Drumshanbo Youth Café
North Connaught Youth and Community Services (NCYCS)
LEADER Community Funding
North Connaught Youth and Community Services (NCYCS) is a registered company limited by guarantee and a registered charity that has been providing a youth service in County Leitrim since 1988. They seek to provide a high quality local based youth service for young people aged 7 – 18 years. NCYCS has practical experience of over 20 years management of youth provision funded by a variety of statutory agencies. They aim to support the development of young people; to enable them to take greater control of their own lives by making decisions; and to exercise responsibility and contribute to the development of both their community and their society.
NCYCS received Rural Development LEADER funding towards the provision of a Youth Café as a dedicated space for young people in Drumshanbo. The Courthouse on the Hill Road was donated to NCYCS by Leitrim County Council to develop the facility. The project involved the refurbishment of the Courthouse internally and externally. The facility also includes a fully fitted kitchen, meeting rooms, and a multimedia conference/training room.
This project was the first purpose built youth café in Leitrim. It is accessible to all young people and agencies/organisations engaged in the provision of non formal activities for young people in the county.