Upskilling Women


Our Dream Dare Do programme which ran from September to November was a great success – Many thanks to the 21 ladies who took part. Over 16 sessions the ladies were provided with information, training, and lots of fun! Hopefully they will take on board all the learning and now take positive steps to move on to the new heights! Click on the picture below to view the video capturing some of some their experiences.



Dream …Dare…Do 

Just a couple of spaces left on the Dream Dare Do programme.

The Dream Dare Do programme has been designed to inspire, enthuse, and empower women by increasing self-awareness and providing inspiration and motivation for their personal journey.

The programme will start on Tuesday 26th of September with the final session on Thursday 23rd of November. Each session will begin at 10am and finish at 1pm. Participants will need to attend all the sessions. In exceptional circumstances where you are unable to attend please contact Dara at 047 52919

This project is funded by the International Fund for Ireland.


Second Hand Shop Staff – All Set for Business

The Clones Family Resource Centre’s ‘Peace of Mind’ Project ran a retail skills training Programme throughout February for the staff and volunteers from Clones Family Resource Centre’s ‘Second Time Round’ shop and ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ which is run by the Focus Family Resource Centre in Kileshandra, Cavan. The Training which was specifically tailored to suit the second hand shop industry was delivered by Elizabeth Allister from Monaghan. With years of experience in the trade and an avid collector at car boot sales, markets and bring & buy sales Elizabeth had every tip in the book when it came to upgrading, recycling, reusing, and rejuvenating! There was also time given over to recognising quality and designer labels. This training also provided an opportunity for the ladies to network and learn from each other. With the Clones shop now on the go for the past four years the Kileshandra ladies were delighted to have one of their training sessions held in the Clones premises. The final day of training incorporated a trip to Keady and Market Hill to look at other second hand retail premises across the border. A session on ‘teamwork, listening and response’ was then delivered by group facilitator Martin Kennedy in the Armagh City Hotel. There was great feedback after the training, so much so that it is hoped to provide a follow up programme later this year! Don’t forget to drop into the shops if you are in the area. There is always a bargain to be picked up!