Comhlámh, the Irish Association of Development Workers and Volunteers, offers a wide range of services for people who are interested in volunteering and working overseas or have returned from volunteering or working overseas. This includes providing information and advice, pre-departure training, career guidance support and a range of other post-return services. For further information, you can contact:
Tel: 01 478 3490
Email: email@example.com .
The Irish Missionary Union
The Irish Missionary Union represents 75 Catholic congregations of sisters, brothers, priests and lay people presently working in the developing world. It includes a Returned Missionaries Office, the purpose of which is to be available for people home from mission on long- or short-term stay. Amongst the topics explored in the workshops offered by the IMU are the transition back to life in Ireland, the effects that trauma can have, and how to apply the skills, values and talents acquired overseas to the home environment. The IMU can be contacted at:
563 South Circular Road,
Tel: 01-492 3326;
Fax: 01- 492 3316;
Irish Aid is the Irish government’s programme of assistance to developing countries. Information about its activities, and about a wide range of development issues, is available on their website.
Irish Aid can be contacted at:
Tel: 01-408 2000
Development Studies Centre, Kimmage Manor
Development Studies Centre, Kimmage Manor offers a range of development-related courses and seminars, some of which are open to the public. It also hosts the “Development Training and Learning @ Kimmage” (Dtalk) programme. This “aims to promote a culture of learning and knowledge sharing within the Irish overseas development sector.” It offers training for people about to undertake work in the developing world, prepares people for overseas election monitoring, and provides professional development opportunities for head office and field-based staff.
Further information is available at http://www.kimmagedtalk.ie/ or Tel: 01-406 4386.
DCU’s Centre for International Studies
DCU’s Centre for International Studies has an online resource centre with comprehensive links to sites that cover topics including general resources in international relations and resources in development education.
UCD’s Development Studies Library
UCD’s Development Studies Library is “the major source of research materials in Ireland on development issues such as aid, agriculture, rural development, economics, environment, human rights, history, politics, refugees, urban development and women.” This service is open to members of the development community and the public. Non UCD staff or students who wish to use the library should email the Development Studies Library for details.
Further information is available by Tel: 01-7167560.
Galway One World Centre
Galway One World Centre has a resource centre that is open to members of the public. This includes materials on development education.
For more information, contact the Centre at:
Tel: 091-530 590
Kerry One World Centre
Kerry One World Centre has a resource room development education lending library service that is open to members of the public.
For more information, contact:
Kerry One World Centre
5 Friary Lane,
Tel: 066-718 1358
Centre for Global Education
The Centre for Global Education (CGE) was established in 1986 by eight development agencies to provide education services that will enhance awareness of international development issues.
Contact the Centre at:
Centre For Global Education
9 University Street
+44 2890 241 879
Waterford One World Centre
Waterford One World Centre, which works with a range of local groups, has a resource room that can be used by the public. Further information is available from the Centre,
Meeting House Lane,
Tel: 051 – 873064.