A social club for special needs children

What is the Arch Club

The Rainbow Junior Arch Club is a Saturday social club for children with special needs and their families.  

It is based in Scoil Chiaráin in Glasnevin,Dublin 11, but families from all over north Dublin and Fingal come

and enjoy the fun, friendship and activities on offer.                            

The club


The Club is for children with special needs aged 4 to 13 years.  Our club is for children who are differently


We have children who have Down's Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and General Learning difficulties but

who has difficulties in socialising are very welcome. 

Thank you for visiting our web site, we hope that you enjoy browsing through the pages.  Best of all, we hope

that it will encourage you to find out more about us.  Having a child with special needs can limit

social opportunities for the whole family.  Here at the Rainbow Junior Arch Club, we're trying to change


Our children's smiles and laughter tell us we're on the right track.  Come and visit us, and find out

for yourself.  Making music, fitness through fun, and speech and drama games, are  among the weekly

activities that the children can learn from and  enjoy.

The brothers and sisters of the children with special needs  are also encouraged to join in - we want them to

have a good time as  well.  Our activities include weekends away, day trips as well as trips  to the pantomime

and the bowling alley.

Getting 15 families together on a Saturday afternoon for activities and refreshments sounds pretty simple

doesn't it?  In fact, we need the help of a number of different groups of people to make it happen!

If the above interests  you please come and visit our community based and parent run club and find out what

it is all about and what activities we do! It's a great opportunity for the children to meet other children and

have fun while parents get to chat with other parents. 



Our summer project is back again this year which includes a trip to Grenan Maze, Explorium, The Leprechaun 

museum and Tayto Park! 


We will back in September with our Saturday club at Scoil Chiarain every second Saturday during term time from 3pm to 5pm!! 


Contact us for more details and to join.  New and returning members always welcome.


Rainbow Junior Arch Club 

  Please see our facebook page for more information.    Or contact Lisa on 0858508316



 Thanks very much to Tesco Clearwater for the cheque they have given us from

the token collection . Just under €300. 

Thanks too to the volunteers and parents that came along to support.

Tesco Clearwater cheque



Volunteering Opportunity 

Would you be interested in coming along to help the Rainbow Junior Arch Club by volunteering with us?

 If you are please contact Lisa on 085 8508316 or email rainbowjuniorarchclub@gmail.com 

Scoil Chiarain, St Canice’s road, Glasnevin, D9