Providing Therapeutic Residential Care
for Children and Young People
GLENSILVA BBQ 2014 This year's BBQ in Glensilva will be held on Saturday 28th June 2014 from 5 p.m. to 7 more...


Our Director of Services, Tony Moore, retired on the 18th April.

Tony, we wish you much happiness in your retirement and thank you for all you have given to the organisation during your time with us.

We are very happy to welcome David Power as our new Director of Services and look forward to the freshness he brings to the organisation.


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Welcome to Smyly Trust Services

Established  1852

Smyly Trust Services is one of the voluntary sector providers operating in the Child, Youth and Family Services offering residential care in two residential centres, Glensilva and Racefield House.  The services are for boys and girls up to the age of 18 years.  We also provide an Aftercare Service for young males leaving residential care and foster care.

Centres are registered and inspected by the Health Information and Quality Authority and monitored by the Health Service Executive (Dublin South).  While classified as mainstream residential services, we provide a therapeutic model of care within a therapeutic community approach, aimed at meeting the emotional and developmental needs of each child and young person.

We are members of the Charterhouse Group of Therapeutic Communities, the Community of Communities, the Resident Managers Association, the Association of Social Care Workers, the Irish Aftercare Network and The Wheel....