A Place of Welcome

Our primary aim is to be a place of welcome and support especially when people are getting involved for the first time and may be unsure of what they want to do. It’s enough to come in and see whose here and what’s on without having to sign up for anything. 

Anchor Groups

Writers Group: The writing group meet every Thursday afternoon from 2.00pm- 4.00pm. where members use the space to write stories, share stories, talk about ideas for new stories and strategies for writing. It is a safe and open space where informal chat and writing happens over a cup of tea. The group recently published a compilation of 46 original texts called ‘Easy-going writing’ in December 2014 and hope to do another publication in 2016. If you would like more information about the writing group please Contact Us

New Beginnings Group: This group meet every Thursday afternoon from 2.oopm -4.00pm. The members of this group came from two courses which ran in the centre called ‘Caring for our Wellbeing’ These courses were for people who were, or had experienced mental health challenges in their life and were working on their recovery. It’s an informal meeting where existing members meet and have a cup of tea, they offer peer support, a social outlet and may do some relaxation, an activity or organise an outing. If you would like more information about this group please Contact Us

Crochet: This group meets every Monday morning from 11am-12.30pm to learn simple crochet techniques under the skilled guidance of Sylvia O'Connor. 

Youth Café Click Here
POMOST- contact Agata Bialek 086-2641434

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Upcoming Courses/Activities Courses run in 8 week blocks Please contact Norma on 086-0236442 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Men’s Health & Well Being Programme- The course is open to men who are interested in looking at the issues which have an impact on their lives. The course is open to men from all walks of life. No prior qualifications are needed just a willingness to be personally involved and to interact with others. If you are interested in developing your awareness of yourself and of how you are in today’s world, in talking about what is important to you, and in understanding how you relate and communicate with others, and how you manage stress, then this course could be for you. Join with other men in discussing these issues 

Women’s Health & Well Being- The course is open to all Women interested in exploring together issues that are relevant to their lives and in particular to their physical and emotional health.   The course will focus on exploring and demystifying health issues and on prevention of ill-health.   The course focuses on the giving of information, exploring attitudes and imparting skills. The course involves a mixture of discussion, sharing of experiences, input from the course tutor and practice in such things as communicating assertively, relaxation techniques etc. 

Introduction to Personal Development- Explore issues affecting emotional well-being and growth, including the management of feelings, stress, listening, communication and relationships. This course offers people a place to build their self-confidence and to discover more about themselves and their ways of relating with people in a safe, friendly and enjoyable environment. 

Introduction to Ceramics- Learn to create your own work of art in a creative, social and positive environment, On this course you will learn different carving techniques over an 8 week period producing your own finished clay slab –rolled relief carvings. Starting-  A fee of €35 is required for this course for materials and can be paid on a weekly basis.

Numbers are limited on these courses max 10-12, however if we cannot facilitate you on this term, we can put your name on a waiting list for the next term. Contact Karina on 086-0236442 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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General Courses offered

We tailor our courses to the needs and demand in the community.  Courses usually run for 8 to 10 weeks. The following is an indicative list of previous courses usually provided free of charge:

  • Community Education and Personal Development,
  • Men’s health & Well Being,
  • Women’s Health & Well-being,
  • Effective Communication,
  • Stress Management,
  • Health, well-being and empowerment for Older People,
  • Coping with Grief, Loss and change in collaboration with the Social and Health Education Project (SHEP),
    (all the above courses are run in collaboration with Social and Health Education Project SHEP)
  • Global Action Plan Training with Cork Environmental Forum
  • English Language Classes
  • Introduction to Ceramics
  • Creative Expression
  • Building Resilience through the Creative Arts
  • Mosaic making
  • Drama Workshops
  • Craft Workshops
  • Pottery.

Room rental

We like to rent our rooms to groups, at a reduced rate, who share our aims of welcome, inclusion and learning and whose work contributes to community development in the area. Click here to download booking form and conditions.

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Partner Organisations

Young People  More Info

Migrant Centre More Info

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