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 2020





~ More Arch Club News ~

National Youth Volunteer Award 2019

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 September













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 contact Tusla.

Contact  Tusla -Child and Family Agency for advice. 

Phone: 01 7718500 or Email:

In an emergency  ring the Garda








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