Ireland Updates


September 15, 2022

ParentChild+ Expanding in Ireland...

GALWAY, IE, September 10, 2022 – Galway Rural Development has announced via the Galway Daily, that it is expanding the ParentChild+ Program from the Ballinasloe region into Tuam town next month. Please full article here. ### Media Contact: Ricardo Abreu, ParentChild+ Development & Communications Coordinator Phone: 516.883.7480 Email:…

April 23, 2018

Philanthropy Ireland, 4/10/18   Philanthropy In Action: Early Learning Initiative, National ...

  With support from The Ireland Funds, our Parent Child Home Program (PCHP), an innovative, home based literacy and parenting program, has helped hundreds of parents to develop the confidence and skills to support their children’s language, literacy and numeracy development. Our PCHP families often live in areas…

April 6, 2018

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, 4/5/18   Blog: Narrowing the gap in children’s school ...

    Almost half of all children from disadvantaged backgrounds do not reach their expected level of development when they start school,* by which time the gap between disadvantaged children and their peers can be as large as 15 months.** This school readiness ‘gap’ can have lasting consequences,…

February 1, 2018

Dublin Inquirer, 1/31/18   In the Docklands, An Effort to Close the Word Gap...

  After she signed up to the Parent Child Home Programme, María Hernández Cannon had a wowza moment. She realised she needed to change how she read to her son. “I was like, ‘Hang on a minute, I’ve been doing everything wrong,”‘ she said. She started to talk…

June 1, 2016

Samskip 5/30/16   Expert insight: Early learning gives Dublin’s Docklands kids a chance...

Half of the world’s top 50 banks and top 20 insurance companies have premises in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre, while IT businesses mushroom on the other side of the River Liffey in the area known as ‘Silicon Docks’. For Docklands residents deprived of opportunity across generations, the…

December 4, 2015

Irish Independent 11/25/15   Early start closes the education divide of rich and poor...

  With 90pc of brain growth happening before the age of five, without early intervention, generations of children’s life chances are determined before their first day of school. At three years of age, there are already big differences in language and mathematical development between children from rich and…

October 28, 2015

The Irish Times 10/13/15   Early learning helps lives thrive in Dublin docklands...

  It’s lunchtime in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) and “the suits”, as the locals call them, are emerging from office blocks to enjoy the fading warmth of the autumn sun. Half of the world’s top 50 banks and half of the top 20 insurance companies have…

December 31, 2012

‘The Child is the Centre of the Whole Thing’...

My Education Week: Sandra Monks Home visitor, National College of Ireland Parent Child Home Programme 12/31/12 MONDAY Children are amazing. Each one is so different and they all surprise you. Sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error to get them going. This lad I visited this…

January 26, 2010

Home is Where the Learning is...

by Ruth O’Connor 01/26/10 Pre-school children and their parents in some of Dublin’s disadvantaged areas are enjoying the benefit of a novel home learning programme ‘HI JACKIE! Books in your bag, Jackie?” It’s visiting day and my two-year-old son is positively hopping with excitement. Jackie’s weekly visits have…

Ireland Sites

  • Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership

    4 Drumfinn Park
    Ballyfermont, Dublin 10, D10 AY66, Ireland

    Site Coordinator: Leonie Power

    Senior Home Visitor: Niamh Murphy 

  • Blue Skies Initiative, Archways

    Dublin 22, Ireland

    Site Coordinator: Catriona Doyle

  • Brill Family Resource Centre

    Bullawn, Bowling Green
    New Ross, Co. Waterford, X91YT38, Ireland

    Site Coordinator: Michelle O’Reilly 

  • Daughters of Charity Community Service

    Henrietta Street
    Dublin 1, Ireland

    Site Coordinator:
    Sarah Kearney

  • Early Learning Initiative – National College of Ireland

    National College of Ireland
    Mayor Street, IFSC
    Dublin 1, Ireland

    Senior Site Coordinator: Jennifer O’Neill

    Senior Site Coordinator: Linda McGrath

    Site Coordinator: Jilyn McLoughlin

    Site Coordinator: Louise Mahon

  • Galway Rural Development

    Lower Dublin Road
    Townparks (4th Division)
    Tuam Co. Galway, H54 Y567, Ireland

    Site Coordinator: Shauna Somers

  • Garryowen Community Development Project

    23 John’s St
    Limerick, V94 W938, Ireland

    Site Coordinator:
    Sue Gaffney 

  • South City Partnership

    Dublin South City Partnership
    3-4 St. Agnes Road
    Crumlin Village, Dublin 12

    Site Coordinators:
    Claire O’Buachain

    Jane McNicholas

    Karen Cragg


  • Genesis Programme

    ABC Programme
    Ferris House (2nd Floor)
    Constitution Hill
    Drogheda Co, Louth, A92 X7FA, Ireland

    Site Coordinator:
    Annemarie O’Murchu

  • Parents First (Laois, Offaly)

    Unit 11B, Clara Rd
    Axis Business Park
    Tullamore Co., Offaly, R35 HF99, Ireland

    Site Coordinator: Delores Rafter

  • St.Ultan’s Care Project

    Cherry Orchard Avenue
    Dublin, County Dublin, D10NY53, Ireland

    Site Coordinators:

    Rebecca Hill

    Denise Delaney

  • Youth New Ross Wexford

    Bullawn, Bowling Green
    New Ross, Co. Wexford, Y34 YH26, Ireland

    Site Coordinator: Ger O’Connor 

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