About Us

Our Mission

About us

Candle Community Trust is a Community Project in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10.

Established in 1978 Candle is a vibrant child centred service addressing the needs of young people.

Working in collaboration with a highly qualified staff, funding agencies, parents and other stakeholders the Board of Management seeks to offer a quality service to the highest standards of best practice.

The Candle Centre, which is aesthetically pleasing and warm, provides an appropriate space for the nurturing and development of young people.  

Our Goals

What We stand for


  • To provide a space for young people to grow and develop physically, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually in community
  • To provide educational and personal/social developmental programmes and modules
  • To engender the development of a healthy, balanced lifestyle

Our Message

“Everyone is welcome here equally cherished for the gifts they bring to our community. “



What Young People are Saying

“I came here for trips and other things.  I like coming here for art as well and I like how people talk to me.” 

A. age 12

“I enjoy Candle and I love the staff.  They are always a great help.”

M. Age 23

“I like Candle because it gives me something to do in the day and Candle provides food, shelter and activities for us to do”.  

A. age 19

“It’s good because they always help us, they do fun activities and I like it.”

C. Age 11

“I have only been part of Candle’s training programme for a few months but in these few months Candle has helped me so much. It is an open, welcoming and accepting a place to learn. There are many interesting classes like woodwork, graphic design and work experience that have given me the insight into different career options. The staff are very friendly and understanding and greet you every morning with a smile. The therapeutic spaces are phenomenal and really make a difference. I would highly recommend Candle to anyone looking to progress in education or career”.

M. age 20

“I’ve been coming to Candle since 5th Class, and over the years been part of all the groups.  I’m now part of the training programme and Young Adult Shed.  Candle has always been a big part of my life for all that it does for me over the years.  The staff go above and beyond, and make a huge impact in your life after you leave”. 

A. Age 21

“I come to Candle because it’s a chance to meet new people and learn new things.  I also come here because it is something to look forward to.” 

H. Age 16

Our Space

View Gallery

Training Programme

Youth Service

Therapeutic Space


Get In Touch

Location: Lynch's Lane, Ballyfermot Rd, Dublin 10, D10 F519

Telephone: 01-6269-111

Email: info@candletrust.ie