Dominicís Community Centre is a dynamic example of what can be achieved through partnership when the well-being of our community is at the heart of community planning. Our centre reflects the value of local participation and the importance of responding to our communities needs. In an attempt to achieve this we constantly strive to organise and host a wide variety of events both educational and recreational for the members of our community. We also provide accredited high standard facilities available for hire to external agencies.
Our Mission is:
To work and strive to meet the needs of all members of the local St Dominicís Community by managing Dominicís Community Centre to help address the social, educational, childcare and recreational needs of the local community while liaising with the appropriate authorities on issues which further the betterment of the local St Dominicís area and residents living within the area.
Our vision is to help relieve poverty, social exclusion and to strive to improve the economic life and well being of the community of St Dominicís while also ensuring maximum participation of all in the community, taking into account the needs of young people, parents, people with disabilities, senior citizens and any other groups with special needs.
Dominicís Community Centre originated as a replacement for the old St. Muirinís House which had been established in 1977 (trading as St. Muirinís House Company Limited) and operated out of a block of flats which had been handed across to the Community, at the time, by Dublin Corporation.
In Autumn 2008/Spring 2009, as part of the Avonbeg, Phase IV Infit Housing Scheme, the current Dominics Community Centre building, designed by South Dublin County Council, after a period of consultation, and taking into consideration the need articulated by the local community, was constructed at the cost of approximately Ä1.5 million.
The Centre has been fully fitted out and equipped with substantial financial assistance via South Dublin County Councilís Community Grants Scheme and Community Services Department internal funding. The Centre also receives a grant from within the Community Grants Scheme to assist with the employment of a Centre Manager.
The Centre is managed by a voluntary management committee consisting of representatives from the local community and representatives from statutory and support agencies including South Dublin County Council, Tallaght Youth Services and Dodder Valley Partnership.
Dominicís Community Centre services 3,478 houses/housing units in the St Dominicís Parish of Tallaght which includes the estates of Old Bawn Road, St Mealruains, Mountain Park, Millbrook Lawns, St Dominicís, Avonbeg, Bolbrook, Avonmore, Homelawns, Bawnville and Seskin View.
In recent months, the Management Committee of St Muirinís House Company Limited have decided to rebrand. In November 2012 Dominicís Community Centre Limited was established to replace the old St. Muirinís House. This rebranding was deemed necessary to firmly establish the centre in the parish of St Dominicís.