Adult Literacy

National Adult Literacy Agency, 76 Lr. Gardiner St., Dublin 1
Phone: (01) 855 4332

Alpha course in the Christian Faith.

72 Hillcourt Road, Glenageary, Co. Dublin
Phone: (01) 236 9821

Aontas, the National Adult Learning Organisation

2nd Floor, 83-87 Main Street, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
Phone: (01) 406 8220/1

exists to promote the development of a learning society through the provision of a quality and comprehensive system of adult learning and education which is accessible to and inclusive to all.

BTEI – the Back to Education Initiative

Department of Education and Skills, Marlborough St., Dublin 1.
Phone: (01) 889 6400

provides part-time further education programmes for young people and adults. The aim of BTEI is to give people who would like to return to learning the opportunity to update their skills and knowledge in a flexible way. This means that people can combine a return to learning with family and other commitments.

Continuing Education: see Further Education

Cork Men’s Action Group

Education and Rights Resource Centre, 5 Churchfield Avenue, Cork City
Phone: Tel/Fax: (021) 430 7969

Dominican Centre for Biblical Teaching and Research

Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, South Circular Road, Limerick
Phone: (061) 204 396

Dublin Adult Learning Centre

3 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1
Phone: (01) 878 7266

EdStart-Incredible Years Programme (Galway)

Galway City Partnership, 3 The Plaza, Headford Road, Galway.
Phone: (091) 773 466

offers parents the chance to develop new skills to help their children improve their behaviour with practical step-by-step suggestions.

Education and Science, Department of

Marlborough St., Dublin 1

Engage Project, Wexford

Ardcavan Business Park, Ardcavan, Wexford
Phone: (053) 912 3799

is an inter-agency project led by the Community Education Section of Co. Wexford VEC. It has a general aim of training men to work or volunteer in the community, thus attending to the gender imbalance of workers in the area and working towards ensuring sustainable men’s community activity in Co Wexford. Its specific academic aim is to equip learners with the skills, knowledge and competence to work and engage with socially excluded or marginalised men in the community.

Equality Authority

Birchgrove House, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary
Phone: LoCall 1890 245 545
(0505) 24126

Works towards the elimination of discrimination in employment, in the provision of goods and services, in education, etc.


27-33 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4

Phone: (01) 607 0500

Foras Áiseanna Saothair is the State Training and Employment Authority.

Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC)

East Point Plaza, East Point Business Park, Dublin 3
Phone: (01) 965 9500

Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC)

26-27 Denzille Lane, Dublin 2
Phone: (01) 631 4567

Higher Education Authority

Brooklawn House, Shelbourne Road, Dublin 4.
Phone: LoCall 1890 200 637
(01) 237 7100

HOPE, Hands-On Peer Education.

15 North Strand Road, Dublin 1, and Unit 5, Killarney Court, Buckingham Street Upper, Dublin 1
Phone: (01) 887 8404

an informal further education group, offers support and advice to families affected by drug use in the North Inner City community. It develops and implements training programmes in relevant areas, and can tailor individual training to suit individual needs.

Human relationships and sexuality

an online information service for the young.

IMU Mission Institute

St. Columba’s, Dalgan Park, Navan, Co. Meath
Phone: (046) 902 1525

KMI Institutes of Theology and Cultures

Phone: (01) 269 8388, ext. 203

Learning and Development Service

1-2 George’s Place, Dublin 1
Phone: (01) 878 8783

Lifelong Learning Programme

Higher Education Authority, Brooklawn House, Shelbourne Road, Dublin 4
Phone: LoCall 1890 200 637
(01) 231 7100


Rehab, Roslyn Park, Beach Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4
Phone: 01) 205 7200

see Headsup courses under Rehab.

National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA)

76 Lr. Gardiner St.,
Phone: (01) 855 4332

National Educational Psychological Service

24-27 North Frederick St., Dublin 1.
Phone: (01) Tel. (01) 889 2700

National Office for Equity of Access to Higher Education

Brooklawn House, Crampton Avenue, Shelbourne Road, Dublin 4.
Phone: (01) 231 7100

National Qualifications Authority of Ireland

5th floor, Jervis House, Jervis St., Dublin 1.
Phone: (01) 887 1500

State Examinations’ Commission

Carnamaddy, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Phone: (090) 644 2700

Trinity Adult Research Group for Education and Training (TARGET)

Donaghmede, Dublin 13
Phone: (01) 867 0279
(01) 848 8165 (Mon-Wed.)

provides counselling for adults in Donaghmede, Dublin.

Union of Students in Ireland

3-4 Saint Agnes Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12
Phone: (01) 709 9300

University of the Third Age (U3A)

Phone: (01) 498 4746
(01) 475 6989

An informal gathering of people who want to learn, with themselves as the principal resource.

Wordonweb Adult Faith Education

Youth Reach

provides second chance education for early school leavers.

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