The Drop in Service here at Doras Buí will remain closed until further notice due to Covid-19 restrictions.

We will update you with a reopen date as soon as it is confirmed.

The Center can only offer emergency appointments during this time.

If you need Information and Support please contact us via email or by telephone.


Phone: 01 8484811

Course Registration Day 2019

Thursday 10th January 2019

From: 9:00am – 11:00am


Contact Us on 01-848 4811 or Email:

Be Present in The Moment

Tuesday 22nd January  (5 Weeks)

From 10:00am-12:00pm

Cost: €5.00

Skills Based Taster Course

Wednesday 23rd January (8 Weeks)

From 10:00am-12:00pm

Cost: €5.00

Art (International Women’s Day Project)

Wednesday  Evening 23rd January (8 Weeks)

From 7:00pm-9:oopm

Cost: €5.00


Thursday 24th January (8 Weeks)

From  10:00am-12:00pm

Cost: €5.00 

Doras Buí Positives & Negatives 2018

It has been an extraordinary year for woman in Ireland. It is 100 years since the first woman was elected into the Dáil and on that anniversary the constitution was changed so that woman and girls have access to necessary healthcare in Ireland.

There has been a huge increase in homelessness which hits the most vulnerable in society the hardest. Housing and childcare have always been the most challenging issues for lone parents, with landlords increasing rents and childcare costs, (although there have been positive changes), costs are still increasing. The barriers to education and employment have been snowballing continuously in 2018.

The Doras Buí building is in Coolock, but we have a large geographic catchment area, in which we provide outreach services. Doras Buí has supported lone parent families through these challenges this year as most of our clients are women it was an emotional roller coaster ride. We have very competitive rates for childcare and excellent, qualified childcare staff. We run programmes to help participants with their mental health, parenting skills, and upskilling participants with a view to improving their employment and education opportunities.

Due to harmful media stereotypes lone parent families are often viewed in a negative way. There was a positive change this year with the launch of the research carried out on Unmarried Father’s in Ireland. One of the findings of this research was that shared parenting is a more positive experience for children and families. Doras Buí has a plan in place to engage more unmarried Father’s in 2019 by linking in with local and national agencies.

16 Days of Action Workshop



Women’s Aid “Listening, Believing, Supporting”

                         16 Days of Action Workshop

Friday 30th November @10am-12pm.

Come join us for refreshments and celebrate women.

Ms. Jennifer Roche from Ruhama will be here to give a talk.

No Charge for Workshop.

All Welcome