Kerry Diocesan Youth Service


The Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) is a Youth Work Organisation founded in 1971. In fact KDYS is the leading Youth Work Organisation in the South West of Ireland covering the Diocese of Kerry. This includes the entire county of Kerry, the Beara Peninsula and the North West Cork region of Duhallow.

Our Latest news & EVENTS

View our latest news & events for 2022/2023

Appointment of CEO

The Board of KDYS is delighted to announce the appointment Ms. Berni Smyth as the new CEO of the organisation. Berni will join KDYS from Tusla and will take up her appointment on June 7th, 2022. Berni comes from Galway. She has extensive experience of providing...

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Get Information & Support with our Online Chat Service

How does the chat work? The chat service is available between 4pm and 8pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). The service is here to support 16 to 25 year olds, parents/guardians, and people who work with young people. If you want to chat to a Youth...

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