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Youth Information Service


Youth Information Vision:“Young people will have the ability, skill and confidence to use and apply information to become
active citizens and to fully participate in society.
This process will empower young people to challenge inequality, to advocate for change and build a more democratic, inclusive and prosperous society.”

We aim to ensure young people and those who work with them can continue to receive support, information and advice during this difficult time.

The Youth Information Drop-in Service is now Open & Here to Help!

Your Safety is Important to Us!

Following Covid-19-Government Safety Guidelines.

The Youth Information Drop-in Centre are now operating an appointment service only 

To Make an Appointment Please contact us by email, phone, text or messenger

Youth Information Service is Open

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 11 am to 6 pm

045 898334 / 087 1954541

In Addition The National Youth Information Service are Available through
Youth Information Live Chat 

Have a question? Chat with a Youth Information Officer and we'll get you an answer.

Youth Information Live Chat is an online chat service to connect you with a professional Youth Information Officer who can provide you with personalised information. The service is a great way to get more information, learn about opportunities, and talk through your own situation with someone who can help.


Youth Information Officers are trained in providing information that is impartial, accurate, and answers your questions. They give information in an easy to understand way and without any judgement.


The service operates Monday to Friday. You can chat online to a Youth information Officer from 4pm to 8pm, or leave a message outside of those hours and receive an answer by email. The service is hosted on and is staffed by Youth Information Officers from Youth Work Ireland, YMCA Ireland, and Crosscare.

A new online chat information service for young people was launched recently. This initiative is the first of its kind in Ireland and is rolled out by Crosscare, SpunOut, YMCA and Youth Work Ireland who had long-planned this service have expedited the launch to support young people during COVID-19 lockdown. The initiative has the support of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

Why not visit our facebook page 
 like & share to receive up-to-date news and information and 
View our weekly local job posts

What the Youth Information Service Offer
The Youth Information Service Provide a Free & Confidential Information Service to young people, and those who work with them. Catering for 12 - 25 year of age. Serving County Kildare

The Youth Information Service is non-judgemental and free from discrimination.


  • Pick up a leaflet
  • Check the notice board for local & national information, local jobs &      accommodation
  • Read local newspapers or magazines including GCN (gay community news)
  • Pick up application forms e.g.  passport application, driving licence, social welfare forms, HSE medical card applications, European Health Insurance Card application form
  • Employment Rights
  • Listing of local employment agencies


  • Finding a course
  • Education
  • Getting a job
  • Travelling at home or abroad
  • Finding somewhere to live
  • Personal and family issues
  • Money matters
  • Voluntary work
  • Health and social services
  • Your rights and entitlements
  • And much more……


Computer & Internet Access:

 Free Computer & internet access for students and unemployed                young people aged 12 to 25 year.

In order to access the YIC public computers and Internet Access you are required to complete the KYS Acceptable Use Policy. Young people under the age of 16 years require parental consent.

The DRIVER THEORY TEST PRACTICE CD ROM is available to use in the centre

NEW Create I.T Hub

Use the latest gamming computers and Apple Mac's

Interested in learning digital media skills. Drop into the centre for details


    • Only young people over the age of 13 years can access social networking (in-line with social networking membership requirements) 
    • Parental consent is required if under the age of 16
    • You are required to complete the internet safety quiz in-order to access social media sites and games               

Free CV advice and typing service

Free printing service 

 For young people under 25 years of age, if student or employed

If your 25 or under why not contact the Naas YIC where staff can help you compile your CV, your cover letter and give job hunting tips and advice.

One to One Mentoring Service 

Contact the centre if you would like individual help or support with anything you may be struggling with

CV Preparation and Interview Skills Mentoring

Additional Services:


      Information staff are available to speak at schools, youth clubs and community events.

      Provide information stands at schools, local and national youth events.

Youth Information Service Recent Programmes and Workshops

Information, Education and Skilled Based Programmes

          Internet Safety Initiatives

  • Internet Safety Programmes, quiz, walking debate and cyberbullying workshops
  • Driver Theory Test Programme
  • Everyone is Employable Workshop
  • UPS Road Code Programme
  • European Youth Information Workshops


The Youth Info are Printerless Agents for Student Leap Card 

For Full-time Student in Second & Third Level Full-time Studies and Training Courses including Vtos and PLC

  • Secure Student ID for discounted
  • Travel on Irish Rail
  • Dublin Bus
  • Luas
  • Bus Eireann
  • GAA Student  discounted entry to matches  
The card is not an ID Card, your date of birth does not appear on the card.

Applications forms are available in the YIC and downloadable from

The cost of the card is €10  (no need to provide a passport photo)

Third level students are required to have proof of being a full-time student. (including PLC’s and FAS courses).

The card is also available to second level students. Application forms need to be signed and stamped by your school.
You will receive your card directly by post in four to five postal days

The Youth Information Service is a Eurodesk Relay Centre

About Eurodesk

Eurodesk provides free information on opportunities-such as travelling, working, studying and volunteering in Europe--for young people aged 13 - 30. You can check out any of the sections that you're interested in (for example volunteering) but if there is information that you can't find there, get in contact with us or your local Eurodesk relay, and we'll be glad to help.

We are also part of a large network of European Eurodesk relays, with over 1,200 offices throughout Europe, with headquarters in Brussels. 

Whatever the question, start with us!


Time to Move Annual Events October

 Time to Move is a collection of events for young people organised during October. These activities will introduce you to the hundreds of possibilities through which you can go abroad and take part in an international project, explore Europe or gain experience you need for your future. All the activities are run by Eurodesk information experts, always ready to have a discussion and help you find the international project most suitable for your needs. Volunteering in another country for a few months? School exchange for a semester? Internships abroad? We have you covered.

European Youth Week is Celebrated every second year. European Youth Week aims to celebrate and promote youth activities through events organised in all countries participating in Erasmus+ programme.



    Youth Information Service


The Youth Information Service were delighted to receive the Eurodesk Honourable Mention Aware 2020

Visit Eurodesk Ireland 30 in Ireland Look Back! Here
This year Eurodesk are celebrating 25 years in Ireland and recently hosted a Eurodesk Ireland and Youth Wiki National online event on 26 May 2020

I would like to thank all who participated and hope your enjoyed the event

 Eurodesk Ireland released a video on the day View Video Here

Hear what young people say about their experience volunteering with European Solidarity Corps and the many benefits for them. Two local young people took part in the video and a big thank you to them. You did a great job!


To find out more About  European Solidarity Corps Here

Find out more about Eurodesk Ireland

Kildare Youth Services, Youth Information Service works in partnership with Eurodesk to raise awareness on learning mobility opportunities and encourages young people to become active citizens. Eurodesk is the main source of youth information on European policies, mobility information and opportunities. It answers your questions on Volunteering, Studying and Working in Europe and provides guidance for mobile young people across Europe 

European Youth Information Day 2020

Find out more Here


Kildare Youth Information Service Received A
Eurodesk Award 2020
I am delighted to inform you that the Youth Information Service have received an Honourable Mention Award in the Eurodesk Awards 2020. We are so delighted to receive this award for the "European U" programme. Which we delivered during European Youth Week in May 2019. A big thank you to all the young people from Naas YouthReach who took part in the programme, you made it a really enjoyable programme to deliver You can find out more about the awards Here

The Youth Information Service Internet Safety Month kicks off on Safer Internet Day 11th February 2020
“A Safer Internet for Young People” month will include fun internet safety activities for young people aged 12 to 17. We will also be hosting Parents Information sessions

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For information of online safety visit