Finn Valley Family Resource Centre invites you to come and say hello

Finn Valley Family Resource Centre

is a newly established FRC based in Stranorlar. We intend to provide a broad range of community based family supports and community development services. We are a company limited by guarantee and a charity with a board of directors who are responsible for the governance around our service delivery. We are part of the National Network of Family Resource centres and Funded by Túsla, The National Child and Family Agency.

Our mission is to ‘provide families and individuals with a range of activities that will support and nurture family and community life’

As a Family resource centre, we are committed to the principles of community development and social justice. In this our aim is to provide an open, accessible space to support families and to support in building the capacity and leadership of the local community. We are dependent on the community’s input to develop and enhance our service delivery.

We have an open evening on Tuesday 11th December 6-8pm. Why not come along and see what is on offer.

ETB Open Day in Milford on Thursday 18th January

Milford Adult Education and Training Centre      Open Day
Learning for Living and Community Education Programmes
Everybody welcome on Thursday, 18th January 2018. 10.00am to 1.00pm

New Courses January/February 2018     

Basic Computers
 Internet Skills
 Word Processing – Microsoft Word
 Spreadsheets – Microsoft Excel
 IT for Farmers – online form filling
 English and Communications
 English as a Foreign Language – ESOL
 Maths (various levels)
 Exploring Options and Setting Learning Goals
 Customer Care

For more information, please call in to the Centre on our Open Day
from 10.00am to 1.00pm on Thursday, 18th January 2018.
If you are interested in taking part in any of the courses listed above,
please contact Emilia on 087 1740683 or Samantha on 074 9153194

Relaxed, Friendly Environment, Meet new people.

Introduction to Community Development – information evenings starting this week

Introduction to Community Development

Are you a woman who is interested in developing your skills to work in your community?

Interested in developing and supporting services for the good of your area?

An Cosán Virtual Community College (VCC’s) Introduction to Community Development course could be for you! We have alimited number of places available for women to join this course.

Funded by the City & Guilds Group, VCC is partnering with community groups in West Donegal, Letterkenny, Inishowen and Derry to bring higher education into communities via blended learning.

Starting 30th January 2018Introduction to Community Development (ICD) is highly interactive and will be delivered through blended learning, with a mixture of face-to-face workshops and online, virtual classes.

ICD will lead to a QQI Level 6 (UK Level 4) Certificate in Introduction to Community Development (10 credits)

Want to find out more? Drop into an information session on the following dates:

  • Monday, 8th January – The Yard, Falcarragh, 11.30 am – 1 pm
  • Monday, 8th January – Congress Resource Centre, Pearse Road, Letterkenny, 3 – 5 pm
  • Tuesday, 9th January –  The Women’s Centre, Derry, 12.30 – 2.30 pm
  • Tuesday, 9th January –  Inishowen Development Partnership, Carndonagh, 5.30 –7.30pm

For more information, please contact Maria McHale, (0)1-5341847+353 (87) 229 8934 or any of the locations named above.

Courses in the Pastoral Centre Letterkenny this autumn

September 2017 courses in the Pastoral Centre – Early booking recommended for all Courses and Evenings.


The Pastoral Centre, Monastery Avenue, Letterkenny 074 9121853

Anger Management Course

Starts Monday 18th September 2017 from 7.30pm till 9.30pm. Six weekly sessions till 23rd October. The course will include themes of self-confidence building, improved relationships with self and others, anger management and discovering the creative side to self.

Course will be €90 and to secure a place fee needs to be paid in full before first evening. Facilitator Cathy O’Connor. Classes are open to all adults. Numbers are limited.

Basic Arabic Language Classes: beginners

Starts Wednesday 20th September 7pm-pm. Six weekly sessions till 25th October.

The course will include Basic Arabic language, meeting and greeting, short conversations.

Course will be €90 and must be paid in full before first evening to secure a place. Facilitator Fadl Mustafa. Classes are open to all adults. Numbers are limited.

First Aid Course with certification for two years.

One day course Thursday November 16th 9.30am – 5.00pm.

The course will include effective First Aid techniques for aiding people at home, the work place and elsewhere, enabling you to save someone’s life.

Course will be €90 to be paid in full before the date of the course.

Facilitator: Safe-Tech. Classes are open to all adults. Numbers are limited.

Pathways Programme

Pathways is a two-year one-day-a-month course for adults who wish to explore their faith (9 Saturdays a year). There are no exams and no written work. You can come along and enjoy.

Each day consists of input from excellent and engaging speakers and the opportunity for discussion. The cost is €250 for the whole Academic Year, payable in 3 installments. Booking is now open. A place is secured when the first installment of €100 is paid.

Contact Fr Cathal O’Fearrraí at for more information.

Bereavement Support Group

Start date: Tuesday 3rd October 7 pm to 9.30 pm. Finishing date is 27th February 2018. This is a support group for adults who have experienced grief. Participants are guided through a programme that runs over 10 Tuesday evenings with a specific focus on personal experience that the group members have encountered on their journey through grief. The group will be closed on the first night. Feedback on this programme has been extremely positive.

The evenings are FREE of charge. Donations welcome.

A Changed Life – support group

This is a support group for people who have lost someone to suicide. Start date is Tuesday 26th September from 7 pm to 9.30 pm. Finishing date is 20th February 2018.

This small group will be closed on the first night.

For information on what the group offers, please contact Liam Cannon, Director of Counselling on 074 9121853.

The evenings are FREE of charge. Donations welcome.


Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training course is the most widely used suicide prevention course.

A.S.I.S.T. is suitable for anyone interested in learning the skills to talk with someone who might have suicidal ideation. The next two-day course will run on Wednesday 11th October and Thursday 12th October from 9 am to 5 pm.

If you wish you may bring a packed lunch. Early booking is advisable for this course.

This course is FREE of charge.


The Pastoral Centre works in partnership with Tusla, Donegal ETB and the National Lottery.