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L'Arche Dublin Project began in 1993 in a rented cottage in Portmarnock, a small village on the northeast of Dublin Bay. On St. Brigid's Day, 1st February, 1994, the first core members were welcomed. A permanent home for the community became possible when the Christian Brothers donated some land in Baldoyle. Money was raised and in 1996 a new home, Seolta (Irish for "sails"), was built. In 1999 a second home, Leoithne (Irish for "Gentle Breeze), was purchased. L'Arche Dublin strives to provide a home that is warm and welcoming for all who live there. Our lives are full! We do the usual things like shopping, cleaning, personal care, making friends and of course, having parties!
There are 6 core members (people with intellectual disabilities) who are residents in L'Arche Dublin today. Danny, Stephen, Caroline and Karen live in Seolta and Aidan and Gillian live in Leoithne. L'Arche Dublin welcomes assistants from all over the world to come and share their life with the core members in L'Arche Dublin.