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Dales center

What we do

Mission statement: ‘Reducing the harm to individuals and the community by supporting people through each stage of addiction’ Our role is to support individuals and families from the Dublin 17 area, in addressing problems or issues that they are experiencing as a result of drug or alcohol use. The Dales works from a harm reduction philosophy and there are few constraints imposed on people using the service. The Dales operates an ‘Open Door’ policy and people are free to walk in to meet staff and talk. We provide One to One support and Care Planning for individuals who need support around their drug or alcohol use. We have fully qualified and accredited staff offering counselling and psychotherapy. We provide a full-body acupuncture service by a fully accredited acupuncturist. We also run a number of groups on a weekly basis to support people in the areas of * Alcohol *Trauma & addiction * Helping people to reduce their drug/alcohol use.


Unit 3/4, Darndale Village Campus, Darndale, Dublin 17

Entry Requirements

We work with individuals and families from the Dublin 17 area who are affected by problematic drugs and alcohol use.
Our services are free of charge.

Contact Details

Dermot Gough
Phone 01 848 7733 & 087 905 0683
Email dermot@thedalescentre.ie

Other Contacts

Administration and Support
Julie Ryan

Phone 01-848 7733

Email julie@thedalescentre.ie

Addiction Support, Acupuncture
Samantha Parkes

Phone 086 410 4225 (phone or text)

Email samantha@thedalescentre.ie

Addiction Support, Counselling
Aishling Branagan

Phone 086 410 4225 (phone or text)

Email aishling@thedalescentre.ie

Addiction Support Counselling
Niamh Crowley

Phone 086 410 4225 (phone or text)

Email niamh@thedalescentre.ie

Main Recption

Phone 01 848 7733

Email info@thedalescentre.ie

Other Information

 Dales Centre Provides

One to One Support

– Key working

– Care Planning

– Case Management

– Psychotherapy/Counselling



Day Programme

– Dealing with conflict

– Alcohol Group


Crisis intervention

– All of our staff are trained in ASIST suicide prevention programme

Family Support

– For people within the family, who are affected by addiction 

Holistic therapies

– Auricular and full body acupuncture

– Reflexology

– Aromatherapy massage

Health Promotion

Awareness raising programmes on smoking and alcohol in schools throughout the area. Anger management and conflict resolution programmes on a one to one or group level as requested.


Working closely with other agencies is an important part of what we do, as we aim to get the best possible service available to our clients.