North Connaught Youth Services, Sligo Ireland

North Connaught Youth & Community Service works with the mission to affirm the importance of young people and support them andthose who work with them through the provision of services in their communities.

North Connaught Youth Services is based in County Sligo in the north west of Ireland. NCYCS is a regional youth service provider covering three counties. It was founded in the 1960’s as the Sligo Federation of Youth Clubs, changing it’s name and legal status in 1988. NCYCS is now a company limited by guarantee and is a registered charity, owned by the youth groups and projects affiliated to it. NCYCS is affiliated to Youth Work Ireland.

Case Study

An output of working in an international Erasmus+ project is that contacts develop between educators and researchers across borders. Because of the HIP project Bodil Klausen from VIA University College met a practitioner of social care work in Ireland, Caroline Costello. Bodil was inspired by the work of Caroline and with funding from Erasmus mobilities, Bodil paid a visit to Caroline and her work place in Sligo, Ireland in the summer of 2015. The following articles are based on this exchange visit.

Article in English: May I come to visit you at work? - An associate professor in close heels of a practitioner (pdf)

Ireland Case Study Caroline Costello Website (pdf)

Reflections (pdf)

Contact person in the HIP project

Caroline M Costello
Rockwood Parade,

T: 071 91 44152
Mobile: 087 2563547
Homepage: North Connaught Youth Services