Annual Reports

"We human beings are all fundamentally the same. We all belong to a common, broken humanity. We all have wounded, vulnerable hearts. Each one of us needs to feel appreciated and understood; we all need help.”

                                                                                                                             Jean Vanier

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Each L'Arche community throughout the world is responsible for its own administration and funding. The communities in Ireland only receive between 75% and 80% government funding. The balance must be raised through fundraising, donations, gifts and partnerships with corporate and religious partners.


Individuals can support us by organising their own events such as coffee mornings or community based events such as table quiz or race night. Alternatively you could request donations to L'Arche Ireland instead of birthday or wedding gifts. For the adventurous type, you can take on one of the many organised events around the country such as Run A Muck / Hell and Bank / Dublin City Marathon / Belfast Marathon the list of events are long and varied so no doubt you will find a challenge that appeals to you.


Legacy planning - what will your legacy be? When you are drawing up your Will we ask you to please consider L'Arche Ireland as a beneficiary. Naturally you will want to leave your loved ones financially secure but after doing so why not consider leaving some of your overall estate to L'Arche who will ensure that posthumously you are improving the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. For more details check out


We welcome partnerships of all descriptions. Whether you are a small local business hoping to make a difference within your own community or a large multi national seeking to fulfil your Corporate Social Responsibilities on a national basis we would be delighted to help you achieve your goals while maintaining and improving the service we provide to our Core Members.


If you want to support our work please contact us

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L'Arche Ireland (registered name) is a charitable organization legally structured as a company limited by guarantee, not having a share capital, registered in Dublin, Ireland - Registered No. 77821. Registered Office - C/O Anne Brady McQuillan, Iveagh Court, Harcourt Road, Dublin 2. Revenue Charity No. CHY 7979 - Charities Regulatory Authority No. 20018856.  L’Arche Ireland operates in the Republic of Ireland, having three communities in Dublin, Cork and Kilkenny.  L’Arche Belfast (Northern Ireland Company no. NI 40702) operates in Northern Ireland and has one community in Belfast.  L'Arche Belfast is registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC105755. Its website is  L’Arche Ireland and L’Arche Belfast are part of an International Federation of L’Arche Communities whose registered office is in France.  Its website is