Our popular cultural integration experiences or guided tours are scheduled both in Dublin for residents of Balseskin, and also nationally. Garda-vetted volunteers lead each tour allowing participants to experience Irish culture and learn about integration. Each tour is designed for maximum participant enjoyment, and includes a meal out or teas and coffees. Aside from the experience, participants have the opportunity to chat to volunteers, sharing their experiences and chatting about their onward journey in Ireland. Participants are also able to learn life skills while interacting with our volunteers.
Examples of our Cultural Tours
The Rediscovery Centre
Christ Church Cathedral, including Chester Beatty Library
The National Museum of Ireland
Visit to the National Botanic Gardens
Visit to the Irish Museum of Modern Art/The National Gallery of Ireland
Visit to Phoenix Park
Plus a variety of tours on offer in counties other than Dublin
Volunteering Opportunities (no experience necessary)
Throughout the year, we offer all Cairdeas participants a chance to join a volunteering project to take part in an activity to improve their local community, meet Irish nationals and learn new skills. Now that the restrictions surrounding the pandemic have ended, we hope to offer volunteering projects more frequently in various counties and to also continue our work at Balseskin NRC, where we encourage residents to volunteer in community garden projects.
To get in touch as either a volunteer or a participant, please email Cairdeas@servethecity.ie