Oberstown Children Detention Campus (Oberstown) provides a safe and secure environment for young people sentenced or remanded by the Courts.

Ensuring a children’s rights approach to young people in detention

Oberstown recognises the need to empower the voices of young people on Campus. The Campus Council is a key initiative through which young people have their voices heard.

Annual Report 2018

This is the 2018 report of the Board of Management for Oberstown Children Detention Campus.

Oberstown partners with Java Republic in pioneering initiative

Oberstown is expanding its educational offering for young people from traditional methods of learning to practical and skills-based training.

Working in Oberstown

We work on the front line with young people to help make a difference in their lives.

Living Our Strategy

Living our Strategy: A review of the Oberstown Strategic Plan 2017-2020

Our Mission
Our Mission, Vision & Values

Oberstown’s mission, vision and values set out the core principles that guide our work with young people



In line with the directions announced by the Taoiseach, Oberstown Children Detention Campus from Friday 27th March, physical visits will no longer be possible and will be replaced with electronic visits via internet platforms.  This is in line with the recommendations announced this week by the Taoiseach regarding the need for people to desist from undertaking unnecessary travel, by providing electronic visits Oberstown Children Detention Campus are able to facilitate vital contact between young people and their families while protecting them from the need to travel and we are currently implementing the technology necessary to provide this new process.  In the interests of the health and safety of your family members, friends and the young people in our care, Oberstown Children Detention Campus are requesting that members of the public are conscious of the dangers of the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the community.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation

Visiting Hours


Monday to Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm

Saturday and Sunday 09:00am – 12:00pm



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  • Under what circumstances will my visit be stopped?




Follow the M1 Motorway North from Dublin City. Turn off at Junction 4 signposted: Donabate/Skerries/Rush/Lusk.

Follow the roundabout signs for Rush/Lusk. Stay on this road (marked R132).

Travel North for 3 miles until you come to ‘Murtaghs’ pub on right hand side.

Take first right turn after Murtaghs pub and follow on straight for approx 1 mile.

The Oberstown Campus is situated on the left hand side (Green Gates).


Oberstown Children Detention Campus,
Oberstown, Lusk,
Co. Dublin, K45 AY66
Phone: + 353 1 852 6400
Email: info@oberstown.com