The Lantern Community Project

Who are we?

The Lantern Project is a place of welcome, learning and inclusion providing a safe place for people to learn and grow, develop new skills, meet others and make new friends. Community education and creativity are the cornerstones of the centre focussing particularly on self-development, well-being and improving self-awareness. Lantern courses use a range of holistic approaches that aim to promote and enhance self-esteem and personal development.

What do we do?

The Lantern has two main strands of work – community development and community education. All programmes are designed to be inclusive, accessible, relevant and most importantly – participant led. Time spent attending Lantern activities allows people to take small steps, make new connections whilst reflecting on what supports their well-being.

The Lantern Project offers a signposting service that allows each participant an opportunity to explore & enhance their own wellbeing journey. The aim is to allow people the freedom to engage with others in the Lantern community in a non-judgemental, relaxed and friendly and social environment.

Since the transition of the Lantern and Cork Migrant Projects to the refurbished Ministry Building in Nano Nagle Place in 2018 there has also been a focus on exploring the synergies between these projects strengthening this partnership whilst further fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion.

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Who are the people we can support?

  • People on a journey of personal development who may be experiencing a period of fragility or vulnerability in their lives and for whom the support of a group would be beneficial.
  • Residents of the local area.


Our aims

  1. Be a hub of welcome, learning and inclusion providing a safe place for people experiencing fragility or vulnerability in their lives particularly for those who may be underserved by current social and health services, people who are struggling from marginalisation and isolation and those who struggle to connect with local community and services.
  2. Be a centre of excellence – promoting community education and creativity in Cork City by offering a broad range of community education and development opportunities.
  3. Foster links and collaboration with other service providers to foster multi-agency collaboration and partnerships.
  4. Be the living embodiment of the ministry of Nano Nagle’s work in today’s world in the spirit of her underlying theme of acceptance and empowerment.

Contact us

The Lantern Project

Nano Nagle Place

Evergreen Street




Lantern Coordinator Karina Healy 0861746374

Project Worker Ger O Sullivan 0860236442

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