Become a Member

Become a member

You can download the membership form here Membership-Form. This form is an interactive PDF. Please fill out your details & hit the submit button on the form to return it to our secretary. There are 3 options for making membership payment as outlined below.

The IPEA is the Irish branch of the European Prison Education Association (EPEA). It is the representative body for prison education in Ireland.

What the IPEA stands for:

We promote the view that education in prison is a moral right that meets a basic human need, and within this perspective, personal development is considered to be an aim, a process and a result of prison education.

We believe that education in prison has the power to transform prisoners’ lives by enabling them to understand, critique and question their previously unquestioned perceptions, assumptions and worldview.

Prison education can facilitate the prisoners’ successful re-entryinto society by cultivating the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation necessary for active citizenship.

Membership Fees

Membership fees are €20.

There are two methods of payment:
1. Online Bank Transfer

2. Cheque payable to the Irish Prison Education Association

3. Cash