Childcare Manager Required

St. Catherine’s Community Services Centre wishes to recruit a Childcare Manager to lead our two services on St. Joseph’s Road and the Kilkenny Road in Carlow town. We offer flexible, quality childcare with a strong emphasis on inclusion and partnership with parents and the community.

The Manager post is an exciting and rewarding full-time permanent position. We require:
• An experienced child-centered communicator with a thorough knowledge of child development and its application to practice.
• Leadership and organisational skills with excellent personal and interpersonal skills
• An Honours Degree in Early Childhood Care and Education
• Childcare management experience

We offer:
*A competitive salary *25 days annual leave
*Paid sick leave *Pension scheme contribution
*Bike to work scheme *Access to external supervision
*Paid study leave *Contribution to course fees

To apply email a C.V. and a Cover Letter to

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Carlow Social Prescribing Service – Summer activities

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Our Social Prescribing Service continues to operate over the Summer months. The easing of COVID-19 restrictions has allowed for a number of outdoor activities  to recommence, these include exercise groups, gardening groups and Social groups. Sinéad our Social prescriber can work with you to explore what is important for your life and wellbeing, identify local activities and services you can benefit from and support you to start using services that can help you. 

For more information please contact 086-4147511/  

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Update from St. Catherine’s CSC


Following this week’s announcements from the Taoiseach both of our Childcare services here in St. Catherine’s and the Kilkenny Road Community Childcare and Family Centre will remain closed until the 19th of April.

All our training, education and group activities remain suspended.   We are however supporting our service users, participants and learners on an individual basis as best we can in all our services/programmes.  This includes:

  • Learning for Everyday Life
  • International Women’s Group
  • Digital Skills for Citizens computer /tablet and smartphone classes
  • Carlow Catalyst Programme for Women
  • Making Connections programme
  • All Traveller supports and services
  • Moving On Programme for Mothers
  • Individual family support including the Teen Parent Support Programme

Please note our Meals on Wheels service and Senior Alerts Service will be operating as normal.

Our Centre will be staffed and we will continue to support you over the coming weeks.  Please contact us on 059 9138700 if you need support or have any queries.  Contact details for individual services including telephone and email contacts are available on our website

We hope you and your family and friends stay safe and well and we look forward to seeing you all in person in our Centres in the near future.

All the best


Director of Services


Darkness into Light Carlow 2019

St. Catherine’s Traveller Programme Staff and participants were delighted to support.

This was the sixth time the event took place in Carlow. The walk, which is symbolic of the journey from despair to hope, began in darkness at 4.15am on Saturday 11th  May. Hundreds of people from Carlow and the surrounding areas walked a five-kilometer route around Carlow town, starting out in the darkness and walking into the light of dawn. Funds raised help to keep Pieta House’s counselling services free of charge and freely accessible to those in suicidal crisis, people who engage in self-harm and those bereaved by suicide. This cause is specifically relevant to the Irish Traveller Community and we were all delighted to support this cause.


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We are hiring! Violence against Women Traveller Community Worker

Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre is setting up a new national pilot project, which employs 4 Traveller community workers to work in the area of Traveller women’s rights and domestic and sexual violence. The project is funded by Tusla Child and Family Agency.

St Catherine’s Community Services Centre has been invited to host and support the post in Carlow within its Traveller Primary Health care team and we are now looking to recruit.

The position is 12 hours/week, suitable for a Traveller woman with interest and/or experience in the area of women’s rights and community development. The post will be based in St Catherine’s Community Services Centre with some travelling to various parts of the country for training and meetings.

The deadline for applying is Wednesday 13th MarchTo apply, please send a CV and a short letter to Valerie Byrne or post/drop in your CV to Valerie in St. Catherine’s Community Services Centre, St. Joseph’s Road.

Closing Date Wednesday 13th March 2019 at 5.00pm

Provisional date for interviews will be Tuesday 19th March

Click here for the full Job Description



Busy End of Year for the Catalyst Programme

St Catherine’s Community Services is currently delivering the Carlow Catalyst Programme for Women (part of the ESF Programme for Employment, Inclusion and Learning 2014 -2020). This programme offers training and developmental supports to women in Carlow as a means of progressing them either to further education, training or employment.

2018 was a busy year for the Catalyst Programme.  To read about it click here


Child Safeguarding Statement

Our policy and procedures to safeguard children and young people reflect national policy and legislation and are underpinned by Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2017, the Tusla Children First – Child Safeguarding Guide 2017, and the Children First Act 2015.  Please click here for our Child Safeguarding Statement

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Make-Up and Nail Art Course

St. Catherine’s Community Services is running a Make-Up and Nail Art course.  Please see the image below for times and dates.

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