The National Federation of Arch Clubs, Ireland

National Federation of Arch Clubs Ireland existence for 40 years!

Support - Friendship - Equal - Encourage

Providing a social outlet for people in Ireland with special needs

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What are Arch Clubs?

Arch Clubs provide a secure social environment for people with special needs,  their siblings and friends to learn, form friendships and above all, have fun.

Aims of Arch Clubs 

  • To provide a social outlet for people with special needs.
  • To develop the members social skills, self-esteem and quality of life through a dynamic range of activities.
  • To provide support and information for parents and families.

  • To influence public policy towards those with special needs through contact with statutory agencies.


Community Based Clubs

The National Federation has at present over 50 community-based social-inclusion-for-all Arch Clubs spread out all over Ireland.



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Members & Volunteers

There are approximately 2,000 Arch Club members, nearly 1,000 volunteers, plus up to 3,000 associated persons involved nationwide.



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Federation of Arch Clubs

We are a registered charity and we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of Corporate Governance.



Policy & Governance

Latest News & Announcements 2018


Soon Arch Clubs throughout Ireland will be promoting and encouraging their members to take up the Gaisce – Presidents Award Clubs Challenge, where the members get involved in a local charity or community group, develop new or existing skills, become more active and discover the great outdoors on a team outdoor journey.

At the launch of this partnership this week (Tuesday 19th July 2017) in the Phoenix Park Dublin where three of Arch Club members who will start their challenge in the coming weeks, Niamh Cooke, Conor Caffrey and Stephen Brown and we wish them the best of luck and to all the arch club members throughout the country who we hope will take up the challenge and participate in the Gaisce Awards




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National Youth Volunteer Award 2017

Club Nominations are  now being sought for this year’s  youth volunteer  award.

Drop us  a few lines telling us about your young volunteer

by 1st of October

send your entries to

74 Meadow Grove, Dublin 16,

D16 FK15













Volunteers working within our clubs

Volunteers who have concerns about a child or a vulnerable person within your club - but are not sure what to do, should discuss these concerns with the designated liaison person in your club or the Children First National Designated liaison Person for our organization

John Ryan 086 8280892  

or contact  Tusla-Child and Family Agency for advice. 

Phone: 01 7718500 or Email:

In an emergency  ring the Garda







Niamh Cooke, Conor Caffrey and Stephen Brown​ 












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