Youth Information Centres & Services

Welcome to our Youth Information section. Our aim is to provide information and assistance when needed, or even just to be a friendly ear to listen. So drop in, phone or email us any time with a query.

So, what’s so great about Youth Information Centres?

They are places you can visit where you are respected and welcomed, never judged, and always encouraged to return. The main reason our centres are so useful is that they are places you can come to and get all the information you need, whether you want:

Flying the coop booklet for guidance on leaving home to go to college a student travel card
information for a health project or migration & visas
to view or take home a college prospectus,
youth hostel information when travelling or doing the Presidents Award,
get a passport form or apply for your driver theory test,
your CV typed or advice on doing an interview
info on the minimum wage and employment rights

… the list goes on, and you can get all of that information under one roof, in any of our Youth Information Centres.

Where are the Youth Information Centres?

We cover Roscommon County and part of North East County Galway. The Youth Service has developed four Youth Information centres/cafes, and a school information point and library.

Roscommon Youth Information Centre, Castle St. Roscommon town. Tel : 090 6625395 email:

Ballaghadereen Youth Information Centre & Drop In, Cathedral St., Ballaghadereen. Tel: 094 9861505. 

St Cuan’s Information Point is also unique, because every year 8 senior cycle/TY students volunteer to be trained to run the Info point and library for their peers and the teachers. This facility has won both National & International recognition.


What if you don’t live near our centres?

We are actually part of a national network of Youth Information Centres. You can find out which centre is the nearest to you by going to and click on Ireland then on map.

Finally…… We are always thinking of ways to find the right information and present it in the easiest format. One of our successful examples is the publication: ‘Flying the Coop – a guide for school leavers’. This booklet has more than 14,000 copies going into schools and colleges, and is also ordered individually every year.