Kildare Youth Services Annual Christmas E-card Competition 2017

posted Oct 24, 2017, 3:37 AM by Mark McCormack

The Youth Information Service are delighted to launch

The competition is about encouraging and rewarding self expression, creativity and imagination.

The competition is open to young people engaged in KYS youth projects and affiliated youth clubs throughout Co. Kildare and West Wicklow

Entries are invited from young people in the age category 5-9, 10-14, 15-18

  • All entries must be submitted with entry form to:

  • Kildare Youth Services, Youth Information Service, Canal Stores, Basin Street, Naas, Co Kildare. Ph. (045) 898334 email: [email protected]  (All information and entry forms can also be downloaded from

Closing Date for Entries: Thursday 9th November 2017

Please See Youth Information Services Page for Competition Information and Entry Forms

Work to Learn Press Release

posted Jun 7, 2017, 6:56 AM by [email protected]

Extension of Innovative Work Experience-based Jobs Programme for Kildare Young People Launched Today by Minister David Stanton TD.


 A new innovative experience for jobs programme for some of Ireland’s most disadvantaged young people has been extended to North Kildare from today. The programme exposes participants to the world of work and the skills required to operate effectively in it, through a structured and supported process involving preparation, placement and reflection. 

Read more here....

Some of the participants with Minister David Stanton TD

Alcohol Awareness Week

posted Apr 14, 2015, 6:17 AM by Mark McCormack   [ updated Apr 14, 2015, 6:24 AM ]


 What do you know – Alcohol, Young People and Mental Health?

The HALO project is hosting an information evening as part of Alcohol Awareness week and would like 
to invite all to attend. 

The project is a substance misuse service for young people and families and this 
fun information evening is for anyone interested in learning a little more about alcohol and its effects 
especially on young people, their families and their mental health. 

Date: Tuesday 21st April 

Location: The HALO Project (address below) 

Time: 5pm -8pm 

6pm Guest Speaker – Dr. Bobby Smyth (consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist) 

We will have a few fun games to test your knowledge and hopefully give you some more information;
Quizzes Facts and Myths 

The HALO team, staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions and give information on alcohol consumption for young people

Youth Work Ireland Raffle Press Release

posted Jan 13, 2015, 4:25 AM by Mark McCormack

Kildare Youth Services Goes for GAA Five in a Row! 

Kildare Youth Services today launched the most amazing raffle prize to start the new year with a bang. The drive is on to get one lucky local person to five hurling and football All Ireland’s in a row!

The Youth Service is offering the prize of 5 in a row All Ireland tickets in hurling and football to the winner of the Youth Work Ireland Annual Raffle. 

There are also several fantastic runners up prizes and all those who buy tickets will be pleased to know that funds generated go to support local youth projects, clubs and youth work around the county.

“Mental Health & Substance Misuse”

posted Oct 7, 2014, 2:25 AM by Mark McCormack   [ updated Oct 7, 2014, 2:37 AM ]


The HALO Project   Adolescent Substance Misuse & Family Support Service are having an open Invitation Information & Awareness Afternoon around the issue of “Mental Health & Substance Misuse”.

Venue: The Halo Project Monread Ave, Naas Co. Kildare

Date: Wednesday 8th October 2014

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Tel: 045 872500

Tea / coffee provided (ample free car parking)

The Halo team will be available on the day to answer any query you may have.

The Halo Project Supporting World Mental Health Day 2014



posted May 20, 2014, 1:55 AM by Mark McCormack   [ updated Nov 3, 2014, 5:07 AM ]

KLGBT Group First Saturday of the Month

posted Jan 28, 2014, 9:13 AM by Mark McCormack   [ updated Jan 28, 2014, 9:19 AM ]

Click on the Poster for more information on the KLGBT Project...

KYS Youth Café Support Worker Athy – Internship.

posted Dec 11, 2013, 9:19 AM by Mark McCormack   [ updated Apr 14, 2015, 6:18 AM ]

This internship is intended to provide an opportunity for a participant to develop their skills and knowledge in the area of youth work during a practical supervised internship.

It aims to provide the participant with the experience of supporting staff, volunteers and young people to develop an informal youth drop-in centre, within a larger organisation and examine and develop best practice of supporting volunteers and youth cafes across the wider organisation.

Click on Link below to find out more 

KYS Youth Café Support Worker Athy – Internship.

Kildare Youth Services - Vacancy for Programme Manager 2014

posted Oct 7, 2013, 5:16 AM by Mark McCormack   [ updated Mar 14, 2014, 11:42 AM ]


Kildare Youth Services (KYS)  is a dynamic voluntary organisation dedicated to working with young people in their local communities. Kildare Youth Services is a member of Youth Work Ireland, a federation of locally-based youth services throughout the country who work in the interest of young people through the provision of a range of services and who share a common ethos and approach. Kildare Youth Services is committed to the personal and social development of young people within their communities and to the provision of quality youth services through an integrated multi-disciplinary approach.

We are currently recruiting for a Programme Manager

The successful candidate will:

• Have a recognised qualification in HR; Management; Support & Supervision, and/or Youth & Community Work

• Have experience of organisational development; Policy development; Strategic Planning; Income generation in the community / voluntary sector; and, Support & supervision of staff

• Have a good knowledge of the youth work sector in Ireland.

• Have a working knowledge of Children First, of the Children Act 2001 (Revised March 2013),

• Demonstrate an ability in system development in the areas of Performance Management; Information gathering; Planning and evaluation

• Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills 

• Be willing to work unsocial hours and a time off in lieu system.

• Have a full clean driving license and own transport.

The successful candidate will be employed by Kildare Youth Services (KYS) for an initial 12 month fixed-term contract, including a 6 month probationary period. Closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 10th April 2014. Interviews are scheduled for Thursday 24th April 2014.

Please follow the link below for full details of the Application.

For application form and Job Description please contact 
Kildare Youth Services
Tel: +353 45 897 893
Fax: +353 45 897 966

Application forms to be submitted to

Tom Dunne, Regional Director,
Kildare Youth Services
Canal Stores,
Basin St, 
Co. Kildare.

Applications must contain details of three referees (including your current or most recent employer).


posted Sep 12, 2013, 2:48 AM by Mark McCormack   [ updated Jan 28, 2014, 9:09 AM ]

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