Community Education Service

 What is Community Education

Community education is a process of learning and change. It takes place within the community and is based on the needs of individuals and their communities. It provides flexible, learning options for people in their own local areas.


What does the Community Education Service provide

The Community Education Service facilitates and supports community based education classes for a range of groups in local centres throughout Kilkenny and Carlow. Courses are provided in association with a variety of groups, e.g. Women’s groups, disability groups, active retirement groups and local development groups.

Classes generally run for 6 – 10 weeks and a minimum number of 10 participants required to begin a class. Subjects include Arts, Crafts, Social and Personal Development,  as well as selected vocational and QQI accredited components.

If your group is interested in setting up a community education class, please contact the Community Education Service in Kilkenny or Carlow:


Community Education Facilitators
Contact Information
Kilkenny: Ms. Siobhán O’Brien Carlow: Ms. Fiona Dunne
Address: Community Education Service,
Lower New Street,
Address: Community Education Service,
1A Meadow Court,
Burrin Street,
Tel: 056-7786896 Tel: 0599179376
Email: Email:



Community Training Centres are co-funded by the Irish Government, the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative as part of the ESF Programme for Employability Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.