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Ready, willing and ABLE to support Ireland’s frontline healthcare practitioners

December 6, 2018

Early bird tickets for our 2019 open ABLE training course in Cork are now available. Designed to support Ireland’s frontline health and social care practitioners, our ABLE training (Adopt a relational approach, Build, Listen and Empower) helps practitioners to build more responsive relationships with their clients. The CPD approved, evidence-based training gives doctors, nurses, social […]

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Ag éisteacht le Maeve

November 26, 2018

Our founder, Dr Maeve Hurley, took to the airwaves recently to talk about the work of Ag Eisteacht and what inspired her to start the charity. Anna Daly, a presenter with LifeFM, a radio broadcasting to Cork City on 93.1FM, chatted to Maeve about her vision and the difference our training can make on health […]

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Ag Eisteacht Strengthens Senior Management Team 

November 22, 2018

We are delighted to welcome Susan O’ Mahony, who has joined Ag Eisteacht as operations and relationships manager. A professional executive coach, with over twenty years’ management experience in the not-for-profit sector, Susan previously worked for the National Museum of Ireland.  She holds an MA in Human Resource Management and an MSc in Personal and […]

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Spring 2019 Open Courses now Available

November 16, 2018

As a trusted practitioner, we know that your clients may turn to you when they are worried or would value our support. At Ag Eisteacht, our training enhances your ability to engage with your clients, build rapport and to respond more effectively, particularly during times of change or distress. Due to high demand, our 3 […]

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Ag Eisteacht to present workshop at Unity Conference 2018

November 12, 2018

On Tuesday 13th November, our founder, Dr Maeve Hurley, and Ag Eisteacht trainer and social care professional, Leon Ledwidge, will present a workshop at the fifth annual international Unity Through Relationships Conference held at the Bonnington Hotel in Dublin. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Unity Through Relationship –  Attachment, Resilience & Hope: Exploring […]

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Commended at the Irish Healthcare Awards 2018

November 2, 2018

On Wednesday 17th October members of our team travelled to Dublin for the Irish Healthcare Awards 2018, held at The Clayton Hotel in Burlington Road, Dublin. Shortlisted under the ‘Patient Organisation Project of the Year’ category, we were delighted to receive a ‘Commended’ for our ABLE training programme. Hosted by Irish Medical Times and its […]

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A Narrative of Hope at our Resilience Event

October 26, 2018

Our ‘Resilience’ event at Nano Nagle Place on Wednesday 24th October was a resounding success, with front-line practitioners from health, education, social, youth and community sectors attending. We were delighted to welcome Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr. Thomas Moloney, along with our guest speaker, Dr Nicola O’Sullivan and panellists, Martin O’Connor and Áine Cahill. The event […]

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Maeve Invited to speak at the Royal College of Physicians’ annual St Luke’s Symposium in Dublin

October 19, 2018

Dr Maeve Hurley, our founder and CEO, was invited to speak at the Royal College of Physicians’ annual St Luke’s Symposium in Dublin on Friday 19th October. Under the title, ‘Attuned and Present -The value of adopting a relational approach in practice’, she shared insight into how practitioners can establish boundaries, manage time and attend […]

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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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