Youth Work Ireland Laois

About Us

Youth Work Laois work with volunteers all over Laois to set up local clubs, provide volunteer selection, Child Protection training, insurance cover, support and services for affiliated clubs. Our club activities are varied and include primarily arts, music, sport, active citizenship. They are socially inclusive, intercultural, community project based, educational, developmental, creative and fun. Club members are valued and respected and are instrumental in their personal and their own communities development.

Youth Work Ireland Laois provide comprehensive community arts, music / dance based seasonal programmes. We also provide in house or outreach customised workshops in painting, ceramics, animation, photography, music and dance. All programmes and workshops are affordable, designed and delivered to best practice quality standards. They are socially inclusive, educational, developmental, creative and fun.

Our Mission

Youth Work Ireland Laois in partnership with young people, volunteers and agencies will promote, develop and deliver quality responsive youth services in County Laois.

Our Services

Youth Clubs:

  • Ballinakill Youth Club
  • Barrowhouse Youth Club
  • Emo Youth Club
  • Portarlington Youth Club
  • Portlaoise Youth Club
  • Rathdowney Youth Club
  • Vicarstown Youth Club


Youth Programmes and Groups:

  • After School Programme (Primary schools)
  • Comhairle Na nOg (Youth Council)
  • Luck Out (LGBT Group)
  • SING (Youth Choral Group)
  • Splatter (Issue based art Group)
  • Teenage Drop In (Secondary school)
  • Volunteer Club Network
  • Junior Club Network
  • Youth Arts Platform (Arts & Music performance)
  • Irish Youth Music Awards

Contact Details

Youth Work Ireland Laois
Unit D James Fintan Lalor House
JFL Avenue
Co. Laois
(t) 057-8665010