Drogheda’s community spirit shines bright

Drogheda’s community spirit shines bright

Drogheda Community Services was founded in 1969 as a collective initiative to co-ordinate various community and charitable bodies in the Drogheda area.

From humble beginnings, the Drogheda Community Services now operates a state-of-the-art, modern, day care facility for older people from its premises. Known as the ‘Dermot Kierans Centre’ at Scarlet Crescent, Drogheda, the centre provides meals, hairdressing, bathing, chiropody, holistic therapies, art, physical exercises and social activities on a daily basis. Free transport to and from the centre is provided to all clients.

The Centre provides other voluntary services to the public including, bereavement counselling, addiction counselling, mediation, legal advice and civil legal aid.

Speaking about the support required to deliver a vast range of services for their clients, Margaret McCullen, Manager of the Drogheda Community Services said,

"The support of the National Lottery, through the Department of Health and Department of Justice and Equality has been invaluable and has enabled us to improve our facilities and the services offered."

The centre also operates the Drogheda & District Charity Chest, which was set up in 1985 with the purpose of raising funds to support local services. The centre relies on a dedicated staff of professional employees, community employment participants, volunteers, job initiative employees, as well as continuous support from the Health Service Executive and Tulsa, Child and Family Agency.

More details for on Drogheda Community Services can be found on: www.droghedacsc.net

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