HSE Book List

A list of books which may be of interest to parents are available from the HSE.

Kerry County Library
Kerry County Library has a search facility. One can serach for a particular title, author or topic and the site will tell you if the book is available to borrow. The books are available to borrow free of charge.

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Barnardo’s Free Publications
A range of free books from Barnardos for parents.

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Kerry Education Service
A Handbook developed for Members of Parents Councils in Kerry Education Service Second Level Schools.

Parenting and Family Learning Website Brochure
Details of this website on a one page brochure.

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Community Parent Support Programme Brochure
Details of this programme on a one page brochure (Community_Parent_Support_Programme_brochure)

NALA (National Adult Literacy Agency)
The National Adult Literacy Agency is an independent charity committed to making sure people with literacy and numeracy difficulties can fully take part in society and have access to learning opportunities that meet their needs.  NALA has introduced a new campaign to support parents and the wider community, support children’s Literacy & Numeracy Development.  For further information see

HSE – Reducing the Risk of Childhood Unintentional injuries
We all know that children are surrounded by injury risks, the good news is that most unintentional injuries (accidents) can be prevented.  With this in mind, the Department of Public Health in the Midlands has developed webpages which aim to raise awareness of injury risks and offer advice which will help to keep children safe.  The pages are intended for use by all who care, in any capacity, for children.


Listening Parenting – author Barbara Coloroso speaks about listening to our teenagers.

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Humour – A funny piece on how parenting with humour can be a useful parenting tool from Canadian comediene and parenting columnist Kate Davis.

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Kerry Education Service
Adult Basic Education Family Learning Programmes
Aoife McCormack, County Adult Literacy Organiser, Moyderwell, Tralee
Ph: (066) 7124114 E-mail:

Community Education Parenting Courses
Michelle Ann Houlihan, Community Education Facilitator, Riverside House, Dan Spring Road, Tralee
Ph: (066)  7124188 E-mail:

Family Resource Centres

The aim of the Family Resource Centre programme is to combat disadvantage and improve the functioning of the family unit. The programme emphasises involving local communities in tackling the problems they face, and creating successful partnerships between voluntary and statutory agencies at community level. FRCs involve people from marginalised groups and areas of disadvantage at all levels, including on their Voluntary Management Committees.

BUDS Family Resource Centre
Nora Lucid, Coordinator,
Ballyduff, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Tel: (066) 7148833 E-Mail:

Ballyspillane Family Resource Centre
Connie O’Leary, Coordinator
Ballyspillane, Killarney, Co. Kerry
Tel: (064) 6635589E-Mail:

South West Kerry Family Resource Centre
Nancy Holmes-Smith, Coordinator
18 Main Street, Church St, Cahirsiveen Co. Kerry
Tel: (066) 9481000 E-mail:

Maine Valley Family Resource Centre
Tralee Road, Castlemaine, Co. Kerry
Tel: (066) 9767833 E-mail:

Duagh Family Resource Centre
Bernie Broderick, Coordinator
Duagh Village, Listowel, Co. Kerry
Tel: (068) 45333 E-mail:

Kerryhead/ Ballyheigue Family Resource Centre
Seamus Falvey, Coordinator
Sraid Thaidhg, Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry
Tel: (066) 7116961 E-mail:

St Brigid’s Community Centre
Maureen O’Sullivan, Coordinator
Hawley Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Tel: (066) 7128521 E-mail:

Listowel Family Resource Centre
Jackie Landers, Coordinator
John B. Keane Road, Ballygologue, Listowel Co. Kerry
Tel: (068) 23584 E-mail:

Shannow Family Resource Centre
Cathy O’Sullivan, Manager
The Cloisters, Abbeydorney, Co. Kerry

Shanakill Family Resource Centre
Bernie O’Carroll, Coordinator
Shanakill, Monavalley, Tralee Co. Kerry
Tel: (066) 7127831 E-mail:

Sneem Family Resource Centre
Tom Mullane, Coordinator
Sportsfield Road, Sneem, Co. Kerry
Tel: (064) 6645545 E-mail:

Killorglin Family Resource Centre
Kathleen Morris, Coordinator
Iveragh Park, Killorglin, Co. Kerry
Tel: (066) 9762933 E-mail:

The Caha Centre
Helen Quinn, Coordinator
Adrigole, Bearra, Co. Cork
Tel: (027) 60909 E-mail: