Youth Work Ireland Laois

Service Details

Target Age

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


  • Youth Work
  • Mental Health
  • LGBTQ+
  • Training

Support Type

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


  • Laois

Contact Details

Contact Person(s)

Clive Davis


Youth Work Ireland Laois, Unit D , JFL House JFL Avenue, Portlaoise, Laois R32 W310


057 8665010

Contact Hours

Monday-Friday 9.30am-17:00


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
  • GP referral
  • Other healthcare/socialcare provider
  • Referral with parental consent for under 18's

Service Description

We are a Youth Service based in Laois offering supports to young people through designated Staff lead programme’s and Volunteer lead clubs through out the county. We proactively change our delivery based on the needs of young people coming into our service. We are located in Kilminchy, Knockmay and in James Fintan Lawlor House.

We pride our selves on our mission statement ” Young People are at the centre of everything we do”

List of Services Available

Positive Laois – Mental Health Programme- Different days each week.
art_therapy- Wednesdays and Friday’s
UBU Programme- Kilminchy
UBU Programme- Knockmay
UBU Programme-LGBTQI+ Group
Comhairle Na nÓg
Electric Youth
Splatter Art Group
Local Training Initiative or 0578665010

Wheelchair Access

All of our spaces are Wheelchair Friendly

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.