Kilkenny Community

The L’Arche Kilkenny Community started in 1978 when we officially opened Moorefield house supported accommodation, our first L’Arche house in the country! This was the beginning of L’Arche in Ireland and today, County Kilkenny has become home for our growing community of three residential houses; An Solas, LionDe and Moorefield along with four independent living houses (attached to An Solas) for each Core member.

Our houses are home to 14 people with an intellectual disability. We also offer a Day project, Culinary skills training and Horticulture opportunities. We enjoy celebrations big and small and love to share experiences together.

The L’Arche Ireland central Office is based in Callan, Co. Kilkenny.

Day Projects Kilkenny

The L’Arche Kilkenny Day project service is enjoyed by 28 Core members together with a support team of 18, which includes staff, volunteers and Community employment CE scheme team members. In Kilkenny we are fortunate to have a huge community link which allows the Day project to offer a robust and holistic service. These networks and connections include the ETB, Droichead Family Resource Centre, Callan Montessori School, CE Scheme, Tus, Kilkenny St. Patricks Day Parade (Woolf Walkers Project), Léargas, Mobile Music Machine. L’Arche Kilkenny Day projects are funded through the HSE. Each Core member is supported to choose between programme options such as swimming, IT, Horticulture, Arts and Craft, independent living skills, weaving and culinary skills in CLST.

Kilkenny Community

Tel: +353 (0) 56 7725628

L’Arche Kilkenny: Fair Green Lane, Callan, Co. Kilkenny R95 FP27


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