Saturday 17 November 2018
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Kilkenny City Youth Groups

Kilkenny City Youth Groups

For young people in Kilkenny city, Ossory Youth have a lot to offer. Located in the middle of the city, Desart Hall Youth Centre is a hub of activity and opportunity. As with all our youth groups, we have passionate and professional staff and volunteers in place to ensure young people that get involved with us are getting the best experience for them.

If you are interested in being involved with Ossory Youth, I’m sure we have something that suits your needs. Whether your looking for advice on employment, exams, health or education, or if you simply need support to deal with something in your life then we can help. If you’d like to get involved in one of our youth groups located in the city then read on to see what interests you.

We have plenty to choose from but if you think we are missing something, we are always open to a new, interesting and exciting idea for a youth group! We love to get young people involved in their interests and passions and our friendly staff will be happy to help.

We also support volunteers to set up new groups and clubs in the city. Just contact us for more information and to get the wheels in motion.

Below is a list of youth groups in Kilkenny City

Get Active Group

The Get Active Group meet every Thursday from 4:30pm-5:30pm in Ossory Youth. For teenagers from 1st year-6th year. Whether your a true beginner or looking to improve, we will have Thursday workout will be just what you need to feel great inside and out! Read More

For more info contact Martina via, call on 0567761200 or just come along on Thursday! All newcomers are welcome .


1st- 3rd Year Group

This group meets very Tuesday from 4:30-6:00pm in Desart Hall for young people in 1st-3rd year. They engage in a programme of activities designed by the group, which means plenty of exciting, challenging and creative projects! A chance to try new things, learn new skills, make friends and hang out. If you would like to be involved give Martina a call.

Contact: Martina on 056-7761200 for more information or email



Youthink is a youth group of approximately 20 young people from 3rd to 6th year that meet every Saturday in Desart hall from 6-8pm.The group broadly want to examine issues that are of interest to them and have a positive role to play in the life of Kilkenny city, and have lots of fun in doing so. They do this by planning and organising events and projects. The group motto is ‘think, talk, do’ denoting that they want to engage in practical projects rather than just discussing issues. A key aim of the group is that all planned projects involve Youthink members mobilising and involving a much greater number of young people. Read More

Contact: Patrick on 056-7761200 for more information or email


Robertshill Youth Club

Robertshill youth club meet every Thursday at Desart hall at 7-8:30pm where kids can take part in a wide range of activities such as Wii, Xbox, pool tournaments, film nights, swing ball, volley ball, badminton & a wide range of board games. The club also partake in the wide range of planned events by Ossory youth such as the mini-tops and masterchef. It is open to children of primary school age.

Contact: Mick on 086-2228649 for more information or email


6th Class Youth Group

Members come to the group so they have somewhere to hang out, have fun and take part in activities, programmes and challenges.

Contact: Edel on 056-7761200 for more information or email


OpenDoor Group

Open Door Youth Group is a gay-straight youth alliance. The group is open to all gay or straight young people between the age of 12 and 18 who would like to participate in a fun and exciting LGBTQ friendly environment. The group meet every Wednesday evening from 6.30-8pm in Desart Hall.  Read More

Contact: Patrick on 056-7761200 for more information or email


Youth Cafe

Desart Hall Youth Cafe is open on Friday nights from 7-9 and Saturdays from 1:30-5:30 offering young people a safe, fun environment to hang out, eat good food, listen to music, avail of free wifi and make new friends. Read more

Contact: Patrick on 056-7761200 for more information or email


Youth Bank


Planet A

This group is for 1st to 3rd years and is on Saturdays from 5.00 – 6.30PM. Planet A is Kilkenny’s first climate justice youth group and one of Ossory Youth’s newest groups. Through trips, projects, games and competitions we aim to learn a bit more about climate change, its effects across the globe, and what we can do together to make a difference.


Traveller Girls Group

The Traveller Girls Group meets every Thursday from 4.00 to 5.30 in Desart Hall. Together we’ve come up with a range of interesting and new experiences for the group to do; from arts and crafts to cooking to sports, all with the view of encouraging positive social and personal development – while having lots of fun too!


Traveller Soccer Group

5-a-side soccer for 12-15 year olds.  Informal and fun.  Meet in Desart Hall at 4.30pm every Wednesday.


Head Hackers

Head Hackers meets on Saturdays from 3-4.30PM. The group is for young people who are experiencing anxiety. It provides a safe place to discuss mental health and to build positive friendships. The group thinks about how we manage anxiety and how we can develop effective coping strategies, using creative ways to do so – from heathy cookery demos to the arts to getting out into nature. Each year we adapt the programme to suit the needs and interests of the group!