The Larkin Unemployed Centre is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 9pm. Closed for lunch 1 to 2pm.

Call into the centre at 57-58 North Strand Road, North Strand. Dublin 3.
Tel: 8365544 Fax: 8366819


Community Arts Programme

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up” - Pablo Picasso

The Community Art programme was set up in 2005.

This programme has given members of the Ballybough Community the opportunity to rediscover and reconnect with their innate talents and abilities. It is a testament to what can be achieved by people when their creativity is encouraged.

The intention of this programme is to help widen the level of participation and engagement in art and cultural activity in this community. This programme also enable participants gain practical knowledge of the visual arts and in so doing, connects them to art within their own community

Since its establishment a number of public art installations have been created.


In Our Hands- mosaic

Located in the Ballybough Community Centre

This mosaic is the proud achievement of the participants on the Larkin Centre’s Community Education Programme (2007 - 2009):

Our artist in residence Carrie Lynam, with the assistance of Roisin Byrne, have nurtured the interest and skills that have been the inspiration for this mosaic.

The themes captured reflect the rich diversity of life and the values that are important to our community, friendship, growth, security and independence. It is our hope that these symbols will radiate a message of optimism and possibility when we come together to work, to learn and to play in The Ballybough Community Centre.


In Our Hands- mosaic

A mural, completed by participants during 2005 – 2007, under the guiding hand of Maire Davey. It was located on the Ballybough Road from 2007 – 2008.

The mural combines traditional and modern painting methods with the modern element represented by graffiti art.

FETAC Accreditation

As a FETAC registered Centre, the option is open to all our participants to pursue accredited learning. In June 2009, a number of our learners were awarded FETAC Certificates for a range of modules.

In Our Hands- mosaic
Some of the p
articipants who received FETAC Level 3 Certificates June 2009



Project Promoter
The Larkin Centre Project co-ordinator.
Maria Tyrrell - Manager, Larkin Centre.
Anne Flannery - Project co-ordinator.



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