Leixlip Youth and Community Centre

Serving the Community of Leixlip, Co Kildare

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Centre Update 13/03/2020

The Board of Management of LYPG have directed that the Centre will close to the general public from today Friday 13th March until Friday 29th March.

This is a precautionary measure following public health advice relating to the Covid-19 outbreak and is in line with other public facilities such as libraries, and schools. This measure will help protect our staff, our volunteers, our local community, and those at risk.

Updates will be posted on our website www.lycc.ie and on facebook

Leixlip Youth Premises Group Ltd apologies for any inconvenience caused and we hope to resume normal service as soon as possible.


Centre Update 10/03/2020

The Leixlip Youth & Community Centre are taking every possible precaution to help stop the spread of germs.

Since the confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, the Community Centre has increased it’s daily cleaning and disinfection routines:


–   There is a good supply of soap at every sink, and we have posted information posters on handwashing in all bathrooms / kitchens
–   All worktop surfaces, door handles, toilets, etc are cleaned and disinfected daily.
–   Please note we only have a very small amount of hand sanitiser in the Centre, so please wash hands properly & often.
–   Disinfectant wipes are available to use if required.

*** To those visiting the Centre / Coffee Shop / or attending activities ***
– We ask that all those using the Centre, to wash their hands properly and often when in the Centre
– Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough and sneeze. Put used tissues into a bin and wash your hands.
– Stay at home if you are sick

***If you are attending with children ***
– We ask that you ensure they are also washing their hands whilst they are in the Centre, and are abiding by the above hygiene guidelines.
– Please ensure they are not sharing bottles, cups.
– Stay at home if they are sick

We are continually monitoring the guidance given by the HSE and are abiding by the advice given.

You may want to consult the HSE Official page on the Coronavirus to see what impact this may have on your activities here in the Centre https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html


Leixlip School of Singing

GROUP singing lessons starting on March 10th! Classes will be on Tuesdays, with 6-10 year olds at 4-5pm and 11-14 year olds at 5-6pm in the Leixlip Youth and Community Centre.

Places are LIMITED, call or text 0862404336 or email leixlipschoolofsinging@gmail.com to enroll your child.

The term is 8 weeks long and will cost €80.

Places are LIMITED, call or text 0862404336 or email leixlipschoolofsinging@gmail.com to enroll your child.

The term is 8 weeks long and will cost €80.




No Youth Clubs – Wed 11th or Fri 13th March

The Youth Clubs will take a break next week and won’t be here Wednesday 11th or Friday 13th March


Youth Clubs take a break for Mid-Term


Youth Clubs take a break for Mid-Term as follows

Wed 19th February – No Primary Club

Friday 21st February – No First Years Club


Job Opportunity at the Centre- Caretaker (Part-time)





Job Description:      Caretaker (Part-Time)  – 12 hrs per week, Fixed Term Contract

Location:                     Newtown House, Leixlip.

Reports to:                 Centre Supervisor and /or Members of the Board as directed

Responsible for:         Security and Safety of the Centre

Purpose of Job:          Support the Operational Management of the Centre.

This is a fixed-term contract – 5 months – Immediate start.

Main Responsibilities:

  • In a diligent and reliable manner to close the Centre, locking up, setting alarms, key holding
  • To ensure the security of the Centre is maintained, front desk presence, viewing security cameras.
  • To set up and prepare rooms for use with tables, chairs, equipment.
  • To deal with customers and users of the centre in a polite and responsible manner.
  • To carry out general reception duties including dealing with customer queries, answering the phone.
  • To carry out general cleaning duties as required, including floors, kitchens, toilets, dealing with spills
  • To handle cash as required, issuing receipts, and handover of money to office.
  • To keep the centre and its surrounding area litter free.
  • To ensure high standards in the Health and Safety at the work place, including the provision of First Aid treatment.
  • To ensure that the Centre is a safe place at all times.
  • To participate in all training programmes provided.


Essential requirements:

  • Fluent English, strong written and oral communication skills
  • Reliable and trust worthy person
  • Available to work evenings and weekends


Desirable but not essential

  • Experience of working in a community setting with groups and individuals
  • Previously Garda Vetted


Skills and attributes

  • The ability to work on own initiative, unsupervised
  • Commitment to working with integrity and according to equal opportunities, diversity and information protection policies and procedures at all times.
  • Practical approach to managing workload within a small organization


Hours of work:

You will be required to work not more than 12 hours per week, across evenings and Saturdays.

Weekly Roster (subject to change)

  • Wednesday 6pm – 8.30pm
  • Thursday 5pm – 10pm
  • Friday 5.30pm – 7pm
  • Saturday either 9.15am – 12.15pm or 1pm-4pm


Recruitment & selection process:

Short-listing will apply followed by structured interview.

Please note that only Applicants called for Interview will be contacted.



The successful candidate will required to be Garda vetted prior to commencement in accordance with our Child Safeguarding Policy.  All candidates called for interview will be asked to complete the Garda Vetting Form.




  • Closing Date for Application: Monday 3rd February
  • Interviews are scheduled to take place: As soon as possible.
  • Applications by CV and cover letter to info@lycc.ie



What we do

Leixlip Youth and Community Centre provides a purposes built centre for the youth and community of Leixlip. The centre provides a youth room, community hall, kitchen facilities and rooms to rent to the youth and community.

Youth club

If you are attending 5th/6th Class or Secondary School and live in Leixlip, we have a club for you. Check out the Youth Club page

Community Centre

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By: Rashid Azar