Our Vision

To be a centre of excellence in the provision of adult basic education




Our Mission

The Dublin Adult Learning Centre provides basic education services to ensure that everyone in the inner city has the opportunity to avail of their right to develop their literacy and numeracy skills.

DALC’s Definition of Literacy

Being literate means being able to read, write and use numeracy and information technology competently to deal with situations and opportunities in your own environment. It means being able to fulfil your own goals as a family and community member, citizen and worker. Being literate is part of a lifelong learning continuum.

Core Values

  • Learner-centred
  • Respectful of the adult status of the learner
  • Creative and holistic
  • Community-based


DALC is a Company Limited by Guarantee with charitable status and is funded by the Department of Education and Science, City of Dublin Education and Training Board, Department of Social Protection, the Department of Children and POBAL.  DALC is governed by a Board of Directors and is compliant with Governance Code for Voluntary Organisations.


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We gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of Aontas in the developing of this website.