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The Lantern Intercultural Centre

The Lantern Intercultural Centre was created in Autumn 2007 to facilitate the emergence of a truly multicultural society by bridging the current cultural and religious differences.

The Centre hosts immigrants from up to thirty countries some of whom are amongst the most vulnerable and marginalized groups in Ireland. For many of them the Centre is the only special social space outside of the family or workplace where they can find hospitality and get the opportunity to meet and share their native language, culture, tradition and faith.

The founding vision cherished the aspiration that the Centre would become a place of hospitality inspired by the symbolism attached to it in the life of Nano Nagle who searched the back lanes of Cork each evening with her lantern seeking those who lacked food and shelter.

The Lantern Intercultural Centre is a recognized charity (Chy 6946) whose principal sponsor is the European Province of the Christian Brothers, a Congregation with international links and possibilities for twinning with similar projects overseas.

The Centre consists of a reception/meeting area with 5 conference rooms each able to accommodate up to 25 – 50 people.There are 5 small kitchens equipped for serving tea/coffee. The Centre is situated around a court yard which has been developed as an intercultural garden. The spaces at the Centre are available for rent. They are particularly suitable for lectures, rehearsals, exhibitions, book launches etc.To view them click here

The Management Committee is committed to a policy of gender equality and to the creation of fair employment conditions.