Welcome to the Beara West Family Resource Centre

The Beara West Family Resource Centre is funded by TUSLA (The Child & Family Agency).  A local Board of Management is in place to oversee the day to day running of the project.

We promote and facilitate identified needs, which will lead to the wellbeing of our community. We will be working closely with people in the community to identify needs and support initiatives in each of the areas. At Beara West Family Resource Centre, we aim to assist individuals to reach their potential. 

The Project Co Ordinator, Claire Dickinson works with the Board to implement the workplan and work towards the overall development and sustainability of the project. The geographical area covered is Rossmackowen, Castletownbere, Eyeries, Urhan, Allihies, Garnish and Cahermore – all areas west on the Beara Peninsula.

The FRC links with and works in collaboration with local and national agencies to share information, act as a referral point and to promote wellbeing within the community of Beara West.


January 2021 Update

In line with Level 5 restrictions and government guidelines, our Centre will remain closed and our staff are working from home. 

We will continue to be available to provide support remotely. In-person meetings will only be available when other methods have been exhausted. This will be assessed on a case by case basis. 

We ask that people do not present at the Centre without a prior appointment.

When attending a pre-arranged meeting, visitors will be asked to complete a Covid 19 Visitor Questionnaire and to wear a face covering.

Our team can be contacted on the numbers below or call the office on 027 70998 and you will be put in touch with the right person.

Claire – 086 022 3398 – Project Co-ordinator

Aideen – 086 856 0319 – Project Worker for Older  People



Crisis Supports …

St. Vincent De Paul Beara – 083-3561132

Samaritans Ireland 116 123 jo@samaritans.ie 

Pieta House Helpline 1800 247 247 or Text Help to 51444

Text About It – Text Hello to 50808  https://text50808.ie/

Childline Free Text 50101 Free Phone 1800 66 66 66 Live Chat https://www.childline.ie/login/ 

Women’s Aid 24 Hour Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900

National Rape Crisis Helpline 1 800 77 8888

Senior Line 1800 80 45 91 open 10am -10pm every day https://www.thirdageireland.ie/seniorline/contact 

Cork County Council Covid-19 Community Support https://www.corkcoco.ie/en/keeping-well-your-community