Adult Education

Addiction Studies

Kilkenny Campus NUI Maynooth
NUI Certificate in Addiction Studies
The course is designed to provide mature students with adequate knowledge and skills to respond positively to addiction related issues as they arise at work or in the community. 100 hours part-time (one evening per week) over one year.
Location:  Kilkenny Campus (NUI Maynooth), College Rd, Kilkenny
Telephone: 056 7775910 / 056 775919

Animal Care

Ormonde College of Further Education
This is a one year full time course that prepares students to work in a range of settings that provide direct care to animals.
Location: Ormonde College of Further Education, Ormonde Rd, Kilkenny
Telephone: 056 7763321     
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Arts, Crafts and Design

Art Classes
Sonja, a qualified artist, teaches classes for beginners and more advanced. She specialised in classical techniques including oil on canvas, watercolour and pastel. Classes run in Graiguenamanagh and Kilkenny City, as well as individual classes in her home.
Contact: Sonja Telephone: 056 7108155 / 083 3941220


Baurnafea Willow Works
One-day creative willow workshops. Learn the basic basketry techniques of this traditional skill. All classes are small groups. Suitable for beginners and improvers.
Contact:  Heike Kahle, Basketmaker Telephone: 059 9726947
Location:  Baurnafea, Castlewarren, Co Kilkenny

Beauty Therapy

Ormonde College of Further Education
Diploma in Beauty Thearpy is a two-year, full-time course leading to internationally recognized Diplomas in Beauty therapy. Accredited by ITEC and CIBTAC. We are working towards CIDESCO accreditation which entitles us to offer students the opportunity of sitting the CIDESCO International examination.
Location: Ormonde College of Further Education, Ormonde Rd, Kilkenny 
Telephone: 056 7763321


Kilkenny Bridge Centre
Bridge classes for beginners in Kilkenny Bridge Centre, September until March. 
Contact:  Annette Kennedy Telephone: 056 4441091
      Tuesday and Wednesday Class Telephone: 087 6601564 
      Margaret Walsh Telephone: 056 7765319
      Thursday Class Telephone: 087 9466407
Location:  Kilkenny Bridge Centre, Loughboy, Kilkenny


Coláiste Cois Siúire
One year FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Computer Applications/Office Administration.
Contact:  Winifred Manning Telephone: 051 895112
Location:  Coláiste Cois Siúire, Mooncoin, Co Kilkenny
Coláiste Mhuire
One year FETAC Level 5 course in Business Studies/Secretarial.


Kilkenny Job Club
The Kilkenny Job Club is a free training programme for anyone looking for a job. The programmes run every month of the year with a course lasting for four weeks from 10am to 1pm Monday to Friday. The Job Club offers help with job hunting, CV preparation, career advice, interview techniques, job applications and more.
Location:  Unit 4 & 5 Abbey Business Centre, Abbey St, Kilkenny
Telephone: 056 7756043