Lots of things going on in the Dunmanway Family Resource Centre

Monster Bingo in the Parkway Hotel on Tuesday 1st November will be aid of the Dunmanway Community Garden who are raising funds for the purchase of a marquee so that they can hold many more community events in 2017. 

The Garden was in the ‘Taste of West Cork’ food festival this year, won prizes for their ‘Incredible Edibles’ and is on the West Cork Garden Trail for next year.  As well as being a great space for the whole community it is also used for ‘Hungry Caterpillars’ parent and toddler group, gardening groups and classes (ETB), craft groups, school visits, Foroige, community groups, the summer ‘Street-Feast’, Halloween party, Christmas celebration and Community events.

There will be lots of great raffle prizes (including special ones for younger bingo lovers who are off for mid-term break).  A great night is assured!  Come and join us at 8:30 sharp in the Parkway hotel.


5 week course funded through ETB (€2-€3 per week to cover materials)

Join Jessica as she shows us how to create easy, healthy and quick meals on a budget and we get to eat the lovely dishes !

Tuesday’s from 12.30—2.30 in the Dunmanway Family Resource Centre– Kilbarry Road

Starting Tuesday 15th November

Call Kirstie to book your place on 0238868104


The Garden Craft Group meets every Wednesday from 10.30am—12.30pm in the Community Garden (Tonafora) for the coming weeks we have the following activities planned:

19th & 26th October—Memory Blankets for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

2nd November—break for mid-term (but don’t forget the bingo on Tuesday night!)

9th November—making Christmas Cakes €8 per cake—please bring a 8” tin

16th November– Christmas mincemeat €6—please bring jars

23rd November—14th December—Christmas Crafts with Jess (funded through ETB—€5 per week for materials)

Call Kirstie for more details on 0238868104


FREE Workshop for Parents/Grandparents/teachers/child-minders and the young at heart!…..Up-Cycling Christmas Crafts

Come and have fun making Christmas decorations that you can do at home with children

6th December in Dunmanway Family Resource Centre

Thanks to funding from Cork County Council

Call Kirstie for more details on 0238868104

Mince pies, tea and coffee will be available on the evening


5 week Stained Glass Course in the Dunmanway Men’s Shed (behind the DFRC Kilbarry Road)

3hr class on Saturdays From 10 to 1

Course starts Saturday 29th October (then 12th, 19th, 26th Nov and 3rd Dec)

Limited spaces booking essential on 0238856818 

No previous knowledge required 

The course is funded through ETB however participants will be required to contribute €40 towards materials.


Jobs Club

On Thursday’s 11-12.30 in Dunmanway Men’s Shed

With Joe Cronin from employment services

Call 0861717592 for details/appointments


A ‘Green-Wood’ furniture making course will be starting soon in the Dunmanway Men’s Shed (day and time to be confirmed).  This course is funded through ETB – participants will be required to make a contribution for materials.  Call Kirstie for more details on 0238868104