Dublin Ireland

Since the time of St. Patrick, Ireland has strongly identified with the Christian faith and the Catholic Church. Recent decades, however, have seen a major shift. 

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Grassy Hill Overlook to Ocean

53.3498053, -6.2603097

Overview

Group Mission Trips does not operate this trip. You will be connected with a trusted partner organization that can safely and effectively run this trip.

Age Group
Families/Adult Groups (All Ages)
Capacity
30
Bus Accessible?
No

Since the time of St. Patrick, Ireland has strongly identified with the Christian faith and the Catholic Church. Recent decades, however, have seen a major shift. Ireland now has one of the highest rates of “convinced atheists” per capita of any English-speaking country. Even those who’d check “Christian” on a census form are increasingly unlikely to have any real personal connection with faith or church.

While church attendance has fallen significantly in Ireland since the 1970s, other rates such as drug addiction and suicide have climbed to among the highest in Europe. Amid all the hopelessness, we see light in the small percentage of Christ-following, disciple-making believers who are active in Dublin. Will you come shine your light here, too?

When you serve in Ireland with Group International Mission Trips, you’ll work alongside local people who are making a difference. As you experience a culture that has largely renounced Jesus, you’ll discover why everyone needs him desperately. And in the process, your own faith will grow.

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How You’ll Serve

Opportunities to serve the people of Ireland are extensive and diverse. The goal is to address and meet practical needs while building relationships and sharing the gospel. As the people of Dublin become more and more disillusioned with “religion,” our mission is simply to bring people closer to Jesus. 
Our projects, coordinated by local groups, involve many different types of service. Here are examples of the types of projects you might be involved with:

  • An evening outreach to homeless people and addicts, with referrals to a Christian rehabilitation program
  • Preparing and serving food at a homeless outreach
  • Ministry to inner-city children and families, including after-school care, a Bible program, and summer camps
  • Ministry to working families, including small-group discipleship and summer camps
  • Outreach to families whose children have special needs
  • Outreach to retirees, including spiritual discussion along with tea and coffee
  • Various work projects in different environments
  • Camp ministry serving people from all parts of the city
  • Retreats for recovering addicts
  • Music ministry
  • VBS
  • Prayer-walking through the city

Our Partners

We lean on local experts in churches and nonprofits to point us to places we can help most. We work primarily with missionaries whose hearts were touched while spending time in Dublin in 2014. In a short period of time, they saw the strong contrast between the beautiful old churches and the sense of despair among the people walking around them. This challenged their notion of Ireland as a Christian nation, and they heard Jesus calling them to become involved.

Dorine is a mental-health professional with an emphasis on children, families, and addiction. She’s drawn to hopeless, hurting, and overlooked people. Ben is a musician, woodworker, and small-group leader with a heart for God’s Word. The couple have four children—Becca, David, Maya, and Ezekiel.

Schedule

Sample Itinerary:

Saturday—Arrive at Dublin Airport (DUB); transport to lodging facility; orientation
Sunday—Attend local church; cultural activity
Monday - Wednesday—Worship, devotions, and God Sightings; ministry projects; night ministry
Thursday—Free day on your own to explore Dublin (we’ll provide a list of free and low-cost things to do in the City Centre, along with money for meals; groups pay for any activities and shopping) 
Friday—Worship, devotions, and God Sightings; ministry projects; night ministry
Saturday—Depart for DUB airport; fly home

Need to Know

  • A passport is required to travel to Ireland.
  • Be up to date on all standard vaccines, such as Tetanus, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella.
  • Fly into the Dublin Airport (DUB). Average flight cost is $900.
  • Price includes ground transportation.
  • Lodging is in a traditional hotel, hostel, or Christian retreat center.
  • Currency is the euro. $1 USD = $1.11 EUR. Most places also accept U.S. debit and credit cards.
  • UK-style outlets are used, so an adapter is necessary to plug in electronics.
  • English is the primary language.
  • Bring additional money for souvenirs.

Program

In 2022 Group Mission Trips will be calling everyone to Go Serve. On each trip, we will focus on God’s call on us to serve in freedom. We will discover that Jesus is the reason we serve. We will learn that serving is a way to give praise to God. We will challenge ourselves to serve even when no one notices. We will remember that the ultimate example of service is Jesus’ humility and willingness to die for us. And we will discover that God blesses us when we serve.

Join us for next summer and answer the call – Go Serve!

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What's Included

Lodging
Most meals
On-site staff
Organized service projects
All project materials for each worksite*

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