This information may be useful to those providing assistance or working with Ukrainian refugees in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown. This is not a definitive list of what is available, we will update it regularly.

If you are aware of any services that are being provided in DLR please let us know and we will include them.

Ukraine Support CentreDublin (map): Dublin 8 Intreo Centre, Guild Building,
The centre provides information on social welfare, immigration and housing and can provide temporary permission letters if required.

Representatives from organisations that give information and advice, including the Citizens Information Service, are available. Information is available in Ukrainian.

Information and opening hours
Helpline in Ukrainian & Russian Irish Refugee CouncilIrish Refugee Council
Opening times:

Monday to Friday 10:00am to 1.00pm

Telephone number:

+353 (1) 913 1528

What does the helpline do:

The helpline is confidential, independent and gives information. Please note we may not be able to assist in more technical and complex queries and we may pass these to colleagues. Please also note that they will not give legal advice by phone.
Irish Refugee Council Ukraine Resources
Emergency & DrivingAn Garda SiochanaInformation in Ukrainian, Russian & English on how to contact the Gardai in an emergency also on Driving in Ireland and InsuranceAGS Info Sheet - Ukrainian & Russian v2.0

AGS Info Sheet - English v2.0
Health CareHSEHealth Care Services for Ukrainian Nationals in IrelandLink to HSE information
Health Care Services information bookletsIrish Health Care System in Ukrainian
Irish Health Care System in Russian
Medial Card
There is a special medical card application form for people from Ukraine.
Application in English
Application in Ukrainian
Application in Russian
GP visit cards
If you do not qualify for a medical card on income grounds, you may qualify for a GP visit card.
More information here
South Dublin Branch Multiple Sclerosis IrelandProvide people with Multiple Sclerosis, Zoom Chair Yoga; Zoom Chat GroupsContact see their Facebook page South Dublin Branch MS Ireland.
Anne Sullivan Foundation in Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Provide support and training for individuals who have multi sensory loss/deafblindness, their families and professionals working in this area. I just wanted to reach out to agencies and organisations who may come into contact with Ukrainian individuals who are deafblind and their families, to please get in touch if they need support from us. We would be happy to assist as much as we can, particular in the area of deafblind communication.Website
ISOGG IrelandGenetic Genealogy is a powerful tool in identifying family members seperated by war. ISOGG Ireland is offering free Genetic Genealogy and Population Genetics to interested Ukranians. More Information Here
EducationTuslaTusla Education Support Service will assist in finding places in schools for childrenTusla
Your Child in Primary School Ukrainian

Your Child in Primary School Russian
Failte IsteachAdult Education LanguageAdult Education information
DDLETBDDLETB Adult Education Service offers support for Ukrainian Refugees - See Language Section for more details.
As part of the response to the crisis in Ukraine, the Adult Education Guidance Service is the point of contact for refugees.
DDLETB information for Ukrianians

Adult Education Guidance and Information Service Dundrum – Dun Laoghaire
Sallynoggin College of Further EducationSallynoggin College of Further Education
Wellbeing/Open Days for Ukrainians here in Sallynoggin College. Provisional dates & times are Wednesday 13th April and Wednesday 11th May, from 10am to 2pm. We are planning an Easter theme to some of the activities where possible for the 13th. The activities will all revolve around well-being, stress relief, and, also information.
Arts & Crafts session
Sports, Fitness, Exercise sessions
Mindfulness sessions
Yoga, Pilates sessions
Sewing, Craft
Tea & Coffee
An Information Hub
Dates are provisional so please check directly with the college. Ph: 01 2852997 email:
How to get a Ukrainian Education when Temporarily Abroad.The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science, has prepared a brochure on the organization of education for children who are temporarily staying with their families abroad and wish to continue their Ukrainian education.More Information Here
AccommodationCitizens InformationIf already in Ireland and have nowhere to stay, you can email the International Protection Accommodation Service (IPAS) at or visit a Ukraine Support Centre.Information
Social Welfare
Department of Social Protection
Income supportYou can apply to the Department of Social Protection for financial support. You will get a temporary social welfare payment called Supplementary Welfare Allowance. It is a weekly payment for you and any dependents you may have.

You will continue to get Supplementary Welfare Allowance until you apply for a more suitable social welfare payment for your needs. You can find out more about the range of social welfare payments available.
Information on Social Welfare
Social Welfare supports for those arriving from Ukraine under the EU Temporary Protection DirectiveInformation on Social Welfare Supports in Ukrainian

Information on Social Welfare Supports Russian
Accommodation Recognition PaymentThe Accommodation Recognition Payment is a monthly payment of €400 available to you if you are providing accommodation to a person or people who arrived in Ireland under the EU Temporary Protection Directive since March 2022. Accommodation Recognition Payment
Companies across Ireland are making welcome offers to people who have fled Ukraine.

Local businesses offering support.
This website provides a list of discounted goods and services and contact the company directly to find out more.
Disclaimer " is an effort led by a group of volunteers who want to help Ukrainians displaced from their homes because of this horrific war. We are not a business and we do not seek any financial or other gains from this website. As such, we cannot be held responsible for damages that arise from engagements resulting from this initiative. It is the company's responsibility to ensure individuals meet eligibility criteria to avail of an offer."
This site is run by volunteers they provide support to all people fleeing war in Ukraine, including non-citizens. This website contains helpful information and is regularly maintained. There is also a section on finding work.
An Post ServicesAn Post1. Social welfare payments and child welfare payments. If you are entitled to social welfare income supports and/or Child Benefit, this will
be paid at your designated post office. Please bring these 2 documents to your local post office and you will receive your payment.
2. Need to receive mail but you don’t have a physical postal address.
If you don’t have a full postal address at this moment, Address Point is a secure
virtual personal address service which An Post can provide to people who are
moving from one temporary address to another. This service gives you a unique
postal address and enables you to pick up your mail from your designated post
office. Details of how this service operates can be obtained from the Irish Red Cross
and other organisations supporting people recently arrived from Ukraine.
3. Get a free SIM Card and three months’ credit for your mobile phone.
You can get a free SIM card which will have three month’s usage free. This is
available at your local post office. Please bring your permission letter from
the Department of Justice confirming that you have been granted temporary
protection under the EU Directive or your passport with the immigration stamp
you received on arrival into Ireland.

4. If you need to receive or send money from Ukraine with no fees.
An Post Supports
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Local ServicesDun Laoghaire Rathdown County CouncilDun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
Frequently Asked Questions for Displaced Ukraine Nationals
Family Resource Centres in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown

Rosemount Family Resource Centre, Dundrum
(01) 216 6131

Balally Family Resource Centre
The Scout Den
Dublin 16
01 2952167

Hillview Community Resource Centre Ltd
33/34 Hillview Grove
Dublin 16
Phone 01 2965025

Ballyogan Family Resource Centre
41 Ballyogan Ave
Dublin 18
Phone 01 2953219
Rosemount Farmily Resource Centre

Balalley Family Resource Centre

Hillview Community Resouce Cnetre

Ballyogan Family Resource Centre
DLR Community
DLR Community Services Directory provides Information on Community Centres and Events in DunLaoghaire Rathdown
Southside Partnership
Provides information on Community Supports, Wellbeing, Employment and Training
Southside Partnership website

Women 4 Women Programme
The Dún Laghoire -Rathdown Integration Forum, established in 2010 is a non-profit association that strives towards the national integration of migrant communities in our county. Its members consist of people from across the globe, especially ethnic minority groups and the immigrant population.DLR Integration Forum
DLR LibrariesJoining the Library is free. Libraries provide a host of services from events to free streaming of music, the facility to book a PC and a printing service.Website

Event Calendar
Any Ukrainian children who are attending school are eligible to collect a My Little Library bags. The bags are aimed at children who are due to start school in September but they have been made available also to Ukrainian children.

The link below outlines all of the Library services available in support of displaced Ukrainians.
Ukrainian - English version of the Visiting the Library social card
Library Storycard 2 sided - Ukrainian English
LanguageFailte IsteachFáilte Isteach is a community project involving predominantly older volunteers welcoming migrants through conversational English classes. 'English in the Library' Classes for Uknairians are run on Mondays in the Lexicon Dun LaoghaireFailte Isteach
Flossie and the Beach CleanersClean & Chat with
Flossie and the Beachcleaners
‘Clean and Chat’ - the idea is that once a week we go for a walk at the beach, clean anything we see but most importantly (with the help of Google translate as well😉) chat in English, it must be so hard to just land in a country with a totally different language, so we think a walk on the beach with kids and learning a bit of conversation English whilst taking in the Irish #vitaminsea hopefully might help a bit.
Щотижня збирайтеся, щоб вивчити розмову англійською та прибрати пляж. Запрошуються всі віки. відпочинок та розвага для дітей

Mount Merrion Parish Community CentreMount Merrion Parish Community Centre
Every Wednesday 10.00am to 12 noon - class is facilitated by two Failte Isteach English teachers.
Contact Margaret Barber, Centre Manager, on 01 2884485
Balally Family Resource CentreBalally Family Resource Centre. Online Fáilte Isteach Conversational English programme on Thursday mornings from 10 am to 11 am. Because the demand is increasing rapidly currently recruiting Volunteer Tutors to deliver a new face to face Fáilte Isteach programme commencing on May 4th in Queen of Angels Primary School from 9am to 11am.Tel/Fax: 01 295 2167

Mobile: 086 785 8787

DDLETBDDLETB Adult Education Service (South East) is developing a targeted response to meet the educational/language needs of Ukrainian adults arriving in its catchment area. The service will provide translated information sessions to Ukrainian learners who may wish to access English language tuition. The service has allocated resourcing to enable an increased provision of free English language classes to respond to local need as it emerges.

For further information or to access our service, please contact a member of their team below.
Elizabeth O'Doherty, Adult Guidance Co-ordinator
DDLETB South East, Sydenham Road, Dundrum, D14 YY56
Tel: 01-2989283 Email:

Eoin Mc Cabe, Adult Guidance Counsellor, Adult Education Service – Dun Laoghaire
Loughlinstown Training Centre, Wyattville Road, Loughlinstown, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
(Tel: 01 204 3603) Email:
English in the Library (Part of Failte Isteach)Monday Afternoons 15:00 to 16:30 in the library

And we are operating online classes for all nationalities, at present there is a waiting list (04/2022)
Southside Partnership DLR Women's ProgrammeBeginners English Language & Conversation every Monday from 10am to 11:30am at PhoneWatch building, SandyfordContact Ruslana:
Balally Family Resource CentreOnline and face to face Fáilte Isteach Conversational English classes recommencing first week in September 2022. Classes scheduled for Wednesday mornings from 9.30 to 11.00 am Thursday mornings online from 10.00 to 11.30 or or phone 01 295 2167 or 087 392 2127
Clubs & Sports Clubs in DLRDublin Raiders Basketball ClubDublin Raiders Basketball Club
All players 11years to Adult are welcome to train with the teams at no cost. >mail:
Cabinteely GAACabinteely GAA
Barrie from the club has told us they will dedicated introductory training sessions in hurling and gaelic football for newly arrived children and adults during the day. Call the club on 089 413 1648. Free
Ballinteer St John's GAABallinteer St John's GAA
If you would like to lear to play our games and have fun and meet new friends they are welcoming all ages and abilities. Membership fees will be waived to help you get started. Free
Contact registrations@bsjgaa@com.
Monkstown Boxing ClubMonkstown Boxing Club are delighted to offer free kids boxing and adults boxercise classes to any of our friends from the Ukrainian community.

Adults Boxercise:
Tues & Thurs 7pm to 8pm

Juniors age 9 to 15
Thurs 6pm to 6:50pm
Friday 5pm to 5:50pm

Kids age 5 to 8 years old
Friday 4pm to 4:45pm

#Community 🥊🇮🇪🇺🇦

Боксерський клуб Monkstown з радістю пропонує безкоштовні заняття з боксу для дітей та дорослих для будь-якого з наших друзів з української громади.

Дорослі боксери:
Вівторок і четвер з 19:00 до 20:00

Юніори від 9 до 15 років
четвер з 18:00 до 18:50
П'ятниця з 17:00 до 17:50

Діти віком від 5 до 8 років
П'ятниця з 16:00 до 16:45

#Спільнота 🥊🇮🇪🇺🇦
Register via social media. Website
Mariners Baseball IrelandBaseball teams for ages 5 up. Free membershipContact them by email Website
Cula GAAmembership to Cuala with access to all training , coaching matches and all club facilitiesContact via website
Wayside CelticLocation, Jackson Park, Glenamuck Road, Kilternan. Participation in teams August to May. Free membershipContract Club Secretary by email Website
Dun Laoghaire Chess ClubChess Club, every Wednesday from 7.45 tp 10.00 pm at Eblana Club, Eblana Avenue, Dun Laoghaire - Free
Contact Tom by email at
Sporting PrideThere are over 30+ sporting organisations around Ireland that cater for members of the LGBTQ+ Community who might have arrived in Ireland from Ukraine. We have a leaflet detailing all the LGBTQ+ sport organisations in Ireland translated into Ukrainian (and Russian).This leaflet is available at Sport Ireland leisure facilities and LGBTQ+ community hubs.

More Information Here
Lakelands FCFootball for all children born 2018+ Contact Brendan Kelly at or 0860431383
Community RoomsDundrum Methodist Church, Ballinteer Road, Dublin 16, D16 WK27We have rooms suitable for classes/social gatherings, but don't have people to run them. Willing to make it available to community groups to organise events or
Community ActivitiesAr-ti-visimCreative Art Community - Free Admission - Ukranian War Refugees.

Location Samuel Beckett Civic Community. Ballyogan Road.
Wednesday Nights 7pm to 9pm - Free Admission. Wednesday Nights 7pm to 9pm - Free Admission Offered
Contact Musa at
Кавовий ранок для українців/Stepaside Ukrainian Support Hub Coffee MorningLocation - Stepaside Educate Together National School, Belarmine, Stepaside
Date - 25 June
Time - 10.30am - 12.00
Register Here
Ballybrack Climate ActionBallybrack Climate Action have ongoing events and activities including litter picks, stream cleans and we are hoping to secure funding for tree planting later this year-we are planning a tree planting event for the community this year.Facebook
Meetup page
Seed ScholarsForest School taster session/gardening. If we get 5+ people interested, I will run a session free of charge . Age 18+Contact
Discussion Group, Kilternan Parish CentreOpen discussion, one hour per week, followed by tea/coffee. Held Tuesday morning, 10.00 - 11.00am, Kilternan Parish CentreContact
The Bike Hub Community Bicycle WorkshopWe are an open workshop, welcoming people Tues-Sat 1030am-430pm, usually a bit longer and most Mondays, as well, stop on by. Bicycle maintenance training and safety checks. 2 Queens Rd, Dun Laoghaire Harbour (across from the RNLI shop)Contact Stephen at Website
Leopardstown Ukrainian Support (LUS)Limited volunteer 1-2-1 support for Ukrainians living in the Clayton Hotel and environs. WhatsApp group for Hosts. Advocacy via DLR/SSP forum.

Providing refurbished bikes, locks and helmets to Ukrainian people in partnership with Orwell Wheelers and Joe Daly Bikes.
Phonewatch is allowing us to use office space and canteen facilities rent free in Leopardstown where English classes are run for Ukrainian people by SouthSide Partnership and the ETB. Could be used for activities if needed.
Organise some outings for example hikes, trips to a farm and fishing trips.
Support people with filling in medical card forms, social welfare forms etc.
Organise dentist appointments and doctors appointments.
WhatsApp Liam on 086 8272127
Rosemount FRCWalk on Wednesday 10am
Laptop Loan scheme
Counselling Sessions
More Information Here
Making Connections1. Culture Night, Friday 23rd September 2022

2. Outing to park or pier
Contact / +353 1 295 1053
ChildrenMount Merrion Parish Community CentreSinging and Dancing Lesson free.
Mount Merrion Parish Community Centre
Contact the Centre on 10 2884485 for further information.
Balally Family Resource CentreWobblers & Toddlers
Fridays 10-12
This is a drop in group and we have two Ukranian Mums attending already, and are very happy to welcome new people to attend. The group is made up of Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Child Minders etc.
Facebook info
Register Mobile: 086 785 8787

Loughlinstown Girl GudiesLoughlinstown Girl Guides
Wednesday evenings from 6.30 -8.00
weekly meetings for girls aged 5 to 15. We play games, do crafts and learn new skills. Free
Dun Laoghaire Girl Guides (CGI)We provide challenging, accessible Guiding opportunities within a safe environment to enable girls and women to develop their full potential, instilling leadership skills for the future. "Our Programme
Based around ‘CHOICES’, our programmes help
prepare girls for the challenges they will face,
through engaging, fun, age-appropriate activities.
Each of the sections includes the following themes:
- Creativity
- Health
- Outdoors
- International/Innovation
- Communication/Culture
- Environment
- Special/Skills."
Call: 0872484047 or 0879772562
Meeting place: Dominican Primary School Convent Road Dun Laoghaire every Saturday Morning from 11 to1pm.
Museum of Childhood IrelandIrish Stories and Legends in UkrainianLink to Stories
Family ActivitiesAirfield EstateA day on a farm.
"We are inviting refugees who have arrived in Ireland from Ukraine to visit Airfield Estate free of charge on upcoming days of note in Ukraine.

If you know of anyone who has arrived as a refugee from Ukraine and would enjoy a day out at a working farm and gardens, please let them know of the following dates when they can visit for free.

Orthodox Easter - 24 Apr 2022

Labour Day - 2 May 2022

Victory Day over Nazism in World War II - 8 May 2022

Pentecost (Eastern) - 12 Jun 2022

Constitution Day - 26 Jun 2022

Independence Day of Ukraine - 24 Aug 2022

Ukraine Defender Day - 14 Oct 2022"
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Dun Laoghaire Tidy TownsDun Laoghaire Tidy Towns
"Saturday morning - meeting point St. Michaels Square 10h30 (1 hour followed by coffee and chat)
Tuesday afternoon - meeting point St. Michaels Square 13h45 (1 hour)
Persons of all ages and abilities are welcome. We have a safety and child protection policy.
We provide all necessary pickers, bags, glove, high vis vests.
We work in small groups and give a great welcome to any new volunteers."
WomenWomen4WomenMulticultural Women's Breakfast held at Balally Family Resource Centre on 5th of May 2022 from 10am to 1pm
"Furry Hill Community Centre. Sandyford Road, Dublin 16. D16 Y6X9
Contact Rafika
ReligousDundrum Methodist Church, Ballinteer Road, Dublin 16, D16 WK27Sunday worship 10 & 11.30am, Drop in, meet local
Business SupportsDLR County Chamber12 months of free membership to any individual who is setting up a business or needs support to set up a business in the County.More Information Here
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