Carmona Services

The Carmona Service provides a range of day and residential services and supports for children and adults with an intellectual disability in South Dublin. The service seeks to accomplish its mission through a variety of services.
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Would you like to become a volunteer?

There is no such thing as an average volunteer. From every walk of life and age range, we have up to 270 people, including our own staff, who make a regular commitment and give almost 1,000 hours of their times weekly.
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Catchment Area

Services are available to people who are resident in the region: Little Bray to Ringsend.
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Carmona Services Publications

Carmona Services has produced a series of publications, providing useful information and advice for service users.

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Learning about Friendships was launched in October 2008. The programme was developed by members of the Choices team in response to findings in the strategic plan.
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Streetwise logo Streetwise is a new training programme developed by the Choices Department in St John of God Carmona Services in association with An Garda Siochana. The programme aims to offer education and training to learners with very basic literacy skills regarding the interface between people in the community and the Gardai and law enforcement. Find out more about Streetwise

Early Service Programmes

For children at risk of, or diagnosed with a developmental delay. These include First Step for babies from 0 to 2 and a half years of age and Second Step for children from 2 and a half to 5 years of age and an Outreach Programme for children integrated into mainstream education settings. Find out more about the Service Programmes

Carmona National School

For children with severe to profound learning disability aged between 5 and 18 years, provides a broad and balanced curriculum as recommended by the Department of Education and Science guidelines. Our goal is to give every child the opportunity to develop to his/ her greatest potential in a happy and secure learning environment. Find out more about Carmona national School

Day Services

Underpinning the philosophy of equal opportunity for participation in education, employment, and all other walks of life, we provide service users with opportunity for work training, learning, and socialisation. Day services aim at promoting independent living through skill and community participation. Find out more about Day Services

Residential Services

Accommodation is provided in the spirit of partnership with service users and their families. Carmona Services currently provide Group Home and Apartment Living for 70 adults with intellectual disability. These services are located in the Dun Laoghaire, Shankill, Bray, Ballybrack, Glenageary and Cabinteely area. Find out more about Residential Services

Respite and Family Support Services

Carmona offer a respite service for children up to 18 years of age, and an Adult Residential Respite House. Carmona also provide a Family Support Service a programme designed to provide an individualised, home-based respite service to adults within the Service and their Families. Also on available is the Break Away scheme which offers short breaks and holidays to persons with an intellectual disability. Find out more Respite and Family Support Services


If you would like more information please contact us at or call us on 01-285 2900.


Annual Report 2012

Annual Report 2011

Newsletter Issue 4, June 2013

Newsletter Issue 3, February 2013

Newsletter Issue 2, December 2012

Newsletter Issue 1, September 2012



Money management training programme
Money Management Training

New on-line money management training programme at has been launched.

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Carmona Services has won an Aontas Star Award

The award was won for LIFE, a pilot project partnership run by Dun Laoghaire VEC, the Health Service Executive and St John of Gods, Carmona Services aimed at young adults with an intellectual disability moving from second level education. Read the full article