North Mayo Project is a project of North Connaught Youth & Community Services Ltd and was established in the late eighties. It provides community based youth work for 7 – 18 year olds around social isolation and rural disadvantage. It aims to promote awareness of the needs of young people of North Mayo and develop a more structured and cohesive youth service to meet these needs. This objective enables these young people to take greater control of their lives and enables them to play a more active part in their community. The project has been responsible for initiating, developing and co-ordinating services and programmes for young people in North Mayo in response to their social, educational and developmental needs.