About us

Founded in 1996, The Pathways Centre is an outreach initiative of the City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB) Education Service to Prisons.
The Pathways Centre offers respite to former prisoners in the crucial period after release by providing information, education, counselling, support and referral in a safe and understanding environment.
The Pathways Centre is staffed by fully qualified Teachers and qualified Counsellors.


The Pathways Centre services

Essential elements.

The Pathways Centre is made up of four essential elements;

  • Peer support work.

  • Educational programmes and activities.

  • Guidance counselling.

  • Personal addiction counselling.

Classes and services available

  • Peer Support.

  • Personal counselling.

  • Addiction counselling.

  • Career guidance.

  • Coping with change (peer support).

  • Relaxation techniques.

  • Health and Fitness.

  • Study support.

  • Exam & college preparation.

  • Job preparation (CV's etc.)

  • Social studies.

  • Creative writing.

  • Soft skills.

  • English (All levels).

  • Literacy (All levels).

  • Maths (All levels).

  • Addiction studies.

  • Cookery.

  • Photography.

  • Digital imaging.

  • Video production.

  • Computers (All levels).

  • Web design.

  • Art. 

All students welcome.

The Pathways Centre is open to former prisoners, their families and members of the wider community also.

If you are in prison and due for release and wish to avail of what The Pathways Centre has to offer, get in touch with staff in the Education Unit through the pre-release courses, the integrated sentence management (I.S.M.) Officer of Training & Employment Officer in your prison for referral. If suitable, a staff worker from The Pathways Centre will call in to see you in the prison.

If you are already released contact us to arrange an interview via the contact details below.


Contact details, opening hours and location.

New online hours for full classes from Monday 20th of April

Monday-Thursday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

If you wish to join our online classes, please call our new phone number below or get in touch through Facebook or Twitter details below and we will help you get set-up online.

Telephone: 086-0358693.

Fax: 01-8726194.


Twitter: @PathwaysP

Facebook: The Pathways Centre

Click the link below to see our exact location.

The Pathways Centre is funded by the City of Dublin education and training board.

Click the link below to access the CDETB website.