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:

Balally Family Resource Centre

Balally FRC is now one of 107 Family Resource Centres (FRCs) supported through the Child and Family Agency’s Family and Community Services Resource Centre Programme. In 2014 Tusla – the Child and Family Agency (CFA) was established and the FRC programme became part of this dedicated state agency responsible for well-being and outcomes for children.

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’.

Ballyfermot STAR

We provide non-judgemental support, guidance and education to drug users, their families and the community, enabling them to cope with and overcome the effects of drug use in their everyday lives.  Drug use affects not just the drug user but the whole family.  We recognise how drug use affects entire families and offer support to loved ones and parents whose children take drugs as well as supporting drug users to make the journey to recovery.

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.