Archways is a national organisation that was established in 2007. We work in collaboration with local and national agencies to research issues impacting young people, families and communities to identify evidence based programmes and approaches to meet their needs. We provide training and coaching to communities to enable them to deliver sustainable programmes that build on their existing strengths and resources.





Type of organisation:

NGO/ community-based organisation/ charity


  • Children
  • Education and training
  • Immigration, refugee and asylum seeker supports
  • Mental health
  • Peace and reconciliation
  • People in vulnerable situations e.g. domestic violence.
  • Policy and advocacy
  • Poverty alleviation
  • Social inclusion
  • Young people / youth work


  • Development of education and training materials and programmes


Clondalkin Behavioural Initiative trading as Archways is a not for profit company limited by guarantee. Archways is also a registered charity.

Please see our Annual Report 2020 and our Strategic Plan 2021-2025 for more information about our work.

EU Project Experience

Some experience

Archways is a national organisation that deliver a number of evidence based programmes including the Incredible Years® Suite of Programmes, the Mentoring for Achievement Programme and Functional Family Therapy.

Archways delivers the Blue Skies Initiative, the Area Based Childhood (ABC) Programme in the Clondalkin area.

We are the lead partner in an INTERREG VA funded project – The Changing Lives Initiative. The Changing Lives Initiative was a cross border community-based project in County Louth, Colin / West Belfast and the Argyll & Bute region, working to create a better understanding about ADHD and provide an early intervention parent programme for families with children (3-7) experiencing behaviours consistent with ADHD.

The five partner organisations involved in The Changing Lives Initiative were Archways, Colin Neighbourhood Partnership, Dundalk Institute of Technology, The Genesis Programme (Louth Leader Partnership) and NHS Highland.

The Changing Lives Initiative was supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, a programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Match-funding for the project was provided by the Department for Health in Northern Ireland, the Department of Health in Ireland, as well as by the five partner organisations involved in delivering the project.

EU Funding Goals

  • Networking
  • Learning
  • Collaboration


  • Implementation and Scaling Up


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Hugh Doogan

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