About us

The Carlow workshop was started in 1984 by a dedicated committee. Through the years, the board of management have been supportive of the needs of trainees and of staff. Most members are long-standing and willingly give their time and expertise.

Carlow Youth Training today is a Community Training Centre providing training, support and work experience to young people. The Centre is run by a manager and fully qualified staff, and is responsible to a voluntary Board of Directors drawn from the business, social and commercial community in Carlow.

Over the years the courses we offer have changed to reflect the changing needs of our learners and the employment market.


  • To place the learner at the centre of all our work

  • To provide quality teaching and learning

  • To engage in building positive, respectful relationships

  • To value and respect all staff and learners

  • To promote a culture of openness and fairness

  • To promote inclusiveness and embrace change

Centre Staff

Avril LynchManager
Liz MurrayAdministration

Training Staff

Liam DelaneyCatering / Heath and Safety
Mary MahonComputers/Craft Sewing/Millinery
Niav CahillHealth Related Fitness/Development Co-ordinator
Mary Clare NolanArt & Design/Ceramics
Trish FennellyEmployment Co-ordinator
TJ NolanHome Maintenance
Cathy DowlingHairdressing/Barbering
Sandra MurphyBeauty Therapy
Sandra KavanaghCommunications/Food Nutrition Theory/Health Related Fitness
Dolores DelaneyMathematics / QQI
Eva-Maria DunneCounsellor

ETB Support Staff

Brid ByrneChildcare
Mary RedmondLiteracy/Numeracy
Regina HennessyCounsellor