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Adult Literacy and Basic Education

Adult Literacy and Basic Education

Adult Literacy and Basic Education provides free and confidential group classes and one-to-one tuition for adults who wish to improve their reading, writing, spellings, maths, or basic computer skills.

Kerry ETB Literacy Service offers a range of programmes that include literacy and numeracy, family learning, English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) and workplace basic education. The service also provides Intensive Tuition in Adult Basic Education (ITABE) that offers the learner the opportunity to access intensive literacy and numeracy tuition.

The ABE Adult literacy service is organised by 5 Adult Literacy Organisers and delivered in 8 centres across the county. Our 8 centres are Tralee, Killarney, Listowel, Castleisland, Dingle, Kenmare, Caherciveen and Killorglin.

  • All courses on offer can lead to certification at level 1, 2 and 3
  • Classes are free, confidential and part time (2 hours per week)
  • Classes are held during the day, evening and online
  • Some classes can include blended learning i.e. online and in class
  • Learn at your own pace in a small group or one to one tuition if needed
  • We can start from where you are at and build your confidence.

Adult Literacy and Basic Education is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020

Contact Us

If you would like more information on all the courses on offer in your area please contact your local Adult Literacy Organisers or log onto www.fetchcourses.ie to see the list of courses available in your local area.

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1 Caherciveen ABE Centre
2 Castleisland ABE Centre
3 Dingle ABE Centre
4 Kenmare ABE Centre
5 Killarney ABE Centre
6 Killorglin ABE Centre
7 Listowel ABE Centre
8 Tralee ABE Centre
1 Caherciveen ABE Centre

O’Connell Further Education and Training Centre, Caherciveen, Co. Kerry V92 X235

Deirdre Fitzgerald

Email: Killorglinabe@staff.kerryetb.ie

Tel: 086 046 0506

Phone: 066 9473166

2 Castleisland ABE Centre

Community Centre, R577, Killegane, Co. Kerry V92 W525

Mary Barrett Swaine

Email: listowelabe@staff.kerryetb.ie

Tel: 086 7969627

3 Dingle ABE Centre

Ionad Breisoideachais agus Oiliúna an Daingin Tigh na Ríseach, Sráid an nGabhar, Daingean Uí Chúis, Co. Chiarraí V92 F952

Email: dingleabe@staff.kerryetb.ie

Phone: 066 9152361

4 Kenmare ABE Centre

Further Education and Training Centre, Bell Height, Kenmare Co. Kerry V93 K5CV

Maggie O’Sullivan Graham

Email: kenmareabe@staff.kerryetb.ie

Tel: 086 8279248

Phone: 064 6642728

 
 

 

 

5 Killarney ABE Centre

37 High Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry V93 NTC0

Mary Concannon

Email: killarneyabe@staff.kerryetb.ie

Tel: 064 6636990

Mobile: 086 7969625

 
 

 

 

6 Killorglin ABE Centre

The Lodge, Market Street, Killorglin, Co. Kerry V93 AY09

Deirdre Fitzgerald

Email: killorglinabe@staff.kerretb.ie

Tel: 066 9790765

7 Listowel ABE Centre

The Butler Centre, 12 the square, Listowel, Co. Kerry V31 ET 91

Mary Barrett Swaine

Email: listowelabe@staff.kerryetb.ie

Tel: 086 7969627

Phone: 068 23866

 
 

 

 

8 Tralee ABE Centre

Kerry College, Monavalley Campus, Monavalley Industrial Estate, Tralee Co. Kerry V92 PW50

Maeve Tuohy

Email: traleeabe@staff.kerryetb.ie

Tel: 086 7969624

Phone: 086 7699624

 
 

 

 

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