Kenmare Family Resource Centre

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Kenmare Family Resource Centre


Our Services

Health & Wellbeing Community Referral - Link Worker: Paula McElligott

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Community Development

Community Development worker Mary O' Callaghan is available at Kenmare FRC to offer support to community groups. They will happily support community groups taking collective action on issues that are important to them.  Please feel free to call on 064 6642790. 

Community Resource Room

Our community resource room is a comfortable space consisting of a medium sized room equipped with comfy couches, DVD, radio/CD player, kitchenette & toilet.  The room is ideal for community meetings & low impact activities.  The room can be booked by ringing the office on 064 6642790. Rental charges apply.  Priority for use of this room will be given to community groups or those offering a low cost service or activity that is of some benefit to the community.  Groups already using the room include community groups, peer support group, parent & toddler, knitting group & Breastfeeding Group.  


Low cost counselling

Supported by Kenmare FRC in partnership with local counsellors.  Contact Kenmare FRC directly on 064 6642790 to discuss options. 


Art Therapy

Please contact the centre directly on 064 6642790 to book an appointment.  Art Therapy is available to children over the age of 6 years and teens.

Child and Adolescent counselling

Offered weekly supported by Kenmare FRC in partnership. Child and adolescent counselling aims to help children cope better with their emotions, understand problems, develop necessary coping skills and make positive choices. During counselling children are encouraged to explore and express their feelings through one of many media depending on the child’s individual preference. To make an appointment for child and adolescent please contact Kenmare Family Resource Centere on 064 6642790.


Family Support Work

Family Support Services are for families and individuals who need help. Family life is not always easy. Life events like birth, death, depression, redundancy, separation, illness, abuse or financial problems all put stress and strain on family life and relationships.

Family Support Services can help.  Simply having someone to talk to about your problem can be the easiest way to begin to deal with your problem. There are many support groups for adults, teenagers, children and carers that give people the chance to tell their own stories and give support to each other. Specialist services provide support for domestic violence or child abuse. Family Support services are generally provided to families in their own homes and communities.  Family Support Worker Irene Carey is available at Kenmare FRC Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and can be contacted on 064 6642790.  Call her today if you think she can help your family in any way.  Irene offers one to one confidential meetings with families, offers the delivery of Meitheals, works with other organisations & agencies such as schools & Public Health Nurses to support vulnerable families. 

Parent’s Support Group

Meets monthly & supports parents that are parenting special needs children.

Empowering Parents

A 6-week program that equips parents to better advocate on behalf of their special needs children.

Parent , Baby & Toddler group

Parent, Baby & Toddler Group meet every Tuesday morning from 10am-12 noon at Kenmare Family Resource Center & Thursday mornings from 10.00am to 12noon at Kilgarvan Community Centre this group is designed for parents, baby & toddlers to attend together.  Please call Kenmare Family Resource Centre to book a space.

Breastfeeding support groups

Public Health Nurse Breastfeeding Support Group - (Please note: This is run every other week please call the Family Rescource centre for dates) from 11.45am-12.45pm

Ante-natal Classess

Please ring 076 1083075 from 9am – 10.30am, Mon – Fri.

Ask for Sandra or Claire - Public Health Nurse 


Does your family need some support?

What is Meitheal?

Meitheal is a national support model led by Tusla- Child and Family Agency, which can help you and your child to get the supports you need, easily, locally and when you need it.

The old adage says it takes a village to raise a child. Tusla knows this is still true today, so it came up with a model for local services, community groups and professionals to work together with parents to give children and young people the best possible start. The model is called “Meitheal” after the old Irish term that describes how neighbours come together to help harvest crops or other tasks.

The kinds of services that might be involved in Meitheal are schools, youth services, family resource centres, medical services and others like these.

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Well Being Programs


‘Caring For Our Wellbeing’

Self care program delivered by SHEP (Social Health Education Program) over 8 weeks, 1 night per week.

Ring us on 064 6642790 to register your interest in this program


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