Roscrea Youth Service

Roscrea Youth Service (RYS) is an amalgamation of separate projects housed in the RYS building on Rosemary Street, Roscrea, under the umbrella of North Tipperary Development Company.

The Youth Services now comprise of the UBU (Your Place Your Space) Project, the RAY Project, which is part of the Youth Diversion Project, the Early Intervention Initiative, the Youth Counselling & Well-being service, and Roscrea Family Support. All these services focus on working together in collaboration for the benefit of the local community.

The mission of the RYS is to support the children, young people, and their families living in the Roscrea area to have a quality welcoming and safe youth space available to them throughout the stages of growing up from primary, to secondary and on into early life.

For more information contact:

Erika Barnett, Youth Service Coordinator on 087-6200633 | 


You can also find us on:

Facebook: @roscreayouthservice


Instagram: @roscreayouthservice


Roscrea Youth Service’s current Newsletter:

Roscrea Youth Counselling Service

Roscrea Youth Counselling Service offers one-one counselling for young people aged 10 – 17 years.


For more information contact:

Kate Flynn, Family Support Worker & Youth Counselling Coordinator, on 087-9529041 |


To download a referral form for this service, click below

RYS One to One Counselling Referral Form

Parent Consent for Counselling (U18s)

RAY Youth Diversion Project

Our Youth Justice Workers liaise with young people in the Roscrea catchment area who are at risk of, or who have come into contact with the criminal justice system.  Using a wide range of evidence-based programs and interventions to support young people who have been referred to the project.  Work is carried out in group and one-to-one sessions.

The aim of this project is to divert young people, who have been referred due to anti-social behaviour and or criminal activity, away from such activity and life-style and into diversionary activities.

The project provides 1:1 support to RAY youth diversion participants and iScoil Students who are working to achieve a QQI accreditation.

“The RAY project is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union as part of the European Social Fund Plus Employment, Inclusion, Skills and Training (EIST) Operational Programme 2021-2027”. For more information visit  

For more information contact:

James Egan, Youth Justice Worker, on 087-9033123 |

Sophie McCarter, Youth Justice Worker, on 087-6978868 |


To download RAY Youth Diversion referral forms, click below:

RAY Engagement Consent From

RAY Referral Form

RAY Screening Consent form

Early Intervention Initiative

The Early Intervention Initiative is part of the Youth Diversion Project. We work with young people aged 8-11 years with the aim to engage young people in activities and opportunities which support and guide them to make informed decisions and positive life choices through a fun and engaging approach.

Early Intervention can present in a range of different formats such as group work, individual work, skills based programmes, mentoring, collaborating with other services and recreational activities for the individual child.

For more information contact:

Mary Grace, Early Intervention Worker, on 087-2106606 |


To download an referral form

click here Early Intervention – Referral Form

(UBU) Your Place Your Space Project

We provide various groups and activities for all young people aged 10-24 years in Roscrea. The main aim of our service is to provide out of school support to young people in their local community to fulfil their potential by improving their personal and social development through various groups and programmes in a safe environment.

We operate a number of fun afterschool groups for both primary aged young people and secondary school young people. Examples of activities include pool, computers, gaming, board and card games, arts, crafts, and more. We have an Astro Turf pitch out the back of the premises for outdoor activities. During the summer, we run planned activities and events in consultation with the young people who have engaged regularly in the groups throughout the year. Activities occur on site and off site. There are a variety of activities that have previously ran including swimming, waterpark, bowling, cinema, fun days, BBQ’s and more.

This service is funded under the UBU Your Place Your Space scheme by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and locally administered through Tipperary ETB.

For more information, contact:

Amy Corr, Youth Worker, on 087 744 4103 |

NTDC Family Support Services

For more information on Family Support Services, click here.