A temporary rest centre for displaced Ukrainian nationals is set to open in Ballyogan. This East Region Temporary Rest Centre will accommodate up to 300 people for short periods. This is a national humanitarian response to a war time emergency situation and the East Region Local Authorities, Civil Defence and the local community and volunteer organisations are committed to providing safe, appropriate and respectful accommodation while facilitating continuous care and embedded service provision.

DLR staff and volunteer staff will have a daily presence on the ground to monitor and ensure the appropriate operation of the rest centre.   Provision of recreational spaces both inside and outside the facility is also being planned. In addition to local authority teams, other public service organisations will attend and provide essential services on site as required, including HSE support teams and healthcare workers.

It is expected that the Ballyogan Regional Temporary Rest Centre (official name) will be open and operational during the week commencing 25 April. ReadMore.

DLR Volunteer Centre are gathering supplies and putting together packs for refugees arriving in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown. These packs will provide some essential hygiene items for their first few nights. They have received a list of very specific requests for items that would be greatly appreciated at this time.

Could you help fulfil this wish-list?

You can help by purchasing needed items and delivering them to the donation point at Ballyogan Parish Hall.

  • Click here to view the list of required items which includes things like toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand sanitiser, period products and more…! Please note, at present, they cannot accept items outside of those listed. 
  • Let us know you intend to make a donation by pledging some items here. Making a pledge isn’t essential but it does help us understand what items people are planning to donate and to establish which items we might be a little short on. 
  • Drop off your contribution to our temporary donation hub at Ballyogan Parish Hall during one of our donation drop-off times next week:
    Wednesday 20th April: 1pm – 4pm
    Thursday 21st April: 10am – 2pm
    Friday 22nd April: 10am – 2pm


The volunteer roles are listed on IVOL, the National Database of Volunteering so if you’d like to know more, have a read hereIf you know someone else who would be interested in donating items, please feel free to share the initiative with them. Or gather some items together and one person can drop off the lot!

Ballyogan Regional Temporary Rest Centre to open, Volunteers and Hygiene Pack Donations are needed.
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