Kenmare Family Resource Centre

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Kenmare Family Resource Centre



Transition from Preschool to Primary School - online session for parents

Please see the below information from the NPC - National Parents Council which maybe be of intrest to parents who have children transitioning from preschool to primary school.

Due to Covid-19 we are unable to continue with the delivery of the parent programme supporting transitions from pre-school to primary school around the country as we had planned.  However, we still feel that it is important that we support parents to prepare themselves and their children for this transition so we have developed a short video with some of the key information from the programme which is available here. 

There is no need to register just hit the play button below and if you have any questions please contact one of our helpline officers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will be happy to assist you.

This session can also be accessed and shared via Facebook and Twitter

Transition from Preschool to Primary School

Useful ideas from Kerry Children & Youth People's Services Committee (CYPSC)

Useful ideas from Kerry Children and Young People’s Services Committee’s (CYPSC);

Top 3 daily activities/resources for children and young people to do online or at home during the pandemic.


  • Top 3 daily activities/resources for children and young people to do online or at home during the pandemic which feature on our website along with other useful supports/resources available for families during Covid-19 which is updated daily


Hardship Fund for Older People

Hardship Fund for Older People

Age Action and the Irish Red Cross have raised funds to provide assistance to older and vulnerable people around Ireland who are experiencing hardship due to Covid-19 with a once off grant of €500.

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How to apply;

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 01-6424600 or 01-4756989

Or the form is in the below link;…/2020-covid-19-hardship-fund-form…


Getting Through Covid-19 Together


Together Campaign

Stress Control

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Health & Well being Community Referral Kenmare Family Resource Centre


Support Options - COVID-19/Coronavirus

Freephone 1800 807 009 -Kerry Community Response Form - COVID-19/Coronavirus

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Strengthening Families Programme

Strengthening Families Programme
Are you interested in participating in the Strengthening families programme?
For more Information please visit or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 087-7801575

Cork Kerry Community Health Care Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service (SBLO)

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Socio-economic plan for Kenmare

South Kerry Development Partnership and Kerry County Council have contracted Ian Dempsey, Prescience, to develop a socio-economic plan for Kenmare. This plan will be linked to relevant national, regional and local plans and strategies and the process will develop a vision and action plan for the social, economic and environmental development of Kenmare.   The plan will seek to build on the town’s undoubted strengths while seeking to mitigate its weaknesses, ensuring that active citizenship, social inclusion and social equity is maintained; that economic development opportunities are optimised and that the attractiveness and quality of the public realm and the built and natural environment is enhanced.

To lay some of the groundwork for the preparation of the plan – Ian Dempsey has prepared a questionnaire (link below) on Survey Monkey for completion and circulation. Please distribute this questionnaire and encourage people to complete it.   

Please note that all replies received are anonymised and confidential and will only be used for the purposes of this survey. Thank you for your support.


Multi-agency support for the new residents of Atlantic Lodge

Kenmare Family Resource Centre is delighted to be part of a multi-agency approach in response to the welcoming of Asylum Seekers in Atlantic Lodge, Kenmare. Atlantic Lodge is a mixed hostel consisting of single women, single men & families. People have come from Georgia, Albania, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana, Pakistan, India, China, Nigera, Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritheria and more! HSE staff, TIRC & KASI are supporting work on the ground & helping to settle people in.

As this work is completed, Kenmare FRC along with HSE, SKDP & Kerry ETB will be delighted to work with a team of volunteers to deliver English conversational classes, children's activities and activities for adults, in an effort to assist this new community to integrate into the welcoming and supportive community of Kenmare.

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