Our Heritage

Our Heritage – 20 Dominick Street

We regularly open the doors of our National Office at 20 Dominick Street in Dublin 1 to the public and invite people to share our Heritage. 

The building is of great historic and architectural interest: Robert West, the stuccodore who designed many of the finest interiors in the city and worked on the Rotunda Hospital, lived at No. 20, a house he designed and decorated himself with very elaborate and unusual plasterwork, still in pristine condition today.

The house has had a varied history: it was owned by John Beresford; in 1856 it was a Protestant school where Sean O’Casey’s mother and sister were teachers and where he spent much time; eventually it ended up as an orphanage before becoming the national office of Ireland’s largest not-for-profit youth organisation, Youth Work Ireland.

The next open days will coincide with Heritage Week in August 2017 and Culture Night in September 2017 – more information coming soon!

We also welcome private tours and talks, please get in touch for more information.

Please contact our Development & Fundraising Team with any queries:

Anne L'Henoret
Fundraising & Marketing Officer
(t): 858 4521
(m) 087 954 5777

Cormac Lally
Head of Development
(t): 8584508
(m) 086 841 1297 

“Youth Work Ireland state that it complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland and the with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising as set out by the ICTR”

The Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising exists to:

  • Improve fundraising practice around the core principles of respect, honesty and openness.
  • Promote high levels of accountability and transparency by organisations who fundraise.
  • Provide clarity and assurances to donors and prospective donors about the organisations they support and how their donations are utilised, and offer mechanisms for enquiry and verification.