Blanchardstown Home-Start

Blanchardstown Home-Start

Contact: Joan Ashbrook Blanchardstown Home-Start 10 Blakestown Cottages, Clonsilla, Dublin 15

Telephone: +00 35 318 205 444 E-mail: Website:

About us

Origin Home-Start Blanchardstown was set up in 1988 and was the first scheme outside of the UK. Anna Lynch was the founder of Home-Start in Ireland. Joan Ashbrook is the current co-ordinator. Joan was a volunteer for 10 years before becoming co-ordinator.

Our work Our 15 volunteers work to support 60 families through our Home-Start scheme.

We are core funded by TusLa (government)

Plans for the future We plan to extend the crèche area to include an outside messy play area and hope to source funding to reinstate the National office and re-open the schemes.