Useful contacts and addresses in Dublin

Áras Chrónáin
Orchard Road,
Dublin 22.
Telephone: 01 457 4847


Áras Chrónáin is a cultural centre with two bars. The organisation aims to promote the Irish language, education, music, dancing and Irish culture in the Clondalkin area of west Dublin.

Central Library,
Ilac Centre,
Henry St.,
Dublin 2
Telephone: 01-87343333

Email: Website:

Borrowing self-learning language tapes or CDs is available as a service from all of Dublin City Council's public libraries, and it is also possible to use the audio facilities for Irish lessons in the Central Library's Open Learning Centre. The audio equipment must be booked in advance: either in person, or by telephone. The Central Library runs a weekly Saturday morning informal conversation group from 10.30 to 12.00. Every level is welcome to these sessions and all these library facilities are free.

Club Chonradh na Gaeilge
Education & Cultural Centre with bar
6 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
Telephone: 01 475 7401
Fax: 01 475 7844


Conradh na Gaeilge organizes courses and conversation clubs and also has a social club.

Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge,
46 Kildare Street,
Dublin 2.

Telephone: 01 679 4780

This is the central council for the Irish speaking community. The organization can be contacted for information on the use of Irish. They also supply the wearable symbols of the Irish speaker's level of proficiency: "An Fáinne Óir", "An Fáinne Airgid" and the "Cúpla Focal" badges.

An Comhchoiste Réamhscolaíochta,
7 Merrion Sq.,
Dublin 2.
Telephone: 01 639 8400


This organization helps establish and develop Naíonraí (Irish Language Pre-schools). Information and advice is available for those interested in speaking Irish with young children.

Comhluadar Leinster/Ulster:
19 Br. na Faiche,
Co. Dublin.

Telephone: 01 288 5894


This organization offers support and advice to parents on raising their children in Irish. Family activities and social events are also organized.

Cumann na bhFiann
4 Clifton Tce,
Co. Dublin.
Telephone: 01 280 8091


This organization runs weekly youth clubs in Dublin.

Dáil Bia
46 Kildare Street,
Dublin 2
Telephone: 01 670 6087

Dáil Bia is an Irish language restaurant that is open Mon.-Fri 7.30am - 7pm; Sat. 9.30am - 5pm.

Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands
'Dun Aimhirgin',
43-49 Br. Mespil,
Baile Átha Cliath 4.
Telephone: 01 647 3000

This is the Government department with responsibility for the Irish language.

Foras na Gaeilge
7 Merrion Square,
Dublin 2.
Telephone: 1850 325 325 /01-639 8400


Foras na Gaeilge is the new body responsible for the promotion of the Irish language throughout the whole island of Ireland.

Landsdowne House,
Dublin 4.
Telephone: 01 604 5041 / 1890 661010

Gaeleagras organise Irish classes and week-long scholarships to the Gaeltacht for Public Servants.

Gael Linn
35 Dame Street
Dublin 2
Telephone: 01-675 1200


Gael Linn organises intensive Irish courses.

7 Merrion Sq., Dublin 2.
Telephone: 01 639 8400


This organisation helps parents find Gaelscoils for their children. It also assists services to these schools.

Ionad Buail Isteach
Connolly Books,
43 East Essex St., Temple Bar,
Dublin 2.

Telephone: 087 666 2903

This is a book shop with a cafe. Conversation circles are Friday from 1-2pm.

The Castle Inn (Upstairs)
Dublin 2

Tel: 086 401 5318/086 407 3284

This is an Irish language and music club with a difference as traditional music from other countries is also played with invited special guests. The club is held every second Thursday from 8.30pm.

3 Dawson St., Dublin 2.
Telephone: 01 474 1050


This is an Irish language café & education centre.

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