Rocking and Drumming in FDYS

Drumming with Extreme Rhythm Young people from FDYS have been taking part in some really exciting music workshops over the last few monthly. Coolcotts Youth Project welcomed Extreme Rhythm who performed at the Coolcatts Halloween Fest where they drummed up a storm of energy and excitement before the Fireworks Display for the community. With support … Read more

Youth Work Leading the Way in Mental Wellbeing

Youth Work Leading the Way in Mental Wellbeing As part of Youth Work Ireland’s multi-year campaign to highlight the vital role youth services play in supporting young people’s mental wellbeing, we will be hosting a youth event to support young people to identify what a revolution in mental wellbeing would look and what government and … Read more

Youth Wave 2022

Youth Wave 2022 Youth Work Ireland’s annual celebration of youth clubs is taking place on Saturday 22nd October in National Office, Dublin. Youth Wave is a chance for youth club participants, workers and volunteers to come together at a national level to take part in fun, educational and interactive workshops where they can learn new skills, … Read more

Youth Work Symposium – Gender Based Violence

Youth Worker Symposium Addressing Gender Based Violence and Supporting Positive Gender Identity and Consent Date: Wednesday November 2nd, 2022Time: 11.30am – 3pm (registration from 11am)Venue: Youth Work Ireland, National Offices, Dublin  This event will feature short inputs from practitioners who currently run, or are involved in programmes that support young people’s understanding of gender based violence, consent … Read more

Donegal Youth Service launch Youth Club Handbook

Donegal Youth Service launch Youth Club Handbook Donegal Youth Service have launched a new Youth Club Handbook at the recent AGM and Volunteer Forum. This handbook contains a vital guide to our youth clubs across the County as it ensures all necessary information is contained in one clearly laid out handbook. Donegal Youth Service works … Read more

Launch of EP Album by Roma Band Galaxy

Co Longford Band Galaxy Launch their EP Album County Longford Youth Service in partnership with Music Generation Longford were delighted to announce the release of a new EP of cover songs on an album titled ‘INFINITY’ by the ‘Galaxy Band’. These are a group of young Roma musicians that live in Longford and attend the … Read more

Launch of Short Film by Young People Living in Direct Provision

Young people living in Direct Provision Centres can no longer wait to have their rights affirmed, vindicated and upheld Young people supported by Youth Work Ireland’s membership and going through the asylum process, say there is no time to wait to have their rights vindicated – supports are needed now! This is the message of … Read more

Proud Spaces – First Transnational Meeting for Partners

Proud Spaces: Evidencing Safe and Inclusive Spaces for young LGBTQ+ People through Quality Youth Work Practices Last month we welcomed our partners GrowSpace and Youth Work Ireland Laois to Dublin for the first partner meeting for the Erasmus+ funded project – Proud Spaces, which is supported by national agency Leargas.  Proud Spaces is a three-year project … Read more

Clare Youth Service Synergy Youth Festival 2022

It was a very welcome return for Clare Youth Service’s Synergy Youth Festival. The project brings young people from all over Clare who work together to plan and run an Alcohol and Drug Free Youth Festival in Violet Hill in East Clare. Many of the organising group return year on year including volunteers from Belfast … Read more

Irish Youth Music Awards National Day 2022

The IYMAs National Day took place on Saturday 27th May at the RDS, and what an amazing day it was. Hundreds of young creatives from across the island of Ireland got the opportunity to perform on stage, see lots of other acts perform, take part in workshops to learn more about the music and creative industries … Read more