Welcome to the Lantern Community Project on 14 George’s Quay (Red Door) Cork.

We are growing a community - an inclusive community, an alive and evolving community of young and old, new Irish and migrants, local parishioners, women and men from across the city of Cork. The Lantern is a meeting place. It is also and a learning and creative space open to all.

Our vision is to be:

... a place of welcome where people, no matter what their background, race, age or gender, can feel at home and voice their hopes in working for a better world...  


Check out our videos of people and activities in our centre.

This is our more recent documentary "Shine On" launched the Firkin Crane in May 2016

Shine On

Check out Johnny Mc.Grath one of the members of the Creative Writers Group speaking about his experience of being involved in the Lantern and Community Education in Cork city.

Cork Lifelong Learning

We are open Monday-Friday from 9.00am - 9.00pm. 

You are most welcome to drop in and say hello, see what’s on and stay for a chat and cup of tea.

What’s new current activities / courses

Celebrate World Hello Day with us on November 21st at 1pm outside the Lantern Community Project on Georges Quay, Check our facebook page for more information www.facebook.com/lanternprojectcork 


If you would like more information on the project please contact Norma Roche on 086-0236442 or Karina Healy 086 1746374 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The Project is also home to The Cork Migrant Workers Centre, The Greenmount Youth Café and The Greenmount Youth Development Project.

Please note 14 George’s Quay is an historical 18th century building and access is by a number of steps to the front door and stairway inside. This is our temporary home. We will be re-locating to a new premises which will be fully wheelchair accessible.  

Partner Organisations

Young People  More Info

Migrant Centre More Info

Thoughts for the week