safeTALK Training - Tuesday 20th March

We are partnering with the Regional Suicide Resource Office to deliver safeTALK training in the Cathedral Parish Centre, Carlow on Tuesday 20th March. There are still some places available - Contact 051 874013 for further details.

Fáilte Isteach

Over the past 20 years we have seen the transformation of Carlow from a homogenous to a multi-cultural society and this has brought huge richness in terms of new cultural expressions, different viewpoints and a vibrant sharing of different experiences. A small snapshot of this can been seen in the Fáilte Isteach groups which met this morning (Friday 9th March) in New Oak Centre, Carlow town. 14 different nationalities were present from Europe, Africa, Latin America, South American and Asia representing the remarkable richness which is now present in this small county. Fáilte Isteach created a welcoming space, modelling a vision of diversity and integration through the volunteer local tutors engaging in conversational English with participants from places including Brazil, Ukraine, Guatemala, Cameroon, and Nepal.

It is one of the key elements of support which Carlow County Development Partnership provides in order to accompany individuals as they move from the status of strangers and outsiders to being welcomed newcomers and friends on to active, enduring contributors in the social and institutional fabric of Carlow society.

A great energy and enthusiasm was present in the groups and in the simple practical gestures of a smile and a cup of coffee, encouragement was given to the different hopes of individuals as they seek to make Carlow their new home.

LGBTI Network Get Together


Carlow County Development Partnership CLG is delighted to be leading out on this project through Healthy Ireland funding. We are looking at the needs of the LGBTI community in Carlow.

Please spread the word and if you cannot attend the meeting on Saturday, please ensure to fill out the survey monkey

Barrow Awards Scheme Information Workshop 2018


The information workshop for the Barrow Awards Scheme 2018 will take place on:

Date: Thursday 8th March 2018

Venue: Clonmore Room,Seven Oaks Hotel, Athy Road, Carlow

Time: 7.30pm

Mr Cormac McCarthy Environment & Heritage Officer from Waterways Ireland will be in attendance along with the judging team of the Barrow Awards to answer any queries you may have and discuss your potential projects. Application forms are also available on the night.

For further information please contact Lorraine Brennan at 059  9130411

International Women's Day March 8th

International Women's Day ( March 8th ) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.  The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.  It is celebrated in many countries around the world.  It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.

Running Order

 9 .45am        -           Opening/Welcome (Fr Conn O  Maoldhomnaigh

                            President Carlow College – St Patrick’s)

10.00am      -         Mary White – (Former Minister of State for Equality, Human Rights, and Integration)

10.20am      -       Catherine Lane (National Women’s Council)

10.40am      -          Avril Bailey (Psychotherapist - Dublin Human Givens Centre)

11.00am - 11.30am    -   Break


(Free - please sign up at entrance desk)

11.15am - 12noon Venue – Cobden Hall

Zumba Dancing – ‘Fusion Fitness’ Leslie Dempsey


11.15am - 1.00pm Venue – Student Union

 Arts & Crafts –  ‘Mural Mayhem’ Jean Robertson


11.00 - 11.30am  Venue – Paul Cullen Room

               Mindfulness (Karl Duffy – Carlow County Development Partnership)


11.30am - 12.15pm Venue – James Fintan Lawlor

Healthy Living – ‘Body & Soul’ –Rachel Doyle  

                                              ‘Blueberry Soul’


 12.15pm - 1.30pm  Venue – Thomas Wall

Developing Resilience and Emotional Well-Being

                                     Avril Bailey – ‘Dublin Human Givens’


 1.40 pm - 2.30pm

Mental Health Support – Stories of Hope

Josie Funcheon (GROW) – Geraldine Kelly (TUS)   


2.40 pm - 3.30pm

The Launch of Photographic Exhibition VISUAL – ‘Press for Progress’

Schools Art Competition