The Ability to form strong relationships and a connection to our peers is never more important than when we’re young. Being part of a team, helping others and learning who you are is just some of the useful skills that are important to learn and help you grow into the person you want to be.
The Dublin 15 area has a multitude of different clubs and supports for young people with a wide range of activities and interests catered for, ran by a network of volunteers and people who understand and care what its like to be a young person in todays world.
Although the list is not exhaustive there is a wide range listed here. If you cannot find a specific service you are looking for, please feel free to get in contact with us through our mail or contact numbers.
Bowling, table tennis, swimming, snooker, pitch and putt, outings etc.
Blanchardstown Shopping Centre
Foróige is the leading youth organisation in Ireland. The purpose of Foróige is to enable young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their development and in the development of society. Foróige currently operates in 26 counties in Ireland, with 614 Foróige Clubs, 160 Youth Projects, the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programme, the Foróige Youth Entrepreneurship programme, our Youth Citizenship and Youth Leadership programmes.
There are a number of Foróige clubs in the Dublin 15 Region which are listed opposite.
Mulhuddart Mixers Foroige Club
Castaheany Foroige Youth Café
The Hot Spot Foroige Club
13+ Transition Foroige Club
Blakestown Youth Project
Seo É Foroige Club
The L.E.J Foroige Club
The Corduff Foroige Club
Huntstown Community Youth Project (HCYP)
The CoderDojo movement believes that an understanding of programming languages is increasingly important in the modern world, that it’s both better and easier to learn these skills early, and that nobody should be denied the opportunity to do so. To that end, Coderdojo built a global network of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. Anyone aged seven to seventeen can visit a Dojo where they can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment.
Blanchardstown Library The Civic Centre
Saturdays 12noon -2:00pm
Blanchardstown road North,
Saturday 10am to 12pm
There is a waiting list for Coderdojo enrolment, be sure to contact clubs to see if there is space.
Aimed at young people aged 13 – 18 Living in the Blakestown and Mountview areas. BMYI are a community based organization. Young people and their families access the service on a voluntary basis as need arises. BMYI aims to provide a continuous service to young people at risk aged 13-18, by supporting them in their social, emotional, physical and educational development. To continuously support families who are experiencing difficulties in order to help them meet their needs and the needs of their teenage children. To support and guide young people into education, training and employment, developing a strong sense of self-worth. To mobilize the resources of the area and to cooperate with existing services in order to meet the needs of its young people.
Aimed at young people aged 16-21. Catchment area is Blanchardstown, and some parts of Finglas and Dunshaughlin. Young people who left mainstream education with no formal qualification. Youthreach aspires to provide quality education for young people in a supportive environment, which will develop their skills for life and enhance their future prospects. Youthreach provides second chance education for those who may not have stayed in mainstream school for whatever reason. Students are paid a weekly training allowance. This varies depending on the student’s age. Childcare facilities are provided. Courses include: Further Education and Training Award Council courses (FETAC) from level 3-5. To develop the young person’s self esteem. To provide the young person with a second chance education. To support the young person in developing skills, training & education. To provide the young person with a safe environment in which to learn and develop.
Neighbourhood Youth Project
Aimed at children and young people aged 9-14 years and their families from the Mountview and Blakestown Areas. The service is a support to young people in the context of their families around issues such as education, behaviour, personal confidence and self-esteem, life-skills, parenting skills and family support. The aim of the project is to encourage and enable young people to stay in school to reach their educational potential and to develop the positive aspect of their lives. To assist and support families to deal positively with difficulties that arise and enable them to have greater control of their lives. To engage parents in encouraging their children to attend and stay in school and be a positive influence and role model for their children.