Youthreach Priory

Welcome to Priory Youthreach!

If you have left school without any formal qualifications, are looking to complete further studies, or are between the ages of 16 to 20 years of age, then Priory Youthreach can provide you with opportunities to:

  • complete major awards in QQI levels 3 & 4,
  • further your education,
  • expand your personal development,
  • get valuable work experience,
  • improve your literacy, numeracy and digital skills
  • progress onto further academic certification or employment

The programme is full-time and training allowances are paid on a weekly basis to learners. You will also get a travel allowance if you live more than 5km from the centre.

Trainee(s) Maximum payment per week
16 – 17 years €45
18 years and over €232.00 (with some exceptions)

Priory Youthreach
Contact Details

Co-ordinator: Paul Curtis

Address: Greenhills Rd, Tallaght, Dublin 24, D24 VR64

Tel: (01) 4515292



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About The Priory Youthreach Centre

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Priory Youthreach first opened in 2008 and is located in Tallaght village on Greenhills Road beside the Priory Roman Catholic Church thus the name Priory Youthreach. Before being used as a Youthreach centre the building had a long history connected with education provision in Tallaght. The building was initially opened as Scoil Eanna Primary school in 1930 and it operated like this for many years, it was also used as the local Library and then as a Traveller training centre until we occupied the building in 2012, to the present day.

Priory Youthreach has a capacity of 25 learners. It is a key education provider within the Tallaght area and has excellent networking relationships with local schools, Education welfare officers, Foroige and other relevant referring agencies.

Priory Youthreach Belongs To All Who Pass Through Its Doors

Since we opened our doors, we have endeavoured to make strong lasting relationships with all the learners who have come to our centre. We stress “our” centre as it belongs to all who pass through its doors. Our mission in Priory Youthreach is to assist all young people academically, emotionally and personally in a close caring environment. This helps foster a sense of belonging for all who attend the programme and has allowed our ethos to manifest itself in daily teaching and learning interactions. It also creates a sense of ownership for both staff and learners whose contributions are the foundation of our hidden curriculum.

We are committed to ongoing analysis of our learners needs both academic and personally and consequently we have introduced programmes which have become integral in the timetable – Major awards at QQI level 3 & 4 in General Learning, FIT job seeking/interview skills workshops, Drug Education programmes, BSKB, Instrumental Enrichment Programme, One to One literacy, SPHE programme and educational trips to name but a few.

We celebrate successes with our learners through our awards events, selecting learner of the week and learner of the year. The learners who have left us have taken numerous paths – some have gone on to further study, apprenticeships and others have taken up full-time employment. We operate an open-door policy here in Priory Youthreach and regularly have past learners dropping in to let us know what is going on in their lives.

If that sounds like something that may interest you, please contact us in Priory Youthreach for a new beginning on your education journey.

General Learning QQI Level 4 Modules:

  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Functional Maths
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Painting
  • Personal Interpersonal Development
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Applications
  • Teamworking

General Learning QQI Level 3 Modules:

  • Communications
  • Career Preparation
  • Mathematics
  • Culinary Operations
  • Personal Interpersonal Skills
  • Word Processing
  • Health and Safety Awareness

We also offer non-accredited programmes:

  • Fast Track to Information Technology (FIT): Interview/CV skills workshops and mock interview practice.
  • Manual handling
  • Social Personal Health Education (SPHE) under SHPE learners will develop their knowledge and skills around the following 5 areas:
    • Mental Health
    • Gender studies
    • Substance use
    • Relationships and sexuality education
    • Physical activity and nutrition
    • Instrumental Enrichment Programme (Thinking skills programme)

Priory Youthreach Contact Details

Co-ordinator: Paul Curtis

Address: Greenhills Rd, Tallaght, Dublin 24, D24 VR64

Tel: (01) 4515292



Priory Youthreach Social Media:

Twitter –  @PYouthreach

Facebook – @youthreachpriory

Instagram – @youthreachpriory

Priory Youthreach Opening Hours

Monday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Thursday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Friday 8.30am to 2.30pm