A Summer of activities with Carlow Social Prescribing service

Carlow Social Prescribing Service is busy delivering our summer activities here in St Catherine’s C.S.C., These include art classes, chair yoga, make-up and skincare, introduction to fitness and exercise, mindfulness and self-care, and music and relaxation. These activities would not have been possible without the support of the Community Foundation Ireland fund and additional funding from the HSE. Over 50 people living within the Carlow town area have registered to engage in the summer activities and so far they have been a huge hit. If you would like to find out more about the Social prescribing service please contact Sinéad on 086-4147511

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We are hiring.. Early Childhood Educator

St Catherine’s Community Services Centre

St Joseph’s Rd, Carlow

Full-time Early Years/School Age Educator


St. Catherine’s Community Services Centre wish to recruit a Full-time Early Years/School Age Educator (36.25 hours weekly) to work in our community childcare service with a desire to make a real difference in the lives of children & their families.  The position is term time.  The successful candidate requires:

  • Thorough knowledge of child development and its application in practice with excellent child-centered communication skills
  • A minimum Level 5 but a Level 7/8 qualification in Early Childhood Education & Care is desirable
  • A minimum of one year’s experience working in a childcare setting.

We value our team and aim to provide the optimal working environment for all staff. As an employee in our service you will benefit as follows:

* A Competitive salary

* 25 days annual leave pro rata                            * Paid sick leave

* Pension scheme contribution                            * Bike to work scheme

* Contribution to course fees                                * Paid study leave

To apply please forward a detailed Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to the Childcare Manager, St. Catherine’s Community Services Centre, St. Joseph’s Road, Carlow R93 T4C6, or email it to teresad@catherines.ie.  The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday, the 21st of August 2022.

St Catherine’s is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes suitably qualified applicants from all sectors of society.




Carlow Traveller Pride Celebrations

Carlow Traveller Pride was held on 14th June from 11am to 3pm at St Catherine’s Community Service Centre. This event celebrated Traveller culture, heritage and achievement with an interactive living history display from Meath Travellers Workshops including Barrell Top wagon and storytelling followed by a photographic exhibition, heritage display, and music.

Embodying this year’s theme Mrs Missie Collins received a life time achievement award from St Catherine’s primary health care team in recognition of her work with Pavee Point Primary Healthcare. Mrs Collins is an advocate for Traveller rights and positive health outcomes and has contributed to the establishment of the Traveller Primary Health Care Project nationwide. She has researched and published the All-Ireland Traveller Health Study 2010, and contributed to the National  Traveller Health Action Plan as well as madding submissions to the Special Joint Oireachtas Committee on Issues Affecting Travellers 2019     .

Working with local Poet Clifton Redmond members of the Carlow Traveller read a collection of poetry especially for Carlow Traveller Pride celebrations.

Traveller women, Megan Berry and Teresa Ryan, received recognition on of their Educational Achievements. Megan studied Social Care at Carlow College and gained her Maters in Community and Youth Work from Maynooth University. While Teresa received her degree in Social Care and is continuing her studies with South East Technical University.

Birdcage Wagon made by local Traveller man Mr Jim Doran

2022 Traveller Pride Award Megan and Teresa 2022 Traveller Pride boys in barrell top wagon 2022 Traveller Pride Elizabeth Connors and Teresa and Agnita 2022 Traveller Pride school looking at tinsmith 2022 Traveller Pride Tom Tinsmith Group Photo

Free Networking BBQ Event for Women in Business and Community

You’re invited to Powerhouse Women in Business Summer Event – Powerhouse Picnic 2022

County Carlow is a place to be as it opens an invitation to businesswomen across the country to attend the first Powerhouse Picnic – Women in Business Event being held in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny Road, Carlow on Wednesday, 29th June 2022.  The event is free of charge thanks to the support of our sponsor Touchpoint Media who will also donate €15.00 for every person who books and attends to St. Catherine’s Community Services Centre.

The Powerhouse Picnic is a summer BBQ event designed to encourage professional female business connections in an informal setting. Open to businesses all over Ireland, the Picnic aims to encourage future business development, not just in Carlow, but nationally. Hosted by Lucy Kennedy, with Anna May McHugh, Kim McKenzie Doyle, Liz Morrissey, Catriona Cullen & Sandra Nolan in the charming setting of the Woodford Dolmen Hotel’s fully covered veranda, Kilkenny Road, Carlow between 5.45 pm to 8 pm.

The Powerhouse Picnic is set to be an unmissable business opportunity and a chance for businesses, colleagues, and friends to come together for a pre-summer work evening out.

Click the link to register for your place; The Powerhouse Picnic – 29th June 2022 – Women in Business Event – Local Enterprise Office – Carlow



Carlow Social Prescribing Service Summer Activities

Carlow Social Prescribing service is offering free recreational groups for those who are eligible for the service;

-over 18 years old

-living in Carlow town or Graiguecullen

-living outside of Carlow town but registered with a GP practice in Carlow town or Graiguecullen

To register call 086-4147511

Closing date for registrations 30th June @ 5pm


#1 Chair Yoga x 2 weeks Wednesday 6th + 13th July 4.00-5.30 pm

#2 Cooking skills for One x 2 weeks Thursday 7th + 14th July 2.00-4.30pm

#3 Mindfulness and Self-care x 5 weeks Friday 22nd July – 19th August 2.30pm-4.30pm

#4 Art classes x 3weeks Wednesday 20th, 27th July + 3rd August 2.30 pm-4.30pm

#5 Selfcare and Skincare with JP Payne x 2 weeks Tuesday 12th + 19th July 2.00-4.30pm

#6 Beginners Fitness classes (Light to moderate exercises) x 4 weeks Thurs 7th, 14th 21st, 28th July 12.00-1.00pm

#7 Music and relaxation x 4 weeks Tuesday 26th July,2nd, 9th & 16th August 2.30-4.00pm


Summer Activities 2022