Community and Voluntary groups in Dundalk

 To add your organisation or alter the information provided in our directory, please email info@dundalkfm.com.

ADHD Ireland ADHD Ireland is dedicated to providing up-to-date information, resources and networking opportunities to individuals with ADHD, parents of children with ADHD, and the professionals who serve them. They provide support and advice through their phone line and emails, send out information, produce publications, organise information sessions and psychoeducation. They also run Solution Focussed Brief Therapy courses for young people, run parenting courses, and work to raise awareness of the condition, and contribute to research. Telephone 01 8748349 https://adhdireland.ie/

Accord Counselling Accord is a well known, respected and experienced agency that has in excess of 50 years experience working with couples and individuals supporting them in their Marriages and Relationships. Telephone 042 9336393 https://www.accord.ie/centres/dundalk

Amnesty International Amnesty International Ireland is the country’s largest human rights organisation with over 15,000 members and supporters. They are part of a global movement of more than 3.2 million people working in more than 150 countries around the world. Telephone 01 8638300  www.amnesty.ie / https://www.facebook.com/AmnestyDundalk/

Artisans Founded in 1992 by the late Tom Bellew, Artisans is a watercolour art group who meet weekly in Carroll Mead Hall, Dundalk. They have approx 30 members and instruction for both new and advanced members is provided. Telephone 086 3567529 https://www.facebook.com/Artisans-Dundalk-111745727033731/

Barnardos Barnardos is a children’s charity. They work with vulnerable children and their families in Ireland and campaign for the rights of all children. Barnardos was established in Ireland in 1962. Telephone 01 4549699 www.barnardos.ie

Birdwatch Ireland Louth Branch BirdWatch Ireland is focussed on the conservation of birds and biodiversity in Ireland and promotes nature conservation among policy-makers and the wider public. They are also involved in many research and monitoring projects, and, through policy and advocacy work, they act to influence others who have the ability and power to protect and enhance the living world. Telephone 087 9145363 https://birdwatchireland.ie/ http://birdslouth.blogspot.com/

Blackrock Tidy Towns Blackrock Tidy Towns is one of the principal community groups in the village. Their objective is to make Blackrock a better place in which to live, and a more pleasant place to visit and enjoy. They have a core committee which meets monthly and a large group of Tidy Towns volunteers who undertake litter control, maintenance of flower and shrub beds, and other community and development work around the village. https://www.blackrockvillage.ie/blackrock-tidy-towns/

Cara Cancer Support Centre

Cara Cancer Support Centre gives support to people living with cancer. They provide a supportive environment where patients and family members can come to find solace and avail of the experience of cancer survivors. They offer a range of holistic therapies; pamper days, a number of workshops for men and women along with welfare information and counselling. Telephone 042 9339383 https://www.cancer.ie/cancer-information-and-support/cancer-support/find-support/local-support/cara-cancer-support-centre

Carlingford Heritage Centre The aim of the Heritage Centre is to give the visitor an insight into Carlingford’s history and to encourage a deeper exploration of the narrow streets and antiquities of Carlingford. This extensive space can be used for any function suitable to the ambiance of the Heritage centre, such as weddings, meetings, conferences, seminars, lectures, musical evenings, drama productions, weekend workshops, official launches, and award ceremonies. Telephone 042 9375434 / 086 8241514 info@carlingfordheritagecentre.com https://carlingfordheritagecentre.com/

Carlingford Tidy Towns Carlingford tidy towns is about keeping the village clean and beautiful. Telephone 042 9373686 https://www.facebook.com/carlingfordtidytowns/

Childline Childline is part of the ISPCC (The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). There is a telephone service, an online service, and a mobile phone texting service. Telephone (National Helpline) 1800 666 666 Telephone ISPCC Louth Branch (Drogheda) 041 9833406 www.childline.ie

Citizens Information Centre The Citizens Information Centre provides confidential impartial information, advice, and advocacy to the general public. Telephone 0761 075950  centres.citizensinformation.ie/Dundalk

Clann Naofa Boxing Club Clann Naofa Boxing Club is a community-focused and inclusive environment for young people to gain high-quality training in boxing technique from a team of dedicated coaches and staff.

Telephone 087 6191829 https://www.facebook.com/Clann-Naofa-Boxing-Academy-169420576731521/

Cluid Housing

Clúid Housing is an award-winning, a not-for-profit charity providing over 7,900 affordable, high-quality homes to people in housing need. The Louth Housing Officer is available for assistance and support via the Dublin Main Office. Telephone 01 7072088 https://www.cluid.ie/

Cooley Environmental Cooley Environmental and Health Group, established in 1994, is interested in human health and the local environment, and the connections between the two. Telephone 042 9373525  https://www.cooleyehg.org/

Community Garda

Caroline Hayes and Paul Conolly are part of the Community Garda Team that discusses community policy on a weekly basis during the Town Talk Show (Friday morning edition). Telephone (Garda Bureau of Community Engagement) 01 6663806/08/09 https://www.garda.ie/en/crime-prevention/community-policing/ https://www.garda.ie/en/contact-us/station-directory/dundalk.html

Cox’s Demesne Youth and Community Project Cox’s Demense Youth and Community Project, “The House”, provides somewhere within the community where young people who were excluded from all mainstream programmes, projects and clubs are welcomed, learn new skills and given new opportunities. While a priority is given to young people at risk, The House also offers a general youth service. Presently there are approximately 200 children and young people availing of the programmes and projects on a weekly basis with a staff team of nine fulltime workers and some part-time and community employment workers also. Telephone 042 93330432 http://coxsdemesne-thehouse.com/

Crosscause Charity Founded in 2003, Crosscause is an Irish registered charity, set up by dedicated volunteers working with special needs orphans in Romania. The group has been involved on the ground in Romania for nearly 20 years, and active in Orphanages, institutions and hospitals. It has since expanded into Eastern Europe and West Africa. The charity operates from the Crosscause Shop in Blackrock. Telephone 087 9674829 https://www.crosscause.ie/

Cuidigh Linn Cuidigh Linn are a local initiative for the elderly living in the Muirhevna Mór area of Dundalk. Cuidigh Linn offers a wide range of services including weekly or monthly visits and they also provide workers who can do low cost, high quality maintenance around older people’s homes. Telephone 042 9334984 https://www.facebook.com/cuidigh.linn.9

Dealgan Amateur Boxing Club

Located in Marian Park, Dealgan Amateur Boxing Club has, for over eighty years, nurtured amateur boxing talent from a broad spectrum of age groups and abilities and enabled them to achieve their personal goals and optimum potential in the ring. Telephone (Coach) 086 3748688 https://www.facebook.com/DEALGAN-BOXING-CLUB-173558354222/

Development Perspectives Since 2006, Development Perspectives have grown to become a successful leading education NGO in Ireland. DP explores, examines and acts upon a range of issues and challenges that face our world. They have built on the energy of their participants, the continued support from their donors, and the solid partnerships they have established with local communities both at home and abroad. Telephone 041 9801005   www.developmentperspectives.ie

Dundalk Dog Rescue Dundalk Dog Rescue do whatever is possible to rescue unwanted dogs from the local Dog Pound and give them a second chance at life. Telephone 087 1854360 dundalkdogrescue.ie

Dundalk Lions Club Irish Lions are members of Lions Clubs International, a community service organisation dedicated to the idea that the men and women who live in a community are in the best position to know who needs help and why. www.dundalklionsclub.ie

Dundalk Musical Society Dundalk Musical Society has provided the Dundalk locality with years of amateur dramatic entertainment by showcasing the best of local talent in classic and contemporary musicals. https://www.facebook.com/Dundalkmusicalsociety/

Dundalk Outcomers LGBT

Dundalk Outcomers is a social and befriending support group for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Their drop in centre provides a safe, social and relaxed environment for the LGBT community, and is located in the centre of Dundalk town. It has been open since 1997. They offer some light refreshments and a chat. Free gay and lesbian literature is available. Telephone 042 9329816 www.outcomers.org

Dundalk Photographic Society Formed in 1979, the Dundalk Photographic Society has always been very informal and welcoming in nature. Having fun with photography is the goal and the emphasis has always been on the pictures rather than an over emphasis on equipment. Since 1982 the annual Beginners Classes have been a main feature of the program. In this time more than 800 aspirational local amateur photographers have been initiated in the art and craft of photography. dundalkps@gmail.com http://www.dundalkphoto.com/ https://www.facebook.com/DundalkPhotographicSociety/

Dundalk Railway Heritage Society Established in 2011, Dundalk Railway Heritage Society is a volunteer body which brings together former railway staff and enthusiasts to exchange views, ideas, and memories, and to direct historical railway artifacts to heritage when no longer in use. http://dundalkrailwayheritagesociety.com/

Dundalk Sub Aqua

Dundalk Sub-Aqua Club was set up in 2001 by a number of experienced local divers who joined together to pool their knowledge of local/national dive sites and diving experience achieved in other clubs north and south of the border, but who felt it was time to bring it home and set up their very own dive club. www.dundalksubaqua.ie

Dundalk Tidy Towns Dundalk Tidy Towns is committed to creating a cleaner and greener environment for the people of Dundalk. It has achieved Gold Medal status in Tidy Towns awards from 2007-2019 through its promotion of community participation in working to improve the aesthetic appearance and economic and environmental sustainability of the town. dundalktidytowns@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/DundalkTidyTowns/ @Dundalktidytown

Dundalk Youth Centre The vision of Dundalk Youth Centre is to create a supportive relational environment where young people in our community are welcomed, valued, and encouraged to get in touch with and express their individual gifts through creativity and the arts. Telephone 042 9329532  www.dundalkyouthcentre.ie

Family Addiction Support Network (F.A.S.N) The goal of the Family Addiction Support Network is to assist families in the North East to achieve a greater understanding of addiction, the negative impact it has had on their ability to engage with positive life opportunities, and to help them fulfil a positive role in the recovery of their loved ones. The organisation provides a 24 hour out-of-hours helpline, one-to-one support, five peer led support groups as well as access to counselling, respite, and educational programmes. Telephone 042 9355251 / 087 9046405 https://fasn.ie/

Failte Abhaile Dundalk Failte Abhaile’s mission is to develop an inclusive, sustainable local community infrastructure to support republican ex-prisoners, displaced people and their families, enable them to fulfil their potential and actively participate in the regeneration of the community, increasing their educational and employability levels and status.

pat.slanu@gmail.com

Féileacáin Féileacáin (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland – SANDAI) was formed in 2009 by a group of bereaved parents to offer support to anyone affected by the death of a baby around the time of birth. The organisation is now the national charity supporting families affected by perinatal loss. https://feileacain.ie/

Friends of Liam Dundalk The aim of Friends of Liam Foundation is to raise awareness and funds for Autism & Special Needs Services and DIPG Research which is a brain cancer affecting mainly children. https://friendsofliamfoundation.ie/ https://www.facebook.com/oursuperboy/?ref=page_internal

Greenore Railway and Maritime Museum The Greenore Railway and Maritime Museum houses a miniature railway and offers visitors the opportunity to wear Victorian dress and tour the variety of exhibits on display relating to railway and maritime heritage. https://www.facebook.com/Greenore-railwaymaritime-museum-626933644057387/

The Irish Farmers Association The IFA has a mass membership with over 88.000 farmers contributing to the Association. A strong united membership provides the strength and financial resources to ensure that IFA delivers for Irish farmers. Telephone (Cavan and Louth Regional Office) 042 9744870 http://www.ifa.ie

Irish Girl Guides The Irish Girl Guides, sometimes more commonly known as IGG, has been in existence since 1911, when the first Guide Unit was set up in Harold’s Cross. In 2011 they celebrated their Centenary with lots of fun activities around the country. Telephone 01 6683898 www.irishgirlguides.ie

Regional Development Officer for Louth Area: nerdo@irishgirlsgguides.ie

Irish Language Group The purpose of the group is to provide an inclusive and supportive space for members of intermediate level to use and develop their Irish language skills with individuals who share their interest in Gaeilge. Meetings are held weekly on Tuesdays at 4pm in the Louth County Library. https://www.louthcoco.ie/en/services/library/events/
Irish Life Boats The RNLI in Ireland has 44 lifeboat stations operating 57 lifeboats that provide a ring of safety around the Irish coastline. The regional station for Louth is the RNLI Clogher Head Lifeboat Station. Telephone 041 9822600 https://www.irishlifeboats.com/ or https://rnli.org/

Irish Wheelchair Association Irish Wheelchair Association is a community of people with physical disabilities across Ireland founded on the belief that everyone should be able to live a life of choice and equality. Their services support people with physical disabilities to live independently and their campaigns demand equal rights and opportunities for people with physical abilities. Telephone 041 6853046 https://www.iwa.ie/

Knockbridge Vintage Club Knockbridge Vintage Club is a community-based organisation that co-ordinates & runs local events to raise money for charities. The foundation upon which the club is built is a bedrock of community spirit and determination. They have two major public events organised every year; the vintage road run & the vintage field day. In addition to this they usually have an annual old folks party, and a presentation night where money raised throughout the year is distributed to local causes. Telephone 087 2204261 http://www.knockbridgevintageclub.com/ https://www.facebook.com/knockbridgevintage/

Louth Bee Keeping The Louth Beekeeping association currently has 100 active members, with the youngest spanning from just 12 years of age. They opened a club apiary with an attendance of 100 beekeepers/family members. They endeavour to keep all members up to date with the latest research and bee related information with monthly lectures during the winter season, and a yearly beginners and advanced class. Telephone (Secretary) 086 3963349 http://www.louthbeekeeping.com/

Louth Community Men’s Sheds

The Men’s Shed offers a safe, friendly and inclusive environment where men are able to gather together and/or work on meaningful projects like wood turning, art, horticulture, and wood work etc., at their own pace in their own time in the company of other men, The shed can also be a place to just come and sit for a while, have a chat over a cup a tea or play a game of pool thus improving the health and well being of the men participating. Telephone 087 3630457 https://menssheds.ie/sheds/dundalk-mens-shed/

Louth County Library 2 The library service in Louth provides adult lending services including Ebooks & Eaudio downloadable books, audio-visual material, children’s services, local history and genealogical services, reference services, local and national newspapers, periodicals, language, and computer learning and public internet access. Telephone 042 9353190 https://www.facebook.com/LouthCountyLibraries/ https://www.louthcoco.ie/en/services/library/where-are-we-/louth_county_library_-_dundalk.shortcut.html

Louth Environmental Group

Louth Environmental Group is committed to the cultivation and preservation of the Dundalk coastline through policy reform and adequate government expenditure. The group has campaigned extensively for the development of the Bellurgan and Lord Limerick Embankments, a durable infrastructure to connect the extremities of the Dundalk coastline, and a sustainable greenway for recreational use. Telephone 086 8559391 https://www.facebook.com/Louth-Environmental-Group-456919524349112/about/?ref=page_internal

Louth Filmmakers Society The Louth Filmmakers Society is dedicated to creating interesting and impactful short films, short documentaries, radio plays, as well as other forms of media. To accomplish this, they assist in funding projects within the community as well as training those who’d like to be a part of their industry. It is their goal to act as a fully-fledged production company, but one that works for the community instead of for individuals. Members can avail of all of the experience and resources that the society holds and gain a greater confidence in their abilities as a filmmaker. Telephone 042 9326874 https://www.irishfilmmakers.org/ https://www.facebook.com/louthfilmmakers/

Louth Heritage Office The heritage of County Louth, Ireland, is managed by Louth County Council’s Heritage Office. It includes archaeology; heritage objects; architecture; flora; fauna; wildlife habitats; landscapes; seas. Telephone 086 6013839 heritage@louthcoco.ie https://www.facebook.com/LouthHeritage/

Louth Nature Trust The Louth Nature Trust is a voluntary, non-profit organisation which was established in February 2008 to protect the county’s natural resources and to aid in promoting awareness of, and interest in the landscape, wildlife, flora and fauna of Co. Louth. In collaboration with the National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Heritage Council, the Louth Nature Trust has already embarked on managing the Little Tern Conservation Project at Baltray. Telephone 087 9145363 http://www.louthnaturetrust.info/ https://www.facebook.com/louthnaturetrust/

Louth Village Community Hall Committee Louth Village Community Hall Committee is a community group dedicated to the upkeep, development and promotion of Louth Village, its environs, and the Community Hall as a hub of local activity and engagement. It hosts community events and social gatherings, and is available as the perfect venue to hold birthday, and family celebrations or group activities. Telephone 086 6065840 https://www.facebook.com/Louthcommunityhub/

Louth Volunteer Centre The Louth Volunteer Centre is passionate about volunteering and Louth County is a great place to volunteer. Volunteering enriches communities, gives volunteers an opportunity to develop personally, and puts giving at the heart of how we all live. Telephone 042 9392934 http://www.volunteerlouth.ie

L.S.P.C.A The Louth Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has been in existence for over 50 years and the current inspector Fiona Squibb has been doing this job voluntarily for over 10 years. Telephone 042 9335045 http://www.louthspca.ie/

Mabs MABS is the money advice and budgeting service guiding people through dealing with problem debt for more than 25 years. They have 60+ MABS offices around Ireland operated on an appointment system, one of which, is located in Anne Street, Dundalk. MABS is free, confidential, and independent. Telephone 0761 072549 (Dundalk) or (National Helpline) 0761 072000 https://www.mabs.ie/en/

MAD Youth Theatre M.A.D Youth Theatre has been working with children and young people between the ages of 6 to 21 years old in Dundalk and wider community since 2011 providing professionally led weekly drama workshops and quality arts experience in a variety of arts disciplines. They focus on creating a fun and innovative approach to drama and challenge the thinking and attitude toward the arts in the community.  Telephone 083 1404747 https://www.madyouththeatre.com/ https://www.facebook.com/M.A.DYouthTheatre/

Maria Goretti Foundation The Maria Goretti Foundation was formed and exists to further the cause of children with disabilities. The Foundation has at its heart the care and dignity of children and their families at the Respite Centre at Lordship, and seeks to be a protagonist of such children and their families. Telephone 042 9376094 (Respite Centre) https://www.mariagoretti.ie https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maria-Goretti-Foundation/534264036655477

Marie Keating Foundation The Marie Keating Foundation provides information on all the key cancers, including breast cancer, cervical cancer, throat cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer and bowel cancer. The Foundation does not receive any Government funding, and all of their services are provided free of charge. Telephone 01 6283726 http://www.mariekeating.ie/

Men’s Aid Ireland Men’s Aid Ireland, formerly known as AMEN, provides a confidential helpline & support service for male victims of domestic abuse. Appointments can be made for Drogheda Outreach Clinic by contacting the Confidential National Support Line. Telephone (Confidential National Support Line) 01 5543811 (General Office Queries) 01 5394277 https://www.mensaid.ie/

NCBI – Working with People with Sight Loss NCBI offers community based services to help people to adapt to sight loss and maintain their independence. These services include emotional support to the individual experiencing loss of vision and to their families, advice and information on all aspects of vision loss as well as practical support and solutions to the challenges encountered by people with vision loss. Services are offered to people of all ages, from birth through to older age. https://www.ncbi.ie/about-ncbi/contact-us/directions-to-ncbis-regional-centre-dundalk/

Netwell Centre NetwellCASALA is a joint venture between Dundalk Institute of Technology, the Health Service Executive of Ireland, and Louth County Council. Their multidisciplinary research and development activities are focused on developing more integrated community-oriented services, more sustainable home and neighbourhood design, and more age-friendly technologies. Activities involve an array of disciplines including the social and behavioural sciences, health and medical sciences, computer science, engineering, design, marketing and business administration. Telephone 042 9370497 https://www.netwellcasala.org/

New Hope New hope is a safe place to recover from addiction that provides supported housing for men who want to change from a life of addiction and homelessness to abstinence and recovery. They provide a 3 stage 12-month programme that includes community detox, key working and daily group work, employment and education guidance, and a move-on accommodation and aftercare support service. Their new charity shop is located at The Longwalk Shopping Centre. Telephone 086 4667107 https://nhrc.ie/

NILMDTS Ireland (Now I Lay me down to sleep) Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep is a not for profit organisation which offers bereaved, or soon to be bereaved parents, the gift of the services of a professional photographer to create lasting images of their baby. These services are available for infant loss as early as 24 weeks gestation, or at the discretion of medical personnel.

Telephone 083 3774777 https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/ https://www.facebook.com/nilmdtsireland/

North Louth Hospice North Louth Hospice Foundation was formed in 1992 with the objective of providing assistance to people diagnosed with cancer and their families in the North Louth Area. Having started with a committee of 10 members in 1992 to-day the organisation involves 150 volunteers who contribute their time and efforts without remuneration. Telephone 042 9328533 http://www.northlouthhospice.ie/

The North Louth Dementia Café The aim of the Netwell Memory Café is to create a friendly and informal place with a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere where people with memory problems, their families, and friends can gather and share relevant information. Telephone 087 7489258 https://www.netwellcasala.org/memory-cafe/

O’Hanlon Park Boxing Club O’Hanlon Park Boxing Club is a Community based sports club that offers specialist and general coaching and training options such as weekly fitness classes and boxer only nights. It caters to the needs of a variety of age-groups and fitness levels and helps anyone who avails of their service realise their goals in a friendly and supportive environment. https://www.facebook.com/OHPfamily/?ref=page_internal

Order Of Malta The Order of Malta Ireland makes a positive contribution to hundreds of local communities North and South in Ireland. In addition to the Ambulance Corps, Order of Malta Ireland also manages and supports a number of other charitable activities including Annual Pilgrimages with the sick to Lourdes and Knock, Respite holidays for people with learning and physical difficulties, a Special Adult Education and Training Day Centre, and The Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem offering high-quality maternity care to all women, regardless of race, religion, culture or social condition. Telephone (Dundalk Unit) 087 9356381 https://orderofmaltaireland.org

Playroom Project The Playroom Project Community Crèche is a Community Not for Profit Child Support Service that operates as part of Women’s Aid Dundalk. The service is aimed at children and young people who have directly or indirectly experienced violence, and includes a Toddler and Baby Group and an After-School Program. Telephone 042 9327289 https://www.facebook.com/The-Playroom-Project-2076145192403399/

Polio Ireland The Post Polio Support Group helps survivors of Polio in Ireland. Fundraising is vital to ensure they can provide help and support. Telephone 01 8898920 http://www.ppsg.ie/

Polska Szkola Polska Skola provides essential education to children of the Polish speaking community residing in Dundalk. It supports and nurtures students to use and develop their Polish language skills, and provides a safe space for young people to communicate their feelings in way that is most expressive and familiar to them. The school also provides Polish classes to all students who want to learn the language. Telephone 085 2269456 polska.szkola.dundalk@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/PolskaSzkolawDundalk/about/?ref=page_internal

Rehab Care Dundalk RehabCare is committed to providing a range of support services for people with disabilities, both adults and children, people with mental health difficulties, and older people, which supports them to maximise their independence, their community presence and participation. The organisation has 54 community-based services across the country providing personalised, one-to-one support for people of all ages and all abilities. Telephone (Dundalk House) 042 9328769 (Quayside) 042 933 4726 https://www.rehab.ie

Railway Preservation Society The RPSI was formed in 1964 to preserve in working order steam locomotives and other rolling stock built for the Irish railway system, from 1850 to the present day. The Society is a not-for-profit charity managed by volunteers. All funds from ticket sales, shop sales, membership fees, or donations go directly to keeping Ireland’s steam railway heritage operating for future generations. Telephone 01 4800553 http://www.steamtrainsireland.com/

Relay for Life Relay For Life is a 24 hour event that brings the whole community together to Celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, to Remember those whom we have lost to the disease, and to Fight Back by increasing our knowledge of cancer, and by raising money to fund vital research and services of the Irish Cancer Society. The Irish Cancer Society Relay For Life is the biggest cancer fundraising initiative in the world. Telephone 1800 200700 http://www.cancer.ie/#sthash.q6ty6UNE.dpbs

Reedemer Family Resource Centre The Redeemer Family Resource Centre is located at Ard Easmuinn in Dundalk, Co. Louth. The Family Centre is a multipurpose resource centre. Facilities are provided for sporting, leisure, educational, and health care services. Telephone 042 9386495 https://redeemercentre.com/ https://www.facebook.com/RedeemerFamilyResourceCentre/

Russian Bridge Russian Bridge- is a not for profit organisation which promotes Russian culture in Ireland Telephone 086 275 0165 http://russianbridge.ie/ https://www.facebook.com/russianbridgeireland/?hc_ref=ARQT7cq70QReCYV93f22HMggdYqyc25JFz56liI7zGgP50r4m3fje_HCQ5YX-TvpNdA&fref=nf
Setanta Choir Setanta is a mixed voice choir based in Dundalk with a current membership of 60. The choir’s calendar is marked by two major performances held at Christmas and early summer which have to date involved collaborations with renowned musicians such as David Brophy and Karl Jenkins. Rehearsals take place in DKIT on Wednesday nights between 7 – 9 pm from September to May. https://www.facebook.com/setnachoir https://www.setantachoir.ie/

sosad Ireland All of our efforts go to help others affected by suicide. We really want to reach those in distress or at risk from suicide before any attempt as we believe that we have the skills and resources to help them, but we are equally as willing to offer our full support to those who have attempted suicide as well as those who have unfortunately been bereaved by suicide and are trying to live though the same difficulties we faced. If you or anyone you know could do with our help, then please get in touch and we will do everything we can to help. Telephone 042 9327311 http://www.sosadireland.ie/index.php

St. Patrick’s Day Committee Dundalk Dundalk’s St Patrick’s Parade Committee organisation of the parade brings a more innovative approach to the celebrations on the public holiday St Patrick’s Day. https://www.facebook.com/St-Patricks-Day-Dundalk-1611616545722904/ https://www.stpatricksdaydundalk.ie

St. Patrick’s Scout Group Venture Scouts range from 15 to 17 years of age. The programme involves a wide variety of exciting and adventurous activities, where the Venture Scouts themselves are responsible for designing, planning and implementing their activities. https://www.facebook.com/DundalkScouts/ http://www.dundalkventuresection.ie/home

St. Patrick’s Soup Kitchen The Soup Kitchen is a registered charity and 100% of all money donated is used in the soup kitchen and food parcels. The soup kitchen operates on a daily basis between 7pm and 8pm and provides warm meals in a safe space without judgement or prejudice. Food parcels are also distributed weekly on a Friday from 10.30 – 11.30am. Telephone 042 9334648 https://www.facebook.com/StPatricksParishSoupKitcheFoodParcels/?ref=page_internal

St. Vincent de Paul The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) was founded in Ireland in 1844. It is the largest voluntary charitable organisation in Ireland. Our focus is on practical approach to dealing with poverty, alleviating its effects on individuals and families through working primarily in person-to-person contact by a unique system of family visitation and seeking to achieve social justice and equality of opportunity for all citizens. Telephone 087 0572221 http://www.svp.ie/What-We-Do/Shops/

Tallanstown Community Group The Tallanstown Community Group Notice Board serves the local community by providing information and updates on current events and activities in the Tallanstown area. The Group is currently hosting a Christmas Raffle to promote local businesses during the Covid pandemic. The Facebook page is updated with local posts, and the group can be contacted directly by private messenger through that means. https://www.facebook.com/Tallanstown-Community-Notice-Board-249436258793210/

Team Hope TEAM HOPE is an Irish, interdenominational Christian development aid charity, working with children, and through them into their families and communities in Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union and Africa. Email infor@teamhope.ie for further details of the Dundalk Volunteer Unit.

Telephone (Head Office) 01 2940222 https://www.teamhope.ie/

Threshold

Threshold

Thresholdare a registered charity whose aim is to secure a right to housing, particularly for households experiencing the problems of poverty and exclusion. They do this by campaigning for suitable housing delivered on a rights base approach, analysing existing problems and seeking innovative approaches and solutions through quality research, providing independent advisory and advocacy services, working in collaboration with others for those disadvantaged by the housing system, and providing long-term solutions for people who are homeless. Telephone 1800 454 454            https://www.threshold.ie/  https://www.facebook.com/Thresholdire       advice@threshold.ie  @ThresholdIRE

Toastmasters

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Dundalk Toastmasters has been in existence for almost fifteen years and has helped many people to become confident in front of an audience and to develop their leadership skills. https://www.facebook.com/dundalk.toastmasters/

Treoir

Treoir promotes the rights and best interests of unmarried parents and their children by providing specialist information, raising awareness on issues affecting unmarried parents, and campaigning for change. Treoir is the National Specialist Information Service for unmarried parents and their children providing clear and up-to-date information free of charge to parents who are not married to each other and to those involved with them.

Telephone 01 6700120 https://www.treoir.ie/ https://www.facebook.com/Treoir/

Women’s Aid Dundalk Women’s Aid Dundalk seeks to work towards the elimination of violence against women and their children in their own homes. The guiding principles of Women’s Aid Dundalk are that the organisation is non-sectarian and non-racist regardless of class, creed, sexual orientation or physical ability. A true strength of Women’s Aid Dundalk is that regardless of status, there is a shared compassion and concern for one another at the centre of the expertise in the organisation, and this is inherent in all services it provides. Telephone (24 hour helpline) 042 9333244 (Charity Shop) 042 9327543 http://www.womensaiddundalk.net/

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