We believe it’s not enough to invite people to come in but we need to go out to people just as Nano Nagle did in her day. It is said there wasn't a home in Cork she hadn't visited! 

Following her example, we are developing an outreach strategy particularly to men, young and old, who can be prone to isolation and loneliness and less inclined to get involved in a centre.

We want to develop the Lantern as a friendly welcoming meeting place for men where they can share their skills and knowledge with each other and the community. 

Albert Mc.Carthy is our Men's Group Faciltator and can be contacted on:  086 020 0848 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

For more information on our Men's programme visit this page regularly for updates.


Weekly Drop in-

Pop in for a coffee, chat and a game of Pool or Darts every Monday and Thursday afternoon 2.00-5.00 pm.  Due to limited space please contact Albert on 086 020 0848 for more information about the Men's Drop in and the application process

We run a variety of short programmes for Men;

Men's Health & Well-being;

Men's Cook and Share;

Creative Programmes; such as  a Mural reflecting Men's Issues for men involved in our project.  



This project has been further developed and now the participants have published a book "In the Light of the Lantern" It is available at the The Lantern Community Project on 14 Georges Quay for a nominal charge of €5.00 

Partner Organisations

Young People  More Info

Migrant Centre More Info

Thoughts for the week