Youthreach is a full-time training and education programme for early school leavers aged between 15 and 20 years. It offers a flexible and dynamic programme of integrated general education, vocational training and work experience.

The main objectives of Youthreach are:

  • Personal, social and educational development.
  • Promoting independence, personal autonomy and a pattern of lifelong learning.
  • Integration into further education and training opportunities.
  • Promoting active citizenship and social inclusion.

There are currently three Youthreach centres in Co Cavan, located in Cavan Town, Cootehill and Kingscourt and three Youthreach centres in Co Monaghan, located in Monaghan Town, Castleblayney and Carrickmacross.


Youthreach Centres
Carrickmacross Youthreach
Co-ordinator: Bernadette Duffy
Holy Family Hall
Co Monaghan
Tel/Fax: 042 967 3906 or  087-6745788


Castleblayney Youthreach
Co-ordinator: David McAdam
Lakeview Business Park
Co MonaghanA75 YP08
Tel: 042 974 9356 or 087 1869309

Facebook: Castleblayney Youthreach


Cavan Youthreach
Co-ordinator: Sabrina McEntee
Co Cavan
Tel: 049 436 1573


Cootehill Youthreach
Co-ordinator: Mike Durkan
Co Cavan
Tel: 049 555 2561  Mobile: 087-6523517

Facebook: Cootehill Youthreach



Kingscourt Youthreach
Co-ordinator:Michael Murphy
Lower Main Street
Co Cavan
Tel: 042 969 3794 or 087 143 9306


Monaghan Youthreach
Co-ordinator: Niall McCann
Co Monaghan
Tel: 047 83554 or 087-2673180
Youthreach is co-funded by the Government of Ireland, the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

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