Service Learning in Ireland

Join our unique program, contribute and engage with your host community in Ireland

There is no better way to immerse yourself in the local society and culture of your host country than becoming part of a community project through the exchange of time, skills and knowledge. Service learning is a legitimate and beneficial means to actively engage students in their learning experience by developing professional practices, while building strong relationships and helping a community to meet its objectives. Students have the opportunity to apply what they have learned in class in this hands-on program that brings positive change to their community, while gaining valuable personal experience and fulfillment through understanding, problem analysis & solving, critical thinking, and cognitive development.

We offer a unique and life altering service-learning program in the Medieval Town of Trim, County Meath, Ireland The program incorporates a clear heritage theme, being based within the multi-award winning Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project (BCHAP). BCHAP aims to breathe new life into the Black Friary heritage site, making it a valued resource for the local community.

Examples of tasks during your Service Learning project may include:

  • Planting and tending a community garden and community orchard
  • Tending stock on the Black Friary site
  • Distributing of Black Friary produce to local voluntary and charitable groups
  • Upkeep of visitor/community facilities for BCHAP
  • Contributing to BCHAP’s amenity and conservation projects and outreach
  • Engaging with heritage programs designed for children or elderly locals
  • Helping maintain the outstanding natural and cultural beauty of the medieval town of Trim

Learn Int. SL LogoTo apply or for further information please contact

Learn International Service Learning Team
T. US +1-518-407-3537 Ireland +353-(0)45-254-252