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Ballyspillane FRC

Ballyspillane Estate, Killarney, Co Kerry
(Kerry Region)

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Tel: 064 663 5589
Fax: 064-6623583
Mobile: 086-7907298


Core Staff

Role: Project Co-Ordinator

Name: Connie O' Leary

Role: Community Development/ Family Support Worker

Name: Marian McCabe

Role: Administrator

Name: Denis Hayes

Core Activities

  • Family Supports Services
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing Programmes
  • Community Childcare Services
  • Meitheals
  • Counselling Services
  • After-schools Homework Support (6-12 years )
  • Referral /Signposting Services
  • Community Education Programmes
  • Healthy Eating /Stay Safe Programmes
  • Evidenced Based Parenting Programmes
  • Community Development Support
  • Summer Camps Camps

About Us

Ballyspillane Family Resource Centre is situated in Ballyspillane Estate on the outskirts of Killarney approximately 1.7 miles from the Town centre.
The FRC provides supports to Families and communities residing in the Killarney Urban & Rural Killarney areas with a combined population of 10,680 including TUSLA’s PPFS Child & Family Services Local Area Pathway structures.
The FRC Facilities are located in a large housing estate with a large number of young families including a high population of ethnic minority /Traveller families compared to other areas of kerry .The area was was recognised as disavantaged under the Family Resource Centre programme and is in exixtence since 2006 . 
The project focuses specifically on supporting vulnerable families and communities in need of early intervention ,preventitive and other specific supports and programmes .  

Main Activities
Family Supports Services /Meitheals
Evidenced Based Parenting Programmes         
Community Childcare Services Crèche , Pre-School , Summer camps ,After-schools  Homework Support (6-12 years )
Family Support Camps 
Community Education Programmes
Mental Health & Wellbeing Programmes 
Counselling Services
General Information Services
Community Development Support
Supports to Minority Groups Advocacy support on behalf of individuals & local issues.
Providing meeting & training facilities /Outreach Clinics
Referral /Signposting to appropriate specific services & support for families