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Association for Higher Education Access and Disability (AHEAD)

AHEAD is an independent non-profit organisation working to promote full access to, participation in, benefit from and contribution to third level education by people with disabilities in Ireland, North and South. It is a registered charity (number CHY9999) and is funded by the Higher Education Authority, by members' subscriptions (members include all third level institutions on the island of Ireland and students with disabilities) and through European Union funding.

Asthma Society of Ireland

The purpose of the Asthma Society is to provide information, advice and reassurance to people with asthma and their families, to act as advocate / representative for them, and to promote awareness and understanding of the condition amongst the general public. The Society is working towards a situation where people with asthma can realise their full potential, and not be at a disadvantage health-wise, socially or financially.

Astronomy Ireland

Astronomy Ireland is the National Astronomy Club of Ireland (North and South).

Astronomy Ireland works to develop interest in Astronomy and Space in particular and Science in general through its magazine Astronomy and Space, countrywide lectures, exhibitions, and viewing nights.

ATD in Ireland

All Together in Dignity – ATD Fourth World is an international human-rights organisation that works through grass-roots projects in partnership with people living in poverty. All around the world, it remains focused on constantly reaching out to the most vulnerable families, those who have a long history of poverty and educational disadvantage even in the so-called developed countries.

For the past 15 years, ATD in Ireland has been close to family members facing persistent poverty and struggling daily to live in dignity.

Athenry Heritage Centre

The award winning Athenry Heritage Centre is the ideal place to discover the rich history of this medieval town. Learn how the Anglo-Normans made Athenry the town it is today and experience this history with interactive exhibits of weaponry, armour, the dungeon and the market square. The centre is also the home of the town’s original 15th century Mace & Seal, the oldest of their kind in Ireland. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the range of activities which also includes dressing up in medieval costume and testing your skills with Have A Go archery. 

Athy Community & Family Resource Centre

Our remit is to work with communities and families from all over Athy, urban and rural areas, to support and encourage active participation and to build strong families and communities. The primary focus of our work and the services we provide, is on early intervention aiming to promote and protect the health, wellbeing and rights of all individuals, children, young people and their families. We also aim to encourage and support the strengthening of communities and sense of belonging and ownership amongst the population of Athy, for all people, across the life span.

Atlantic Youth Trust

And now, emerging from COVID with youth mental health issues, we are needed more than ever as we finalize our New Ship funding package.

We do so in the spirit of excellence, sustainability, and adventure around the World – and as an Irish North-South / East-West maritime development, tourism, youth development, trade, and cultural integration charity.  We strive to deliver a top voyage programme through the “STV Grace O’Malley” Tallship.  And to build our ATLANTIC Youth  Club, our Academy.

Attuned Programmes Ireland

Attuned Programmes Ireland (formerly known as Futurescape) was founded in 2019 to respond to the needs of young people at risk of homelessness. Since then, we have expanded all over Ireland to include residential, aftercare and disability services within the community. We provide bespoke and attuned programmes for children, young people, and adults to support and guide them towards a positive future.  We are social care led and provide the following services,


AsIAm Is Ireland’s National Autism Charity. We are working to create a society in which every autistic person is empowered to reach their own personal potential and fully participate in society. We believe that by developing the capacity of the autism community and addressing the societal barriers to inclusion we can make Ireland the world’s most autism-friendly country.

Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

Autism assistance dogs Ireland was founded on the 26 of April 2010. Our National Headquarters is based in Quartertown Mills in Mallow Co. Cork.

This is a primary service providing highly trained assistance dogs for children with autism and their families.

Our charity provides a valuable service that can have life changing effects for children with autism and their families.  Assistance dogs are provided free of charge.

Autism Initiatives

With nearly fifty years experience we work positively alongside people with autism, their families and carers providing specialist services tailored to each individual.

In a variety of locations throughout the UK and Ireland we offer a wide range of support for autistic people. From supported living to schools, from a short break service to one stop shops, from work placements to training, clubs and activities, Autism Initiatives has a wealth of resources and expertise that support autistic people to achieve their personal goals.