Foróige Portlaoise UBU Youth Service

Service Details

Target Age

  • 0 - 11 years
  • 12 - 16 years
  • 12 - 18 years
  • 16 - 18 years
  • 19 - 24 years


  • Youth Work
  • Schools & Education Support

Support Type

  • In-person - Group
  • In-person - One-to-one


  • Laois

Contact Details

Contact Person(s)

Darren Shanahan

Bolaji Adeyanju


Foróige Old Bank Youth Centre, 17 Main Street, Portlaoise, Laois R32 YX2N


Darren - 086 136 7597 or Bolaji - 086 190 8515 /

Contact Hours

Hours can change depending on the needs of young people


Emergency Assistance

Open Up is not a crisis service. If you or someone you know needs immediate help please contact one of the services below immediately.

If someone is hurt or in danger call the emergency services straight away. Emergency services can be contacted at any time by dialling 999 or 112 in Republic of Ireland or 112 in Europe.

Additional Service Information

Referral Process

  • Self-referral
  • Referral with parental consent for under 18's

Service Description

Portlaoise UBU is a dynamic, flexible and inclusive youth service that enables young people at risk of, or not in education, training or employment to overcome adversity and reach their full potential. The service is available to all young people aged between 10 and 24 in the Portlaoise area.

List of Services Available

5th & 6th Class Homework Support Club Monday – Wednesdays from 3pm

10 – 13 year olds ‘Drop In’ – Thursdays 3-5pm

14 – 17 year olds ‘Drop In’ – Wednesdays 6-8pm

Young people need to be registered by a parent/guardian.

Other activities and initiatives throughout the week which can be found on our social media pages or contacting us.

Wheelchair Access

Ground Floor access

Before this website came along, we weren’t sure what services were available locally and how to access them. It’s great to now see them all listed in one place with lots of useful information and contact details.