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New premises for Raphoe Family Resource Centre

Raphoe Family Resource Centre are excited to have made the move to our lovely new premises. Our new space is situated on Sheep's Lane, behind the Indoor market. We are getting get settled in and are looking forward to welcoming all our club and groups. We also provide a range of services including computer and internet access, photocopying, printing, cv preparation etc, if you would like to avail of any of these services just pop in any time!  We are excited for you to see our lovely new building!  

Raphoe Family Resource Centre Clg

Raphoe Family Resource Centre provide computer and internet access, photocopying, CV preparation and weekly employment lists via email.  If you need any help on these areas, please call in to us or give us a call. If you are interested in any of our following courses or programmes or would like to join in on any of our groups, please call in to see us or contact us on 0749145796 / 0873641503.

Little Crafters

Does your child enjoy crafting and making things? Places now available in our Little Crafters group from 1st class upwards every Tuesday evening from 6.30 - 7.30. €2 per class. Please get in touch to book your place! (074 9145796)

Toddler Group

Little Smiles with Big Dreams Toddler Group will meet every Thursday from 10.30am to 12noon in the Presbyterian Hall, Meetinghouse Street, Raphoe.  Anyone who is in the care of a child parent(s)/guardian/aunt/uncle/child-minder or grandparent is welcome. Toddler groups are a great way to enhance your little one’s confidence and meet others of similar age.  A light snack is provided for the kids while adults can enjoy a wee cuppa and chat! Cost €2 per family.

Helping Hands Scheme

Do you live alone or are no longer in a position, due to age or disability, to carry out odd jobs? Raphoe Family Resource Centre, supported by DLDC Tus Scheme have a helping hands project were odd jobs can be carried out such as grass cutting, path clearing, tidy ups, painting etc. Only outdoor work is permitted. If you would like to find out more please give us a call on 0749145796/0873641503

Women’s Group

The Woman’s group meet every second Monday night at our new premises on Sheep’s Lane, why not come along and join the fun! Contact Laura on 074 91 45796/0873641503

50/50 Bonus Ball

There was no winner of last week’s bonus ball, the jackpot will roll over to next week! To enter the Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Centre before Saturday of each week. Good luck!

Raphoe Walking Group

Raphoe Walking Group meet every Thursday morning at 10.30am, here in the FRC.  Come along and join the group for a walk and a cuppa!!

Seniors Alert Scheme

Raphoe Family Resource Centre is registered under Pobal's Senior Alert Scheme to provide personal alarms to those over 65 years living alone for significant periods of time during the day, or is a carer to someone else in their household. The purpose of the scheme is to enable older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their own homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind providing them with a free personal monitored alarm which can be worn as a pendant or around their wrist like a watch. If you feel you or someone you know would benefit from this scheme please contact Laura at Raphoe Family Resource Centre on (074) 9145796 or 0873641503 for more information or to make an application.

Raphoe Boxing Club

The boxers and officials of the local boxing club would like to extend best wishes for future success to all the hard working ladies of Family Resource Centre who have just moved offices to the luxury Gatehouse Lane Appartments and the boxing club members greatly appreciate all the work these ladies have done for the boxing club over the years and we are all looking forward to working with all the staff for many years to come.  Well done ladies! doing a great job for the town of Raphoe. A massive congratulations goes to local contractor Mike Kelly and all his master craftsmen for all the quality work at the state of the art offices at the Gatehouse Lane complex. Next up for Raphoe boxers will be the North West Zones Championships to be staged in Rochester Boxing Club Derry on Sunday 7th April and the winners here will go forward to the Ulster finals to be held on Sunday 14th April in Shantallow C.C. Derry.

Adult Guidance and Information Service

Are you thinking about Returning to Further Education or Training but not sure what to do? Would you like to find out more information about what courses are available in your area?  The Adult Guidance and Information Service offers impartial and confidential information, advice, guidance and counselling on the educational options that are available to you both within Donegal ETB and with other education providers. For more information or to arrange an appointment please contact Elena on 074 91 78088.

Raphoe Friday Club

The Friday Club meets every Friday morning in the Volt House from 10.30am-12.30. We would like more in our community to come along and be a part of the Group. There will be events organised over the summer so come along and join in the craic! Refreshments are also provided. Transport is available on Friday mornings and if you require this please phone 0749145462 and arrange.