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International Woman’s Day

Click onto the link above to watch Near FM Coverage of the Day.
Doras Buí: Art Exhibition – Inspired by Women
We met and chatted with Adele O’Connor; the Programme Co-ordinator at Doras Buí – which is a community resource centre for one parent families providing a wide range of activities and supports. Along with our coverage of the art exhibition that took place in Doras Buí on International Women’s Day this year. Click onto the link to see

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Course Registration Day 2019

Thursday 10th January 2019

From: 9:00am – 11:00am


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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.