Youth Information

Youth Information Centres are a key resource for young people

Youth Information Centres (YICs) provide a free, confidential information service to young people and those who work with them on a wide range of subjects including careers, education, employment matters, rights and entitlements, leisure, sport, travel and European opportunities.

Located around the country, they are a first point of contact for a young person seeking information on any subject of interest or concern. The information is provided in specially designed premises where the atmosphere is warm and informal.

Trained and friendly staff are always available to help find or interpret the information required. These staff work in close co-operation with other relevant voluntary and statutory agencies and will refer young people to them when further information or specialist help is required.

If you want to...

  • Make the most of your spare time
  • Travel and see the world
  • Check out third level and other vocational training courses
  • Find a job
  • Become involved in youth work
  • Know more about your rights and entitlements
  • Find a flat
  • Or just have someone to talk to in a difficult situation

... your local Youth Information Centre is a good place to start.

 

Youth Work Ireland's Position Paper on the Youth Information Model, Navigating the Transitional Years

 

Drop in and see

Those who do not have a specific enquiry are also encouraged to drop in and browse... look at noticeboards... read a newspaper or magazine... watch a video... or pick up an application form or free brochure.

A chance visit may result in a new interest or hobby... a useful contact... an unexpected opportunity... a problem solved.

The range of information materials on offer includes files on various subjects... guides & handbooks... magazines & newspapers... brochures & factsheets... noticeboards & special displays... videos... computer databases.

Many YICs offer additional services such as a low cost CV preparation service... internet access...European Youth Cards...hostelling cards.

People who wish to have their enquiries dealt with in private are catered for.

Youth Work Ireland Network of Youth Information Centres

Clare

Ennis Youth Information Bureau
Clare Youth Service, Carmody Street, Ennis, Co Clare
Tel: 065 6845368  
www.clareyouthservice.ie

Donegal

Letterkenny Youth Information Centre
16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal
Tel: 074 9129630  
Web: www.donegalyouthservice.ie/yic  

Galway

Ballinasloe Youth Information Centre
d’Cube Youth Cafe, Marina Point, New Road, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Tel:  090 9631692        
Website: www.youthworkgalway.ie

Kerry

Killarney Youth Information Centre
KDYS Youth Centre, Fairhill, Killarney, Co Kerry
Tel: 064 6631748  
Website: www.kdys.ie

Listowel Youth Information Centre
Upper Church Street, Listowel, Co. Kerry
Tel: 068 23744 
Website: www.kdys.iee

Kerry/Tralee Youth Information Centre
Denny Street, Tralee, Co Kerry
Tel: 066 7121674
Website: www.kdys.ie

Kildare

Naas Youth Information Centre
Canal Stores, Basin Street, Naas, Co Kildare
Tel: 045 897893  
Website: www.kys.ie

Kilkenny

Kilkenny Youth Information Centre
Desart Hall, New Street, Kilkenny
Tel: 056 7761200  
Web: www.ossoryyouth.com

Limerick

Limerick Youth Information Bureau
Limerick Youth Service Centre, Lower Glentworth Street, Limerick City
Tel: 061 412444  
Website: www.limerickyouthservice.com

Monaghan

Castleblayney Youth Information Centre
York Street, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan
Tel: 042 9751979  
www.youthworkireland.ie/monaghan

Roscommon

Roscommon Youth Information Centre
Castle Street, Roscommon Town, Co Roscommon
Tel: 090 6625395  
Website: www.roscommonyouth.ie

Sligo

Sligo Youth Information Centre
Rockwood Parade, Sligo
Tel: 071 9144150 
Web: www.ncycs.ie

Tipperary

Thurles Youth Information Centre
Croke Street, Thurles, Co Tipperary
Tel: 0504 23426 
Website: www.trys.ie

Tipperary Youth Information Centre
Tipperary Regional Youth Service, 17 Bank Place, Tipperary
Tel: 062 52604 
Website: www.trys.ie

Waterford

Dungarvan Youth Information Centre
St. Augustine Street, Dungarvan, Co Waterford
Tel: 058 41698   Fax: 058 41698
Website: www.waterfordinfor.com/wyic

Waterford Youth Information Centre

Edmund Rice Youth and Community Centre, Manor Street, Waterford
Tel: 051 877328     
Website: www.wsycys.ie

Westmeath

Athlone Youth Information Centre
13 Church Street, Athlone, Co Westmeath
Tel: 090 4677075  
Web: www.mrys.org

Wexford

Wexford Youth Information Centre
Francis Street, Wexford
Tel: 053 9123262  
Email: youthinfowex@fdys.ie