The Voyages Programme – The Fingal Centre

Address: 5 Cardiffsbridge Road,
Finglas West,
Dublin 11

Contact Name: Marie McCann


Phone: 01 884-5228

Fax: 01 884-5226

Web site:

Opening Hours: The Fingal Centre is open Monday to Friday.

The Voyages Programme runs on Wednesdays & Fridays from 11.00am to 1.00pm

Who can use the service?: People either from/living in the Finglas Cabra area

Cost: None


Informal referrals accepted: Yes

Formal referrals accepted: Yes

Referrals accepted from: See below

How to make a referral: You can be referred by the service or organisation you are linked with such as Rehabilitation Integration Service, your G.P., Counsellor, Finglas Addiction Support Team (FAST), Project Worker, Sankalpa or be recommended by another organisation or you can refer yourself.

All referrals must be either from/living in the Finglas/Cabra area.

It is recommended that all participants must be linked in with a support service such as Finglas Addiction Support Team, an addiction counsellor or Probation & Welfare before they start the Voyages programme.


What Do We Do?

Centre Overview

The Voyages Programme was set up in 2004 by the Fingal Centre.

This programme is funded by the Finglas/Cabra Local Drug Task Force as part of its local drug strategy.

Voyages is a high support training and education programme, FETAC Level 3 Computer Literacy, for adults engaged in recovery from drug addiction.

Provides participants with basic computer skills and introduces them to a wide variety of local services and organisations.

Key Aims & Objectives of Service

To provide a drug-free environment for people in recovery from addiction to:
* engage in computer literacy training, as a step in developing an education / training /career plan
* build self esteem and
* manage relationships in the group

Voyages encourages people in recovery to engage in training & education with a view to seeking employment.

Voyages is a relaxed non-judgemental learning environment.

Voyages is a 26 week part time programme which takes place in the Fingal Centre. (2 days per week).

There is a small daily lunch allowance for attendance on this programme.

Services Provided

* Computer literacy training to Fetac level 3
* Digital photography
* Stress Reduction
* Day trips
* Evening trips, bowling, theatre etc.

* How to access local services and organisations.
* Computer Skills.
* FETAC Level 3 qualification.
* Stability, support, self-esteem, independence, confidence, trust, advocacy, literacy, team work, motivation, planning, relaxation techniques, enjoyment, new healthy friendships and much more!

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