All Youth Service Provision in Co. Cavan

Youth Work Services and Related Provision in Co. Cavan

Big Brother Big Sister Funded by DYCA (Youth Affairs unit)

Delivered by Foroige

County Wide Remit

Comhairle na nÓg

Comhairle na Paisti


Funded by DCYA (Citizen Participation Unit)

Delivered by Cavan County Council

County Wide Remit

Drumlin Music Education Partnership Music Generation

A range of music related programmes to be delivered in Counties Cavan and Monaghan over the next 3 years:

·         Early Years Strand

·         School Strand

·         Community Strand

Targeted Inclusive Strand

Focus FRC Family Support, Youth Activities, Youth Empowerment programme, positive mental health initiatives, Parenting courses, one to one supports for parents and families, Youth clubs, family events, Counselling for young people, teens and adults, networking locally and regionally and rainbows programme for young people

Areas covered: Killeshandra, Arvagh, Belturbet 10-mile radius and West Cavan for Family Support


The Loft Youth Space, Killeshandra

Part-time LGBTI development worker through the Healthy Ireland Initiative


Garda Youth Diversion Projects (GYDP)


Funded by DCYA (Irish Youth Justice Service)

365 Project based in Cavan Town. Delivered by Foroige

Referral System in Operation

International Fund for Ireland South East Cavan – SE Personal Youth Development Project for 16-24yrs N.E.E.T.s – Managed by Youth Work Ireland.  Operational In Belturbet/Virginia/Ballyjamesduff


Cavan Town – Y.E.T.I. – Personal Youth Development Project for 16-24yrs N.E.E.T.s. Managed by Foroige.

Operational In Cavan Town and its environs


West Cavan – Personal Development Programme for 16-24yr for 16-24yrs N.E.E.T.s.  Managed by FOCUS FRC

PEACE IV Journey Programme – Funding till Dec 2022

Managed by Youth Work Ireland Cavan Monaghan. Focus on personal development for 16-24yr old N.E.E.T.s. Delivered around where young people are recruited from


Cavan – Face Off – Funding till Sept 2019

Delivered by Foroige in:

·         Cootehill

·         Cavan Town

·         Bawnboy

·         Belturbet

Focus on youth empowerment, integration and overcoming prejudice

Special Projects for Youth (Reformed youth Service Fund – was formerly called SPY) Now called Reformed Youth Service Fund

Funded by the DCYA


Bounceback South East Youth Service (joint initiative between Youth Work Ireland Cavan /Monaghan and ISPCC)

·         Ballyjamesduff –  Adult Education Services, Dublin Road, Ballyjamesduff, includes Youth Hub

·         Outreach to Bailieborough, Beckscourt – includes Youth Hub

·         Virginia Show Grounds – Community space including youth hub,

·         Services offered include detatched youthwork, childhood support

·         Club development work on a voluntary basis in these South East Cavan areas building the infrastructure


Bounceback West Cavan Youth Service (joint initiative between Youth Work Ireland Cavan/Monaghan and ISPCC

·         Belturbet

·         Ballyconnell

·         Swanlinbar outreach

·         Serviced offered detatched youthwork, outreach, rural support workers, childhood support worker and part-time integration youth worker

Tusla – Adolescent Youth Forum  
Youth Advocacy Programme (YAP) Intensive support services for young people and families with complex needs
Youth projects supported through Drugs and Alcohol Task Forces None
Youth mental health programmes None
Youth Work Ireland Cavan/Monaghan Youth Service provision for all young people aged 10-25 living in Co.Cavan.  Deliver youth service programmes in our youth cafe settings, youth participation strucutures, one to one services, information provision, Detached youth work, Club Development, early school leaving support, drop in facilities for young people.

Ages catered for 10-25 yrs

Groups in Bailieborough, Cootehill and Belturbet

FOCUSED YOUTH SERVICES – VOLUNTARY funded through DCYA Youth Service Grant Scheme
Foróige Cavan and Monaghan Development Worker, funded through the DYCA Youth Service Grant Scheme

Voluntary led Youth Services

Existing Clubs and Groups:

Arva, Ballinagh, Belturbet, Ballyjamesduff, Butlersbridge, Castletara, Cavan Town, Chilltown, Corlough, Dowra, Killdallan, Killeshandra, Killygarry, Kilnaleck, Lacken, Laragh, Lavey, Maudabawn, Miltown, Munterconnaught, Redhills, Templeport.

Junior Achievement Border Counties: Cavan, Monaghan Louth

Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) encourages young people to remain in education and helps them develop the skills they need to succeed in a changing world. Junior Achievement programmes help to create a culture of enterprise within the education system. We also help young people prepare for the world of work, giving them skills in communications and preparing for interviews. Financial literacy programmes enable students to explore how to manage, protect and make the most of future salaries. As we move towards a knowledge-based economy, JAI also brings science and maths skills to thousands of young students nationwide as our business volunteers work to deliver exciting programmes and events.

JAI operates in the following schools:

Primary Schools

·         Carraigabruise N.S., Virginia

·         Darley N.S., Cootehill

·         St.Michael’s Senior National School, Cootehill

·         St. Joseph’s N.S., Kingscourt

Secondary Schools

·         Breifne College, Cavan Town

·         Loreto College, Cavan Town

·         Royal School, Cavan Town

·         St.Clare’s College, Ballyjamesduff

·         St. Mogue’s College, Bawnboy

Macra na Feirme Groups in the following areas:

Annalee, Ballyhaise, Ballymachugh, Cavan Institute, Cornafean, Cross, Drung, Erne, Kinaleck, Knockbride, Mullahorn, Ramor and West Cavan

National Federation of Arch Clubs A club to provide a social outlet for people with special needs. To develop their social skills, self-esteem and quality of life and provide support. Aimed at members aged 16+ yrs

·         Bilieborough Arch Club

Breffni Integrated ·         Developmental supports to Youth Groups in West Cavan.

·         Interagency collaboration to develop youth programmes in West Cavan.

Teach Oscail FRC Project Youth Club aged 6­-12 years: Arts/Crafts, Cook It Classes, Sports Activities, Discos,
Voluntary & Independant Youth Groups ·         Ballyconnell Youth Club

·         Ballyjamesduff Cumann na bhFiann

·         Ballymachugh Youth Group

·         Drumavaddy Youth Club

·         Glangevlin Youth Club

·         Killeshandra Youth Club

·         Kingscourt Senior Youth Club

·         Mountnugent Youth & Dram Club

·         St. Mary’s Youth Club

·         The Lithuanian School

CoderDojo Foundation The CoderDojo movement believes that an understanding of programming languages is increasingly important in the modern world, that it’s both better and easier to learn these skills early, and that nobody should be denied the opportunity to do so. To that end, they’ve built a global network of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. Anyone aged seven to seventeen can visit a Dojo where they can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment.

·         Cavan Town

Coláiste na bhFiann/

Cumman na bFiann

Cumann na bFiann organises weekly/ fortnightly Irish language youth clubs giving the students the opportunity to use and improve their spoken Irish.

The positive benefits of this are that the language becomes a vibrant method of communication and its relevance to our identity becomes apparent. To benefit fully from a Coláiste na bhFiann course, it is vital to avail of every opportunity to speak Irish on a regular basis.

As well as the youth club, Cumann na bhFiann organises various nationwide annual events, such as concerts, discos, weekends away, etc.

Locations in Co. Cavan:

·         Cavan Town

·         Virginia

Gaisce – The President’s Award GAISCE is a self-development programme that encourages young people to find their passion, get active and make a difference in their community! Gaisce is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland to young people aged 15-25 to dream big and realise their potential. There are three levels of Gaisce – Bronze, Silver and Gold. The more time and energy they give, the greater the reward! By taking part in Gaisce, young people will take on exciting personal, physical and community challenges and develop new skills and new friendships. Their goal is to make the Gaisce programme accessible to as many young people as possible throughout Ireland.

GAISCE is available in Co. Cavan at the following organisations:

Bailieborough Community College, Bailieborough

Breffni Integrated Development

Cavan Institute

Colaiste Dun an Ri, Kingscourt

Extern Ireland – Cavan

Loretto College, Cavan Town

Rehab Care Resources Centres, Drumalee, Cavan,

St. Aidan’s Comprehensive School, Cootehill, St. Bricin’s College, Belturbet

St. Calre’s College, Ballyjamesduff

St. Mogue’s College, Bawnboy

St. Patrick’s College, Cavan Town

The Royal School, Cavan Town

Virginial College, Virginia

Youthreach, Cootehill

Youthreach, Kingscourt

Irish Red Cross Youth ·         Bailieborough Branch

·         Ballinagh/Ballintemple Branch


Irish Wheelchair Association (NYCI affiliate-member) Cavan Resource and Outreach Centre

Cavan Town

Young Social Innovators ·         Bailieborough Community School Bailieborough Co. Cavan

·         Breifne College Cootehill Rd Cavan

·         St. Aidan’s Comprehensive School Cootehill Co. Cavan

·         St. Bricin’s Vocational School Belturbet Co. Cavan

·         St. Clare’s College Ballyjamesduff Co. Cavan

·         St. Patrick’s College Cullies Cavan

·         Virginia College Virginia Co Cavan

·         Youthreach Market Street Cootehill

·         Youthreach Moynehall Industrial Estate Cavan

Voluntary & Independant Youth Groups ·         Ballyconnell Youth Club

·         Ballymachugh outh Club

·         Drumavaddy Youth Club

·         Killeshandra Youth Club

·         Glangelvin Youth Club

·         Kingscourt Senior Youth Club

·         Mountnugent Youth & Drama Club

·         St. Mary’s Youth Club

·         The Lithuanian School

Bailieborough Youth Arts Group


Brownies & Girl Guides Fulltime development worker for Cavan and Monaghan, funded through the DYCA Youth Service Grant Scheme

The Irish Girl Guides (IGG) is a girl-only movement, girls are free to develop and express themselves in a safe, comfortable, supported setting. There are different structures to cater for different ages of children and young people: Ladybirds (5-7 yrs), Brownies (7-10 yrs), Guides (10-14 yrs) and Senior Branch (14-30yrs)

Groups in Cavan: Knockbride, Mountnugent and Mullagh


Cavan Youth and Environmental Project ·         Kingscourt

·         Tullacmongan

Cavan Youth Drama Drama classes for 6-12yr olds in Cavan Town
Community Games Community games structure organisation allows for children and adolescents to partake in activities which increase there sporting and social skills. They provide a range of recreational activities in cluding athletics, arts, dance, music, drama, gymnastics and games depending on individuals group interests. The children are given the opportunity to display their skills in compeitive situations. This allows the children to develop their self-confidence and teamworking skills. There are 15 groups in the county.

Cavan Community Games Groups:

Annagh/Drumlane, Arva/Killeshandra, Ballyhaise/Castletara, Ballyjamesduff, Cootehill, Cuchalainns, Erne Valley, Kildallon, Kingscourt, Lurgan, Sheeling, St. Felim’s, St. Patrick’s

Ages 4-16 yrs


Modern Dance Cavan Modern Dance Club, Cavan Town

Dance with Lesley, Primary Ballet, Grade 1 Ballet, Cavan Town

Religious Youth Groups  

Girls Friendly Society

The Girls Friendly Society is active in eighty branches throughout Ireland, a wide spectrum of interest is covered in the badge syllabus, which includes a study of the natural world, the community and the church, handcrafts and skills, information technology, sports and outdoor pursuits, as well as participating in fund raising to demonstrate our will to help others, both locally and globally.

·         Bilis GFS

·         Cavan/Kilmore GFS

·         Cootehill GFS

·         Drung GFS

·         Killeshandra

·         Killdallan (Ballyconnell)


Boys Brigade

The Boys’ Brigade care for and challenge young people for life through a programme of informal education which focuses on leadership, decision making, and skills training underpinned by the Christian faith.

·         Cavan/Kilmore Boys Brigade

·         Drung Boys  Brigade

·         Killeshandra Boys Brigade

·         Virginia (Billis) Boys Brigade

·         Craic Youth Club, Killeshandra


Scouting Ireland Fulltime development worker for Cavan and Monaghan funded through the DYCA Youth Service Grant Scheme

A big diversity of activities which include camping, hiking, mountaineering, team challenges, water sports, camp fires,

treasure hunts, orienteering, forest trails, survival and backwoods skills, adventure activities such as rock climbing, high ropes and kayaking.

Various throughout county:

Cavan Town, Belturbet, Killeshandra, Ballyjamesduff, Virginia, Kingscourt, Bailieborough, Cootehill, Laragh, Mullagh

The Cavan Centre

Kilnacrot, Ballyjamesduff


Activity centre which can be hired by local fee-paying groups


Cavan Traveller Movement Cavan Town – Adult support group

LGBTI Support

Part-time LGBTI youth worker funded through Healthy Ireland Initiative