Cox’s Demesne

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by Dundalk Credit Union , 24th June 2019


Cox’s Demesne Youth and Community Project


An in-depth look at the inspiration, motivation and driving forces behind some of the organisations supported by Dundalk Credit Union’s Community Support Fund in 2019.

The Cox’s Demesne Youth and Community Project was first established in 1991. Two derelict unused houses were provided by Dundalk Town Council and were renovated by the people of Cox’s Demesne and its community. The idea for the project grew out of a vision to provide somewhere, within the community, where young people who were excluded from all mainstream programmes, projects and clubs would be welcomed, learn new skills and be given new opportunities. It became known locally as ‘The House’.

The mission of The House is to benefit the community and to enable the personal, social and educational development of young people in Cox’s Demesne through the delivery of education programmes and services which will help to encourage self-development and to be involved in their community’s development.

Over the years since 1991 the project has grown and developed. A previous extension to the premises was built in 1996 and the building is now equivalent to four houses. While the project would still have a priority for young people at risk, they also offer a general youth service to the community. The House deliver a wide variety of programmes and projects with 250 children & young people availing of their services, such as:


  • An After-School Service (6-12yrs)
  • Alternative Education Project in Partnership with Ó Fiaich College (13-16yrs)
  • High Voltage Garda Youth Diversion Project (11-17yrs)
  • Gaining Ground Probation Project (16-18yrs)
  • North Dundalk Family Support Hub
  • North Louth Teen Parent Support Programme


The House has an excellent voluntary management committee of very dedicated people, a super staff team with the interests of the young people always to the fore, young people who inspire & encourage every day and a supportive community.


Clodagh O’Mahony, Manager at Cox’s Demesne Youth and Community Project said “The House is an open welcoming place where young people can grow and prosper & always feel at home. We believe in each young person and their potential and do everything we can to enable their development. Dundalk Credit Union’s Community Support Fund allows us to continue with our refurbishment programme that increases our capacity to reach out and work, in partnership, with our community.”

Upcoming Events

Every year The House coordinates the Redeemer Summer Youth Project which takes place for 3 weeks in July with up to 350 children and young people taking part. It is a very popular project & The House rely solely on fundraising & registration fees around this event.

Billy Doyle, CEO, Dundalk Credit Union added “Dundalk Credit Union was founded by our community of members, they are our cornerstone, the foundation for all growth and development for us. We see the same community ethos reflected by the team at The House. When you listen to your community and work for your community, the effect and impact is so positive and enabling for everyone. Dundalk Credit Union wish all the staff and volunteers at Cox’s Demesne Youth and Community Project every success into the future.”

Contact Cox’s Demesne Youth and Community Project Dundalk

If you would like to contact the team at Cox’s Demesne Youth and Community Project about any of their supports and upcoming events, call 042 – 933 0432 or email

Cox’s Demesne Youth and Community Project Dundalk