Service providers


Accord is a Voluntary Catholic organisation that aims to promote a deeper understanding of Christian marriage and to offer people the means to safeguard and nourish their marriage and family relationships.

Our clients are accepted regardless of their social, religious or ethnic background, as being of unique worth and capable of self-determination and growth.

Our services include:

  • Marriage preparation workshops
  • Marriage & Relationship Counselling

For further information please phone Mary Merrigan on 059 9138738 or 059 9138700 (office hours Mon-Wed 9am-5pm) or email alternatively visit our ACCORD website

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Family groups offer understanding and support for family members and friends of problem drinkers whether they are still drinking or not.  Al-anon members share their own experience strength and hope.

The Al-Anon programme basic principle is confidentiality. It is not disclosed who we see or what we hear at the meeting and it is a spiritual programme and not a religious one.

Al-Anon meetings are on Monday night at 8 pm in the conference room St. Catherine’s.


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Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

AA meetings are held every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights at 8.30pm and also Wednesdays between 1pm and 2pm in the Meeting Room in St. Catherine’s Community Services Centre.

The helpline number is 087 9106179

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Carlow Citizens Information Service (CIS) is a not for profit organisation serving the people of Carlow since 1973.  Their mission is to enhance Citizens’ access to consistent and high quality information, advice and advocacy to meet their needs now and in the future.   They are committed to developing their Volunteers, Staff and Board members and particular emphasis is placed on the key role of the Volunteer.

Carlow CIS provide targeted interventions to support the needs of Citizens in very vulnerable situations through their specialist services such as the free legal advice service held on the last Monday of every month.  They also provide an outreach service in Tullow Parish Centre every Thursday morning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.    Through their work Carlow CIS also highlight issues of concern so that policy and administration of public services is continually enhanced.   They can be contacted on 0761 07 5130 and/or

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Grow’s mission is to nurture mental health, personal growth, prevention and full recovery from all kinds of mental illness. Grow meetings are held on Tuesday nights at 7.45pm in the Conference Room in St. Catherine’s Community Services Centre.


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The Law Centre, Kilkenny, provides services in St. Catherine’s on a regular basis by way of holding Clinics for meeting with people who wish to apply for Legal Services. Legal Advice is given on a large range of issues and Legal Aid – involving representation in Court – is provided when appropriate and necessary. While many applications are in relation to Family and Child Care matters the Legal Aid Board can also assist with many other matters that arise for people particularly in these difficult times.

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Meetings are very Monday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in the Meeting Room in St. Catherine’s Community Services Centre.  For mope information click or phone 01 2788106

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