• Community Education

    This service facilitates and supports community based learning in locations throughout the City and County. Its aim is to encourage adults to return to learning in their own local communities. Subjects include personal development, art, sign language, crafts, computer skills and others as identified by the community or group themselves. Classes generally run for 6 to 10 weeks and the Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board assists funding a tutor or facilitator. A minimum number of participants is required to begin a class.

  • Computer & Typing Classes - Balance Tutoring Service

    Courses offered to groups and individuals include Introduction to Computers, Intermediate Computers, Introduction to Typing, Improvers Typing, Introduction to Microsoft Word, Intermediate Microsoft Word, Advanced Microsoft Word. Courses suitable for school students, college students, professionals and older people. Searsol after school touch typing programme for children aged 8 plus. Searsol touch typing programme for adults. Classes begin in September and continue throughout the academic year

  • Kilkenny Multimedia Centre

    Beginners and advanced computer courses at low cost including internet, social media and e-mailing, ECDL, CVs. Funding may be available to unemployed people, check with the Centre.

    Open Monday to Thursday, 9.30 am to 1 pm. Community drop-in Monday to Thursday, 1pm to 1.30pm.

    Free ten hour computer classes for adults.

  • Libraries

    Internet access is free to library members - booking is advisable. Non members are allowed one free session and then there is a €3 charge per ½ hour session. WiFi is available in the Loughboy, Ferrybank and City Library, John's Quay.

    Library H.Q.Administrationand Local Studies John’s Green Hse Johns’ Green Kilkenny
    Phone:056 7794160

  • Mullinavat IT Centre

    Computer training for groups or one-to-one tuition. Lessons designed to suit the needs of the individual. All ECDL modules, including internet, e-mail, social media, Skype. Learn at your own pace with no exams or tests. Some courses for adults may be free of charge if they are in receipt of any Social Welfare payment or pension. Classes available for children on Saturday mornings, summer camps also available.

  • Newpark Close Family Resource Centre

    Offers a wide range of activities and supports to Newpark Close and the eastern environs of Kilkenny City including: family support, low cost counselling, parenting programmes, family mediation, childcare service, youth programmes, drugs outreach worker, computer classes, Multimedia accredited test Centre, accredited and non-accredited educational programmes, various older person’s programmes, parent and toddler groups, social groups, Failte Isteach (conversational English classes), Men’s Shed and Community Savings Club.