Annual Report 2015


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Section 1. A Summary of 2014

Section 2. Community Development Section

Section 3. Training and Education Section

Section 4. Family Therapy and Counselling Section

Section 5. Daisychain Childcare Centre

Section 6. Financial Statements












Management and Staff (At end of Year 2014)


Chairperson:                                                                         Anne Buckley

Secretary:                                                                               Eileen Ryan

Treasurer:                                                                              Julie Gallagher

Voluntary Management Committee:                                   Maureen Tobin

Catherine Sharpe

Noreen Meagher

Nuala O’Dwyer

Anne – Marie Burke


Director:                                                                                 Seán McSweeney


Local and Community Development Programme:


Community Development Co – ordinator                          Ruth Smith

Parent and Family Support Worker                                   Helen Buckley (P/T)

Accounts Administrator                                                       Kay Beardmore (P/T)


Training and Education Section:

KITE Co ordinators                                                             Patricia Power

                                                                                                Josephine O’Donnell

Assistant KITE Co – ordinator                                           Nora Hoare

Regular Tutors (all part time)                                              Breda Touhy

                                                                                                Catherine O’Callaghan

Ella Coman

Kathy Gallagher

                                                                                                Sinead Delaney

                                                                                                Bernard O’Connor

Emmett Thornton

Marian Clarke

Liam Kearns

Daisychain Childcare Centre:

Childcare Co –ordinator                                                      Anne Murphy

Room Leaders:        

Babyroom                                                                              Margaret Crosse O’Dwyer                             

Toddler Room                                                                       Mary Fitzgerald

Playschool                                                                              Danny Ryan

Pre School                                                                              Anita Cooney

Afterschools                                                                           Louise McGrath


Childcare workers:  

Michelle Jones (P/T)

Sylvia Daly (P/T)

Marian Fallon (P/T)

                                                                                                Catherine Allen (P/T)

            Bridget Condon (P/T)

Gillian Jones (P/T)

Amy Quinn ( P/T)

Emma O’Sullivan (P/T)

Lina Kalaskinovaite (P/T)

Helena Ryan ( P/T)

Anne Marie McDonald(P/T)

Yuila Sharepa ( P/T)

Megan Quinn ( P/T)

Ana Martin (PT/ CE)

Sean Daly (PT/CE)

Anna Zietal (PT/CE)

Organic Garden:

Part time Worker                                                                     Aidan Curran (P/T CE)

Marius Milkulskis (P/T CE)

Family Therapy and Counselling Section:

 Family Therapy and Counselling Co-ordinator                Freda Roche (P/T)


Declan Roche (P/T)

                                                                                                Geraldine Lorigan ( P/T)


FÁS Community Employment Scheme:

 CE Supervisor                                                                      Mary Moloney

Reception:                                                                              Sandra Peters (P/T CE)

Maureen Glesson (PT/CE)

Maintenance / Caretaker:                                                    Adrian Leahy ( PT / CE )

Cleaning:                                                                                Agnieska Marcinek (P/TCE)

Breda O’Neill (P/T)


49 Staff Dec 2014

2014 – Adjusting to changes

Early in 2014 the Government announced that the LCDP ( Local and Community Development Programme) would be replaced by SICAP ( Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme) in 2015. It also announced that those organisations, like KRC who had been delivering the LCDP for years would not automatically continue to get core funding under SICAP, but that it was going to be put out to tender during the second half of 2014. This was followed by various meetings about SICAP with DCELG ( Dept of Community Environment and Local Government), Pobal and with STDC ( South Tipperary Development Company) which resulted in KRC and STDC submitting a joint tender in December to deliver the new SICAP in South Tipperary, due to commence 1st April 2015. We were delighted to hear in March 2015 that our tender was successful.

In the meantime our Community Development work continued with our six women’s and our men’s group, local residents groups and the Tipperary Residents Network (TRN). We also supported the RAPID Area Implementation Team (AIT) community representatives. Our Parent and Family Support Programme ( PFSP) supported parents through three parenting groups and one to one support. Another very successful and well attended summer camp was run by the PFSP during the summer. From September to December our PFSP worker delivered the “ Incredible Years” Parenting Programme, in conjunction with the Three Drives Family Resource Centre ( FRC) to a group of local parents. The training for this County wide programme was very kindly funded by The Tony Ryan Fund. This 14 week programme delivered at KRC was the first to be delivered in South Tipperary, with plans for the programme to be delivered in other towns in 2015. Funding from ESB / Electric Aid, for which we are very grateful also enabled us to deliver the programme.

Some of the Incredible Years Participants who completed the programme

The Training and Education section continued with its KITE ( Knockanrawley Information and Training for Employment) return- to- work programme, horticulture and landscape courses, welding, nutrition and catering courses. These programmes are more in demand than ever due to the high level of unemployment locally. We worked in close partnership with Tipperary ETB (Education and Training Board, formerly VEC) on the delivery of our BTEI (Back to Education Initiative) courses. We delivered modules in Cookery, Computer Skills, Digital Media, Healthy Options, Communications, Horticulture and Hard Landscape Construction which were accredited by QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) at levels 3 and 4.

During the year the venue and facilities we normally use to deliver our welding courses became unavailable, putting these much in demand courses in jeopardy. However with the co-operation and support of TETB and St Ailbes Secondary School we were able to use the metal work room at St Ailbes to deliver more welding classes. A good example of sharing of resources, supporting and complimenting each others services and working in partnership.

Participants taking part in the Welding Course held in co-operation with TETB and

St Ailbes Secondary School












































































Training & Education


Goal: To develop affordable, accessible community based education and training opportunities for skills, personal and group development, to enable individuals and the community to access lifelong learning.



FETAC Level Mandatory Additional areas covered – not certified
4 Communications Team building
4 Personal Effectiveness 1:1 supports
4 Work Experience Career Coaching
3 Culinary Skills External speakers
4 IT Research methods
4 Growing Vegetables Flower Arranging
4 Painting
4 Health Related Fitness
4 Catering
Irish Red Cross First Aid



































New ases & Total Number of Clients Receiving a  
Year 2014 2013 2012
New Cases 122 137 121
210 241 215