Open DofE centres in Northern Ireland

Should a young person have any difficulty accessing the DofE either through school or a voluntary organisation, we have a number of open DofE centres in Northern Ireland who can offer the full DofE programme with DofE Leaders with a wealth of experience.

All our active open DofE centres are noted below in counties. Should you still experience difficulty in accessing the DofE, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

Co. Antrim

Carnmoney Open DofE Centre: Mr Mike Ross, 4 Briar Court, Old Carrick Road, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, BT37 0FW T: 07583014999 E: [email protected] Website:

Lisburn District Scouts (Open DofE Centre): Mrs Heather Best, 70 Richmond Court, Lisburn, BT27 4QX. T: (028) 9258 8219 M: 07725 650 882 E: [email protected]

Co. Armagh

Ballymore Open DofE Centre: Mrs Sally Kelly, 24 Madden Road, Tandragee, BT62 2DG.
T: 0787 9277 492 E: [email protected]


Belfast Activity Centre: Barnett’s Stableyard, Barnett Demesne, Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5PB. T: (028) 9060 0132 E: [email protected]

City of Belfast YMCA: Mr Brian Moore, Lagan Meadow, 58 Knightsbridge Park, Belfast, BT9 5EH. T: (028) 9068 4660/4 E: [email protected]  Website:

Co. Down

Banbridge Open DofE Centre: Mr Edwin Parks, SELB, Armagh Youth Office, 3 Charlemont Place, The Mall, Armagh, BT61 9AX. T: (028) 3751 2295

Killinchy Activity Group: Mr David Morrow MBE, 91 Ballydorn Road, Killinchy, BT23 6QB.
T: 074 4348 7202 E: [email protected]

Newry Open Award Centre: Miss Niamh McNamee, Newry Youth Resource Centre, 4 Carnbane Road, Newry, BT35 6AQ. T: (028) 9598 5630 E: [email protected]

Maze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Group: Mrs Barbara Carlisle T: 07743853816  E: [email protected]

The Warehouse Open Centre: Mr Mark Shaw, 3 Glenford Way, Newtownards, BT23 4BX.
T: 07519 151718  E: [email protected] Website:

Co. Londonderry

Causeway Open DofE Centre: Ms Jane Thompson, Drumcross, 114b Bann Road, Ballymoney, Co Antrim, BT53 7PD
T: (028) 7032 1648 M: 07990 822395 E: [email protected]

Mid Ulster Open DofE Centre: Mr Tom Gourely,  37 Rainey Street, Magherafelt, BT45 5AE.    T: 07802 940313 E: [email protected]

Co. Tyrone

Dunngannon Open Centre: Mr Alan McCann, Dungannon Area Youth Office, 4 Church Lane, Dungannon, BT71 6AA T: 028 8772 2167 M: 07542268705 E: [email protected]

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