Associated Organisations and Groups

There are number of outside groups and organisations that the Fr McGrath Centre has been working with.



The Education and Training Board (ETB) provides Adult Education courses in a variety of areas – “It is the mission of Kilkenny and Carlow ETB to be a key provider of quality, inclusive education opportunities and support services that enable young people and adults to reach their full potential and contribute in a positive and meaningful way to society.” The ETB has been working with Fr McGrath Centre delivering Childcare FETAC level 5 training.

For further information visit:



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The Immigrant Support Clinic offers free information and one to one support for immigrant communities in Kilkenny. Open on Mondays from 10 am – 1 pm (Term time only). Location: upstairs in the Fr. McGrath Centre.



Theresa Delahunty 

086 192 7033.



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This community project delivers English language courses to members of immigrant communities in Kilkenny. Classes run on Wednesday mornings from 10am to 12pm (term time only). Classes are free and open to adults from all immigrant communities in Kilkenny and county.



Theresa Delahunty 

086 192 7033


Samuel Morgan 

086 196 6073


For further information visit:



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KCC is a voluntary organisation – “Our aim is to recruit suitable volunteers to befriend & visit all older people living alone who wish to participate. We are committed to building community links and establish service partnerships in order to meet the changing needs and aspirations of the people we serve.”


Eleanor Doyle Coordinator


Mary Colclough Community Development Worker


Main Office

C/O St Canice’s Neighbourhood Centre
Butts Green
056  777 2151


Carlow Office

C/O St Dympnas Hospital Complex
Athy Road,
059  913 6340



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Third Age Seniorline is a confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers -” Our lines are open every day from 10am to 10pm, 365 days a year, including Christmas Day, St Stephen’s Day and New Year’s Day. Seniorline remains open when many statutory services are closed, and is recognised as a primary health care service helping to support older people in their community. As well as responding to individual callers, Seniorline advocates nationally for older people in Ireland, representing their needs, concerns and wishes to media, the general public, politicians and key stakeholders.”



Freephone 1800 80 45 91

 Lines are open every day 10 am – 10 pm


For further information visit:


Senior Citizen Helpline 

Operates in the Fr McGrath Centre


4 pm – 7 pm


National Helpline No: 1850 440 444



Music Awareness Group 

The music awareness group runs 2 sessions per week:





7.30 pm – 9.30 pm



7.30 pm – 9.30 pm



Tom Dullard 

086 875 7674.