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.


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.



Sphere 17 believes all young people can achieve great things. Our mission is to support young people to be the best that they can be. We do that in different ways for different young people, as they need it, through the varied services we provide.


  • 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
  • We deliver services based on young people’s needs, interests, issues and age profile.
  • We provide a range of services covering recreational, educational, health, personal and social development.
  • We provide professional services, by trained and vetted Youth Work staff.  
  • We engage in a way that is open, creative and positive.


Core youth service activity:

  • Drop-in
  • Group Work (interest and/or issue based)
  • Individual Support
  • Outreach (including detached youth work)
  • Outings and summer projects
  • Residential Activities
  • Events

Other Key Projects:


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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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

Niall Coughlan

Youth Worker

Louise Dwyer

Youth Activity Worker

Suzanne Brewer

Youth Work Support

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

Katie Walsh

Youth Worker

Shaday Blake

Youth Activity Worker

Hannah Brennan

Youth Worker

Kilbarrack Area Team

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

Lee Cummins

Project Leader

Kim Malone

Youth Worker

Shannon Baker

Youth Worker

Gary Mullen

Youth Work Support

Priorswood Area Team

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

Brian Conneely

Project Leader

Susan Hanlon

Youth Worker

Amy Stephens

Youth Activity Worker

Woodale Youth Justice Project

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

Noel Browne

Youth Justice Worker

Tanya Walker

Team Leader

Fiona Lelas

Youth Justice Worker

Out n About Detached Youth Service

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

Emma Buckley

Detached Youth Worker

Greg O Flaherty

Detached Youth Worker

Other Sphere 17 Employees

Sphere 17 Regional Youth Facility, Darndale, D.17 

Mick Ferron

RYS Manager

Tanya Foran

Bookkeeper (P/T – 1 day per week)

David O’Neill


Mary Hayes


Ashley White

Communications Co-Ordinator

Graham O’Neill

Creative Places Darndale Youth Theatre Co-Ordinator

Board of Directors

Mark O’Dea


Áine Galvin

Director- Chairperson

Niall Swords


Niamh McTiernan


Lisa Buckley


Mike Taylor


Lauren Byrne

Youth Director

Jenny Murphy


Maria Williams

Youth Director

Cathy Reinhardt



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 most 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 has also completed the Charities Governance Code Compliance Record Form required by the Charities Regulator. 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: Whelan Dowling & Associates, Unit 1 + 4, Block 1 Northwood Court, Santry, Dublin 9.
Bankers: AIB, 62 St. Brigid’s Rd., Artane, Dublin 5
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 (2023-2026) was agreed having listened to what young people and other stakeholders told us. Over the coming years, our focus will be on Impact, Excellence, and Sustainability. The plan emphasises the organisation's ongoing commitment to providing the highest quality youth service over the coming years by ensuring we develop in key areas so as to remain relevant and responsive to the evolving needs of young people in the communities we serve.

Please see our latest strategic plan here.

We also like to keep our annual reports creative so check out some of our latest creations below!!!


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