Personal Development

  • 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.

  • Kilkenny Liberal Studies Group

    This group offers a programme of lectures and cultural activities covering literature, history, music, poetry and art history. Classes run September to April on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Lecturers are experienced in their field and include a published poet, museum curator and a member of Opera Ireland.

  • Kilkenny Toastmasters

    A public speaking club for enjoyment - no pressure! Meetings include speeches and table topics.

    Qualifications may be obtained (Competent Toast Master and Advanced Toast Master).

    Meet 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, September to May, 8pm.