ABOUT US

Sphere 17 provides a high-quality youth service to young people between the ages of 10 – 24, in the region of Dublin 17 and Dublin 5. We provide many different services to young people, based on their needs, issues and interests. The services include drop-ins, educational and issue based group work programmes, one-to-one support, detached youth work (including outreach), outings and residential activities, summer programmes, the Woodale Youth Justice Project and The Listen Project. Last year (2017) we worked with over 1,200 individual young people through both structured programmes and open access drop in.

OUR VISION

Sphere 17 hopes for a future where all young people are valued. We want to see a society where young people have a voice, where young people are respected, and where they feel included, no matter what community they are from. We hope for a society where young people can get high quality support and have a real chance to be the best that they can be.

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OUR MISSION

Sphere 17 believes all young people can achieve great things; some may need some support to do that. Our mission is to support young people to be the best that they can be.

We provide support in different ways, for different young people, as they need it. We do this through drop-ins, group work, one-to-one work, outreach and outings.

OUR APPROACH

  • We actively promote the participation of all young people in all aspects of our service.
  • We aim to deliver our service in line with established best practice and in keeping with the equality and community based ethos that informs our
    work.
  • We deliver services based on young people’s needs, interests, issues and age profile.
  • We provide a range of services including recreational, educational, health, personal and social development.
  • We provide professional services, by trained and Garda-vetted Youth Workers.
  • We engage in a way that is open, creative and positive.

SERVICES

Core youth service activity:

  • Drop-in
  • Educational and issue-based group work programmes
  • One-to-one support
  • Detached youth work (outreach)
  • Outings and residential activities
  • Summer project

Other Key Projects:

OUR LOCATION

Sphere 17 - Darndale

Sphere 17 Regional Youth Facility
Darndale, Dublin 17
Eircode: D17PX20

Sphere 17 - Bonnybrook

Bonnybrook Youth Centre
Bunratty Drive, Coolock, Dublin 17
Eircode: D17YP08

Sphere 17 - Priorswood

Priorswood Youth Centre
Clonshaugh Drive, Priorswood, Dublin 17
Eircode: D17F207

Sphere 17 - Kilbarrack

St. Benedict’s Resource Centre,
Swan’s Nest Road, Kilbarrack,
D.5. Eircode: D05V1F6

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OUR PEOPLE

We've got a great bunch of people here in Sphere 17 RYS

Bonnybrook Area Team

Bonnybrook Youth Centre, Adare Rd, Coolock, D.17. Eircode: D17YP08

Mark Perry

Project Leader

Ashley White

Youth Worker

Niall Coughlan

Youth Worker

Darndale Area Team

Sphere 17 Regional Youth Facility, Darndale, D.17 . Eircode: D17PX20

Carol Kinsella

Project Leader

Marius McGarrell

Youth Worker

Mary Clarke

RYF Host

Louise Dwyer

Youth Activity Worker

Siobh McGrane

Youth Activity Worker

Tara Coleman

Youth Worker

Kilbarrack Area Team

St. Benedict’s Resource Centre, Swan’s Nest Road, Kilbarrack, D.5. Eircode: D05V1F6

Claire Barkey

Project Leader

Lee Cummins

Youth Worker

Sinead Nugent

Project Leader/Youth Worker

Sarah Carroll

Youth Work Support

Katie Walsh

Youth Work Support

Avril McCarthy

Youth Worker

Priorswood Area Team

Priorswood Youth Centre, Clonshaugh Drive, Priorswood, D.17. Eircode: D17F207

Brian Conneely

Project Leader

Jennie Ryan

Youth Arts Worker

Susan Hanlon

Youth Worker

Woodale Youth Justice Project

(Line Managed by Priorswood Team Leader – Brian Conneely) – Priorswood Youth Centre, Clon-shaugh Drive, Priorswood, D.17

Noel Browne

Youth Justice Worker

Tanya Walker

Youth Justice Worker

Other Sphere 17 Employees

Sphere 17 Regional Youth Facility, Darndale, D.17 

Mick Ferron

RYS Manager

John Moloney

Project Worker

Tanya Foran

Bookkeeper (P/T – 1 day per week)

Anna Casey

Support Staff

David O’Neill

Maintenance

Anne Behan

Cleaner

Mary Hayes

Cleaner

Board of Directors

Nessan Vaughan

Director (Chairperson)

Mary Doheny

Director (Company Secretary)

Gerry Clarke

Director

Áine Galvin

Director

Niall Swords

Director

Sean Mackay

Director

Vanessa Hoare

Director

OUR GOVERNANCE

Sphere 17 RYS is a company limited by guarantee, not having a share capital, incorporated in Ireland in 2005 with Registration No. 410276. Sphere 17 Regional Youth Service’s governing document is its Constitution recently amended on May 23rd, 2017.

Sphere 17 RYS is a charity registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority, registered charity No (RCN): 20063115, and has been granted tax exemption by the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland, with registered charitable taxation No: CHY 17125. Sphere 17 RYS is also fully compliant with The Governance Code. See our latest Director’s Report for more information.

Reference and Administrative Detail

Registered Office: Sphere 17 Regional Youth Facility, Darndale, Dublin 17PX20

Our Advisers
Auditors: KSi Faulkner Orr Limited, Gateway House, 133 Capel Street, Dublin 1
Bankers: AIB, 62 St. Brigid’s Rd., Artane, Dublin 5
Solicitors: Mason Hayes & Curran, South Bank House, Barrow St, Grand Canal Dock, D. 4
Insurance Brokers: BHP Insurance Ltd, Unit 16 A, Fonthill Business Park, Dublin 22, D22 F2P1

Our Strategy and Annual Reports

The work highlighted in our current strategic plan (2017-2019) was agreed having listened to what young people and other stakeholders told us. Over the coming three years, we will focus on strengthening our core - enhancing our understanding of our impact so we can provide better services, improving the 1-2-1 support we provide to those young people who need it, improving our ability to support young people around the issues of mental health and employment, auditing our services to make sure they are as effective as possible, and developing a robust communications strategy.

We have prepared both a full and summary version of the strategic plan for you.

Some older reports can be viewed here