The Fr McGrath Family Resource Centre is a multi-faceted ‘family centre’ which provides a comprehensive list of programmes, services and supports to families and individuals in the St Canice’s Parish and surrounding areas of Kilkenny City. These are specifically chosen to meet the needs of our clients and are set out in our three year work plan.

Minister John Paul Phelan with Students and Staff

This plan is meticulously designed by our experienced management team who draw from evidence based programmes and individually designed projects which are carefully put together in response to carrying out a needs analysis survey. The team also address needs arising throughout the tri-annual period.


Our focus is to offer a holistic approach to family needs, rather than focusing on one particular area such as education or parenting, through this comprehensive and inclusive approach families are more likely to achieve positive outcomes.


Our ethos is to challenge inequality, to encourage personal, family and community autonomy and ultimately promote a more equal society.

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