Our Generation



The Our Generation project is supported by the European Union’s Peace IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Our Generation is a cross-border, cross-community partnership project which is being delivered through seven regional organisations, namely Action Mental HealthDonegal Youth ServiceCo-Operation IrelandYouth Action NI, Youth Work Ireland, PlayBoard NI and Ulster University, that we will be delivering in five border counties over the next three years. Youth Work Ireland OG team will be providing a lot of wonderful opportunities for young people to develop their knowledge around issues such as emotional well-being, sexual health, and leadership through the Be Well Programme, YES Project, and a pilot project, The Youth Fund. We will be delivering across the border counties of Cavan, Monaghan, Sligo, Leitrim, and Donegal. 

Meet the Our Generation Team

Tracey McArdle
Our Generation Coordinator
m: 086 0675334
e: tmcardle@youthworkireland.ie

Tracey leads the Our Generation team to deliver the Be Well Pack, the YES project (Youth Empowerment in Sexual Health), and The Youth Fund project across the counties of Monaghan, Cavan, Donegal, Sligo, and Leitrim.


Catherine McLaughlin
Our Generation Youth Worker
m: 086 0675328
e: cmclaughlin@youthworkireland.ie

Catherine is part of the Our Generation team responsible for delivering Be Well, the YES project (Youth Empowerment in Sexual Health), and The Youth Fund project across counties Donegal, Sligo, and Leitrim.


What People Are Saying

"We were very impressed with the Be Well programme. We felt that a large number of our students were having a difficult time post lockdown and were delighted to engage Our Generation to provide our students with mechanisms of dealing with stress and anxiety. Their method of reaching out to students was very interactive and showed a high level of preparation. Their presentation style was very impressive, they brought great energy and enthusiasm to a sometimes serious topic. Our students have benefited greatly from this programme, and we look forward to inviting Our Generation to present on the Be well and other programmes into the future."

Thomas Coggins
Deputy Principal of Corran College
Co. Sligo

"Coláiste Dun an Rí, transition year students participated in the YES programme in December 2020. Students engaged as part of their senior cycle RSE programme, which complements the work being done by their class teachers. Students really enjoyed the small group learning and individual attention that they received from the two facilitators. The topics covered in the programme were pitched at a level that held students' attention and was interesting to them. Students said that the YES programme was fun and particularly enjoyed the freedom of asking questions through the 'Question Box'. Our thanks to the ladies who delivered in our school and funders involved."

Sharon Cumiskey
Guidance Counsellor of Coláiste Dún an Rí
Co. Cavan