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Ben Attends the Launch of For Purpose’s Not-For-Profit Graduate Programme

October 12, 2018

Our graduate marketing assistant, Ben, had the great pleasure of attending the official launch of the For Purpose Not-for-Profit Graduate Programme at the gradireland Graduate Careers Fair 2018. To mark the launch, For Purpose spent the day at the RDS talking to students and graduates about the programme. For Purpose was received positively by every […]

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Ag Eisteacht is shortlisted for Irish Healthcare Awards 2018

October 1, 2018

We are delighted to report that we have been named a finalist in the Irish Healthcare Awards 2018. We have been shortlisted with three other organisations under the ‘Patient Organisation Project of the Year’ category for our training programme, ABLE (Adopt a relational approach, Build, Listen and Empower) which helps frontline workers to listen actively […]

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Young Knocknaheeny Launch “Learning Together” Report in Cork

September 21, 2018

CEO Maeve Hurley was delighted to attend the launch of Young Knocknaheeny’s “Learning Together” report on the 14th of September. A collaboration between UCC, Young Knocknaheeny and all major stakeholders, this report gives an evaluation of Young Knocknaheeny’s Area Based Childhood Programme between 2015 and 2017. Taking place in St. Peter’s on North Main Street in […]

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Welcome to the team Ben!

September 14, 2018

It has been a busy few weeks at Ag Eisteacht. As well as moving office, we have a new team member. Ben has joined the Ag Eisteacht team as our Marketing Assistant. Ben is a recent UCC graduate with a BComm degree where he majored in marketing. Having competed his degree in May 2018, this […]

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We Are Moving!

September 10, 2018

WE ARE MOVING! We are delighted to announce that we are moving offices to Northridge House Education Centre. We are looking forward to building our relationship with the Northridge House team, using the venue for more training and exploring the future opportunities this will bring for both organisations. Here’s how you can reach us: do stay in touch or […]

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Guest Blog: Nurturing relationships with 15 Minutes Parenting

September 6, 2018

As Joanna Fortune, psychotherapist and child attachment specialist, launches her new book ‘15 Minute Parenting’ today, we have invited her to share insights into the simple things we can do to foster relationships and support the social and emotional development of our children. Who would have known that a simple balloon could be such an […]

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Croke Park hours for 2018/2019 School Year

August 31, 2018

For the 2018/2019 school year, Ag Eisteacht is delighted to be offering Croke Park hours to schools in various locations around the country. We will be offering 6 different 2 hour sessions which aim to help in fostering well-being in the school community. These 2 hour sessions are an introduction to our ABLE4Teachers Summer Courses […]

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ABLE Training courses filling up!

August 24, 2018

In the coming weeks we will be finalising places for our 3 Day ABLE Training Courses in Cork and Dublin. Places have started to fill up and we only have 2 places left for the Cork Open Course which is due to take place October 8th, 24th & 25th. Early bird tickets for Cork will […]

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Maintaining Relationships as Leaving Cert Results Take Over!

August 17, 2018

  The wait is now over for over 55,000 Leaving Certificate students across the country, as they have received their results and started to review their options. Receiving the Leaving Cert results can be like a roller coaster ride for both the student and their parents or guardians. Like any roller coaster there can be […]

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Being RelationshipABLE?

August 9, 2018

Maeve Hurley, Ag Eisteacht, Relational Training

I would say that my ability to be RelationshipABLE and to manage relationships, the ups and downs of these interactions and connections; has been both the most challenging part of my personal and work life as well as the most enriching and worthwhile. “Relationships are dynamic and troublesome“- this phrase reminds me of the nature […]

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October Open Courses: Cork & Dublin

July 26, 2018

Due to high demand, our 3 Day ABLE open courses will be returning to Cork and Dublin this October. Early Bird tickets are available at €250 until the 17th of September for Cork and the 18th of September for Dublin. After this the General fee will be €300. This cost will include a certificate of […]

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We are Hiring!

July 20, 2018

We are very excited to announce that we are hiring for two new positions at Ag Eisteacht. As we continue to have success with our training and grow as an organisation, so too must our team. We are seeking an ambitious Operations and Relationships Manager to join our small and dynamic team. This person will […]

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Another successful year for ABLE4Teachers!

July 19, 2018

Following on from the success of our ABLE4Teachers courses last year, we were again delighted to run our training in Cork from July 2nd-6th. Trainers Bernie and Rose were welcomed by an enthusiastic group of 20 teachers as they began their training. The trainers reported high engagement from participants and were extremely pleased with how […]

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Hospital FRC are ready, willing and ABLE!

June 28, 2018

Our trainers have been very busy so far this year delivering our ABLE training in various locations. Most recently our trainers Patsy and Trish completed training with Hospital Family Resource Centre. For all of our training, participants complete a pre and post course questionnaire. We then use this feedback to evaluate the training and the […]

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Farewell Terri and Welcome to Kate

June 14, 2018

It is with feelings of both sadness and good will that I am sharing the news of Terri O’ Sullivan’s departure from Ag Eisteacht. Terri has been an integral part of the team for the last four years and has contributed on every front to the values, vision and progress we have made during this […]

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ABLE4Teachers Booking now LIVE!

May 29, 2018

ABLE4Teachers is back for another year in 3 locations; Cork City, Bandon (West Cork) and Laois and will be running in all three venues from 2nd – 6th of July. Places are already starting to fill up, so be sure to book your place before it is too late! Booking for the training is available […]

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GDPR

May 25, 2018

As I am sure you are all aware by now, GDPR (general data protection regulation) will come into effect today, May 25th. These 4 letters, GDPR, have been imprinted on our minds for the last number of months as we all scramble to get things in order before it arrives. GDPR is the new EU […]

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Breakfast Briefing to develop a Workplace Relationship Scale

May 18, 2018

Following the launch of Ag Eisteacht’s ABLE relational-based training programme last year, we have gathered a panel of health and social care professionals at a Breakfast Briefing to support research into how interpersonal relationships in the workplace can be measured. The Breakfast Briefing was held last Friday May 11th in Northridge House, Mahon, Cork. Here […]

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Building Good Relationships

May 11, 2018

This week we were delighted to see Stacey, our Business Development Executive, feature in the Evening Echo WOW! Supplement in the “My Career” section. In the article Stacey speaks about her career and how she got to where she is today. She speaks a lot about relationships and the importance of them in every aspect […]

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Mental Health Awareness Month

May 3, 2018

Research carried out by See Change has found that 4 in 10 people would not want their family, friends or colleagues to know if they were struggling with their mental health. The stigma in Ireland around mental health is seen to be one of the main reasons people would not seek the help that they […]

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