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, Bere Island, 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.


Post Pandemic Update

The Centre is currently open to the public and we welcome you to visit. Depending on your query or support needs, and the availability of our team, we may arrange an appointment with you for a later date.  


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