About Us

The Cavan Centre was established in 1977 by a group of Youth and Community Workers from the north Inner City of Dublin and is a Charitable Organisation.
The Cavan Centre works to enhance the lives of those who come to stay through participation in our educational, recreational and training programmes. 

The programmes of the Centre are available to those groups and individuals of all ages, from all areas, who are disadvantaged.


The Cavan Centre offers two main programmes:

Empowering Communities Programme

Employment Programmes



Mission Statement

The Cavan Centre will provide a residential resource to promote Youth & Community Work based on a Community Development process through the medium of Education, Experiential Learning and Personal Development, primarily from disadvantaged and marginalised groups from the North Inner City of Dublin.



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Our Awards

RSA Leading Lights Award

Road Safety Authority's 2010 Leading Lights in Road Safety Awards

The Cavan Centre is a voluntary community development project and received an award for their efforts to educate primary school children in road safety. This programme is aimed at educating primary school children on road safety. The traffic school is designed to resemble that of a public road with junctions-crossings and signage. The programme also includes a Resource Room where the classroom aspect of the Road Safety training takes place before the children undertake the practical lesson using pedal cars and bicycles.

Eco Awards

Receiving our Gold Award for Eco Sustainability

Our Annual Awards Night in the Classac Centre Dublin

Our Annual Awards Night in the Classac Centre Dublin

The Noel McCarthy Perpetual Award is awarded each year to the group of leaders and an individual leader who show outstanding commitment and enthusiasm in youth leadership during their stay at The Cavan Centre. The late Noel McCarthy was a leader with the Ferrini Youth Club who gave unselfishly of his time and energies bringing many groups to the Centre. He was a great influence on young people and on many voluntary and professional youth workers. The Clasac Centre is always full with friends of the Cavan Centre to celebrate the achievements of the participants on the Breaking the Cycle programme.

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