The Public Sector Award 2014


Summer in the Park (Fitzgerald Park, Cork)

Cork City Council have recently announced Summer in the Park, a collection of events taking place in Fitzgerald's park between May and September 2015. Events include musical and theatrical performances, film screenings, picnics, aerial classes, craft workshops and much more!

Click Here to read about Summer in the Park

Upcoming Training May - August 2015

The Five Rivers Fostering training schedule for May - August 2015 is available for all Five Rivers carers. Foster carers can access information regarding the time and location of each workshop by using their private login details.

Kilkenny House Gardan

The raised beds are being filled in Kilkenny.

Kilkenny House Gardan

Five Rivers opens its first Hotel in Kilkenny.

Mother settles defamation case against HSE over Facebook posts (TheJournal.ie)

The woman claimed that foster parents who were looking after her child put up a number of posts about her on Facebook. To read the article at TheJournal.ie, please click the following link:



The Irish Foster Care Association National Annual Conference October 2015

The Irish Foster Care Association National Annual Conference is on 23-25 October 2015.

They are now calling for Workshop Proposals.

The Irish Foster Care Association National Conference brings together all those with an interest in foster care - including general and relative foster carers, health and social care practitioners, youth workers, academics, students, teachers, policy makers, members of the community and voluntary sector – to learn together, engage in dialogue, share their experiences and best practice.

Upcoming Training, Workshops and Support Days (April - June)

Please find below a list of upcoming support days, workshops and training planned for Five Rivers Foster Carers.
Sat 25th April 2015 – Support Day (Kilkenny)
Mon 27th April 2015 – Trauma on the Child & Carer (Cork)

Family Fun Day at Blackwater Outdoor Activities (2nd April)

A great day was had by all Munster-based Five Rivers families, foster children and staff who attended the support day that took place at Blackwater Outdoor Activities, where both adults and children took part in activities such as zip lining, high ropes and the climbing wall.
Five Rivers Fostering would like to thank the staff of Blackwater Outdoor Activities for their hard work in making the day enjoyable for all. For more information please visit their website at:

Fostering Information Evening With Five Rivers Ireland (Carrigaline Court Hotel)

Five Rivers Fostering are holding an information evening at The Carrigaline Court Hotel on Thursday 26th March at 8pm.
In attendance will be Five Rivers Fostering social workers and some of our current foster carers. We will be giving a short presentation on fostering and answering questions.
If you are interested in attending this event and require more information, please feel free to contact our Cork office on 021-7355977

Foster Carer Training - February 2015

The following training has been organised in the Dublin area for Five Rivers foster carers during the month of February.

Monday 16th February
Irish Workshop for Young People (Dublin)

Thursday 19th February
First Aid Training (Dublin)

Wednesday 25th February
Social Media and Cyber Safety (Dublin)


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