Welcome to CIYD resources. Here you will find a selection of recommended reading for both leaders and young people, a useful list of Residential Centres throughout the island of Ireland as well as some useful links to websites and external agencies. If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please just get in touch. We would love to hear from you.

As well as the resources below, we also have a selection of equipment which you can obtain and borrow from our offices in Belfast. They include;

  • Data Projectors
  • Badge maker
  • Large rear projection screen
  • Range of catering resources
  • Office space
  • Games consoles

Useful Websites

Grant Checker

GrantTracker will help you find funding schemes relevant to […]

External Agencies

Youth Link NI

Established in 1991, Youth Link is an inter-church […]

Lissadell Centre

Moyallon is in a tranquil rural setting, just three miles […]

West of Ireland Centre

The WEST OF IRELAND CENTRE is located only 40min from […]

Muckross Youth Venture Centre

Situated in the Killarney National Park and yet just 4km […]

Knockree Hostel

Overlooking the Glencree Mountains in Wicklow, this bright, contemporary hostel […]

Newgrange Lodge

Excellently located only 35 minutes from Dublin Airport and 1.5 […]


Moyallon is in a tranquil rural setting, just three miles […]


Corrymeela is a residential centre situated outside of Ballycastle on […]

Greenhill YMCA

Greenhill YMCA is an outdoor education and residential centre set […]

Sheep Island View Hostel

Sheep Island View is a family run business situated in […]

Kilbroney Centre

The Kilbroney Centre is located in the beautiful surroundings of […]

Together – Cummings, Warnock & Waugh

This book is a collection of thoughts on various aspects […]

Youth Work from Scratch – Martin Saunders

This book explains how and where to start if you […]

Mend the Gap – Jason Gardner

Resisting simplistic solutions, Jason Gardner deftly analyses the reasons for […]

Purpose Driven Youth – Doug Fields

This book is a guide to creating and maintaining youth […]

The five dysfunctions of a team – Patrick Lencioni

In this leadership fable, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions that […]

Renovation of the heart – Dallas Willard

With piercing cultural analysis Dallas Willard shows how the spirit […]

Courageous leadership – Bill Hybels

Leaders must direct their gift of leadership not only to […]

Celebration of discipline – Richard Foster

This timeless classic has helped well over a million people […]

Emotionally healthy spirituality – Peter Scazzero

You can’t be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. Peter […]

Run baby run – Nicky Cruz

Cruz’s classic testimony is still compelling reading more than forty […]

Stand Strong Boys’ Devotional – (CWR)

Few people understood how tough life can be better than […]

Wholehearted Girls’ Devotional – (CWR)

Passionate, complete, unfaltering faith…It’s all about the heart! This bright […]

The Case for Christ (youth edition) – Lee Strobel

A highly readable, thoroughly engaging, and spiritually challenging version designed […]

Building below the waterline – Gordon MacDonald

Using the metaphor of massive foundations of bridges not visible […]

Awesome on the inside – Tim Hawkins

How can you grow to become the person that you […]


Situated in Bellanaleck, just south of Enniskillen, The Cleenish Centre […]

Ovoca Manor

Ovoca Manor is Scripture Union’s Retreat and Adventure Centre located […]

Confirmation Resource


CIYD have a Confirmation Resource called ‘I Believe’ that can be used by Rectors and those involved in preparing young people for Confirmation.The resource is 12 sessions long and is based round the Confirmation Service, the Ten Commandments and The Apostles’ Creed.

Topics include ‘Who is God?’, ‘Why we need a Saviour’, ‘The Sacraments’ and ‘Serving God/Serving others’.Each session offers a blend of teaching, games, worship and prayer activities and discussion questions.The sessions are aimed to last between forty and ninety minutes at the discretion of the facilitator and the resource offers the flexibility for sessions to be tailored to the needs of the particular context.

As well as a well-designed Leader’s Manual, an interactive Participant’s Guide has been developed to complement the course. The resource is available directly from the CIYD office or from –