Afterschools Programme

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The Afterschool Programme is based in three locations around Carlow.

John Sweeney Park Afterschool, 48 John Sweeney Park, Tullow Road, Carlow.

Cill an Oir Afterschool, 32 Cill an Oir Community Centre, Graiguecullen, Carlow.

New Oak/Askea Afterschool, Askea Girls School, Brownshill, Carlow

What do we do?

We provide a warm, safe and welcoming environment for young people five days a week. We provide a planned programme of homework support and activities based on aiding and enhancing the personal and social development of the young people.

Who do we work with?

Young People age 8-12 years referred by parents, schools and other agencies.

What can Young People expect?

A warm, safe environment where young people are empowered and encouraged to be involved in the decision making processes within the Afterschool. Staff who are available to them to give them support and encouragement to complete their homework and enhance their social and personal skills through a variety of activities.

What can Parents expect?

The confidence that young people are supported by a team of well trained and experienced Afterschool Workers, Youth Support Workers, and Volunteers who are Garda Vetted prior to starting work within the Afterschool. Staff who are available and willing to meet with parents five days a week to ensure the best outcomes for their children. A service that is open and welcoming to young people with varying abilities.

For further information, please contact:

Afterschool Co-Ordinator Lisa Hutton: 086 4611181/ 059 9164757

John Sweeney Afterschool: 086 7013961

Cill an Oir Afterschool: 086 7013962

Askea Afterschool: 086 0444294


The Afterschool Project is funded by Pobal, Department of Children and Youth Affairs.