WELCOME TO OBERSTOWN
Oberstown Children Detention Campus (Oberstown) provides a safe and secure environment for young people sentenced or remanded by the Courts.
We provide care, education, training and other programmes for young people under 18 years of age, with the aim of reintegrating them back into the community, capable of making a positive and productive contribution to society. Two educational centres on the campus cater for all the young people who are detained here.
Staff in the Oberstown campus look forward to working with the families of the young people currently in our care. The information below should help you get the most from your visits to us.
Saturday and Sunday 9.00am – 12.00pm
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What are visiting times?
- How do I book a visit?
- What can I bring?
- What do I do when I arrive?
- Is there anything else I should be aware of?
- Under what circumstances will my visit be stopped?
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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).
Co. Dublin, K45 AY66
Oberstown publishes Profile of Young People in Detention Report for Q1 2019 47% of young people in Oberstown had previously served detention orders 31% had suffered the loss of a parent October 2, 2019 - New data has today been published by Oberstown Children...read more
01 August 19: Oberstown Children Detention Campus, this week, held a special awards ceremony to present seven young people with Bronze and Silver Gaisce – The President’s Awards. The seven recipients successfully completed their Gaisce challenges over the past 12...read more
Five young people and four staff members at Oberstown qualify as fitness instructors through on-campus training
10th July 2019: Following a nine-week course delivered by Image Fitness Training on site at Oberstown Children Detention Campus in North Dublin, 5 young people and 4 members of Oberstown staff have successfully qualified as fitness instructors. The course, delivered...read more
WORKING IN OBERSTOWN
Professionals working in Oberstown aim to reduce youth offending through appropriate interventions and linkages to services. We are committed to being a leader in the care, education and therapy of detained young people. For information on positions available click the relevant link below.