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Getting Started – Age Action

The Getting Started programme was developed jointly between Dublin City Council and Age Action Ireland to provide older persons with the opportunity to develop their ICT skills and to ensure that can confidently participate in this technological age. Training is provided by volunteers who teach the students in the basics of PC usage, e-mail and the Internet.

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Begun in 2006 as a pilot project in 6 sheltered housing complexes, training courses now take place in 19 locations across Dublin city. Courses are of one-hour duration and cover the basics of word processing, Internet and e-mail.   A number of courses are held in each centre each week and are not restricted to residents of the Sheltered Housing complexes. Local residents are actively encouraged to avail of the training facilities.   

Training is available in the following locations:

  • Bulfin Court Day Centre, Bulfin Court, Inchicore, Dublin 8
  • St. John's Court, Donnycarney, Malahide Road, Dublin 9
  • Mellowes Court, Mellowes Road, Finglas, Dublin 11
  • Burren Court, Balbutcher Road, Poppintree, Ballymun, Dublin 11
  • Rossaveel, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10
  • Claddagh Court, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10
  • Fr. Lemass Court, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10
  • Cambridge Court, Ringsend, Dublin 4
  • Beggars Bush Court, Beggars Bush, Dublin 4
  • Woodstock Gardens, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 
  • Domville Court, Santry, Dublin 9
  • Raheny Court, Raheny Road, Dublin 5
  • St Peter's Court, Phibsborough, Dublin 7
  • Mount Dillon Court (off Malahide Road) Artane, Dublin 5
  • Memorial Court, Sth Circular Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
  • Merville Court, St. Helena's Dr, Dublin 11
  • Heskin Court, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

How Do I Sign Up For Free Training?

No previous knowledge of computers is necessary so if you or someone you know would be interested in learning the basics of computer use, in a relaxed and friendly environment, then why not contact Age Action for more information:
Age Action Ireland. Tel: 01 4984746. Email:


Dublin City Council
Community and Social Development Projects Unit
Block 3, Floor 1
Civic Offices,
Wood Quay,
Dublin 8.
D08 RF3F.
T. 222 6700