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 nationaloffice@thirdageireland.ie 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 nationaloffice@thirdageireland.ie

Dublin 

Castleknock

Castleknock Community Centre, Laurel Lodge Rd, Carpenterstown, Castleknock, Co. Dublin

  • Thursday 14 September 2017, 1pm - 3pm

 

Clondalkin

Clondalkin library, Monastery Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

  • Thursday 9 November 2017, 12:30pm - 2:30pm 

 

Clontarf

St Gabriels Community Centre, 3 St Gabriel's Rd, Clontarf, Dublin 3

  • TBC

 

Drumcondra

All Hallows, Gracepark Rd, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

  • Thursday 12 October 2017, 10am - 12pm 

 

Donnycarney

Le Cheile Centre, Collins Avenue East, Donnycarney, Dublin 5 

  • TBC

 

Finglas

The Fingal Centre, 5 Cardiffsbridge Rd, Finglas West, Dublin 11

  • TBC

 

Howth

St Columbas hall, Howth Co. Dublin

  • TBC

 

Lucan 

Lucan Library, Superquinn Shopping Centre, Newcastle Road, Lucan, Dublin

  • Thursday 7 September 2017, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

 

Mountjoy Square

Ozanam House, No.53 Mountjoy Square, West, Dublin 1

  • TBC

 

Seniorline

83 Amiens Street, Dublin 1

  • Wednesday 11October 2017,  10:30am - 12:30pm 
  • Wednesday 11 October 2017, 2pm - 4pm 

 

Kildare

Broadford

Broadford House, Broadford, Co. Kildare

  • Monday 9 October 2017, 12pm - 2pm 

 

Clane

Clane Parish Centre, Main Street, Clane

  • Friday 15 September 2017, 10:30am - 12:30pm

 

 Kilcock

Scoil Dara, Church St, Commons East, Co. Kildare

  • Wednesday 11 October 2017, 9 am - 11am 

 

Maynooth

Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

  • TBC 

 

Naas

McAuley Place, Sallins Rd, Naas West, Naas, Co. Kildare

  • TBC

 

Newbridge

Newbridge Family Resource Centre, Dara Park, Piercetown, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

  • TBC

 

Louth 

Dundalk

Magnet Training Centre, Mulholland Avenue, Dundalk, Co. Louth

  • TBC

 

Meath

Dunboyne

Church of Ireland Parish centre, Dunboyne, Co. Meath

  • TBC

 

Dunshaughlin

Pastoral Centre, Main St, Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath

  • TBC

 

Johnstownbridge

The Hamlet Court Hotel,  Johnstownbridge, Co. Meath 

  • Monday 9 October 2017, 3pm - 5pm 

 

Kells

Kells People's Resource Centre, Old Carrick School, Lord Edward Street, Kells, Co. Meath

  • TBC

 

Navan 

Navan Community Library, Navan, Co. Meath

  • TBC

 

Summerhill 

Third Age Centre, New Road, Summerhill, Co. Meath  

  • Tuesday 19 September 2017, 2pm - 4pm 

 

 

Wicklow

Avoca

Avoca Community Hall, Kilmagig Lower, Avoca, Co. Wicklow

  • Monday 18 September 2017,

 

Greystones

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Church Road, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

  • TBC

 

Rathnew

Rathnew Community Centre,  St Brigid's Hall, Rathnew, Co. Wicklow

  • TBC

 

Wicklow

Wicklow Scouts Hall, The Quays, Wicklow, Co Wicklow

  • Thursday 21 September 2017,  

 

Westmeath 

 

Mullingar

Mullingar Library, Mullingar, County Westmeath. 

  • Friday 24th October 2017, 2pm - 4pm 

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.