Follow Family Resource Centre National Forum on Youtube Follow Family Resource Centre National Forum on Twitter Follow Family Resource Centre National Forum on Facebook
Follow Family Resource Centre National Forum on Youtube Follow Family Resource Centre National Forum on Twitter Follow Family Resource Centre National Forum on Facebook

Gorey FRC

Mc Dermott Street, Gorey, County Wexford, Y25KT98, Ireland
(South East Region)

Follow this FRC on Facebook

Core Staff

Role: Centre Manager

Name: Emer Hickey

Role: Family Support Worker / Community Development Worker

Name: Fiona Chapman / Deirdre Hogan

Role: Administrator

Name: Karen Kenny

Core Activities

  • Affordable Counselling Services
  • One to One Cup of Tea Support
  • Craft Groups
  • Welfare Rights & Information Service
  • Family Support Drop In Services
  • Outreach Specialised Supports Services
  • Parenting Support and Courses
  • Physical activities
  • Family Therapy

About Us

Additional Resource Staff:
Resource Workers
- Pamela Keegan & Fin Brennan, Telephone: 053 948 9017 Email:
​Receptionist - Sunniva Collier, Telephone: 053 948 9017 Email:

Gorey FRC is open to anyone living in Gorey and the surrounding areas of Ballycanew, Kilmuckridge, Courtown, Riverchapel, Hollyfort, Enniscorthy, Bunclody and Ballyfad  
The Centre offers a broad range of activities, supports, and services that enable local people to become actively engaged in their community, make friends, and access much-needed services, supports, and information.
The following is only a summary of the valuable services Gorey FRC provides:
Drop-In Service: The Centre encourages new people in the area to visit the Centre and learn about the support, services, and activities offered to the local community.
One-to-one Cup of Tea Support Service:  This service offers a listening ear, advocating services referral or signposting intermediatory service, whichever is most appropriate.
Welfare Rights and Information Service:  This is a drop-in service that provides one-to-one practical support on various issues, such as housing, social welfare entitlements, access to employment initiatives, education grants, and referrals to other agencies and groups.
Supervised Family Access Visits:  The Centre provides family room facilities five days a week to host supervised family access visits for children in foster care living in Gorey and surrounding areas.   The centre staff also offers support to the parents and foster parents during these visits to help ensure that all visits are positive and safe experiences for the children. Visits are supervised by social workers from Tusla with the support of the centre staff. Providing a dedicated space for family access, this service supports Children by developing a sense of familiarity, stability, security, and connection during challenging times.
Meitheal Process: Working in partnership with staff from Tusla, the Centre supports local families by providing interventions to support families and children during difficult times.  The Centre works with the Child and Family Network Co-coordinators through the Meitheal process, offers family and individual counselling and parenting programmes and provides meeting room facilities for Tusla family case conferences. 
Counselling Service: The Centre maintains a daily service through the generous efforts of seven counsellors working directly with clients.
Family Therapy: An experienced family therapist volunteers to see two families a week for therapy.
The Wexford Women's Refuge Outreach Service offers court accompaniment support, assistance in securing legal representation, and, in some cases, accommodation for local women from Gorey and surrounding areas.
The Wexford Traveller Women's Community Health Programme Group: This group meets weekly and provides access to activities, support, and information for Traveller women and their families. The Centre works closely with the group leaders to encourage the group to participate in and contribute to all the Centre's activities. 
"Craft and Chat" Activity Group: This group is run on a drop-in basis and provides an opportunity for women to become socially active and participate in community activities.  
The Wednesday Evening Women's Group: This weekly group aims to support local women in connecting and being part of their community.  The group offers a broad range of social and informative activities, which helps participants develop a social network and build confidence, understand mental and physical health issues and helps them develop the tools to manage anxiety, stress and depression.
Family Carers Ireland: This group hold monthly support information meetings where carers can learn about training and support services and get advice to assist them in caring for family members in their homes.
The Centre offers several community education courses, some of which are:
English language class for non-native speakers. 
Stress Management Course to improve mental health and anxiety.
Crochet and Knitting Skills class.
Health Promotion Activities:
The Centre regularly supports health promotion and wellbeing campaigns to create awareness and foster community engagement.
Some of these are:
See Change, Green Ribbon Mental Health Awareness Day 
Europa Donna Ireland Breast Cancer Awareness Day 
International Women's Day
Diabetes Awareness Month 
The Irish Heart Foundation Health Morning 
Women's Aid 16 Days of Activism Campaign 
Collaborative Relationships and Committees:
The Centre maintains strong collaborative relationships with other local agencies and organisations, such as Gorey Youth Needs Group, Local Employment Services, St. Aidan's Services, Barnardos, and Tusla's community Gardai, Community Alert Schemes, Gorey Unemployment Centre, St. Columba's Oldfolks
The Centre is a member of the following groups, which seek to encourage collaboration, the sharing of information and resources, and the advancement of positive social change.  
The Gorey Community Senior Citizens Christmas Party Committee   
Gorey Youth Support Network
Wexford Network on Domestic, Sexual, and Gender-Based Abuse.
Gorey Transgender Steering Committee: part of TENI, the national organisation supporting the youth and adult transgender community. 
The Southeastern FRC Regional Forum
The FRC National Forum
The Centre relies on the generous participation of volunteers who make a significant contribution to the delivery of services and activities. These volunteers facilitate opportunities such as parenting, life coaching, and access to other training and education.