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Breffni Family Resource Centre welcomes you all to our service. We have a range of activities, courses and supports on offer. Please drop in to find out more - we're open from 9am - 6pm, and our Community Shop from 9am - 8pm. Spring Newsletter now available here.

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Breffni Community

Development Co. Ltd,

Family Resource Centre,

Breffni Crescent,



N41 X9D6

Republic of Ireland.

Telephone: 071 9622566
Fax: 071 9622106
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Centre Opening times

Monday to Friday 9am-6pm

Childcare Opening times

Monday to Friday 8am-6pm

Breffni shop Opening times

Monday to Friday 9am-8pm
Closed on Saturday and Sunday

The shop may be open other times, depending on staff cover

Composting Opening times

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

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Lines cost €2 each and Prizes include, 1st Prize: €45, 2nd Prize: €30, 3rd Prize: €20. The funds raised go directly towards the various Community Development initiatives undertaken by Breffni Community Development Company Ltd. Thank you for your support.

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Learning to Drive?

The LATEST Official Driver Theory Test Book and CD are now available to view at Breffni Family Resource Centre. Please call in to Breffni Family Resource Centre, Breffni Crescent, Carrick-on-Shannon and ask at Reception!

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Upcoming Events and Trips for the Over 55's

Mon 13th March – 4 Week Basic Digital Photography & Trip to Glencar.

Fri 31st March – Heritage Crafts Peg Loom Weaving Workshop & Light Lunch.

Sat 1st April – Trip To Staging McGahern At The Dock, Carrick On Shannon.

Fri 7th April – Mini Yoga Retreat For Women.

Tues 11th April – Lough Key Loop Walk.

Sat 15th April – Easter Flower Arranging.

Sat 29th April – Hanging Basket Making.

See posters below for more details. Call us to book on 0719622566
or Email:

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Posted on 24.02.17

Over 55's Walk and Mini Yoga Day Retreat for Women.

Breffni Family Resource Centre have two excellent activities coming up. The first is a leisurely walk for the over 55's around the beautifully scenic Lough Key. The trip includes lunch and transport from the Breffni Centre. See the poster below for more information.


The other activity is a Mini Yoga Day Retreat for Women. For more details of this wonderful break please see the poster below.

Over 55's Walk Mini Yoga Day Retreat

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Posted on 23.02.17

Breffni Youth Café Breakfast Club and Easter Activities

See the posters below for more information about the Breffni Youth Café Breakfast Club and Easter Activities.

Breakfast Club Breffni Youth Café

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Posted on 16.02.17

LOOK Parent Support – LGBT Awareness training for parents, family members and youth workers/volunteers. Rescheduled date

This session offers information and support for parents of LGBT young people, discussing issues facing young people, concerns of parents and family members, and how to build lasting supports for families. The free session takes place next Thursday, 27th October from 7-9pm at Breffni Family Resource Centre and places are free. Please call 071 9622566 to book or for more information on training or LGBT support services. Parents may also register on the night. The training is delivered by the LOOK Parents Support Network as a collaboration through Breffni and West Sligo FRCs and is funded by the Community Foundation of Ireland.

Posted on 21.10.16

Breffni Youth Café Halloween Events and New Term

Breffni Youth Café have a range of spooky events planned for Halloween and also a new term starting in September. See the posters below for more information.

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Posted on 06.10.16

Breffni Youth Group September 2016 New Term

Breffni Youth Café will reopen its doors on 27th September with a new exciting term of groups ahead. If you are interested in getting involved in some of our groups please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0719622566, email us at or check out our New Facebook page for more details.

Monday : 2.30 – 5.30pm Homework Group (8 – 12yrs)*
6.00 – 7.30pm Drop In Group (13yrs+)
Tuesday : 2.30 – 5.30pm Homework Group (8 – 12yrs)*
6.00 – 7.30pm Drop In Group (13yrs+)
Wednesday : 3.00 – 5.00pm Messy Kids Group (6 – 8yrs)
5.00 – 7.00pm Drop In Group (13yrs+)
Thursday : 2.30 – 5.30pm Junior Activity Group (8 – 12yrs)*
Friday : 1.30 – 2.30pm Fun Friday Drop In Group (13rs+)
3.00 – 4.30pm Fun Friday Drop In Group (8 – 12yrs)*

All Groups cost €2 per Group (€5 per week)
All young people must have completed a consent form. Leaders are only responsible for young people during group times.


*If you require the school bus for this groups please contact us.

Breffni Youth Café always welcomes new members. Keep an eye on our website and visit the new Breffni Youth cafe Facebook page!

Posted on 06.10.16

Suicide Prevention, Get Involved

The HSE, in partnership with other organizations, are developing a Suicide Prevention Plan for County Leitrim. We want as many people as possible to have their say about what should be included in the plan for their county. Please fill out this online survey. It only takes two mins and the information gathered will be invaluable. Click here to start survey

Posted on 10.06.16


Breffni Youth Café Survey 2016

Hi Everyone, if you could spare us a few minutes to complete our online survey , which we hope will help enhance our Youth Groups here at Breffni Frc and cater for all your needs. Thank you for helping us . Please click on the link below


Posted on 25.05.16

Saol Nua Newsletter

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Saol Nua Newsletter Now Available

Our latest programme of fun activities for the Saol Nua Social Group - please contact Suzanne 0719622566 / for further details

Posted on 09.06.16

Spring Newsletter 2016

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Spring 2016 Newsletter Now Available

Packed with information about our courses, trips, campaigns, activities and much more. The Spring 2016 Newsletter can be read online here. You can also collect a printed copy of the newsletter on your next visit to the centre.

Posted on 14.03.16

Festival 2016

Photos from the Breffni Festival 2016

IWe have uploaded lots of photographs from this years very successful Family Festival. Thanks to all who took part. You can view the photos here.

Posted on 19.05.16

Facebook Friend Page

Breffni FRC has a new Facebook Friend Page

Just to you all know that we have set up a **NEW ** Facebook Friend Page, as some of you lovely people were unable to see some of our posts. This way we hope you will all be able to keep up-to date on all our groups, events and fun programmes. Feel free to suggest friends to us or indeed to share our page with your friends. Facebook Username: Breffni Frc

Posted on 07.04.16

Breffni FRC is offering an internship under the Jobbridge Scheme.

The postion is: Programme Promotion Assistant For detailed information about this postion please view this information sheet.


To apply for either of these positions you will need to be in receipt of Social Welfare payments. For more information about the Jobbridge scheme, visit To apply for these postions you will need to download an application form from here, or email to request a form.

Updated on 19.05.16

New Addition To Breffni Men’s Community Garden Project

Men of all ages are very welcome to the Breffni Men's Social Community Project.The men meet on Tuesdays from 11am - 3pm, and are working with facilitator Jimmy McGivern on a number of craft and enterprise projects. The Social Community Project is free to join, and new members are always welcome. Call 071 9622566 to register, or simply come along on the day.

Posted on 11.12.15

Food Cloud

Food Cloud helps local businesses redistribute their surplus food to people who need it. Breffni FRC is now taking part in the Food Cloud scheme in Carrick on Shannon every Wednesday in partnership with Tesco Ireland. If your family would benefit from this scheme, please call Hayley on 071 9622566 to register your interest and find out more.

Posted on 11.12.15

HELP – New Support Group for Women

H E L P They meet every second Saturday from 2 – 3.30pm.

Posted on 11.12.15

Room Rental

We have a number of rooms available for low-cost hire to community, statutory and private individuals and organizations.

GP Room: Fit groups of up to 8 people.

Activity Room. Furnished and with WiFi available. Suitable for up to 20 people and perfect for group meetings, planning sessions, workspace or family gatherings. Very reasonable rates.

Computer Suite: Contains 8 newly upgraded PCs and is suitable for training sessions.

Call 071 9622566 or email for room rates and availability.

Posted on 20.01.16

Wraparound Family Supports

Support for all family members at Breffni FRC include:
• Counselling Services for Adults and Children
• Bereavement Supports
• Walkers Group
• Drop-In for a read of local newspapers
• Listening Ear Service
• Community Shop
• ADHD Supports
• Job Adverts and Employment Support
• Internet access and IT courses
• Men's Gardening Project
• Intercultural Women’s Group Meetings
• Career Guidance Service by Appointment
• Grass Cutting Service for local Residents
• Local Annual Garden Competition
• Parenting Programmes
• Domestic Violence Supports
• Drop In, 1-1 Therapies and Groups for People in Recovery
• Library including Literacy Supports
• Weekly Meditation and Prayer Groups
• Leitrim Memory Cafe
• Food Cloud Food Distribution
• Health & Wellbeing Information Services
• Playground and Wild Garden
• Information and Referral Services

and these clinics:
• Simon Community Homelessness Service

• Rehab Care
• Leitrim Traveller Development Group

Posted on 25.09.15

Breffni Women's Group 2015

Breffni Women's Group

Starting up again on Friday 5th February from 2 - 4pm with an informal planning session: come for a cuppa and let us know what activities you'd like this spring and summer. Activity Room at rear of Centre.

Posted on 20.01.16

Saol Nua Social Group

Saol Nua Social Group

The group will meet again in 2016, starting on Wednesday February 17th. From 12 - 1pm we will see what members would like to do this year and plan the group's activities.

Saol Nua is a Social Group for adults with learning difficulties, anxiety disorders, mental health issues, depression and mood disorders and is based at Breffni Family Resource Centre. If you, or anyone that you may know, would be interested in joining the Saol Nua Social Group please call the Centre on 071 9622566 or email

Posted on 20.01.16

Bethany Bereavement Support Group

The Bethany Bereavement Support Group This support group meet the last Thursday of every month from 7pm - 9pm.

Posted on 17.04.15

Admin services

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Admin Services

We can attend to all your print needs, including typing, layout and printing. For more information call us on 071-9622566 or email We can also produce the following; Badges for events and organisations (any design a possibility, including your own photo and wording); Photo Collages, Laminated Placemats, Personalised Banners, Posters, and Labels etc. Drop into reception to see our sample display.

Posted on 31.03.15

Breffni Youth Café

Breffni Youth Café is the place to be! You can make new friends and join in fun activities. The youth café is for people of 8 years and over and new members can join any time. Keep an eye on our website and watch out for the Breffni Youth cafe Facebook page. You will find a full list of activities and groups published there.

Posted on 15.05.15

Messy Kids

New! Messy Kids Summer Club

The Messy Kidz Club, for children aged 5 to 7 will meet every Wednesday from 2.30pm – 5.30pm. It only costs €2 per week for lots of fun and games and all sorts of activities. New members are always welcome!

Posted on 29.06.15

Parents and Toddler Group

Breffni Parent and Toddler group meet every Monday from 1.00pm to 2.30pm in the Activity Room at Breffni FRC. This is aimed at parents, guardians, carers and minders of children up to the age of four. Call 07196 22566 for more info.

Posted on 27.02.15

Alternative Therapies Programme for People in Recovery

We offer a range of holistic therapies to people in recovery from drug and/or alcohol misuse and their families, in partnership with Mohill Family Support Centre. Short-term therapy 1-1 treatments include Reiki, Reflexology, Creative Visualisation, Reflexology and Massage. SMART Recovery Group is on every Thursday at 7pm. All therapies are low cost (by donation: you pay what you can afford). If you would like to avail of any of these therapies, call Hayley on 07196 22566 in complete confidence. Alternative Therapies: DROP IN Dates for the summer Reflexology & Reiki are available on a DROP IN basis over the summer. DROP IN sessions need no appointment. They are intended as a taster of various therapies to aid recovery. The DROP IN sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 6 to 8pm, on 7th July, 14th July, 21st July, 28th July and 4th August. You pay by donation - give whatever you can afford.

Posted on 29.06.15


Rainbows Programme Autumn 2015

The next Rainbows Programme will begin in the Autumn. Rainbows supports children and young people with groups for children and young adults who have been affected by the death of a close family member and there are groups for children and young adults whose family life has changed because their parents have separated or divorced. RAINBOWS is a national children’s voluntary service with an average of 6,000 children coming into the service every year in Ireland and Breffni FRC has run many successful RAINBOW Programmes for children aged 6 - 18 years. If you would like further information or an application form, please contact the RAINBOWS Coordinator: Suzanne on 071-9622566 / 086-0687473 or email: The RAINBOWS Programme is FREE OF CHARGE.

Posted on 27.02.15

Breffni Community Shop

You should have a look at the lovely hand knitted scarves we have in our shop, made by our Knitting Group. They also knitted warm hats for babies and adults. The shop stocks a range of basic goods and household items and is open Monday to Friday, 9-5 and 6-8.

Posted on 27.02.15

Leitrim Memory Café

The Leitrim Memory Cafe is a safe, relaxed space for people who have Alzheimer’s, dementia or acute confusion, and their carers. Health professionals and volunteers will be available for chats and advice.  The next meeting of the Leitrim Memory Café is on the The last Tuesday of every month from 11am - 1pm

Posted on 15.05.15


Spiritual Meditation Group are back after their Summer Group and meet every Wednesday from 8am - 9pm.

Posted on 29.06.15

Prayer Groups

We have two prayer groups that meet weekly: the Charismatic Prayer Group on Monday evenings from 8.30 – 10.00, and the Wednesday Prayer Group meets weekly at 9pm.

Posted on 27.02.15

Volunteer Appreciation Event

Breffni Walkers

It’s lovely weather for walking. Shake off those winter blues and join the Breffni Walkers for some gentle exercise. They meet on Monday mornings at 10am, outside Breffni Family Resource Centre. Tea and coffee served after the walk. Breffni Walkers is free.

Posted on 27.02.15

Community Composting Site

If you would like to take part in our Community Composting Programme, disposing of your organic waste at Breffni Family Resource Centre, please give us a call on: 071-9622566. Opening times for the composting site are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8am to 4pm. Free compost can be collected when available. A once off donation of €5.00 will go towards the scheme.

Updated on 31.03.14

Clothing and Textile Recycling

We now have a textile and clothing recycling bank situated at Breffni Family Resource Centre. A list of items that are recyclable is written on the bank but as a general rule, the following items are suitable:

  • All clothes - including coats, suits, underwear and night clothes
  • Hats, scarves and gloves
  • Belts, braces and handbags
  • All shoes - including boots and slippers
  • All household linen - including tablecloths, sheets and pillowcases, blankets, towels and curtains
  • Any worn out linen or clothing as long as it is clean (no oily or paint covered rags)

All proceeds from the recycling bank will go to Breffni Family Resource Centre so not only are you recycling but you will also be supporting your local community!

Updated on 27.02.15

Local Link Bus

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Rural Link Bus Service

A Rural Link Bus service is available from Breffni Crescent to town on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Anyone wishing to get the lift into town can pick the bus up at Breffni Crescent or at the bottom of Currylane (post-box) at 11.05am. Return trip from town can be arranged. One way costs €1 per person.

Posted on 27.02.15

Everyman Men's Group Cart Restoration

Everyman Men's Group get to work on restoring the of all ages are always welcome to join the group. Meet every Monday from 11am - 3pm at Breffni!

Everyman Volunteer Appreciation Event Everyman Everyman

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Posted on 03.09.14


We Need Your Help

Breffni Family Resource Centre is looking to hear from you. It's that time again; we are busy preparing our next work plan for 2015 - 2017 and need your input. We would really appreciate your help in gathering all the relevant information to provide all the supports / activities that you need / want. If you could take time out to follow this link and complete our survey we would really appreciate it. Complete Our Online Survey Now

Posted on 25.07.14

Breast Feeding Support Group

The group meets every Monday from 11am - 12.30pm at Breffni Family Resource Centre. All expectant mothers welcome, too! For further information call us on 071 9622566 or email:

Posted on 05.07.14

Volunteers Wanted

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Volunteers Wanted for Breffni Youth Café

Breffni Youth Café is a youth organisation located at Breffni FRC which caters for young people aged 8-21 years of age and is open 5 days a week. We are currently looking for someone who can provide adult supervision for groups as well as assist other volunteers/youth workers with planning and group work. Someone who has good common sense with a positive attitude to young people is essential.

Supports for You
You will attend induction training and child protection training. Sharing experiences with and getting support from other leaders and staff. Policies, further training, good practice guidelines and insurance for the role are all provided.

Benefits to You
You will get to know young people, the other leaders and them you. You will develop leadership and facilitation skills and have opportunities to explore the various services in the FRC. You will also get the opportunity to gain some valuable skills which will enhance your C.V. “Volunteers are people from all walks of life, all ages and stages. What they have in common is the desire to make a difference in their community – and in their own life – by giving of their time” Please call 071-9622566 or email for more information.

Posted on 31.01.14


Volunteers Needed

Have you a few spare hours and are looking to volunteer in something? Breffni Youth Café is looking for someone who is interested in volunteering a few hours a week to help out in the Youth Café. If you enjoy working with Young people and are interested in spending a few fun hours in the Youth Café, then please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Breffni or email me on

Posted on 17.01.14

Direct Contact Phone Numbers

We have dedicated phone numbers so you can get to the right person, or the information you need, quickly. For the Centre and general services, call Hayley on 087 2168770. For the Youth Cafe, call Frances on 086 0663789, for Childcare, call Agnes on 086 4520062 and for Rainbows and the Saol Nua group, call Suzanne on 086 0687473. See our contact page for other options.

Posted on 13.09.13

Career / Life Coaching

Career and Life Coaching can help if you are at a crossroads in your life; it will empower, inspire and motivate you to move on with your life. This will be of particular benefit to people who are unemployed, housewives that may wish to return to work and anybody who wishes to change the direction of their life.

For further information about this new life changing programme please contact us on: 071- 9622566 or by email:

Posted on 05.10.12

Evening and Daytime Alternative Therapies

Auricular Acupuncture, Reiki and Meditation in a relaxed group setting every Tuesday from 7.15pm to 8.15pm and every Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm.
Cost: Voluntary Donation.

Particularly effective as a support for those recovering from addictions. No need to book, just come along.

Supported by the North West Regional Drugs Task Force.

Posted on 6th January 2012

Internet and Admin Services Price List

For an up to date list of all the Internet and Admin Services that are offered by the Breffni Family Resource Centre, you can follow this link. The list will open in a new window or it can be downloaded by right clicking and selecting "save as..." The list is in .PDF format.

Posted on 30th November 2010

Register for Weekly Update by Email - eBulletin

If you would like to receive our weekly email up-date, with details of all activities taking place at the Family Resource Centre at Breffni, please send your email address to stating that you wish to receive our weekly eBulletin. Please pass this information on to anyone who you feel would be interested. Many thanks.

Updated on 02.07.12



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