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



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

  • Thursday 9 November 2017, 1pm - 3pm



Clondalkin library, Monastery Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

  • TBC



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

  • TBC



All Hallows, Gracepark Rd, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

  • TBC



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

  • TBC



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

  • TBC



St Columbas hall, Howth Co. Dublin

  • TBC



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

  • TBC


Mountjoy Square

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

  • TBC



83 Amiens Street, Dublin 1

  • TBC




Broadford House, Broadford, Co. Kildare

  • Monday 20 November 2017, 12pm - 2pm 



Clane Parish Centre, Main Street, Clane

  • Friday 11 November 2017, 10:30am - 12:30pm



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

  • Wednesday 11 October 2017, 9 am - 11am 



Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

  • TBC 



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

  • TBC



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

  • TBC




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

  • TBC




Church of Ireland Parish centre, Dunboyne, Co. Meath

  • TBC



Pastoral Centre, Main St, Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath

  • TBC



The Hamlet Court Hotel,  Johnstownbridge, Co. Meath 

  • Monday 20 November 2017, 3pm - 5pm 



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

  • TBC



Navan Community Library, Navan, Co. Meath

  • Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 3pm - 5pm 



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

  • TBC




Edenderry library, Edenderry, Co. Offaly

  • Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 10am - 12pm 




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

  • TBC



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

  • TBC



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

  • TBC



Wicklow Scouts Hall, The Quays, Wicklow, Co Wicklow

  • Thursday 9 November 2017,  10:30am - 12:30pm 





Mullingar Library, Mullingar, County Westmeath. 

  • Tuesday,  24 October 2017, 2pm - 4pm 
  • Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 9am - 11am

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.