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This website is designed for people who wish to find information on all the various support services that are available to them in the West of Ireland.

Twenty different categories are listed in order to make looking for information a bit easier and you can also search by keyword or put in your local town.


Services by Region: Mayo Services by Region: Galway Services by Region: Roscommon

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Training & Education support services in Galway

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1. Adult Learning Centre View More Details on Adult Learning Centre Visit the Adult Learning Centre Website Email Adult Learning Centre
Address: Contact Details:
Chapel Lane,
Co. Galway
Contact: Kevin Kelly
Telephone: 093-26609
Email: kevin.kelly@gretb.ie
Website: www.gretb.ie

Reading, Writing, Numeracy Classes. One to One or in groups.   English classes for beginners.  I.T. classes and Family Learning.  Service also very flexible in the way they work and are open to coming to do work in centres if room is available.  Will offer alternative classes e.g. Irish for beginners to get people in initially. 
Serving the communities of Tuam, Dunmore, Milltown, Glenamaddy,Williamstown. Headford, Athenry, Claregalway, Oranmore.
Age Group: Over 18yrs.

People to Contact

Kevin Kelly

2. Arlene Naugthen @ Sugru Therapy View More Details on Arlene Naugthen @ Sugru Therapy Visit the Arlene Naugthen @ Sugru Therapy Website Email Arlene Naugthen @ Sugru Therapy
Address: Contact Details:
Main Office:
Co Roscommon
Outreach Service in Various Locations
Telephone: 0867920925
Email: arlene@sugru.ie
Email: info@sugru.ie
Website: www.sugru.ie

Arlene Naughten, the Clinical Director at Sugru, provides a range of services to meet the developmental and therapeutic needs of families, children, young people, teenagers, and parents. The main aim of Sugru is to provide a service that is fully accessible and thus has an option for everyone. 

For New & Expectant Mothers - Child Development & Parenting Workshop - Offering a valuable support to new mothers to equip them with tools to improve their emotional health and the well-being of their child.

For Families -  

An Individual Parenting Consutation is the first port of call for any parent experiencing any difficulty, where parents will get professional advice based on their individual needs as identified. 

Family based Therapeutic Intervention is designed to meet the needs of a family as a whole and will often include play therapy for younger children, cognitive behaviour therapy for teenagers, parenting support for parents, and attachement work with the whole family. (see www.sugru.ie for more information on each of these therapeutic techniques)

Parening Workshops - Small numbers per group, gives parents the opportunity to learn parenting skills specific to their families needs

o Communicating with your Child, From Baby to Toddler: The Early Years
o Managing the Family: A Tool for Busy Families
o Parenting a Teenage
o Parenting through Divorce/Separation
o Parenting a Child with Special Needs

For Children:

o Developmental Play Groups (age 2-3 years)
o Individual Therapeutic Play (age 3 - 12 years)
o Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (age 10 - 18 years)

Mindfulness for Everyone - Learn important relaxion technique and have the opportunity to practice same in the variety of sessions on offer

o Mammy & Baby Mindfulness
o Parent & Toddler Mindfulness
o Parent's Mindfulness
o Childrens Mindfulness
o Adult Mindfulness

Specialised Services for Children with Additional Needs - such as Autism, Dyspraxia, etc.

o Specialised Developmental Play Groups
o Social Skills Workshops
o Meditation & Movement Classes
o Socialisation Camps
o Sibling Support Groups

Your Practitioner: Arlene Naughten BA, PGDipPsyc, PGDipEd, MScPsyc, MScFPsycC, PGCertPBPT, mBPsS, mPsSI, mPTI, mTCI is a highly trained and experienced practitioner with a range of specialisms including working with Domestic Violence, Neuro-Developmental Needs, Fears, Anxiety, Attachment, Early Childhood Trauma, and Family Communication Breakdowns, to name but a few. Arlene's full biography can be seen at http://sugru.ie/?page_id=38. 

3. Ballinasloe Jobs Club View More Details on Ballinasloe Jobs Club Email Ballinasloe Jobs Club
Address: Contact Details:
The Emerald
Mc Nevin Avenue
Co Galway
Contact: Ann Hill
Telephone: 090 9643057
Email: jobsclubbsloe@eircom.net

The Job club was set up in 1999 to help and support  the unemployed and disadvantaged in the area due to the many job losses in the area.  Our aim is to expand awareness and help participants understand how the application of simple techniques can greatly enchance jobseeking skills.  We provide regular job seeking skills programme where we help participants with CV preparation, Cover letters, Interview skills and Techniques.  
The centre adapted to the many changes required in the workplace - Educational and Training Programmes. We work closely with GRD/ RAPID/ DSP to maximise end results.
We work closely with  many of the Colleges NUI Maynooth, AIT, GMIT, and NUIG
we are linked to  FÁS and VEC.
  Some of the progammes available are:

  • Access 21 programme
  • Equal Ireland/ LIT - Essential Skills,
  • Higher Cert in Workplace and Community Practice,
  • B.A. Degree in business, Enterprise and Community Development
  • Community Care Fetac level 5, Youth leadership,  
  • Computer Fetac level 3,4 and ECDL
  • Safe Pass
  • Security Training
  • Personal and Interpersonal Skills  
  • Childcare
  • Renewable Energy, water metre ins 

The following can also been done through the job club

  • Develop an Individual job search plan,
  • Prepare for interview,
  • Develop a network of contacts
  • identify individual training needs
  • Explore and analye local job opportunities
  • Setting up an email account

People to Contact

Ann Hill

Ita Hodgins

4. Business Administration (Computers) View More Details on Business Administration (Computers) Visit the Business Administration (Computers) Website Email Business Administration (Computers)
Address: Contact Details:
Dunmore Community School
Co. Galway
Contact: Anne Fallon
Telephone: 093 38203
086 3455395
Email: afallon@dunmorecs.ie
Website: dunmorecs.ie

Returning to the Workplace?

Require Access to Third Level?

Dunmore Community School

Business Administration - Computers
QQI Level 5


Modules include:

  • Business Administration Skills
  • Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Database Methods
  • Desktop Publishing
QQI Level 5 can be used to progress to other Third Level Institutions.
Govt Levy/Registration Fee applies
Maintenance Grants available (means tested)


Applications now welcome from 
School Leavers, Mature Students, LCA,
Students deferring places from college and those 
wishing to re-train and re-enter the workplace.

Enrol now for next September

People to Contact

Anne Fallon

5. Canal House - Ballinasloe Training Workshop View More Details on Canal House - Ballinasloe Training Workshop Visit the Canal House - Ballinasloe Training Workshop Website Email Canal House - Ballinasloe Training Workshop
Address: Contact Details:
Harbour Road Ballinasloe
Contact: Orla McCaffrey
Telephone: 090 9643231
087 1700616
Email: canalhouse@eircom.net
Website: www.canalhouse.ie

Canal House is an education and training Justice project for 16+ age group.  A minimum of 80% of trainees are referred through Probation service, with others being referred through agencies supporting those experiencing difficulties or at risk of offending behaviour.   Canal House offers accredited certification at Level 3, as well as vocational and skills based training.  Trainees also participate in life skills and personal development courses and workshops, as well as engaging in restorative and community based initiatives.  Canal House is supported by Dept. of Justice, Probation service, FÁS, GRETB and overseen by a voluntary Board of management. 

People to Contact

Orla McCaffrey
087 1700616

6. Clár Críochnú Scoile, Conamara Thiar Theas (School Completion Programme-Southwest Connemara) View More Details on Clár Críochnú Scoile, Conamara Thiar Theas (School Completion Programme-Southwest Connemara) Email Clár Críochnú Scoile, Conamara Thiar Theas (School Completion Programme-Southwest Connemara)
Address: Contact Details:

An Clochar
An Cheathrú Rua

Contact: Noreen Ui Dhonnacha
Telephone: 091-595826
Email: noreen.uidhonnacha@scp.ie
Email: comhordaitheoir/_ccs@hotmail.com

The School Completion Programme (SCP) was set up as part of Department of Education and Skills (DES) DEIS Strategy – Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools. Its aim is to increase the numbers of young people staying in primary and second level school and in doing so improve the numbers of pupils who successfully complete the Senior Cycle.

The SCP operates in 470 primary schools and 224 post-primary schools.  Each of the SCP projects is led by a management committee comprising school principals, HSCL co-ordinators, parents and voluntary and statutory agencies. At a national level, SCP is supported by a national leadership team within the Senior Management Team of the Educational Welfare Services of the Child and Family Agency, with responsibility for overseeing the operation and work of the local projects.

SCP work focuses on targeting and providing supports to young people identified to be most at risk of early school leaving and includes:

  • Identifying and supporting children at risk of not reaching their potential in the educational system because of poor attendance.
  • Improving participation and retention via initiatives such as breakfast clubs; homework clubs; afterschool supports; mentoring programmes; and therapeutic interventions.
  • Ensuring that schools have in place the appropriate procedures to monitor, identify and respond to attendance, participation and retention issues.
  • Implementing transfer programmes to support young people transitioning from primary to post-primary school.


People to Contact

Noreen Ui Dhonnacha

Aoife Ui Mhurchú

7. Croí- The West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation View More Details on Croí- The West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation Visit the Croí- The West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation Website Email Croí- The West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation
Address: Contact Details:
Croí House,
Moyola Lane,
Telephone: 091 544310
Email: info@croi.ie
Website: www.croi.ie

A range of specialised Cardiac Health and lifestyle Programmes are now available in the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre.

  • Heart Smart
  • Cardiac Fitness Assessment
  • 6 Week Back to Fitness' Programme
  • Specialist Cardiac Dietetic Consultation
  • Weight  Management
  • Yoga
  • Specialised Physiotherapy and Exercise Prescription
  • Croi Health Wise Programme
  • Low Functioning Exercise Class
  • Walking Football

8. Dochas don Oige View More Details on Dochas don Oige Email Dochas don Oige
Address: Contact Details:
Liosban Industrial Estate
Tuam road
Contact: Helen Kelly
Telephone: 091-770887
Email: dochasgalway@eircom.net

Dochas don Oige is a training centre for young offenders and young people at risk from the age of 15 + both male and female.
Primarily we offer Fetac level 3 /4. This is in addition to a range of personalised services. Please ring Helen Kelly for more details

People to Contact

Helen Kelly

9. Educational Welfare Services View More Details on Educational Welfare Services Visit the Educational Welfare Services Website
Address: Contact Details:
Educational Welfare Services Regional Office
Tusla Child and Family Agency
Unit 19, Sandyfort Business Centre
Grealishtown, Bohermore
Galway City
Co. Galway
Telephone: 091 385302
Website: http://www.tusla.ie/services/e...

Educational Welfare Services

The Educational Welfare Services of the Child and Family Agency operate under the Education (Welfare) Act, 2000, a progressive piece of legislation that emphasises the promotion of school attendance, participation and retention. The statutory and school support services of the Child and Family Agency's Educational Welfare Services work together collaboratively and cohesively with schools and other relevant services to secure better educational outcomes for children and young people.

Schools are obliged by law under the Education (Welfare) Act, 2000  to submit reports on school attendance to the Educational Welfare Services of the Child and Family Agency. 

AGE GROUP:   up to 16yrs

10. Eriú counselling and psychotherapy View More Details on Eriú counselling and psychotherapy Visit the Eriú counselling and psychotherapy  Website Email Eriú counselling and psychotherapy
Address: Contact Details:
Triskel Centre, Salthill.
Telephone: 0861078444
Email: aoibheniraghallaigh@gmail.com
Website: www.aoifereillycounselling.ie

Counselling and psychotherapy for adults and teens from age 16 upwards. therapeutic group work.

11. Family Carers Ireland View More Details on Family Carers Ireland Visit the Family Carers Ireland Website Email Family Carers Ireland
Address: Contact Details:
Barrack Street,
Co Galway
091 880418

The Glebe
Co Galway
093 70022

The Harlequin Plaza
Garvey Way
Co Mayo
086 3775702

Castle Street
Roscommon Town
Co. Roscommon
090 6627698
086 8099494
Contact: Ann Gardiner
Telephone: (091) 880418
Email: info@familycarers.ie
Website: www.familycarers.ie/

Family Carers Ireland is a registered charity (number CHY 10962) and a company limited by guarantee, emerging from the coming together of two long standing charities of over 25 years – The Carers Association and Caring for Carers in 2016. The merger brings the best of both charities together whilst broadening the range of services and supports to family carers and giving one national voice to represent fairness for carers. 

See our website for all the services that Family Carers Ireland has to offer.

Carer Groups

Family Carers Ireland runs carer groups all over the country. These groups meet regularly, usually once a month. The carers that attend set the agenda. Carers often use the time to share coping strategies and local information in addition to offering emotional support. Guest speakers such as Public Health Nurses, HSE and Social Welfare experts are invited to meetings to address carers on issues of interest to them. Groups provide a valuable opportunity to meet others with similar caring experiences. Indeed this is how many enduring friendships began.

Groups are also integral to the operation of Family Carers Ireland. We operate on the basis of group membership because it believes that local networks best promote inclusion and support at local, regional and national levels. Groups play a vital role in promoting recognition of the identity, contribution and needs of family carers, in articulating existing and emerging need and in representing family carers’ issues both to policymakers and to the general community. The organisation recognises three categories of group as eligible for membership in this capacity: local groups, regional forums and virtual groups.

Five or more members coming together with the same goals and meeting on a regular basis may form a group affiliated with Family Carers Ireland. Members of FCI groups will be united by a common bond, which could simply be a shared geographical area, or caring for family members with a condition in common, e.g. parents of children with Autism / ADHD.

There are three different fee options in relation to membership:

An annual subscription fee of €10, (€8 for group members) enables you to become a full member of FCI and add your voice to that of other family carers.
In addition, full members can, on payment of an annual €10 supplementary fee, avail of a discount card which entitles you to our negotiated exclusive deals.
Some groups may opt to become Associate Members of Family Carers Ireland, for €250 per group per annum.
Your membership fee helps to fund a range of services to carers and their families.

Carer groups allow carers to:

  • share their experiences, feelings, ideas, concerns, information and problems
  • access information on their rights and entitlements
  • act together to highlight carers issues with decision makers
  • have a sense of connection with other family carers in similar circumstances
  • have a break from the caring situation
  • relax, socialise and learn from other carers
  • cope from day to day

People to Contact

Ann Gardiner
(086) 0271454

12. Friends Ireland View More Details on Friends Ireland Visit the Friends Ireland  Website Email Friends Ireland
Address: Contact Details:
Friends Ireland
High. St. 
Co. Galway
Contact: Norah
Telephone: Norah 085-7043142
Marie 087-7619671
Email: friendsgalway2013@gmail.com
Website: www.friendsireland.ie

Friends Ireland is a charity aimed at developing friendship in all adults through free classes and meet ups in many areas throughout county Galway with a full time centre in Tuam. 
Classes include Basic computers, laptop and smartphone classes, Introduction to Mindfulness, Embroidery, Felt Needle, Knitting, Embroidery, Healthy Eating and many more. Get in touch now to see how we can help you.

We are also continuously  seeking volutneers to help out in our centre in Tuam with the charity shop or volunteering time to share your expertise in the classroom. 

There are many ways to get involved with your community and many different areas to suit everybody.

Look after yourself, look after your mental health. Get involved with your community now!

Call Norah on 085-7043142 or email friendsgalway2013@gmail.com or Facebook on our page Friends Galway


People to Contact



13. Galway Adult Basic Education Service View More Details on Galway Adult Basic Education Service Visit the Galway Adult Basic Education Service Website Email Galway Adult Basic Education Service
Address: Contact Details:

2nd Floor,
Seville House
New Dock Street

Contact: Kieran Harrington
Telephone: 091 567660
Email: Kieran.harrington@gretb.ie
Website: www.gabes.ie/

Adult Basic Education
We provide classes for adults on a one to one basis with a volunteer tutor, or in groups, in reading, writing, speaking, listening and numeracy, and new computer-based technologies that have become a part of everyday life.

Courses include:
Reading ,writing, spelling

Everyday maths

Social change learning (driver theory, everyday computer use)
Themed Learning (stained glass, flower arranging, sewing)

People to Contact

Kieran Harrington

14. Galway City Youth Advocacy Service View More Details on Galway City Youth Advocacy Service Visit the Galway City Youth Advocacy Service Website Email Galway City Youth Advocacy Service
Address: Contact Details:

C/o Galway City Partnership

3 The Plaza,

Headford Road,


Contact: John O'Donnell
Telephone: 091773466
Email: john@gcp.ie
Email: michael@gcp.ie
Email: ger@gcp.ie
Website: gcp.ie/programmes-supports/sup...

THE GALWAY CITY YOUTH ADVOCACY SERVICE (YAS) is a community based service whose goal is to provide career path planning and support to young people between the ages of 16-21 years old who are:• At risk of leaving school or
• Who have already fallen out of mainstream education with little or no qualifications.What We Do:
Following a client referral, the Advocacy Service works with a young person in a number of ways.
• A one-to-one meeting is arranged with the person where previous education, training or work experience is discussed.
• All realistic options open to the client are explored along with stumbling blocks or issues which prevents the client from reengaging with education or progressing onwards.
• The client’s strengths are acknowledged with the aim of providing a positive future direction.
• A tailored made career path plan is then put in place alone with clear and attainable short term goals, with a view to motivating and progressing the young person to further education, training or employment.
• Galway City Youth Advocacy Service also offers a range of psychometric assessments covering areas such as basic skills, motivation, personality and career interests which, where deemed appropriate, may be used to assist the client’s decision making.You can also refer to GRETB (Galway Roscommon Education Training Board) website on http://galwayroscommon.etb.ie/ or to the Galway YAS Information Leaflet at https://gcp.ie
The Youth Advocacy Service currently employs three permanent advocacy workers: one full-time (John O’Donnell) and two part-time (‘job-share’) staff (Mike Haines and Ger McNamara).

People to Contact

John O'Donnell

Michael Haines

Ger McNamara
15. Galway Counselling Studies View More Details on Galway Counselling Studies Visit the Galway Counselling Studies Website Email Galway Counselling Studies
Address: Contact Details:
Cnocan An Bhodaigh, Furbo, Co. Galway
Contact: Norman Warden
Telephone: 0863954939
Email: normanwarden@gmail.com
Website: www.galwaycounselling.com

Galway Counselling Studies is based in Galway, Ireland and provides independent guidance and training in the first steps to a career in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychology including courses in personal development work, counselling skills training at Foundation certificate level, and courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness. 

People to Contact

Norman Warden

16. Galway Peoples’ Resource Centre View More Details on Galway Peoples’ Resource Centre Email Galway Peoples’ Resource Centre
Address: Contact Details:
St Claire’s Walk
Merchants Road
Telephone: 091 564822
Email: info@gprc.ie

To offer help, support and information to all those who need it across a wide range of issues including employment, equality, training.

17. Galway Rural Development View More Details on Galway Rural Development Visit the Galway Rural Development Website Email Galway Rural Development
Address: Contact Details:
Galway Rural Development Co. Ltd.
Mellows Campus,
Co. Galway
Telephone: 091 844335
Email: grd@grd.ie
Website: www.grd.ie

GRD administers the Local Community Development Programme (LCDP), and the Rural Development Programme (RDP). GRD also administers the Rural Social Scheme, the North East Galway Rural Transport Programme, Homestart and sponsors a Community Employment Scheme providing maintenance work for local communities and clerical and administrative support

GRD recognises that funding alone will not result in sustainable development, GRD therefore has two roles. a) Developmental support - over the course of the above programmes GRD works to ensure that communities and individuals in the rural areas of County Galway are provided with relevant information, enabled to identify their own local needs and act on these. Through our staff, GRD offers support and guidance to local communities and individuals. This is facilitated through promotion campaigns, public meetings, workshops and seminars. b) Grant aid for specific projects – while the work within GRD is carried out synonymously across both the Social Inclusion Programme and the Rural Development Programme, there are separate guidelines for each.

Eligibility for grant aid varies according to each programme and measures therein. This is outlined in the relevant sections on the different programmes. The company operates across its programmes under three teams.

    Community Development
    Enterprise/Services to the Unemployed
    Education/Training and Youth

18. Getting Started Computer Classes View More Details on Getting Started Computer Classes Visit the Getting Started Computer Classes Website Email Getting Started Computer Classes
Address: Contact Details:
Age Action West
Small Crane
Contact: Helen Murray
Telephone: 091 527831
087 9194331
Email: aaw@eircom.net
Email: gettingstartedgalway@ageaction.ie
Website: www.ageaction.ie

Age Action Ireland organises beginner computer classes for over 55’s. The aim of the “Getting Started” programme is to introduce older people to the basics of internet and email. These classes are aimed at people with little or no previous computer experience.
Participants will be taught in small groups by trained volunteer tutors. The course normally run for 2 hours once a week for 4 weeks. They are free in libraries and there is a fee of €20 in some of the other venues. Please call us for exact details on each venue.

People to Contact

Helen Murray

19. GRETB County Galway Advocacy Service View More Details on GRETB County Galway Advocacy Service
Address: Contact Details:
Contact: Conor Griffin
Telephone: 087 – 9885968(Advocacy Worker)

Overview of Service

The Advocacy Service is a confidential community based service funded by FÁS in partnership with the GRETB. and offering support to young people between the ages of 16-21 who have dropped out of the education system or are at risk of dropping out by using what is termed as the MAGIC approach – (Mentoring, Advocacy, Guidance, Information, Counselling).

An individual career path plan is designed for each young person setting realistic objectives with the aim of progression towards education, training, or employment and the ultimate goal of the young person reaching independent living.

Assistance is given in the form of:  Home visits, CV preparation, Liasing with employment/training agencies, Listening with a view to problem solving and referrals to appropriate professionals.

Referrals of clients come from:

    Tracking Officer
    Youthreach and Traveller Training Centre Directors
    School Principals
    Social Workers
    Juvenile Liaison Officers (An Garda Síochána)
    Word of mouth

The Advocacy Worker also works closely with the following bodies:

    Secondary Schools
    Youthreach and Traveller Training Centre Directors
    School Principals
    Co. Galway V.E.C.
    Adult Education Services
    Social Welfare Services
    Social Workers
    An Garda Síochána
    Probation Services
    Local Community

People to Contact

Conor Griffin

Bartley Joyce

20. Horses Connect View More Details on Horses Connect Visit the Horses Connect Website Email Horses Connect
Address: Contact Details:
various locations in Galway
Contact: Eileen Bennett
Telephone: 0857363047
Email: horsesconnect@gmail.com
Email: info@horsesconnect.com
Website: www.facebook.com/horsesconnect

We design and deliver individual Therapeutic Horse Riding and Horsemanship programs to people of all ages with a broad range of challenges.

The Horses Connect human and equine team is on a mission to foster a society where every person is valued and enabled to reach their full
potential. We intend to achieve this by creating and delivering a range of equine facilitated programs to improve the well-being of
people experiencing disability or disadvantage, by involving the local community – especially teenagers, the unemployed and the retired - and
by creating strategic alliances with key local and national organisations.


People to Contact

Eileen Bennett

21. Loughrea History Project View More Details on Loughrea History Project Email Loughrea History Project
Address: Contact Details:
Temperance Hall (First Floor),
Barrack Street,
Co. Galway.
Contact: Christina Cassidy
Telephone: (091) 847155
Email: loughreahistory@eircom.net

As an LTI (lLocal Training Initiative) we are a second provider to FÁS and offer training in computer literacy as well as providing participants with an opportunity to engage in history/heritage research and production.

To date we have researched and published a two volume history of Loughrea and district, written and produced a number of dramas, researched and launched a book of folklore in Irish with an accompanying CD, and researched and launched a DVD on an aspect of the artistic elements in our local cathedral. 

Each course lasts for a maximum of eleven months. Learners must have a social welfare entitlement  prior to obtaining a place on the course and must be registered with FÁS.   Participants receive a training allowance equivalent to their existing social welfare entitlement and are afforded an opportunity to take FETAC accredited exams at levels 4 and 5 of the National Framework of Qualifications.

 Please contact your local FÁS office for details on how to access LTI training.  Further details on course content may be obtained directly from the course provider at the contact details listed.

People to Contact

Christina Cassidy
(091) 847155

22. No. 4 Youth Service View More Details on No. 4 Youth Service Visit the No. 4 Youth Service Website Email No. 4 Youth Service
Address: Contact Details:

No. 4 Augustine Street,


Telephone: 091 568483
Email: youthservice@no4.ie
Website: www.no4.ie

'No.4 Youth Service' provides a range of supports for young people aged 13-25 years in areas including education, physical and mental health, homelessness prevention and employability.

How Can We Help?

  • Support to work towards individual goals
  • Careers Guidance to assist in making informed decisions and develop skills to enter education, training or employment
  • A safe place where young people can talk
  • Counselling
  • Tuition for those at risk of or out of school
  • Information on any topic of interest or concern
  • Assistance to complete applications and forms
  • Access to computers, daily meals and shower and laundry facilities
  • Help to find or sustain accommodation
  • Non-structured and health promoting activities

23. Oughterard Youth Cafe View More Details on Oughterard Youth Cafe Email Oughterard Youth Cafe
Address: Contact Details:
Unit 6, Camp Street, Oughterard
Contact: Barry Dillon
Telephone: 087 676 8774
091 557 633
Email: Barrydclann@gmail.com
Email: clannres@gmail.com
Email: clannres@eircom.com

The Oughterard Youth cafe is a youth service providing supports and services for all young people between the age of 10-26yrs of age. The cafe runs a drop in service on Thursday, Friday and Saturday where young people can socialise, play pool, surf the web or play games in an alcohol and drug free, socially inclusive, safe environment. There are many other youth groups and activites that take place from the cafe, they include a girls group, a youth club, art, drama, music and film classes. There is also lots of information and advice available relating to youth issues and challenges. Drop in and find out what else is happening!!

People to Contact

Barry Dillon
087 6768774

24. School Completion Programme - Tuam View More Details on School Completion Programme - Tuam Email School Completion Programme - Tuam
Address: Contact Details:
C/O St. Patrick’s Primary School,
Dublin Road,
Co. Galway
Contact: Dessie Keegan
Email: dessie.keegan@gretb.ie

The School Completion Programme is a Department of Education and Science initiative that aims to have a significant positive impact on levels of pupil retention in primary and second level schools and on the numbers of pupils who successfully complete the Senior Cycle.

People to Contact

Dessie Keegan
087 – 2394995

Eleanor Burke
087 – 7855223

25. Soul Focus Therapy Galway View More Details on Soul Focus Therapy Galway Visit the Soul Focus Therapy Galway Website
Address: Contact Details:
Contact: Jenni
Telephone: 087 432 9466
Website: www.soulfocustherapy.com

I offer both long and short term talking therapy, lasting between 6 weeks and ongoing as long as you feel comfortable and the therapy is beneficial to you. I also offer counseling for couples. Each session lasts for 50 minutes. We can discuss the likely duration for the therapy in your first session, but many clients prefer to leave it open rather than working to time limits. 
As a therapist trained in both Transpersonal and Integrative techniques, I tailor my approach largely to you as an individual as well as to the stage in the therapeutic process that you are at. In addition to therapeutic discussion on the issue you present, we may work with the creative imagination which can be very powerful, should you be open, ready and willing to do this kind of exercise. For example, we may use dreams, music, sand trays, visualisations, imagery and more in order to guide you to an exploration of your own inner knowing.
I work with issues such as (but not limited to) the following:
Abuse (emotional, sexual, physical, verbal)
Career / life direction
Eating disorders
Low self esteem
Personality Disorders i.e., Borderline personality
PTSD and trauma
Relationship difficulties
Spiritual direction
Sexual problems

I am experienced in working with clients from all over the world, including refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers, and speaking a variety of languages in the therapy. 

Persian (Farsi) 

People to Contact

087 432 9466

26. The Learning Curve Institute View More Details on The Learning Curve Institute Visit the The Learning Curve Institute Website Email The Learning Curve Institute
Address: Contact Details:
The Learning Curve Institute
Co Mayo
Contact: Anne Printer
Telephone: 098 25530
Email: info@thelearningcurve.ie
Website: www.thelearningcurve.ie

The Learning Curve Institute is a registered FETAC provider delivering easily accessible, superior quality, innovative training and education programmes across a wide spectrum of higher education.

Amongst other topics, The Learning Curve Institute is a provider of addiction specific FETAC accreddited courses, available to the general public, and a provider of quality in-house training to organisations working within the addiction field.

The primary objective of The Learning Curve Institute is the provision of student-centred, high quality, easily accessible education and training in a range of disciplines to students of different ages and backgrounds.
The Institute is a registered provider of internationally recognized, FETAC accredited courses and programmes.
There is a distinct emphasis on delivering education programmes in areas of Ireland that may not benefit from the vast range of educational opportunities that exist within cities. The Learning Curve Institute is committed to creating and developing a wide range of FETAC accredited courses part time programmes that meet the current needs of the public and to provide these training programmes at times where there will be as little disruption to the students’ life as possible.

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Anne Printer
098 25530

27. The WellBeing Centre View More Details on The WellBeing Centre Visit the The WellBeing Centre Website Email The WellBeing Centre
Address: Contact Details:
Cloonboo House,
Contact: Dervil
Telephone: 0862605432
Email: derviloreilly@thewellbeingcentregalway.com
Email: williamoreilly@thewellbeingcentregalway.com
Website: www.thewellbeingcentregalway.c...

The WellBeing Centre, offers Acupuncture, a wide range of Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments
Psychotherapy and Systemic Family Therapy  by qualified and insured practitioners.
Our goal as therapists is to help improve our clients' quality of life and sense of well being.

*Acupuncture is covered by private health insurance.
*Depending on your policy, up to 10 psychotherapy sessions can covered by your insurance either personal or through some employers.
Please note we do not arrange this on your behalf. 

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28. Youthreach Ballinasloe View More Details on Youthreach Ballinasloe Visit the Youthreach Ballinasloe Website Email Youthreach Ballinasloe
Address: Contact Details:
Youthreach Centre
Unit 3
Contact: Rita Coen - Director
Telephone: 09096 42158
Email: Rita.Coen@gretb.ie
Website: Ballinasloe.Youthreach@gretb.i...

YOUTHREACH Ballinasloe is an integral part of the national programme of second-chance education and training in Ireland and is a central part of the Government's contribution to the achievement of a lifelong learning society.
The programme is directed at unemployed young early school leavers aged 15-20. It offers participants the opportunity to identify and pursue viable options within adult life, and provides them with opportunities to acquire certification. It operates on a full-time, year-round basis.

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Rita Coen - Director

29. Youthreach Galway View More Details on Youthreach Galway Visit the Youthreach Galway Website Email Youthreach Galway
Address: Contact Details:
Youthreach Centre
Unit 22A, Liosban Business Park
Tuam Road
Contact: Janet Sutton Director
Telephone: 091 380809
Email: janet.sutton@gretb.ie
Website: http://galwayroscommon.etb.ie/...

Youthreach is a full-time training programme for early school leavers aged between 15 and 20 years and is provided in over 90 locations throughout Ireland. It offers young people a second chance to gain recognised qualifications at FETAC Levels 3 and 4 and work experience in a supportive environment.

What can you do there?  

Careers Preparation
Computer Literacy
Health Related Fitness
Nutrition & Cookery
Personal Effectiveness
Personal and Interpersonal Development
Sport & In-house Modules
Textiles and sewing
Understanding Interculturalism
Work Orientation

We also offer a range of supports for students to make sure they get the most out of their time at Youthreach. 

Upon successful completion, students can apply to take Post Leaving Certificate courses at either the Galway Technical Institute or Galway Community College.

They will also be better equipped to enter the world of work.

People to Contact

Janet Sutton Director

30. Youthreach Leitír Móir View More Details on Youthreach Leitír Móir Visit the Youthreach Leitír Móir Website Email Youthreach Leitír Móir
Address: Contact Details:
Teagmháil na nÓg
Leitir Móir
Co. na Gaillimhe
Contact: Ms Elesia Ní Cheannabháin Co-ordinator
Telephone: 091 - 551473
Email: letmoryr@eircom.net
Website: http://galwayroscommon.etb.ie/...

Centre Philosophy:

To improve the basic skills of the individual
To provide national certification
To enable each individual to continue with their education, secure a place in the workforce and develop socially and emotionally
To broaden each individual’s range of experience
There is an emphasis on the holistic development of the individual

Assessment and Certification:

We offer various FETAC modules at levels 3, 4 and 5.

Career Guidance
Personal Development
Technical Drawing
Work Experience

People to Contact

Ms Elesia Ní Cheannabháin Co-ordinator

31. Youthreach Letterfrack View More Details on Youthreach Letterfrack Visit the Youthreach Letterfrack Website Email Youthreach Letterfrack
Address: Contact Details:
Letterfrack Education Centre
Connemara West
Contact: Ms Theresa McLoughlin Co-Ordinator
Telephone: 095 41893
Email: info@youthreachletterfrack.com
Website: http://galwayroscommon.etb.ie/...

Mission Statement

Letterfrack Youthreach will provide a safe, creative, alternative and holistic learning environment for young people in North West Connemara to assist each individual learner to achieve their full potential. 

Eligibility Criteria:

You can join Youthreach if you are:

Aged 15 – 20 Years.
Have left school early.
Have minimal or no qualifications.

How will Youthreach help me?

A second chance to gain education and training.
A chance to find employment.
A chance to gain National qualifications.
A chance to develop new skills.
A chance to progress to further education and training.

People to Contact

Ms Theresa McLoughlin Co-Ordinator

32. Youthreach Portumna View More Details on Youthreach Portumna Visit the Youthreach Portumna Website Email Youthreach Portumna
Address: Contact Details:
Portumna Youthreach,
Abbey Street, Portumna, Co. Galway
Contact: Ms Isabelle Ni Dhuinn
Telephone: 090 9759576
Email: youthreachportumna@gmail.com
Website: galwayroscommon.etb.ie/youth-s...

Overview of Service / Programmes & Certification Offered

Portumna Youthreach is a new centre; we opened our doors to learners in October 2008. The centre is located on Abbey Street in the heart of Portumna Village. Trainees attend the programme 35 hours per week and are paid a training allowance. Portumna Youthreach is an early school leaver’s programme that offers a balanced education between accredited training and life skills. All our learners here are supported and guided towards reaching their full potential in a safe and supportive environment.

Who can apply?

Youthreach caters for young people between the ages of 16-20 who have no qualifications, are not in full time employment and have been out of school for at least 6 months.

Subjects on Offer

At present we offer accreditation in FETAC Level 3 and 4 in the following subjects:

Personal & Interpersonal Skills
Work Experience
Literacy Support

Youthreach Objectives

Personal and social development and increased self-esteem.
Second-chance education and introductory level training.
Promoting independence, personal autonomy and a pattern of lifelong learning.
Integration into further education and training opportunities and the labour market.
Social inclusion.

People to Contact

Ms Isabelle Ni Dhuinn

33. Youthreach Tuam View More Details on Youthreach Tuam Visit the Youthreach Tuam Website
Address: Contact Details:
Ballygaddy Road
Co. Galway
Contact: Michael McDonagh
Telephone: 093 - 26246
Website: http://galwayroscommon.etb.ie/...

YOUTHREACH Tuam was established in 1997 and is located in North Galway. It is a 25 person Centre and runs a number of B.T.E.I programmes. Youthreach Tuam aims to provide a programme of education, training and work experience for young people who have left school. While with us, our participants develop skills, knowledge and attitudes that will unblock barriers to learning and help them eventually to enter the world of work.

Youthreach Objectives

The programme is intended to facilitate young people in returning to learning and preparing for employment and adult life. Its general objectives are as follows:

Personal and social development and increased self-esteem
Second-chance education and introductory level training
The promotion of independence, personal autonomy, active citizenship and a pattern of lifelong learning
Integration into further education and training opportunities and the labour market
The promotion of social inclusion.

The programme consists of a Foundation Phase, which develops the skills essential for further learning, and a Progression Phase that allows for further development through education, training and work experience options. Trainees are presented with the opportunity to complete the FETAC Level 3 Certificate, a number of Level 4 modules and the Leaving Certificate Applied if they wish.

Subjects on Offer:

FETAC - Level 3:
Computer Literacy
Food & Cookery
Graphic Communications
Office Procedures
Personal Effectiveness
Preparation for Work
Work Orientation
Work Experience
Health Related Fitness.

FETAC – Level 4:
Information Technology
Craft Modules

People to Contact

Michael McDonagh