Parenting

 
Kilkenny Parent Support Programme
Provide group parenting programmes for age groups 0 to 6, 4 to 11, teens and a Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme). Also delivers monthly Home Visiting Lifestart Programme. Lifestart is a developmental programme designed for you and your child from birth to 5 yrs. The aim is to support parents with practical guidelines on how to encourage your child's development. This is a free programme,available to all.
 
Contact: Mairead Julian  Telephone: 056 7751671

Music

 
Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann
Traditional Irish music lessons in a variety of instruments for adults and children. Take your pick!
 
Whistle, Flute, Button Accordion, Banjo, Fiddle and Bodhrán (September – June)
Location: St John's National School, Ballybough St, Kilkenny – Thursdays
 
Button accordion, piano accordion, keyboard and tin whistle (September - June)
Location: Mullinavat, Co Kilkenny - Thursdays
 

Literacy

 
Adult Learning Scheme (Word Aid)
Word Aid, the County Kilkenny Adult Literacy Scheme, is a free, confidential service that supports adults with reading, writing, spelling or maths difficulties. 
 
Word Aid holds a tutor-training course for volunteers annually. They require volunteers to give 2 hours of their time each week, have a sympathetic and understanding nature, to be good listeners and have the ability to work with others on a confidential basis.
 
Contact: Mary Buckley  

Italian

 
Italian Classes
Going to Italy? Or just back? Interested in Italian language and cooking culture? During the 5 classes you will discover the beauty and variety of Italian food. 1: pasta and Pane (bread), 2: formaggio and salumi (cheese and salami), 3: frutta and verdure (fruit and vegetables), 4: dolci (desserts) and 5: vino (wine). Everything will be supported by ‘un po di Italiano’ (a little Italian grammer) to allow you to read, and understand, an Italian restaurant menu and enjoy better your trip to Italy! Buon appetite!
 

Irish

 
Gaelscoil Osraí
Irish language classes provided for adult beginners, improvers and advanced.  Courses start in autumn subject to demand. Ring mid September for information.
 
Location: Gaelscoil Osraí, Loughboy, Kilkenny 
Telephone: 056 7765697
 
Kilkenny Campus, NUI Maynooth

Information Technology

 
Castlecomer College of Further Education
FETAC Level 5 in Business with Computers. One year course. Evening classes in Basic ECDL and ECDL AutoCAD. Classes start in September.
 
Contact: Conor Gleeson (for evening classes) 
Telephone: 056 4441447 / 086 8230888
Location: Castlecomer Community School, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny 
Email: commoffi@id.ie
 

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