What’s on this week!

Please contact us, whether it’s for information, guidance, an appointment, a listening ear or a chat, we are here.

Our doors are still open for essential services including:
• Childcare Services
• Counselling services
• QQI Online courses
• Printing, Photocopying and secretarial services to job seekers, people working remotely or students.
• Food Cloud Service
• 1-1 online IT supports
• Welfare rights and Information service
• 1-1 family support

Watch out for future posts as we extend or restrict our services based on public health guidelines .We will continue to provide services to our community during this we will be in house and remotely monitoring & returning emails/calls Mon-Fri as below:

Family Support: 087 360 5595
Youth Services: 087 360 559
Childcare: 0871719320
REaD Courses: 0870985706
CE Scheme: 0852569680
General Queries: 0852569680 / 0876594460
Welfare Queries: 0852569680 / 0876594460

Community Notes

Friday 15th October

South West Wexford Family Resource Centre

Season for growth –Change, Loss and Healing

A course dealing with loss and change will begin in the Centre on 8th November. This course will run on Monday evenings for 8 weeks, from 7pm until 8.30pm.  It is a free course for those experiencing loss and change, whatever the cause.  For those who have experienced bereavement, it is recommended that you are at least one year bereaved before participating in the programme.  For more information, or to book a place, please contact manager@swwfrc.ie or call 051 389418

Community Employment Scheme

Here’s a chance to have all your questions relating to Community Employment answered by our Community Employment Supervisor.  Why not book in for a “one to one” sessions with Jane on  Tuesday 19th October and she  can answer all your questions.

To make an appointment please phone 051 389418 or email reception@swwfrc.ie

We currently have a number of vacancies on our Community Employment Scheme. These include a childcare assistant, after school assistant, café assistant, administrative and maintenance positions. Please email Jane on cecoordinator@swwfrc.ie  or ring 085 2569680 for more details or to check if you are eligible to apply.

Ramsgrange Community Herb Garden Project

Have you ever thought of creating your own herb garden at home? Get started this Autumn by co-creating a Community Herb Garden at SWWFRC with some top tips from Local Gardener, Annette Wickham.  Hear about the history of Herbs, design and plant a raised herb garden, learn about the different types and uses of herbs, how to harvest and dry herbs for culinary use, & how to make Pot Pourri. Learn also how to propagate from cuttings in the nursery. This is an 8 week course, and it will run from 10am until 1pm every Wednesdays. Register your interest by emailing manager@swwfrc.ie in the coming weeks.

Counselling services

Please note that our affordable counselling service has resumed. For enquiries or to book an appointment please contact Emma on 051 389418


Upcoming Courses at REaD – September 2021

Below is a list of our upcoming accredited courses, starting this Autumn

  • Book-keeping – QQI Level 5
  • Communications – QQI Level 5
  • Training & Development – QQI Level 6
  • Childcare – QQI Levels 5 & 6
  • Care Skills – QQI Level 5
  • Palliative Care – QQI Level 5
  • ICDL (previously ECDL)

Courses will run subject to minimum numbers of participants confirmed. Recipients of social welfare may be entitled to funding towards courses. Easy payment plans can be availed of for all courses. For further details or to book a place on any of the above, call 051-389418, or email read@swwfrc.ie  or send us a message on Facebook: www.facebook.com/swwfrc

Childcare tutor

SWWFRC invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced Childcare tutors for part-time positions arising under the Community Education sector.

Tutors will be required to deliver and evaluate Early Childhood Care and Education modules at QQI Levels 5 and 6.

To apply, please forward CV and cover letter to Darren Nolan at read@swwfrc.ie

Fusion Youth Café

We are holding a “Traditional Halloween Games” session on Wednesday 27th October from 10am to 1pm.  This is suitable for 5th and 6th classes and there will be a small charge of €3 per child.  It will be a Fancy Dress event so get creative and come along in your spookiest costume.  Booking is essential on 051 389418.

Also, there will be a Pumpkin Carving Workshop in the Youth Café on Tuesday 19th October.  The workshop will run from 3pm – 5.30pm and is suitable for 5th and 6th class pupils.  Booking is essential so please call 051 389418 or 087 3605595 to ensure you have a place.  There will be a small charge of €2.00 per child to cover the cost of materials.

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

Team Hope’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal is an annual campaign that delivers gifts straight into the hands of children affected by poverty. Often these shoebox gifts are the only gift that a child will receive at Christmas and the joy that they bring is incredible. Since 2010, with your help, over 2.1 million Shoebox gifts have been delivered to vulnerable children across the world. If you would like to get involved in this exciting project, your local contact is Nicola, so give her a call on 087 9562193 if you have any questions or need more information.  If anyone wishes to take part in the appeal but cannot find a shoebox, we have some here at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre free to take away.  Just call in or phone Reception on 051 389418


St James GAA Lotto

The club would like to thank everyone who purchased tickets for last Tuesday’s draw. There was no winner of the €14,000 jackpot in the draw and the winning numbers were: 8, 12, 13, & 22. St James Club had four match three winners: Mia Downes, Duncannon, Mick Cheevers, Arthurstown, Robert O’Dwyer, Boderan, and John Craven, Ashbourne.   Jackpot for the next lotto draw on 19th October 2021 will be €14,000 (reserve jackpot €10,100). Lotto tickets are available from committee members and local shops & pubs.


Ramsgrange IFA.

Ramsgrange branch of the Irish Farmers Association held their AGM in the Kings Bay Inn on Wednesday, 6th October.  The informative and constructive meeting was well attended and was addressed by Ms Alice Doyle and Mr Mark Browne, representatives of Co Wexford Executive of IFA.  They outlined the measures in place under the new CAP scheme and how they will impact the various farming sectors. There followed a lively “Question & Answer” session.

The following Officers were elected

Chairperson:  Noel Hayes

Secretary:  Paddy Murphy

Branch Registrar: Jamesie Wallace

Delegates to Co. Executive: Lisa Doyle and any of the above Officers.

The Branch wish to extend their thanks to Ms Mary Lawlor for providing the venue and refreshments.  Th wgesture is very much appreciated

Fethard on Sea Country Market

Don’t forget our Bank Holiday Country Market on Saturday 23rd October.  It takes place in St Marys Hall, Fethard, and is open from 10.30 am to 12 pm. We have pumpkins, a mix of baking, eggs, vegetables, jams, chutneys, chocolate, crafts, and some surprise “pop-ups”. Strict Covid protocols will be in place, so please wear a mask and be aware of social distancing. Hand sanitiser will be provided at the door and all Market staff will be wearing facemasks. We are so looking forward to welcoming all our regular customers, and some new ones, too.

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