Grennan College
One year full-time FETAC Level 5 Certificate course in Horticulture. The course is a partnership with Kilkenny Co Council and Woodstock Gardens in Inistioge. Part of each week is spent in the classroom on theory, research and design with emphasis on traditional gardening methods used in heritage gardens. Remaining time is spent in Woodstock Gardens where practical subjects will be taught.
Contact: Edel Cleary  Telephone: 056 7724112

Health and Wellbeing

The Blue Room Wellness Centre (estd. 1998) 
We offer a range of stress reducing therapies including: Yoga, Massage, Counselling, Spiritual Healing and Meditation. We offer specially tailored treatments for survivors of sexual abuse. It really is a blue haven of peace and tranquility!
Location: Bennettsbridge, Co Kilkenny Telephone: 087 6976395
Castleview Holistic Centre


Scoil Aireagail
Department of Education and Science Senior and Junior Trade City and Guilds of London Diploma and FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Hairdressing. Two year course.
Contact: Suzanne Maher  Telephone: 056 7768632
Location: Scoil Aireagail, Ballyhale, Co Kilkenny


Alliance Francaise
French conversation and written French evening classes run by qualified teachers for adults of all abilities from beginners to advanced conversation. There are social and cultural evenings consisting of talks, films and meals out once a month. Enrolment early September and early January.
Contact: Kevin Walsh Telephone: 056 7761800
Location: Club House Hotel, Patrick St, Kilkenny

First Aid

First Aid & Safety Courses for Adults
First Aid Courses
Basic First Aid, Emergency First Aid Course (1 and 2 day duration), Occupational First Aid at work course (FETAC 5 accredited and recognized by Health and Safety Authority), Occupational First Aid Refresher, Pediatric First Aid Courses. Training in the use of Defibrillators (AED). Irish Heart Foundation HeartSaver CPR and HeartSaver AED Courses.
Safety Training Courses

Evening Classes

Kilkenny VEC
County Kilkenny VEC run a variety of evening classes in locations around the County. Courses range from short hobby and leisure subjects to longer work orientated programmes which can lead to certification. Evening classes provide the opportunity to learn a new skill or brush up on an existing one in a friendly relaxed environment.


Grennan College
The Grennan College Equestrian Centre offers one or two year practical and academic courses for those seeking careers in the horse industry. The Centre has an all weather outdoor menage and an indoor school.  Courses available in Equestrian Studies and Horsemanship. Qualifications include FETAC Level 5 Certificate, British Horse Society Stages 1, 2 and 3 and Preliminary Teacher Training (PTT) – Assistant Instructor.
Contact: Bridgette McCarthy, Course Director 


Adult Learning Scheme (Word Aid)
Beginner, intermediate and advanced English language classes. Classes offered from September to June, on a part-time basis, mornings and evenings.  Register on-line or contact Helen. Classes are subject to availability and fees may apply.
Contact: Helen Walsh Telephone: 056 7763149 / 086 8400344


Barnstorm Theatre Company
Weekly theatre workshops dedicated to giving local people the opportunity to debate and create theatre, increase their theatre skills and meet new faces.  Training focuses on acting skills, but there are also specialised theatre workshops in scriptwriting, devising, directing and theatre design.  Annual December production will take place at the Watergate Theatre.  September enrolment – membership limited so book early.  No experience necessary.


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