Kilrush Office


Address: 4 Dooneen Park, Kilrush, Co. Clare, V15 HY06
Tel: 065 905 2817
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 9-30am to 5pm


As a Clarecare office, we hold details of the entire Clarecare services county wide, and can refer a member of the public to the appropriate person or service.

The Kilrush office is used extensively by Clarecare staff. Meetings between clients and various professionals outside Clarecare are also facilitated in the Clarecare Kilrush Offices.

In common with the other Clarecare offices, we organise and facilitate the annual Church Gate collection. This includes recruiting and maintaining a panel of volunteer collectors from the area and the accounting and lodgement of funds collected.

Home Care Service

Clarecare operates the Home Care Service in Co. Clare on behalf of the H.S.E. The service provides home care services to older people and families in stress.
The Home Care Coordinators for the West Clare Area are based in the Kilrush office.
Michelle Madigan & Heidi Brennan Home Care Coordinators are available on Tel: 065 905 1441. Email: &

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Community Childcare Workers

Clarecare’s work with children and families aims to improve children’s quality of life and to encourage participation in their own community. To achieve this aim, the Community Childcare Workers assist children and families who may be finding it hard to cope with certain difficulties in their lives. Community Childcare Workers meet children on an individual basis to help support them around issues that may be causing them difficulty either at home, in school or in the community.


Community Childcare Workers run groups/programmes throughout the year including; Parenting Programmes, Youth Groups and Transition from primary to secondary groups. Other focus groups may also be developed based on identified needs. Clarecare Kilrush runs three summer camps each year, one of which is specifically for the youth group.

The services the Community Childcare Workers provide are confidential. We may refer to other services as required, following discussion with parents/carers.

Currently, there are tow Community Childcare Workers based part-time in Kilrush, Sinead Corbett (Tue-Fri inclusive), and Sinead Mullalley (Mon-Wed inclusive). Any queries regarding this service can be directed to the Kilrush office. Should it arise that nobody is available in the Kilrush Office, a message may be left. and the Community Child Care Workers will respond as soon as possible.Alternatively, urgent queries may be directed to Clarecare Ennis on 065 682 8178.

Incredible Years

The Incredible Years (IY) Project in Clare is an interagency initiative, founded in 2004.The project is made up of professionals from three key child and family services in Clare, these are: Clarecare, HSE West Clinical Psychology Services, and The National Educational Psychology Service (NEPS).

The Incredible Years Clare initiative aims to pool the skills and resources of the agencies involved in an innovative and cost effective manner to meet the needs of children and their families.

The overall aim of Incredible Year Clare’s multi-agency early intervention is to enhance the skills of parents,teachers and children to support the development of strong emotional and social competencies, leading to increased resilience, well being, and more supportive communities. It is organised around a model of early intervention called the Incredible Years Parent, Teacher and Child Training Series, which was developed in the U.S by Dr. Carolyn Webster Stratton.

The Incredible Years Parent Programmes aim to promote the emotional and social competence of young children and their families and also to prevent, treat and reduce behavioural and emotional problems among young children (0-12 years).

As collaboration between parents, schools and family services is at the centre of the IY Clare initiative primary schools, and more recently, preschools have become the natural focus for the delivery of  IY Parent Programmes in the local community. Children can therefore experience  the same Incredible Years skill-set at many levels  with more links between the adults in their lives, as parents, preschool staff and primary school teachers use the same framework for approaching the child’s social and emotional needs.

To date the Incredible Years Parent, and Teacher Training Programmes have been delivered to a number of schools in Co Clare: Scoil Chriost Ri Ennis, Scoil Na Mhaighdine Muire Newmarket On Fergus and Holy Family Junior School Ennis, Scoil Mhainichin Ennistymon and Ennis National School, Scoil Realt Na Mara Kilkee.  Staff from Carrigaholt NS, Cooraclare NS and Kildysart NS School participated in IY Teacher Classroom Management training in Kilkee also,St. Senan’s National School Shannon, St. Tola’s National School Shannon, Ennis Educate Together National School, St. Senan’s National School Kilrush.

The Kilrush office is the base for The Incredible Years Project. Any queries about the IY Programmes may be directed to Eve Brennan, IY Development Worker in the Kilrush Office, generally on Mondays and Tuesdays. Alternatively, queries may be directed to Clarecare Ennis 065 682 8178.


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