The Kerry Branch holds training workshops and social events throughout the year. For more information on any of these events or general information on the Branch itself, please contact Branch Secretary, Eileen Comerford.


Branch Contact Details

Branch Secretary: Eileen Comerford

Phone No: 087 920 9662

Email: eileencomerford56@gmail.com

Branch Committee Details

Chairperson: Liz O'Donoghue

Secretary: Eileen Comerford

Treasurer: Patsy Dooley

Upcoming Branch Events

Coffee Morning 

Date: Friday  25th May 2018

Venue: Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee

Time: 10.30am - 12pm

Details: Coffee morning for members and non-members.

Contact: Eileen Comerford, Branch Secretary

Coffee Morning 

Date: Friday 27th April 2018

Venue: Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee

Time: 10.30am - 12pm

Details: Coffee morning for members and non-members.

Contact: Eileen Comerford, Branch Secretary

Coffee & Cake Morning 

Date: Friday 23rd March 2018 

Venue: Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee

Time: 10am - 11.30am

Details: Coffee morning for members and non-members.

Contact: Eileen Comerford, Branch Secretary

Coffee Morning 

Date: Friday 23rd February 2018

Venue: Rose Hotel, Tralee

Time: 10.30am-12pm

Details: Coffee morning for members and non-members.

Contact: Eileen Comerford, Branch Secretary

Workshop: An Insight into the Experience of Being in Care

Date: Thursday 25th January 2018

Venue: Manor West Hotel, Tralee

Time: 10.30am - 1pm (approx)

Details: The IFCA Kerry Branch, in conjunction with Tusla Child and Family Agency, invites you to a special workshop with guest speaker Shane Griffin. Shane is a Social Care Worker who has spent time working in mainstream residential care and with homeless adults since completing his studies; he is also involved in Care Leavers’ Network Ireland. Shane spent eight years in State care spending time with many foster families and in residential care homes as well.The workshop will provide an opportunity to ask questions and gain some understanding on what it is like for a child or young person who has grown up in the care system. Members and non-members welcome. Tea/coffee and refreshments provided.

Contact: Eileen Comerford, Branch Secretary

Kerry Branch Christmas Social

Date: Thursday 7th December

Venue: The Pavilion, Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee

Time: 7pm - 10pm

Details: The Kerry Branch is having a Christmas social event in December. There will be live music and finger food along with a great opportunity to meet the current Committee and other foster carers in the area. Please join us for a fun-filled night to kick off the holiday season! Cost is €10 per person. Members and non-members are welcome to attend.

Contact: Eileen Comerford, Branch Secretary

Kerry Branch Coffee Morning/AGM

Date: Thursday 23rd November

Venue: Clogheresta, Hawley Park

Time: 10.30am-12pm

Details: The Kerry Branch will hold its AGM in November. This will be a social event as well and tea/coffee & biscuits will be served. Members and non-members are welcome to attend.

Contact: Eileen Comerford, Branch Secretary

Coffee Morning

Date: Tuesday 24th October 2017 

Venue: Rose Hotel, Tralee

Time: 11am-1pm

Details: Coffee morning for members and non-members.

Contact: Eileen Comerford, Branch Secretary

Workshop: Loss in Foster Care & Placement Endings

Date: Friday 29th September 2017 

Venue: St. Brendan's Pastoral Centre, Tralee

Time: 10am-12pm (approx.)

Details: This workshop will be facilitated by Marianne Dwyer who is a mother of four and has 22 years experience in nursing and nurse management. She holds a Master in Counselling and Psychotherapy and now works across a variety of settings providing emotional support around grief, loss and life changes. Marianne facilitates workshops in self-care and self-compassion and stress management. She also provides one-to-one support and supervision to IFCA helpline volunteers and national support volunteers. 

Contact: Eileen Comerford, Branch Secretary