional Youth Service

National Spring Clean of John Sweeney Park - As part of National Spring Clean week, the young people from the New Oak/Tullow Road Youth Project are involved in a Community Clean up. Local residents will be helping out.

John Sweeney Park from 10am onwards Carlow Regional Youth Services

Information Stand in Fair Green Shoppping Centre - For the past two years, the staff and young people of CRYS have been manning an Information Stand in the local shopping centre. This has proved a very successful in showcasing the work of the youth service, informing parents and young people of our projects and recruiting new members and volunteers. Running throughout the week.

Fair Green Shopping Centre, 2pm-5pm Carlow Regional Youth Services

Volunteer Information & Recruitment Evening - this is an opportunity for those interested in volunteering with Limerick Youth Service to learn about the opportunities available to them.

The Factory, Southside Youth Space Limerick Youth Service
Boxing Tournament ACM Centre, Castleconnell Limerick Youth Service
Table tennis competition Lanesboro Youth Work Ireland Longford
DJing workshop for young people Lanesboro Youth Work Ireland Longford

Sexual Health Awareness Sessions will be incorporated into group work activities in the LOFT all week

The LOFT Youth Project Donegal Youth Service
Guitar Group meets Midleton3pm-5pm CDYS Youth Work Ireland
Band rehersals Midleton 3pm-5pm CDYS Youth Work Ireland
Drama event with the Active Aspergers Group Mallow CDYS Youth Work Ireland

Thursday April 25th

Event

Venue

Contact

GLOW Dublin Lantern Event with Canal Communities Regional Youth Service. This event will feature performances from young people from Bluebell Youth Project
 
Bluebell Youth Project Canal Communities Regional Youth Service

GLOW Clare Lantern Event with the Younger Voices Group hosting a BBQ and listening event for volunteers and young people. 

Lahinch, Two Mile Gate and Kilaloe - Assemble 7.30pm for 8pm launch Clare Youth Service

Clare FM Radio Show at the Junction - Open morning event promoting services and programmes available to adults and young people at The Junction, it will also feature interviews with programme participants.

Junction Youth & Community Building 9am-1pm Clare Youth Service

GLOW Limerick Lantern Event

Bishop's Quay, Limerick Limerick Youth Service

Café Cook Off

Meath Meath Youth Federation
Table Tennis Tournament Coolcotts Youth Centre, 4.30pm-7.30pm FDYS

Pool Tournament

Slaney GYDP FDYS
GLOW Tullamore  Lantern Event Tullamore Youth Project & FUSION GYDP MRYS
GLOW Athlone  Lantern Event Athlone Youth & Community Project and ALF GYDP MRYS

GLOW Kinnegad

Kinnegad Youth Club MRYS

GLOW  Mullingar

Mullingar Youth Project MRYS

Community BBQ hosted by ACORN Garda Youth Diversion Project 

Edenderry MRYS

Youth Quiz 

Athlone Youth Project MRYS

Teenage Disco hosted by Tullamore projects

Tullamore

MRYS

Interview Skills & Techniques workshop for young people to learn how to answer interview questions  and how to dress to impress and make a good first impression. This is a FREE workshop but places must be booked in advance at yicsligo@eircom.net

YIC Sligo 3.30pm-5pm

NCYCS

Launch of Booklet “Young LGBT People Talking” with Dundalk Outcomers

Announcement of Drop In Support Service for LGBT Young People in Monaghan

Youth Café Castleblaney Youth Work Ireland Monaghan
GLOW Cork Lantern Event Jerry O'Sullivan Park, Churchfield Youth Work Ireland Cork
Love Hurts - Train the Trainer Sexual Health Programme - Day Two Letterkenny Women's Centre, 10am-4pm Donegal Youth Service

A Sexual Health Awareness Session for youth club members conducted by Sheena Boyle Laverty Youth Worker

Castlefinn Youth Club (Evening club session) Donegal Youth Service
Ballinasloe Area Comhairle co-ordinated by Youth Work ireland Galway Castleblakeney Youth Centre, 10am-3pm Youth Work Ireland Galway
GLOW Carlow tbc Carlow Regional Youth Service

Phoenix Youth Centre Project Open Day

Phoenix Youth Centre Youth Work Ireland Roscommon N.E. Galway
Photographic Exhibition Edmund Rice Youth & Community Multiplex Waterford & Sth Tipperary Community Youth Service
Rapping Group Midleton 4pm-5pm CDYS Youth Work Ireland
Busstop Yout Café meet Midleton 7pm-9pm CDYS Youth Work Ireland
Mallow Youth Café meet Mallow 6pm-8pm CDYS Youth Work Ireland
Anti-Bullying workshop for young people with Asperger’s and their parents. Mallow Youth Café CDYS Youth Work Ireland

Friday April 26th 

Event

Venue

Contact

Open day in Carmody Street –  a coffee morning inviting community, parents policy makers etc to visit a display of work by young people. Staff and young people will be available to answer questions. 

Carmody Street, Ennis 10.30am-1pm Clare Youth Service
The Electric Jam Sambo Part 2 Music Gig with Shannon Music Project B3 Wareshouse, Shannon 7pm-9pm Clare Youth Service

'Expect to be Asked' Alcohol Consumption Awareness Campaign which will be run in schools throughout the week.

Organised by RAD GYDP Youth Work Ireland Roscommon

Launch of Comhairle na nOg Sexual Health Leaflet and showcase of Comhairle na nOg work

Gleesons Hotel, 4pm-7pm Youth Work Ireland Roscommon
Wii Sports Nite for young people aged 12-20 years Coolcotts Youth Centre 4pm-6.30pm FDYS
Youth Work Ireland Monaghan AGM at 6pm in Corcaghan Community Centre Corcaghan Community Centre at 6pm Youth Work Ireland Monaghan
Youth Information Point in local shopping centre Monaghan Youth Work Ireland Monaghan
Youth Information Day at Limerick Youth Information Centre  Youth Information Centre, Glentworth Street Limerick Youth Service

Launch of LGBT Faces of Donegal - This exhibition is a culmination of the work of the BreakOut Youth Project and will illustrate through photographs and stories an overview of 20 LGBT people young and old, parents of LGBT people, young people with LGBT parents. The project provides a platform for LGBT people to tell their story.

Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny. Donegal Youth Service

A Sexual Health Awareness Session for the Young Women’s Group conducted by Sheena Boyle Laverty Youth Worker

Planet Youth Project Donegal Youth Service

A Skill Based Workshop on Let’s Talk Sex to Young People, facilitated by the well renowned Lorraine O’Connell, Sexual Health Education Coordinator, who works as a trainer/facilitator with AIDS West.  This event is run in conjunction with HSE Health Promotion and is targeted at anyone who has the opportunity to work directly with young people on sexual health and relationship issues. Some experienced trainers / facilitators might just like a top-up or a refresher. For others, they might want to develop their skills, confidence and comfort in talking to young people.

Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny 10am-4pm Donegal Youth Service

Information Stand Fair Green Shopping Centre - For the past two years, the staff and young people of CRYS have been manning an Information Stand in the local shopping centre. This has proved a very successful in showcasing the work of the youth service, informing parents and young people of our projects and recruiting new members and volunteers. 

Fair Green Shopping Centre 7pm-9pm Carlow Regional Youth Service

Launch night for CoderDojo Club  for young people aged 8 to 18 year olds. CoderDojo is a movement orientated around running free not-for-profit coding clubs and regular sessions for young people. At a CoderDojo, young people learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and more. Dojos are set up, run by and taught at by volunteers.

Mallow Community Youth Centre 5pm-8pm - Limited places available, contact miriam@cdys.ie to register CDYS Youth Work Ireland

Saturday April 27th 

Event

Venue

Contact

Irish Youth Music Awards Final 2013

Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin

Youth Work Ireland National Office

Youth Day Revisited - Youth club leaders reunion plan for event includes food, 80's disco BigG and photo exhibition. Tickets €15 (strictly over 18s).

West County Hotel, Ennis 8.30pm

Clare Youth Service

Outdoor Club's Day at the Beach, leaving Ennis in the morning and heading out to Lahinch for the day. There will surfing, beach games, a picnic and beach yoga. 

Lahinch

Clare Youth Service

Information Card Launch

Meath

Meath Youth Federation

GLOW Meath Lantern Event

Meath 

Meath Youth Federation

Youth Participation Day - Hosted by Meath Youth Federation, this day will involve young people, agencies and organisations from around the county coming together in a fun filled environment to celebrate youth participation in all voluntary areas of community life. It is open to young people over the age of 13. There will be bands, food, workshops, goodie bags and freebies.

Navan 10am-3pm

Meath Youth Federation

Cinema Evening at Castlerea Youth Information Centre

Castlerea Youth Information Centre

Youth Work Ireland Roscommon

'Celebration Day of Youth Week Harlem Shake Music' featuring all FDYS projects coming together. The Theme of this event will be "Flying the Flag for a Brighter Future".

The event will also include a harlem shake display, music, beauty corner, open mic, pool tournament and soccer tournament.

Enniscorthy Youth & Community Project 2pm-5pm

FDYS

Teen Babysitting Training - This training will feature first aid and a safe babysitting guide and activities and game book. Also included are basic first aid and CPR, home safety & injury prevention, nuitrition, feeding, burbing and nappy changing, safe and suitable games and activities. This is a FREE workshop but places must be booked in advance at yicsligo@eircom.net

YIC Sligo 2pm-5pm

NCYCS

Youth For Peace will host an intergenerational clubs event with a hip-hop workshop

 

Youth Work Ireland Monaghan

Castlegreen Youth Club will be holding a Youth Vision Day which will include young people in discussion on how to sustain the community in the coming years.

Moville 1pm-4pm Donegal Youth Service

Relationships & Sexuality Training for young people with Lorraine O’ Connell from Aids West. The overarching aims of the programme are to give young people the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices about their non-involvement or involvement in sexual activity that will support their happiness, health and well-being. Also to build responsible and respectful attitudes towards gender and sexuality based on the evidence of best practise as developed by UNESCO and data gathered from Irish young people about their own sexual health education needs.

Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny 10am-4pm Donegal Youth Service

Music Festival featuring the Irish Youth Music Awards finalists Joanna Falborska and Caoimhe Brown

Lava Java Youth Café Limerick Youth Service
Rathkeale Youth Project will be organising a trip to the Tralee Aqua Dome Rathkeale Youth Project Limerick Youth Service
Youth Clubs Got Talent this is a regional event for clubs  Rathgormack Hiking Centre 2pm-5pm Waterford & Sth. Tippereary Regional Youth Service

Sunday April 28th 

Event

Venue

Contact

Storytelling Testimonial by people who have been involved in Clare Youth Servie to tell us about what they gained from their involvement in Clare Youth Service over the years. Their stories will be recorded in print and video for use in various fora.

All week and will feature in Clare Youth Service Facebook pages.

CYS Facebook Page

Open day for all Clare Youth Service premises, including a coffee morning with invited parents, policy makers and community representatives.

Kilrush, Shannon, Ennis and Ennistymon

Clare Youth Service

Charity Fun Run with Tipperary Regional Youth Service This event is open to individuals and families who would like to support Tipperary Regional Youth Service. The cost of entry for the Fun Run is €10 per adult and €5 for U18’s and kids U12 can walk or run free.

Market Yard, from 11am

TRYS 062-52604

In conjunction with Youth Work Ireland Week, Youth Work Ireland Louth's Craóbh Rua Community Youth Project will be rehearsing for their short film in union with Sharp Focus and Calipo Theatre Company called 'Crossing the Divide'. The project brings four groups of young people aged 14-18 years from areas affected by the conflict, North & South of the Border, together with professional film makers on the production of four short films.

Each film will be inspired by a particular event that took place during the conflict and each film will explore the impact this event had on participants' communities. The project will involve comprehensive research that will integrate and include the stories of victims and survivors. This will happen with the participation of two organisations, WAVE Trauma Centre and Healing Through Remembering, Belfast. Each group will work with their own film production team and eight facilitators will anchor the project and facilitate drama workshop with the groups exploring the relevant issues for the film. The young people will be involved in the process every step of the way and end up performing in their own films.

The four participating youth group are: Shankill Women's Centre, Belfast, Monaghan Youth Theatre, Craobh Rua, Dundalk and Falls Womens Centre, Belfast

  Youth Work Ireland Louth