Youth Services

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Under the Education and Training Board Act, ETBs have been given the responsibility to;

Support the provision, coordination, administration and assessment of youth work services in its functional area and provide such information as may be requested by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in relation to such support.”

(Education and Training Boards Act 2013, Section 10 (1) (j)


Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board Youth Services
GRETB Youth Services have three Youth Officers:
  • Davnet McEllin
  • Michael Kelly
  • Louise Ryan

Youth Officers are responsible for administering the Department of Children and Youth Affairs funded Local Youth Club Grant Scheme to voluntary youth groups.  GRETB Youth Officers are also responsible for implementing the National Quality Standards Framework (NQSF) with staff led Youth Services.
Click here for list of youth services participating in the NQSF.

  • Click here for more information in the NQSF.
  • Click here for more information on the Voluntary Youth Club Standards.
Diploma in Youth and Community Development Practice
The Diploma in Youth and Community Development is now open for applications. This unique and innovative Diploma which is delivered by the Community Education Service and Youth Service of GRETB and accredited by NUI Galway provides community and youth activists with the theory and skills to work effectively as Community Youth workers.
Key Dates:
  • Closing Date for Applications: 30th September 2016 
  • Informal Interviews:  3rd October 2016
  • Course Start Date: 12th October 2016 (Course takes place on Wednesday mornings with some Saturday workshops)
For more information please download our brochure or for more information please contact:
Dónal Walsh
phone  091 706267
Davnet McEllin
phone  091 706264
Click here to download our brochure
Click here to apply online
Fieldtrip to Limerick Youth Service 2015

Fieldtrip to Limerick Youth Service 2015

Contact Details for GRETB Youth Officers:
For further information please contact your local Youth Officer:
Galway City Davnet McEllin 091549411                      GRETB, Island House, Cathedral Square,             Galway.
Galway County Louise Ryan  091874539                             GRETB, An Coiléar Bán, Athenry, County Galway.
Roscommon Michael Kelly 0906626151                         GRETB, Lanesboro Street, Roscommon Town.