On Wednesday 20th of September 2017, the Third Age Fáilte Isteach achievement award was presented to the Fr. McGrath Centre, by Minister John Paul Phelan, for outstanding contribution to the conversational English language project. Speeches on the night were by Stephen Murphy Director of Services, Liam Carey National Programme Manager Failte Isteach, and Minister John Paul Phelan, Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government with special responsibility for Local Government and Electoral Reform, Carlow-Kilkenny.
Third Age Failte Isteach is a community project that welcomes incoming migrants through conversational English classes. Fáilte Isteach was established in October 2006 by Third Age in response to the observed daily difficulties that new migrants were experiencing integrating into the local community through a poor understanding or lack of English.
Contributions by staff and volunteers in the Failte Isteach community projects are a crucial part of the work being carried out to help migrants adjust to life in Ireland. The award night was to recognise the commitment given by the volunteers and staff of the Father McGrath centre for their outstanding contribution to the conversational English language project. Accepting the award on behalf of the centre was Mike Kelly, vice chairperson of St. Canice’s Community Action Ltd.
Thank you to all involved on the award night for making it a great evening, and a special thank you to our guest speakers Minister John Paul Phelan, Liam Carey National Programme Manager Failte Isteach, and Stephen Murphy Director of Services.
For further information on the Failte Isteach Project Kilkenny contact:
Samuel Morgan 086 196 6073
Theresa Delahunty 086 192 7033
For information on the Fr. McGrath Family Resource Centre visit:
Fr. McGrath Family Resource Centre,
St. Joseph’s Road,
Telephone: (056) 775 1988