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Welcome to Galway Diocesan Youth Services!

We were founded in the late 70's to meet the needs of homeless and marginalised young people at that time. Our ethos has always been to identify and meet the needs of families and young people in the community.

What we do 

Today, GDYS runs the Number 4 Project, which aims to enhance the quality of young peoples lives by providing an effective and holistic response to a wide variety of issues pertaining to young people between the ages of 13 and 25 years.

The Number 4 Project provides a variety of supports for young people:

Where are we?

We are based at No.4 Augustine Street in Galway city and at Oznam house Augustine Street. You can contact us for more information on 091 568 483, or by emailing us at

Who funds us?

GDYS is funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, under the aegis of the Galway-Roscommon Education and Training board.

GDYS receives additional funding from The Diocesan Office, HSE West and receives occasional funding on foot of grant applications from Electric Aid, TUSLA and the St. Vincent De Paul MOCF.

Seirbhisi na nOg trading as Galway Diocesan Youth Services is a Limited Company,Registered office: Galway, Certificate Number 195622. Seirbhisi na nOg has charitable status and its Charity No. is 10805