Irish Links


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.

Bealtaine Festival

Ireland’s national celebration of creativity as we age. The Bealtaine Festival is run by Age and Opportunity. Each year during May all over the country Bealtaine events run in arts centres, theatres, libraries, galleries, community centres, local halls, care settings, cultural spaces and even in the open air.

BEAM Services

BEAM Services Bagenalstown. We have been providing training and services to adults with special needs since 2000. BEAM stands for ‘Barrow Valley Enterprises for Adult Members with Special Needs’ and is an integral part of the Bagenalstown and South Carlow area. We are generously fostered and supported by the community in which we operate, and in return, we make a significant contribution in a host of fun and practical ways.

Beaumont Hospital Foundation

We encourage our donor communities to invest in innovative health and medical advances to improve the lives of Beaumont patients and their families where they need it. We seek, invest and manager donor funds responsibly to create funds for grant-making within the hospital where required, in order to realise our vision.

Befrienders Dublin

The aims of Befrienders Dublin are:
To improve the quality of life of people with mental health difficulties.
To promote the independence of such individuals and encourage their integration into the local community.
To assist people with mental health difficulties to re-establish personal interests and social contacts within the community; alleviating social isolation and exclusion.
To motivate and support individuals with mental health difficulties in accessing other community resources.

Behaviour Detectives

At Behaviour Detectives, we do not make judgments but view every behaviour of concern as carrying a message or having a purpose. We try to understand behaviour as an adaptive response and a way of coping. Behaviour Detectives conducts behavioural assessments, develops and implements subsequent behaviour support plans with outcomes that promote inclusion, improve daily living skills and reduce problem behaviours. 

Belfast Exposed Photography

Belfast Exposed is a photographic resource, archive and gallery. Based in Belfast city centre's historic Cathedral Quarter it remains Northern Ireland's only dedicated photography gallery.

The production of socially and politically engaged work and dialogue is the driving force behind all aspects of the Belfast Exposed project. A policy of project origination and publication, the exhibition, screenings and talks programme and provision of photographic facilities and training all fuel this process.

Belong To Youth Project

Belong To Youth Project was set-up in December 2002 to work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) young people in Ireland.

It supports and resources LGBT young people, aged 14 – 23, to actively participate in this project and in doing so to positively affect their lives. As such, it is the first and only project of its kind in the country.

Bere Island Heritage & Information Centre

The Bere Island Heritage & Information Centre is the focal point for the conservation and enhancement of the island’s unique heritage. It is home to The Bere Island Experience Exhibition detailing the unique history and lifestyle of Bere Island, as well as temporary themed exhibitions throughout the year. It is an important reference, meeting and information point for both islanders and visitors.

Beyond Stigma

Beyond Stigma: (formerly The Work for Change) Supporting people on their journey from self-stigma to self-worth

What we do

  • We work to tackle stigma and shame - from the inside out
  • We work with vulnerable groups and on sensitive issues
  • We focus on working with communities with few resources of their own

Why we do this