Abhaile Arís

Abhaile Arís based in Letterkenny, County Donegal, works with the Republican ex-Prisoner community to bring about their acceptance as equal members of Irish society. It is also our function to engage actively in discussions and projects with other community based groupings. Since our inception in 1998 we have initiated and played a leading role in many joint community-based projects whilst contributing positively with our time and resources to many more.


Afri is a group of committed and creative people who seek to promote debate and influence policy and practice in Ireland and internationally on human rights, peace and justice issues.

Afri, in particular, responds to injustice in the world caused by war and other violent conflict.

Alternatives to Violence Project

The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a dynamic international organisation, with a network of skilled volunteers in Ireland, offering members of our communities who have experienced violence a unique experiential learning environment, where they share, learn and develop peace building skills to live a life of non violence. In Ireland, AVP mainly runs its programme in prison to help inmates live crime-free lives. 


Co-operation Ireland

Co-operation Ireland is an independent voluntary organisation which promotes improved relations between the people of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Co-operation Ireland is the only non-governmental cross-border cross community organisation promoting relationship building between people North and South.

Community Relations Information Centre

The Community Relations Council was set up in 1990 as an independent charity to promote better community relations between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland and the recognition of cultural diversity. The Council has no view on what form a political solution should take in Northern Ireland but regards the development of tolerance and mutual understanding within the community as a fundamental part of the process. The Council seeks to influence people at all levels, from working class estates to the executive boardrooms.

Corrymeela Community

Corrymeela is people of all ages and Christian traditions, who, individually and together are committed to the healing of Social, Religious and Political divisions that exist in Northern Ireland and throughout the World.

Corrymeela - Aims and Objectives

Donegal Community Workers Co-operative

The Donegal CWC is part of a national network, The Community Workers Co-operative, whose members are committed to promoting and supporting community work as a means of achieving radical social change.

The Donegal CWC through its "Towards Achieving Social Change" Project (TASC) proposes to strengthen the capacity of socially excluded groups to actively participate in, and to integrate social inclusion in the new and emerging processes and structures for community participation in Donegal and the border counties.

Fermanagh Trust

Our Mission is: "To build the first county-wide Community Foundation in Ireland, North or South that will support charitable endeavour, citizenship and peace building at local level. At its core will be the key principles of sustainability, social responsibility and partnership.  It will be an exemplar for others to follow in support of positive local social change".

Our Aims are:

Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation

The Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that is devoted to peacebuilding and reconciliation in Ireland, North and South, Britain and beyond.

The programme work builds peace and fosters reconciliation by facilitating dialogues, creating peace education resources, and much more.

Institute for Conflict Research (ICR)

The Institute for Conflict Research carries out action based research, which provides evidence-based perspectives on issues associated with conflict in deeply divided societies. ICR works both with those involved and affected by conflict in Northern Ireland and elsewhere.

Through its research activity, ICR aims to:

Irish Peace Institute

To explore the concept of peace and peaceful change at international, national and regional levels; and in particular to examine and develop the conditions of peace, justice and reconciliation on the island of Ireland.

To foster among the Irish public a capacity for the management of peace and co- operation as well as the acquisition of the intellectual and practical skills of conflict analysis, mediation, and negotiation of difference that they can take into public and private life.