Arch Clubs ……Social clubs for people with special needs

Ballymun Arch Club

Judy Mc Gillicuddy… Mobile: 087 6838734


Bayside Arch Club

Phil Buckley… Tel: 01 8475042  E-mail:


Clontarf Arch Club

Andy Kieran..Tel: 01 8421856 (Home)


Dublin South Junior Arch Club

Pam Robinson…Tel: 01 5154629 (Home),   Mobile: 087 2157904



Dublin 7/11 Junior Arch Club (Prussia Street)

Orlagh Mc Grail…Tel: 01 8844752 (Home),  Mobile: 087 7804705


Dundrum Arch Club

Lorraine Keegan…Mobile: 087 6815337



Glasnevin Junior (“Rainbow Arch Club”)

Emer Dowling…Mobile: 085 8862225



Hartstown Arch Club

Kathleen O’Dwyer…Tel: 01 8201049 (Home),   Mobile: 087 2358543



Iona Arch Club (Glasnevin)

Nicola Elmes…Mobile:  087 9156479


Portmarnock Arch Club

Eamon Coffey…Tel: 01  8461843 (Home),   Mobile: 086 3567393


“Remember Us”

Balbriggan  Junior Arch Club

Nora Roban….Tel: 01 6901630 (Work),   Mobile: 086 0457003


Ronanstown Arch Club

Caroline Lawless…Tel: 01 4573859 (Work),   Mobile: 086 3976318



Skerries Arch Club

Pauline Cronin…Tel: 01 8490547 (Home)


Swords Arch Club

Susan Watson…Tel: 01 8400470 (Home – evenings),   Mobile: 087 9777737


Tallaght Arch Club

Kevin Connaughton…Tel: 01 4596501 (Home),   Mobile: 087 6781560


Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

Disability Sports Programmes

Contact: Phena O’Connor Sports Inclusion Disability Officer

Tel: 01 271 9506

M: 086 854 3874




Football for All

Cabinteely FC

Cougars’ and Pumas’ sessions run between 12.00 and 1.00pm every Saturday

Contact: Tommy Flynn 087 271 7475 or Declan Service 087 770 5506



Harold’s Cross Autism Resources, Therapy and Support is a local support group for parents and families of children with autism spectrum disorder. Anyone from Harold’s Cross and the surrounding areas of Dublin 6, 8, 12, 14 are welcome.

Activities include Gymjam Social Skills Group, Sibclub,  Tai Chi classes





Advantage Wheelchair Tennis Club

Level: Senior

Thursday: 09.00

Location: DCU, Dublin

Contact: Garreth Greene

Tel: 086 873 1526




Carrickmines Wheelchair Tennis

Level: Junior & Senior

Saturday: 5 pm – 7pm

Location: Carrickmines Tennis Club, Dublin

Contact: Mark Barry

Tel: 087 984 2384




Dublin Swifts

Level: Junior

Sunday: 10am – 12pm

Location: IWA-Sport, Clontarf

Contact: Aidan Knight

Tel: 01 4625840




The Gladiators

Level: Junior

Tuesday: 5.30 – 7pm

Location: Collinstown Leisure Centre

Contact: Paula Swayne

Tel: 01 4149000 Ex7306




Killester Basketball Club

Level: Senior

Tuesday: 6pm – 8pm

Location: IWA-Sport, Clontarf

Contact: John Fulham

Tel: 087 270 9182




Clontarf Basketball Development

Level: Junior & Senior

Thursday:  6pm – 8pm

Location: IWA-Sport, Clontarf

Contact: Mark Barry

Tel: 087 984 2384




Gaelic Warriors


Level: Senior

Wednesday: 6pm – 8pm

Location: IWA-Sport, Clontarf

Contact: Garrett Culliton / Alan Lynch

Tel: 086 837 2039




Table Tennis

Level: Senior

Monday, Wednesday

Time: 6.30pm – 8pm Mon, 8pm – 9pm Wed

Location: IWA-Sport, Clontarf

Contact: Paul Dolan

Tel: NA



jigsaw Dublin 7-11 site

Jigsaw is a support and social group

( set up and run by parents) for families affected by special needs and anyone with an interest in disability issues.




Jo Jingles

Music, singing and movement sessions for babies & pre-schoolers – from 3 months to 5 years of age.

Jo Jingles welcomes children with special needs – just contact your local class teacher in advance to discuss any specific requirements.

Dublin North

Contact: Jo Tynan: 01 8690344

Website and timetable of classes (Dublin North)

Dublin Southeast

Contact: Oriana Davis: 087 2589920

Website and timetable of classes (Dublin Southeast)

North East

Contact Jane Kelly: 086 411 3301

Website and timetable of classes (Dublin North East)


Judo Assist Inclusive Clubs

Kododan Ireland, Shankill, Co Dublin

Coach: Frederic Marmain

Contact: 086 044 9126  –

Swords Judo Club

Coach: Leo Gibbons

Contact: 086 235 6460  –

Lusk Judo Club

Coach: Jack Denis

Contact: 01 8438350


Music Matters Inclusive Choir

MACRO Community Resource Centre, 1 Green St, Dublin 7

Gráinne O’Grady


Mobile: 087 9803020



Oldtown Riding Stables

Oldtown Riding Stables is associated with Special Olympics Ireland and the Riding for Disabled Association.

Phone:01 8354 755



Special Olympics

Capacity permitting, community based clubs are open to anyone with an intellectual disability within the immediate locality.  Service based groups include residential centres, special schools, workshops and day activation units – they usually only provide a Special Olympics programme to people within their service.

For details of clubs see website

Contact details: Joanne Kelly  01 8912008



Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI)

Events for members in Dublin see website


SBHI Saturday Fun Club

On the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month

Members aged 4 to 12 years

National Resource Centre ,Clondalkin,

From 11.30am to 1.30pm

Contact Andrea Fox (NationalYouth Officer)




Westmanstown Taggers

Tag Rugby

The Westmanstown Taggers Special Needs Programme is the coming together of The Garda Rugby Club and People with special needs

Location Garda Rugby Club

Westmanstown D15