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Below are a number of links to local and national resources:

Local

10th Louth Cuchullain Scouts Scout group based in Knockbridge, Co Louth, Very active group with Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Catering for boys and girls of all ages from 6 to 16 yrs.
8th Louth Slieve Foy Local Scout Group of the Cooley Peninsula.
Abacas Education for Children with Autism. ABA , Support , Information, Advocacy. 
Ablevision Ireland  Ablevision Ireland is a a media production and training company for people with Intellectual Disabilities. 
Action Against Addiction North East  Action Against Addiction North East is a not for profit social enterprise which provides work experience and training for people in recovery from addiction.
African Change Initative  To raise a network of Africans and non-Africans in Africa and Diaspora who believe in the greatness of Africa and collaborate to implement required developments in all areas of the continent.
 Age Action Ireland Age Action aims to make Ireland the best place in the world in which to grow old.
Ardee & District Athletics Clu We aim to promote athletics to the people of Ardee and its environs. We hope to help everyone the diverse and varied disciplines of the sport and enjoy taking part, regardless of age, ambition or ability!
Ardee Active Retirement Group To enable older people to live an active healthy and fulfilling life.
An Cuige To offer a place in nature where people can connect with spirit through the natural world. These aims are faciltated by outdoor meditations and seasonal rituals of the Celtic Year.
An Tain Arts Centre An Táin Arts Centre is the new independent arts space for Dundalk, Co. Louth based in the former Táin theatre, Town Hall, Crowe Street. 
Ardee Baroque Festival The Ardee Baroque Festival is a celebration of music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which takes place each November in the historic market town of Ardee,County Louth, Republic Of Ireland.
Ardee Daycare Centre Ardee Daycare Centre provides day-care to older people, people with a physical disability and people with an intellectual disability in the Ardee and mid-Louth area
Ardee Girl Guides  The  Girl Guides is a uniquely girl-only, youth-driven, active and dynamic organisation. It offers a varied and exciting programme for girls and young women aged 5-30, and opportunities for Leaders of all ages.
Ardee Sports Project IWA The Ardee Sports Project – run by the local branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association – offers sports and activities programmes for people with disabilities, physical and sensory, in the East of Ireland.
Ardee Tidy Towns  The primary focus of TidyTowns is to encourage communities to improve their local environment and make their area a better place to live, work and visit
Ardee Turfman Festival   To raise awareness for and promote community groups and businesses in Ardee.  To raise the profile of the town on the tourist map with a view to attracting visitors and creating jobs.
Bags of Hope  We fill old schoolbags with useful items for homeless people. We are trying to encourage as many people to donate items that will go to homeless people. Our slogan is 'Do a good deed for those in need.
Birdwatch Ireland BirdWatch Ireland is the largest independent conservation organisation in Ireland, dedicated to protecting Ireland's birds & biodiversity
Boyne 10k Run Raising funds for local running clubs and national charity in the Boyne 10K road race
Boyne Fishermans Rescue The Boyne Fishermen's Rescue is a completely voluntary service who  do  their utmost to rescue and recover loved ones. We have men and women of all ages and backgrounds in our ranks.
Boyne Garda Youth Diversion Project Garda Youth Diversion Project delivering a community-based crime prevention programme, aimed at diverting young people from becoming involved in anti-social or criminal behaviour.
Boyne Research Institute BRI conducts epidemiologic studies, molecular investiations, clinical evaluations, clinical trials, health interventions, prevention studies and surveys.
Boyne Garden Trail Louth Altogether, the trail has 19 very different, historic, contemporary and urban gardens open to visitors , all located within practical driving distance in Meath and Louth. Each garden member hosts events in their gardens, including walks, charity fetes, music events, outdoor theatre, exotic and rare plant sales and harvest festivals. 
Caliopo Theatre and Picture Company Calipio prides itself on its ability to produce innovative and comtemorary plays for young auciences - reanging in age from 16 - 32
Cara Cancer Care Support Cara Cancer Support Centre  gives support to people living with cancer. We will offer a range of services from holistic therapies; to welfare information and counselling.
Carlingford Tidy Towns Carlingford Tidy Towns  promote community projects to improve our local environment, conservation, recycling and waste management and undertake regular maintenance work to maintain and upkeep the local area.
Catholic Association Committee Facilitate Catholic Education classes for children attending multi denominational school
Clann Naofa Boxing Club Clan Naofa is a boxing club in Muirhevna Mor 
Clogherhead Lifeboat Station  To save lives at Sea. This is a 24-7, 365 day a year service. Free of charge to the public and relies entirely on voluntary donations contributions.
Clogherhead Developement Group To promote and improve the village of Clogherhead. To help and support local Groups both the youth and the elderly.  To attract business and tourism to the area.
Community House Network  Provide support to people living in the RAPID area in Drogheda  We provide counselling,  family therapy, gamberes amomymous health promotion and a variety of classes e.g. Beginning and intermediate computers, digital art and photography, certificate for basic driver theory, flower arranging.
Connect Family Resource Centre To offer support, recreational and educational courses and services to families living in the area  who are suffering disadvantage and marginalisation and to work with them to address those needs.
Cooley Youth Club Cooley Youth Club runs 8-10 p.m. on Friday nights in the Kickhams' Complex for all Secondary School students.
Cottage Day Hospital   Rehabilitation for older people (over 65 years of age) following illness, e.g. stroke, Coronary arthritis, Parkinson's, M.S.
County Museum Dunalk To collect, conserve and communicate material culture and heritage of County Louth.
Cox's Demesne Youth & Community Project Ltd Cox’s Demesne Youth & Community Project was first established in 1991..Currently there are approximately 250 children and young people availing of the programmes and projects on a weekly basis staffed by eight full-time workers and some part-time and community employment workers.
Craobh Rua  Community Youth Groups; Homework Clubs; Homework Support; Women Learning More.
Creative Spark Meets the need for a recognised  creative training and workspace facility in the county Creative Spark, Louth Creative Community Hub has been developed with a focus on the development of the creative enterprise sector in this region and the use of creative practice to promote social engagement.
Crosscause Crosscause through local Irish funding,  supports and encourages the less well off in Eastern Europe and West Africa including orphan projects, education and healthcare facilities. Our aim is  also to extend support to the most needy in our locality.
Cuidigh Linn  Cuidigh Linn are a service provider for older people living in Dundalk area. Cuidigh Linn deliver a wide range of supports.
Culture Connect Culture Connect is an intercultural non-profit organisation based in Drogheda.
Cura Louth CURA is a voluntary organisation, which offers support and help to those who are faced with a crisis pregnancy. 
 Development Perspectives  Development Perspectives is a development NGO that explores, examines and acts upon a range of issues and challenges that face our world
DeafHear DeafHear.ie are a national organisation providing services for deaf and hard of hearing people and their families.
Dignity4Patients Support group for anyone affected by inappropriate examination or sexual assault by a medical professional or paramedical staff
 Disrupting Alzheimer's Our aim is to support individuals experiencing Alzheimer’s and their carers/families
DKIT Sports & Societies To promote involvement in athletics and a healthy lifestyle to Students!
Drogheda Adult Literacy Scheme We help people improve adult literacy (reading, writing, maths skills)
Drogheda Bullets Basketball Club Coaching boys through basketball from age 7 all the way up to retirement.
Drogheda Children's Soccer League We provide soccer for children between the ages of 7-17 years
Drogheda Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Arts, Culture and Media: Provide Céile, Set Dancing and Traditional Music classes.
Drogheda District Support 4 Older People We provide support for the health, safety, well-being and community involvement of older people residing in Drogheda and the surrounding area.
Drogheda Festival Committee Drogheda Chamber of Commerce - Festival organisers
Drogheda Homeless Aid We aim to restore dignity and hope by providing care, support and shelter for homeless men.
Drogheda Lions Club Provide community development serivces.
Drogheda Men's Shed Providing a place & enviroment where men can meet up to talk and work together.
Drogheda Midnight League Aims to get young people off the street and onto the pitch by providing free, night-time, five-a-side football for young people
Drogheda Resource Centre Provide support, guidance and informatioin to unemployed or lower paid people in the the Drogheda and surrounding areas
Drogheda Youth Development Boomerang cafeCafe  Boomerangcafe provides a range of recreational, educational and specialist supports to young people in a safe drug and alcohol free environment. This service is open 7 days per week
Dundalk Arch Club  Dundalk Arch Club provide a secure social environment for people with special needs, their siblings and friends to learn, form friendships and above all have fun!
Dundalk Outcomers  To provide support for and advocate for lesbian gay bisexual and transgender people in the North East Region of Ireland.
Dundalk Park Run  Parkrun is a free 5K timed run that takes place every Saturday morning at 9:30AM in the DKIT sports pitch. This event is owned and ran by the people of Dundalk so it relies on volunteers from the community to make it happen. The overall aim is to promote health and fitness in the local community.
Dundalk women Aid  Women's Aid Dundalk is an organisation, which believes in the basic right of women abused by men to refuge and support, which is available to them on an open door basis.
Europe Refugee Crisis Appeal: NI and Border Counties  A group of volunteers have rallied together to try and do something for the refugee crisis, we have established a number of collection points around town and we aim to send a 40ft lorry full of supplies in the coming week to support migrants in Calais.
Gray Kelly Cancer support Centre   To provide support for cancer patients and their families
Good Morning Louth Free telephone service for older people in County Louth to enhance their sense of security and well being in their own homes
Haggardstown/Blackrock Community Centre To provide the community with a facility for community events
Holly's Horse Haven Charity  Holly's horse haven charity is the only non profit making charity to care for neglected horses and ponies in Ireland
Holy Family Boxing Club We coach young boys from the age of 10 - mid twenties to participate in the sport of boxing  
Irish Red Cross  Provide first aid at events and to teach first aid
Irish Red Cross Drogheda  Provide first aid at events and to teach firs aid 
ISPCC Louth  Providing support for children up to the age of 18 via telephone or one to one 
Knockbridge Tidy Towns To help improve and maintain the overall apprearnce of the village of Knockbridge
Knockbridge Girl Guides  This is an organisation which offers a varied and exciting programme for young girls to develop their skills socially in a safe and supervised environment  
Le Ceile CDP We are a community development project to help imporve the surrounding area by organising activities for the community 
Louth Carers Association  To help suppoort family careres in the home
Louth Civil Defence   Community support and secon line emergency service
Louth Drug and Alcohol Team  We support indiniduals with drug and alcohol issues, thier families and community through training, education, counselling, family support, rehabilitation etc. We also work in the areas of prevention and supply reduction. 
Louth Environmental Group Our aim is to prevent flooding in the general areas of the Casteltown River, Dundalk Bay, and the stretch of land from the Blue Achor to Giles Quay. We also organise environmental cleanups and rescue livestock and provide shelter for same
Louth Nature Trust  Nature conservation in Louth, managing the Little Tern Conservation Porject
Louth SPCA We promote the prevention of cruelty ot animals and we aim to rehome as many of the animals we rescue
 Louth Tidy Towns Our aim is to promote the importance of keeping our towns and villages neat and tidy from an environmental point of view. We support all the villages and towns when competing in the National Tidy Towns competitions. 
MS Ireland (Louth Voluntary Branch) To enable & empower people affected by Multiple Sclerosis to live the life of their choice to their fullest potential.
MS Ireland has a vision of Irish society, where all people affected by MS live positive and active lives in the community.
Order of Malta Ambulance Corps   We supply first aid cover for events like horse racing, rallys, concerts and football matches. We have been based in Dundalk for over 60 years, the Order of Malta have been 75 years in Ireland and this year the worldwide organisation celebrates 900 years.
Order of Malta Ambulance Corps Drogheda We teach young people age 10-16 first aid and community care. We may participate in community duties also and trips away. We teach cadets other life skills also.
Polish Parent's Association  Education for all ages embracing the traditional Polish Culture.
Post Polio Support  The Post Polio Support group was established in 1993 by Polio survivors to assist their fellow survivors, particularly in relation to the late effects of Polio and Post Polio Syndrome.
Pydo Foundation   The PYDO Foundation promotes youth and adult training as a bridge to mainstream education and creates an awareness of good health. Our aims are twofold:
1. To promote training that serves as a bridge to mainstream education
2. To create awareness of healthy lifestyle options.
Rape Crisis North East  RCNE aim is to offer help & support to men & women who may have expierienced sexual abuse, sexual assault and/ or rape either as an adult or child.
Redemption Way Centre We offer confidential support services to individuals, families and the community, affected by drug and alcohol use.
Rehabcare  To promote equality and to fight disadvantage by providing world class training,education,employment,health and social care services and by using our influence to create a more inclusive society.
Rehabcare Carroll Village   To promote equality and to fight disadvantage by providing world class training,education,employment,health and social care services and by using our influence to create a more inclusive society.
Respond Support Ltd Drogheda Branch  Our mission is to prevent and relieve hardship and distress among those who are homeless and those who are living in adverse housing conditions. To empower individuals and develop their skills for the benefit of the community as a whole.
Riding for the Disabled Association Ireland   we
Scoraiocht Dunleer  Promotion of our music,song and dance heritage
Society of St Vincent de Paul Dundalk To offer practical and financial support and assistance to persons in need.
Society of St Vincent de Paul Louth  Helping people in need; Visiting clients in their homes; Hospital visitation; Providing emotional and material support; We have several shops operating under the Vincent's brand.
 Sosad  Raise awareness of suicide in Ireland.
Break the taboo surrounding suicide.
Provide support and direction to those feeling suicidal
Provide support and direction to those approached by someone feeling suicidal
Provide support and direction for those bereaved by suicide.
Southside Community Youth Project  Southside Community Youth Project aims to facilitate the personal and social development of participants to realise their potential. In addition, they present opportunities for young people to undertake actions corresponding to their own aspirations and to assume responsibilities within their local communities.
Special Olympics Ireland  To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual
disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develope physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a
sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.
Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland The purpose of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland is to provide information, support and advice to people with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus, their parents and carers, as well as to promote social inclusion and equality for them within Irish society. 
St John's Ambulance  Provider of Event Medical Cover, First aid training,
St Joseph's Hospital Ardee  To provide extended care for older adults under the governance of the HSE

St Mary's Special School Parents Association Drumcar

St Mary's Special School Parents Association is a hard working, independent and fundamentally vital part of our school.  Our school caters for children up to the age of 18 of a moderate to a severe learning disability. We encourage volunteers as we rely on their help, co-operation and fund raising efforts to support our endeavours.
St Oliver Plunkett Hospital Dundalk   St Olivers is a 92 bedded community hospital situated in the grounds of the Louth County Hospital in Dundalk The facility provides Day Care, Respite, Extended care and Dementia for older people in the locality. Our aim is to provide a quality service appropriate to each clients needs. Our philosophy is to enhance positive ageing.
St Olivers Walk  The Knight of St. Columbanus Drogheda are holding a Camino type walk in Drogheda on an annual basis. t The walk is 3.2 km and can be done within any time limit.  It  will start at the Lourdes church and will visit all churches in the town and will end at St Peters Church. A passport will be given out to each patron as they start and will be stamped in each church on the walk, a certificate of completion will be given when all churches have been visited.
St Patrick's Soup Kitchen  St Patricks Parish Soup Kitchen operates Mon,Wed, Fri, Sat and Sunday evening at 7pm in the building to the left just outside St Patricks Church to provide a hot meal to the community in Dundalk
Sólás   To provide support to: children with additional educational needs in mainstream education and children with autism
The Barbican St Peters Church Drogheda   The Barbican was founded to replace the old Parochial Centre.  It provides a place where the community can meet, socialise, do classes and see shows.
The Boyne navigation Branch IWAI The Boyne Navigation Branch is a branch of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI). The primary objective of the branch is the restoration of the Boyne Navigation (Canal) which goes from Drogheda to Navan. The Boyne Navigation branch of IWAI was formed in May 2007. The branch is still actively working on the restoration of the initial lock on the canal & hopes to have that lock (sealock) open by the end of this year.
The Irish Soup Kitchen Centres Ltd  To provide food  to all those in need.
The Netwell Centre  The Nestling Project aims to provide environments that support and sustain independence and well-being for older people in the community.  Building up of local community to support older people to make more informed choices and feel empowered in decision-making.

The North East Cancer Research and Education Trust 

Engage & contribute to clinical research, allocate essential education & research grants to the oncology unit. Enhance the support and care provided by the department.Help in the fight against cancer.
 The Simon Community   To assist people at risk of becoming homeless; campaigning for legislative and policy change; provide quality care and accommodation.
Volunteer Stroke Scheme Louth  The Volunteer Stroke Scheme is a not for profit organisation which was set up in 1983 to cater for the needs of stroke patients and their families. The mission of the VSS is to develop world class support services for stroke survivors throughout Ireland. We have four Dublin based clubs where groups meet on a weekly basis and participate in therapeutic type activities, as well as physiotherapy sessions. Annual Holidays, Outings and Christmas Parties are also held.
Woodview Celtic FC Woodview Celtic FC is a football club for children and adults. We have teams ranging from under 6 to Senior. The home pitch is DKIT and training takes place every week in Muirhevnamor all weather pitch
YAP Louth Youth Advocate Programmes (YAP) Ireland is a leading provider of intensive support programmes for young people and families. YAP Ireland uses a strengths based, family focused approach for young people with complex needs leading to positive outcomes for the young people, their families and referral agents.
   
Blackrock Tidy Towns To ensure Blackrock is presented well at all time for the benefit of residents and visitors alike.

National

Irish Aid  Irish Government's programme for overseas development
Learning Point  Free online database featuring hundreds of training courses from many different training providers located across the country
Changing Ireland  National magazine of the local and community development  programme
Enable Ireland  Provides free service to adults and children with disabilities and their families 
Business in the Community Ireland  Help companies develop and manage and measure their corporate responsibility and sustainability stragegies 
Comhairle Representative body for Irish medium education 
EIL Intercultural Learning  Provides interculteral learning opportunities through studying abroad, volunteering abroad, language training, travel awards, group educational programmes, and other cultural immersion 
   
   
   
   
   
 

International

World Volunteer Web  Supports the volunteer community by serving as a global clearinghouse for information and resources linked to volunteerism that can be used for campaigning, advocacy and networking