Irish Links


Aware is a voluntary organisation formed in 1985 by a group of interested patients, relatives and mental health professionals, whose aims are to assist that section of the population whose lives are directly affected by depression.

Baby Friendly Health Initiative in Ireland (BFHI)

Baby Friendly Health Initiative in Ireland (BFHI) is a registered charity active since 1998 and serves as the National Authority for the WHO/UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative in Ireland. All maternity units participate in the BFHI in Ireland.

The main object for which the BFHI is established is to benefit the community by encouraging and supporting health-promoting practices towards ensuring a breastfeeding supportive health care environment which fosters life-long health for infants and their mothers.

Activity of the BFH aims to:

Ballincollig Family Resource Centre

What do we do?

The aim of the Ballincollig Family Resource Centre is to establish, promote and operate a community development programme which acts as a focus and catalyst for community development for Ballincollig and surrounding areas promoting educational, cultural and economic welfare and particularly to empower disadvantaged groups to effectively participate in programmes of a personal development.

Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership

The BC Partnership was set up in 1996 as a response to long term unemployment and poverty. In 2014 , the BC Partnership became Programme Implementers of a new local development programme named the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP). The aim of SICAP is to reduce poverty and to promote social inclusion.

Ballyfermot Heritage Group

The Ballyfermot Heritage Group started in January 2003 and we meet in the Ballyfermot Library every second Thursday at 6.30pm till 7.45pm.

We get local people and people that are home on holidays from around the world that drop in. The Heritage Group is open to all and our moto is ‘come along, say hello, and share a memory’.

Ballymun Job Centre (BJC)

The BJC is a co-operative society and its objectives and powers are:

To inform, advise and support any individual or group in Ballymun who wants to engage in work, be that paid employment, self-employment, or voluntary.

To foster, co-operate with and where necessary, co-ordinate all initiatives in Ballymun that promote or maintain employment.

Ballynafeigh Community Development Association

Ballynafeigh Community Development Association is an open-minded development organization which creates positive opportunities, delivers imaginative programmes and provides practical resources for the community.

Community House was developed as a focal point for local groups and projects.

Current projects include welfare rights, legal advice, an after-schools club, crèche, play group, parent and toddler, journeys development programme for women, young adults citizenship programme, finance and IT, community facilitation, social energy and mixed links.


Barnardos is committed to the best interests of children and young people in Ireland, promoting and respecting their rights in all of our work. Barnardos is Ireland's leading children's charity. Each year we work directly with over 12,000 children and families throughout Ireland. Barnardos also raises issues through our advocacy programme to make Ireland the best place in the world for all children in Ireland.


Barretstown provides a medically-endorsed programme of arts, adventure and fun activities for children with cancer and other serious illnesses.

Children aged 7 to 17 come from Ireland and all over Europe to take part in the 10-day residential programme. They find new skills to cope with their illness and are helped to make real changes to their lives. By facing new challenges in a supportive environment, these children rediscover their self-esteem, improve their self-image - all adding up to 'Serious Fun'.

Barróg Healthcare

Barróg Healthcare provides residential care and day packages to enable people who need support across the areas of mental health, disability, aftercare, elderly, transitional and mainstream social care. Our programmes are built around our central philosophy; to embrace the possibilities for each person in our care and work with external support agencies and local community groups to grow and foster independence towards an outcome of social interaction and purposeful contribution, celebrating the best of each person’s ability.