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.

OUR CORE VALUES & PRINCIPLES

  • 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 - 2019

Avril LynchManager
Liz MurrayAdministration

Training Staff

Liam DelaneyWoodwork /Health & Safety
Siobhan KennedyComputers/Quality Assurance/Certification
Niav CahillHealth Related Fitness/Development Co-ordinator
Mary Clare NolanArt & Design/Ceramics
Trish FennellyEmployment Co-ordinator
Larry DevereuxCraft Glasswork
TJ NolanHome Maintenance
Cathy DowlingHairdressing/Barbering
Sandra MurphyBeauty Therapy
Sandra KavanaghCommunications/Food Nutrition Theory
Brendan BrophyCatering
Mary MahonComputers/Craft Sewing/Millinery
Eva-Maria DunneCounsellor

ETB Support Staff

Brid ByrneChildcare
Mary RedmondLiteracy/Numeracy
Regina HennessyCounsellor