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Welcome to the Ag Eisteacht team Amber!

September 21, 2017

We are delighted to welcome Amber to the Ag Eisteacht team as our new training administrator. Amber previously worked in The Bessborough Centre which is a registered charity working with families and in particular vulnerable women and children. Amber is just after beginning a Masters in Positive & Coaching Psychology in UCC along with her new role at […]

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New school term, new opportunities to apply ABLE

August 28, 2017

As August draws to a close & a new school term begins we would like to wish all teachers and students the best for the new academic year and wish our ABLE4Teachers participants much success in applying their ABLE Skills and the brief intervention model as part of their daily routine. For teachers and schools […]

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Up to date evaluation of ABLE

August 25, 2017

Ag Eisteacht carry out continuous evaluation of the ABLE training programme & all feedback from participants is noted & appreciated.  There have been 8 3 Day ABLE courses delivered across Ireland, and we are delighted to share the collated evaluation of same. Click HERE to access the report. (Please note you will need a PDF […]

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Building Relationships as Leaving Cert results loom

August 15, 2017

The wait is almost over for 58,000 Leaving Certificate students across the country. The Leaving Certificate results will be released tomorrow morning and students will receive their results from their schools, through the post or online. Results day is ofen viewed as the pinnacle of the journey through Senior Cycle for young people and their […]

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ABLE 3 day Training autumn Schedule!

August 10, 2017

We are delighted to announce that we are running our 3 Day in Dublin, Cork & Limerick this autumn/ winter.    ABLE |Dublin: Weds 4th Oct, Weds 18th & Thurs 19th Oct ABLE |Cork: Mon 9th Oct, Mon 23rd & Tues 24th Oct ABLE |Limerick: Thurs 9th Nov, Tues 28th & Wed 29th   Please […]

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Ag Eisteacht features in the Irish Times

August 3, 2017

Ag Eisteacht is delighted to receive national coverage in the Irish Times this week.  If you haven’t yet read this powerful article by Sheila Wayman on the importance of relationships to our health & well-being you can find it here. ABLE is running in Cork, Dublin & Limerick this Autumn & we are now taking […]

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Is understanding family diversity a fundamental starting point to enhanced care giving?

July 27, 2017

According to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs report ‘Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures, 2014’; “Continuity and stability in family relationships strongly contribute to an individual’s well-being and social stability, and are especially powerful for children…The nature and quality of family life influences not only how a child copes with life growing up, but also helps […]

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ABLE4Teachers 2017 Complete!

July 27, 2017

Today marks the final day of ABLE4Teachers 2017. Building on the success of last year’s similarly themed course, we introduced ABLE4Teachers in Cork, Laois & Dunmanway Education Centres. Trainers from the 3 locations reported high engagement levels and interaction from participants. We look forward to collating feedback from each course, as we strive for continuous […]

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ABLE4Teachers

July 20, 2017

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ABLE Homeless Initiative

July 7, 2017

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OnePageCRM- A Happy Customer!

July 4, 2017

Image credit :https://pixabay.com The Ag Eisteacht office team have recently transferred over to a new Customer Relationship Management tool- OnePageCRM.  Although we are a small team we have built many relationships throughout the years & have recently transferred our contacts onto this fantastic, user-friendly system. As we work with the CRM on a daily basis, […]

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ABLE4Teachers begins next week!

June 26, 2017

As the primary school term comes to a close this week, it is time for Summer Courses across the country to begin. Ag Eisteacht are delighted to be hosting ABLE4Teachers in 3 different locations this Summer- Cork, Laois (July 3rd-7th) & Dunmanway (July 10th-14th) This course will enhance teacher’s abilities to engage with colleagues, parents […]

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Are you a Social care worker looking for a CPD event?

June 15, 2017

ABLE is now approved for CPD purposes by Social Care Ireland. We were delighted to recently receive confirmation from the SCI CPD Working Group review panel that ABLE is relevant to the CPD needs of social care workers in Ireland. This adds to previous accreditations awarded by the Irish Association of Social Workers & the Nursing […]

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Visit our YouTube Channel for a new series of “In Conversation” Clips on Relational Health

June 15, 2017

Check out our new “In Conversation” series of short video clips on our our YouTube channel, featuring Dr. Maeve Hurley Ag Eisteacht exploring a range of relational health topics with UK Psychotherapist Susanna Abse. We invite you to use the comment box to join us in our conversation about ‘RELATIONSHIPS MATTER’ The topics include: Part 1 The role relationships […]

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Building our own Evidence Base!

June 9, 2017

Dr Sinead Hanafin, Managing Director of Research Matters has compiled a powerful & compelling report on relationships within families, communities & workplaces. ‘Relationships Matter’ displays evidence that poor relationships negatively impact on one’s health & well-being, as well as the fact that good quality relationships have a positive impact on same. “There needs to be […]

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ABLE Training LAUNCHED | POLICY MAKERS and PRACTITIONERS INVITED to VALUE and SUPPORT RELATIONSHIPS in order to IMPROVE HEALTH OUTCOMES

May 16, 2017

Ag Eisteacht’s CEO and co-founder Dr Maeve Hurley, launched the evidence informed and already accredited, relationally based training programme ABLE, to a full-house at the beautifully refurbished Nano Nagle Place on Friday last. In attendance were Cork’s Deputy Lord Mayor- Cllr. John Buttimer, invited keynote speaker Susanna Abse, Dr Sinead Hanafin of Research Matters, along […]

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ABLE4Teachers Cork Booking Link now available!

May 2, 2017

As promised in last weeks news post here is the booking link for our Teacher’s Summer Course running in Cork from the 3rd to the 7th of July. Early booking is advised as places tend to sell out quickly.  If you have any queries about ABLE4Teachers please don’t hesitate to contact us on 021-5005915.  

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ABlE4Teachers Summer Course 2017

April 27, 2017

Ag Eisteacht are delighted to continue our work with teachers this summer in Laois & Cork.  Declan & Patsy have been delivering 2 hour ABLE introductory workshops throughout the school year to Principals, teachers & SNA’s. Through delivering these & through learning from our summer course 2016 we have developed ABLE4Teachers (DES Approved) – this […]

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ABLE is coming to Limerick!

April 20, 2017

In thenext few days we are finalising numbers for our ABLE training programme in Limerick. There are still one or two places left so if you would like to experience our unique training programme head over to our Eventbrite to secure your place. ABLE stands for Adopt, Build & Boundary, Listen actively & reflectively & […]

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It’s time we officially launched ABLE!

April 12, 2017

Over 100 participants have been trained in our ABLE model so far, so it is time for the programme to be officially launched! This week many of you have gotten an invitation into your email inbox for the launch of ABLE. This will be taking place on the 12th of May from 8.30am to 10.30am […]

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