Tue, November 10, 2015


Community Consultation Survey 2015

Can you help us with our New Three Year Plan? Every three years our Board of Directors conducts a review of all our services to prepare a new three year plan. We have now started this process for the Fr. McGrath Centre and the Neighbourhood Hall projects and we are asking all service users to help us... Read more

Parents Plus Courses – Autumn 2015

This autumn we have a selection of courses for parents and young people in the Fr. McGrath Centre, for more information or to book a place see the attached flyer.   Parents Plus Courses  Read More

Proposal For a Commemorative People’s Park in the Breagagh River Valley to Mark 100 Years of The Republic

A second City ‘Castle Heritage Culture Park’ area is being proposed by the Fr. McGrath Family Resource Centre to negate the environmental and urban community damage that will be inflicted on the medieval City and the housing communities most affected by the high volume traffic CAS route in the Western... Read more

Bobby Kerr to Launch Butts Social Enterprise Project.

Neighbourhood Hall Team and sponsor, Mock Lawlor who was making a donation on behalf of their many sponsors to the new kitchen enterprise – L- R –  John O Donnell (Chief Fundraiser), Cristina Vanni (C.E. Support Worker),  Lorraine O Shea (CSP Hall Supervisor), Mock Lawlor, David Barry... Read more

Carmel Phelan Joyce

Carmel Phelan Joyce On behalf of the Fr. McGrath Centre and Carmel’s fellow employees I would like to offer our sympathies to her most beloved daughter, Jennifer and Carmel’s partner and our old friend, Joe Butler, whom we know adored her and to all her brothers and sisters. We would also like... Read more

Carmel Joyce – Colleague and Friend

Carmel Phelan Joyce – A great soul and beautiful human being has passed through our lives and our community and all of us are richer for the privilege of having known her. We are heartbroken at the passing of a great friend, confidante, mentor and strong shoulder to all of us lucky enough to have... Read more

Minister Makes Important CE Announcement at Fr McGrath Centre

Tanaiste and Minister for Social Welfare, Joan Burton,used her visit to meet CE trainees at the Fr. McGrath Centre this week to make an important announcement on changes to the Community Employment (C.E) and TUS schemes. The Minister confirmed that changes she had put in place for the Community Employment... Read more

Kilkenny Job Club “Celebrate Success”

Great write-up below from The Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed – December 2014 Issue The staff of Kilkenny Job Club and the Voluntary Board of the Fr. McGrath Centre welcomed local Labour Party TD, Ann Phelan to a recognition luncheon to celebrate the success of the 2013-2014 Job... Read more

Fundraising Concert for the Centre and Hall

The Ossory 13 Piece Big Band are holding a fund-raising concert for the Fr McGrath Centre  on Thursday 29th Jan at 8.00pm in the Neighbourhood Hall Butts Green– with special guest singers – Noel Power, Carol Knox and Pat Ryan and special guest band appearance  – The Johnny Hillman... Read more

Festive fun workshops at the St. Canice’s Neighbourhood Hall

Do you fancy getting crafty this Christmas> Come join the Festive Fun at St. Canice’s Neighbourhood Hall. Monday 24th November – 15th December. Week 1 – DIY Decorations for christmas tree Week 2 – Decoration community Christmas Tree Week 3 – Holly Wreath making (2,50... Read more

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