Getting Citizens Online

Getting Citizens Online


The Department's 'Getting Citizens Online Programme' is, in line with the National Digital Strategy, focused on encouraging and empowering citizens to participate fully in Ireland's digital economy and society.

As part of our involvement, Third Age are running classes in locations around the country including our head office in Summerhill, Co. Meath and Seniorline head office in Amiens St., Dublin 1.

The profile of the participants is 'non-liners' who have no experience in the online use and who are perhaps apprehensive about taking the first step to getting online and involved. 

Trained tutors, learning tools with full support and back up will be provided. The training course for participants is 10 hours, covered over a five week period, with classes for 2 hours each week. There is a maximum of 10 participants on each course. 

The 10 hour course is free and will be informative and fun.

Become a Third Age Volunteer Tutor and use your skills to help others who have no experience of the internet, Skype, online banking and shopping and much more.

If you are interested in joining a class as a learner or getting involved as a volunteer tutor, contact us at or on 046 955 7766. 

Find out more about attending a class in one of the locations below by getting in touch.  Some of our classes are full at the moment, but we are accepting participants onto our waiting list.

Call us on 046 955 7766 or email



Woodbine Community Centre, Raheny, Dublin 5

  • Monday 15 January 2018, 10:30am - 12:30pm


Clondalkin Library, Clondalkin, Co Dublin

  • ​Monday 22nd January 2018, 12.30pm – 2.30pm 



Kill Active Retirement, Kill, Co. Kildare

  • Wednesday 10 January 2018, 2pm - 4pm


Aras Brid Parish Centre, Kildare, Co. Kildare

  • Thursday 11 January 2018, 10:30am - 12:30pm



Hamlet Court Hotel, Johnstownbridge, Enfield, Co. Meath

  • Monday 8 January 2018, 12pm - 2pm 



Mullingar Library, Mullingar, County Westmeath. 

  • Tuesday,  24 January 2018, 2pm - 4pm

Other venues due to start asap but dates to be confirmed are:

All Hallows Campus, DCU, Grace Park Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Balbriggan Library, Balbriggan, Co Dublin

Castleknock Parish Centre, Castleknock, Dublin 15

Clane Parish Centre, Clane, Co Kildare

McAuley Place, Naas, Co Kildare

Navan Library, Navan, Co Meath

Ashbourne Library, Ashbourne, Co Meath

Wicklow Active Retirement, Wicklow Town, Co Wicklow


Course outline

Session one: Introduction to the internet

  • Understanding the internet
  • Getting online
  • Using search engines
  • Staying safe online

Session two: Introduction to email and online services

  • Introduction to email
  • Government services
  • Conducting everyday transactions

Session three: Video calling and apps

  • Skype and other video calling services
  • Introduction to mobile apps

Session four & five:

Choose two of the following:

  • Government online services
  • Video, TV and radio online
  • Shopping online
  • Online banking basics
  • Revision of a topic from a previous session

Volunteer with Us

Want to make a difference in your community and in people's lives? Our programmes rely on hundreds of dedicated volunteers across Ireland and we are always looking for more! 

Find out about how you can become part of our projects and help make Ireland a better place in which to grow old.