The Mayo Branch is spearheading the Regional Seminar in the Ard Ri House Hotel Tuam, Co. Galway on 7th February, 2015.

The Seminar theme is Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders and the main speaker is Dr. Kieran O’Malley who is well known for his work in this field.

The booking form is available for download here: Booking Form.

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on 26 Jan 2015 6:57 PM

The following workshops have been organised for Five Rivers foster families for the months of January and February.

Saturday 31st January
The Foster Child in School (Galway) - Facilitated by Marie Delaney, Educational Psychotherapist

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on 08 Jan 2015 6:11 PM

The Cork Branch of Five Rivers Ireland have moved offices. Our new address and contact information is as follows:

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on 18 Dec 2014 2:44 PM

The Munster End of Year Celebration took place on 16th November. Over 60 foster carers, children and staff  attended for a day of fun-filled activies, which included ziplinging, snowboarding, and the Leap of Faith. Five Rivers Ireland would like to thank the Glen Resource Centre for hosting the event and making the day enjoyable for all.

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on 18 Dec 2014 2:33 PM

Tusla have started a Campaign to recruit Foster Carers in the North Dublin area. 

Find out more here:


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on 14 Nov 2014 6:59 PM

After six months of soul searching and exploring questions and answers we finally received our date for panel, September 16th.  Our link worker asked us if we would like to attend on this day and we accepted because we felt it important to conclude the process by meeting face to face with the panel of people who had read our form F, which we had called our “this is your life” report.

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on 03 Nov 2014 6:48 PM

We are delighted to have Marie Delaney facilitate an “Education Workshop” with carers and staff in Cork on Saturday 20/09/14. Marie is an Educational Psychotherapist,  MFL / EFL Teacher and Teacher Trainer and NLP Master Practitioner who has worked in a variety of education and academic settings. Her experience and insights promise to be particularly useful to understand the perspectives of young people and how our own emotional state can impact our interactions.      

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on 19 Sep 2014 5:45 PM

Five Rivers Fostering had a stand set up stand at the 2014 International Fostering Care Organisation Conference in Waterford. Five Rivers staff also ran a ‘Keeping Siblings Connected’ workshop at the event, which focussed on the importance of maintaining links with members of a foster child's birth family.

If you would like more information in relation to fostering and becoming a foster carer with Five Rivers, please feel free to contact us at the Dublin office (01-8665291) or the Cork office (021-4250734). 

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on 02 Sep 2014 1:43 PM

In collaboration with of A taste of West Cork Food Festival, Skill Scenes will be screening "Bugsy Malone", a musical spoof of ganster films featuring an all-child cast, on Saturday 6th September at 7pm in Skibbereen Town Hall. There will be music in the foyer prior to the screening, an introduction by Lord David Puttnam, and custard tarts will be served to theatre-goers.

Tickets cost €5 and can be booked through the Family Resource Centre in Skibereen (028 23572), or through the Skibb Scenes Facebook page. For more information please see the attached poster.

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on 28 Aug 2014 4:44 PM