Facilities open to community
The Learning Hub is a site comprised of 3 main buildings and almost 2 acres of green space. We enjoy a spectacular view of the bend in the river heading out to UL past the Island Field. We also provide one of the safest and best maintained play/green spaces in the surrounding area.
The main house or the “Mansion” as it is known locally, houses the staff and admin team of the Learning Hub. However we also have student and volunteer ICT facilities, a kitchen and multiple meeting areas which are open for community use. Our basement rooms, while unsuitable for general activity serve as great music rehearsal spaces and also played their own spooky role in last year’s Haunted House tour!
The Music Hub facility is a refurbished stables building. Thanks to funding from Vodafone Foundation, Pobal, Rapid, HSE and St Martin’s Centre we now have a state of the art and fully accessible music recording, rehearsal and teaching space available to the community. For more information on how you can book the Music Hub please contact Jennifer directly. For more info about Music projects and facilities click here
The Health Hub comprises of a completely refurbished martial arts and fitness studio and also provides space for dance, yoga and other general fitness classes. We also have a small outdoor playing area which is used for 5 a side soccer, basketball, tag rugby, orienteering and general play.
The Science Hub provides local primary schools with a customised science experience aimed at introducing Science in a fun and imaginative way. Third level volunteers from UL, LIT and MIC will be involved in delivering this experience to groups of primary level students. For more info on Science Hub please click here.
The Digihub is a modern fully equipped multimedia space with a large interactive whiteboard and up to 22 PCs and Macs as required. All computers run on opensource alongside industry standard operating platforms. We run multiple projects including StoryHub ( see below) here in this space. The Digihub space well maintained resource which is always available to multiple schools, third level institutions and local community organisation.
We are lucky to have a number of great art spaces at the Learning Hub. During our busiest time of the year we have up to 4 designated arts and crafts rooms available to young people especially coming up to the St Patrick’s Day Parade! Art rooms are available to young people of all ages for multiple projects throughout the year and also provide space for drama and small group projects as required.
The Story Hub project happens in the Digihub space but really takes place in the imaginations of those participating!
To read more about Story Hub projects please click here
We are very excited to launch our new Youth Cafe and Demonstration Kitchen space. With a bright new kitchen, sofas, dining area and fabulous multimedia equipment we are sure it’s going to be a big hit with visitors to the Hub.
Who can book?
- Groups of young people who want somewhere to hang out – must book in advance with staff at Learning Hub – FREE TO BOOK
- Youth & Community Organisations
- Educators/Cooks who want to use it to deliver training
- Volunteer Cook/Chef who want to give their time can contact us too!