Louth County Childcare Commitee

The Louth County Childcare Committee seeks to develop a co-ordinated strategy for quality childcare services that are inclusive, accessible and affordable for all geographical areas of County Louth.

The work of the Louth County Childcare Committee is in addition to other existing support and advisory services (statutory and non-statutory) and is expected to reinforce, enhance and provide a co-ordinate mechanism at County level.

National Youth Arts Programme (NYAP)

The National Youth Arts Programme is an initiative of the National Youth Council of Ireland and supported by the Arts Council and the Department of Education and Science (Youth Affairs Section).

The National Youth Arts Programme (NYAP) is dedicated to the development and advancement of youth arts in Ireland. It aims specifically to realise the potential of young people through good quality arts practice in the Youth Service and to develop appropriate policies and activities at local, regional and national level.

National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI)

The National Youth Council of Ireland is the representative body for voluntary youth organisations in Ireland.

NYCI was established in 1967 through the coming together of the principal voluntary youth organisations. NYCI was set up to represent the interests of young people and youth organisations and continues to do this right up to the present day. NYCI's role is recognised in legislation (Youth Work Act) and as a Social Partner.

NYCI promotes the development of services for all young people and promotes and safeguards their interests and concerns.

Nurture Africa

Why does Nurture Africa exist?

To nurture the mental, physical and emotional growth and well being of Ugandan HIV/AIDS infected and affected orphans and vulnerable children, as their HIV+ parents/guardians.

How does Nurture Africa help?

By providing access to quality healthcare (Primary healthcare and specialist HIV treatment and care), education and sustainable livelihoods projects whilst mainstreaming child welfare and gender equality through all of our activities.


Ógras provides youth work services through the medium of Irish, in a safe, informal, educatinal environment

Ógras Objectives
1) Promotion of the Irish Language
2) Personal development of young people
3) Promotion of our National Culture


Chun seirbhísí óige a chur ar fáil trí mhéan na Gaeilge, i suíomh sábhálte, neamh-fhoirméalta agus oideachaisiúil.

Cuspóirí Ógras
1) Cur chun cinn na Gaeilge
2) An duine óg a fhorbairt mar phearsa
3) Cultúr dúchais na hÉireann a chothú.

Parents First (Laois, Offaly) CLG

Parents First is a voluntary organisation in which volunteers offer regular support, friendship and practical help to families with young children, in the family home.  The support of the volunteer helps to nurture a positive family life experience and is available to any family with at least one child under five years of age.  We also offer a Family Morning where parents and young children can meet together to play and socialise, and a group for First Time Parents and their small babies to meet others at the same life-stage for mutual support and encouragement.  We offer the volunteer visi

Plan Ireland

Established in 2003, Plan Ireland is a child-centred community development organisation, part of Plan International which itself was founded over 76 years ago. It is an independent organisation with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.


RAINBOWS Ireland is a non profit organisation that works with children, young people and adults negotiating difficult life transitions such as a divorce, separation or bereavement.

RAINBOWS helps by providing a safe setting in which children can talk through their feelings with other children who are experiencing similar situations. They are helped to articulate their feelings by an adult facilitator or listener.