National Programmes 2017

The national programmes run by Youth Work Ireland every year see thousands of young people coming together to participate, have new experiences, and build self confidence.

The programmes run by Youth Work Ireland are designed to build self-confidence, be educational, enhance social interaction, promote participation and, most importantly, about having fun. They are not about competition, instead they create a space, whether it be on the stage, on the pitch or through art, to come together in an informal setting to support each other and develop skills they may not have the chance to do in a formal education setting.

Youth Factor

The Youth Factor takes place in the Millennium Theatre on Saturday 1st July 2017.  This is our first time visiting this venue so we hope it goes well. Entry into this years event has now closed.  A draft programme of the day will issue closer to finals day.  If you have any questions relating to the youth factor, please contact
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The Youth Games

The Youth Games takes place in the Sports Arena on Sunday 2nd July 2017. We are delighted to be back here again for what should be a great day.  A draft timetable of the day will issue closer to the finals day.


All booking forms and information in relation to the accommodation for the weekend has been sent to the Club Worker in your Member Youth Service.  If you are intending on staying over, the rooms are student accommodation in UL.  The booking forms are due back to National Office by the 9th June.  We have 190 rooms provisionally booked.  After this date the remaining rooms will be released back to UL. 

Programmes Survey
We are currently carrying out a survey of club/ project engagement and non-engagement in our National Programmes.  We developed a very simple online survey, designed to gather feedback from those both involved and not involved in Youth Work Irelands National Programmes. We are asking all young people, staff and volunteers involved in Youth Work Ireland only clubs and projects to take a few minutes to complete it.  All completed surveys will be entered into a draw for a €100 one for all gift card.  The closing date for the receipt of surveys is June 2nd at 5.00pm.

The survey can be filled out by clicking here>>

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