Midlands Regional Youth Service

13 Church Street, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.

Tel: 090 6477075 Fax: 090 6477076 email: Eileen Kelly - eileen@mrys.org 086 3294763

Click here for a list of Midlands Regional Youth Clubs

MRYS Mission Statement:


The Midlands Regional Youth Service (MRYS) in partnership with young people and their community will develop, co-ordinate and promote a comprehensive response to youth needs throughout the Midland Region, covering Counties Westmeath & Offaly.

Working With Young People for Young People in Counties Westmeath & Offaly.

The Midlands Regional Youth Service in partnership with young people and their community will develop, co-ordinate and promote a comprehensive response to youth needs throughout the Midland Region, covering Counties Westmeath & Offaly. The aim of the youth service is to work with young people to provide opportunities to participate in a range of programmes, i.e. educational, leisure, social, health promoting etc. MRYS received the Q mark in Youth Work in 2008 and received the Gold Youth Health Award in 2009. MRYS Ltd. are affiliated to Youth Work Ireland. Ireland's largest Youth Organisation.

MRYS is in operation since 1960, and its primary role is to provide support in the form of training and management programmes for young people and adults involved in the establishment of Youth Clubs throughout counties Offaly and Westmeath. These local and voluntary managed, needs based activities cater for young people aged 8 – 18 years and are located in Arden View, Clara, Daingean, Edenderry, Rhode, St. Ciaran’s – Clonmacnois and St. Mary’s Youth & Community Centre –Tullamore.

Westmeath youth clubs include Ballymore, Castlepollard, Kilbeggan, Kinnegad, Link Club – Mullingar, Multyfarnham and Rochfortbridge.

Eileen Kelly is the co-ordinator of MRYS Rural Youth Clubs and can be contacted on 090 6477075 or 086 3294763


Youth Club activities include:

·         Auctions.

·         Art Competitions.

·         Achievements days.

·         Barbecues.

·         Basketball.

·         Bands Competitions.

·         Beauty classes.

·         Board Games.

·         Boat Trips. (excluding vessels in excess of 16 ft)

·         Booklets / Newsletters.(preparing & distributing)

·         Bowling.

·         Cake Sales.(making & selling)

·         Clean-ups (e.g. local park, river bank, beaches  etc)

·         Celebrity Concerts

·         Club Visits to pet farms, local fire station, library, factory, housebound, hospital, and nursing home. etc

·         Camping with proper camp fire.

·         Canoeing.

·         Carol singing.

·         Car Boot Sales

·         Collections (Church gate, Street, Door-to-door)

·         Cards (making & selling)

·         Careers Seminar (organising of / participating in)

·         Computers.

·         Day Trips.

·         DJ Projects.

·         DVD Making Projects.

·         Darts Competition

·         Dance groups.

·         Drug Awareness Seminar (organising of / participating in)

·         Discos.

·         Exchanges – Club Visits / European

·         Environmental Projects.

·         Film Night.

·         Farm Visits.

·         First Aid Courses.

·         Fishing.

·         Forest Walk / Treasure Hunt.

·         Fun Games / Ice breakers.

·         Field Trips

·         Hurling / Camogie.

·         Interviews – mock.

·         Jumble Sale.

·         Lucky Dip.

·         Music lessons / Tribal Drumming / Playing in a band.

·         Netball.

·         Orienteering.

·         Pool / Snooker Competition.

·         Photography Project.

·         Quiz Night

·         Raffles.

·         Rounder’s.

·         Race Night.

·         Recycling Project.

·         Sponsored Events (Walk, Cycle etc).

·         Soccer.

·         Swimming.

·         Talent Show.

·         Treasure Hunts.

·         Wheel of Fortune.

·         Youth Run.

·         Youth Welfare Workshop.