We Are Youthreach Ballina


Youthreach Ballina occupies the old vocational school building next to the cathedral on the bank of the river Moy. Youthreach is a full-time Training and Education Programme for early school leavers aged between 15 to 20 years. It offers a flexible and dynamic programme of integrated General Education, Vocational Training, and Work Experience.

The Main Objectives of Youthreach are:

Social, Personal, and Health Educational development.

Promoting independence, personal autonomy and a pattern of lifelong learning.

Integration into further education and training opportunities.

Promoting active citizenship and social inclusion.

Provide opportunities for National Certification. ( FETAC, Junior Cert. & LCA. )

We hope that you will find our website informative and that it will give you a good idea about the opportunities Youthreach provides young people. This site will be updated regularly with all the latest news and information so please keep checking back.


Meet our team

Ballina Youthreach Tutors & Subjects

Paul Large Co-ordinator/Leisure & Recreation

Cora Judge Home Economics/Hotel Catering/ Literacy

Grainne Kelly English/Social Education

Martin Kelly Woodwork/Technical Drawing

Angie Large Arts & Crafts/Literacy

Shirley Larkin Languages

Mary Lavelle Secretary

Allison Leneghan Canteen

Catherine Mulderrig IT

Niall Murphy Hairdressing

Dennis McCalmont Music

Claire O’ Boyle Art/Irish/Career Guidance

Donald O’ Brien Metalwork/Engineering

Mary O’ Connell Counsellor

Natasha Walshe Maths/Social Education

"Youthreach Ballina is a caring environment where the individual will be encouraged to develop to their full potential"


Some Fun Facts

The 25th anniversary of Youthreach Ballina will be August 2017
Numerous national and international awards won by students past and present
3 times winners of the Youthreach all Ireland 5 aside soccer tournament
30 visits to the Achill Outdoor Education Centre and counting


Lights, Camera, Action! #MSLETB Film Footage @ #youthreach Ballina


#msletb #CEO Sean Purcell, Donna Sheridan and Declan J Cassidy on Camera, film footage of our #music session during their visit to #Youthreach Ballina, also included are #Coordinator Paul Large and members of the Music Group, rehearsing for their upcoming 25th Anniversary Concert @ The Ballina Arts Centre, Tuesday 16th May 2017…

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