Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre (FRC) has been working with the communities in Bagenalstown and surrounding areas of South Carlow since 2001.

It is a multi-faceted ‘family centre’ which provides a comprehensive list of programmes, services and supports to families and individuals, from
Stepping Stones Childcare Centre to counselling, as well as running clubs and groups that you can attend. These are specifically chosen to meet the needs of the community and are set out in our three year work plan. 
The project manager, Anne Shortall, works with a great team of dedicated staff and volunteers.

This website keeps you up to date on everything that is going on. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us with any queries.

On behalf on the Board and all the team, I encourage you to visit Bagenalstown FRC and our charity shop Deja-Vu (Main Street, Bagenalstown), you are most welcome!

Niamh O’Donoghue

Chair of the Board


July 2021 News

DejaVu now also online! 

The team have been busy setting up DejaVu Charity Shop on the online platform Thriftify! Your support is appreciated. Click here for some gems: https://www.thriftify.ie/seller/dejavu-charity-shop

Stepping Stones Graduation 2021

Congratulations to all our recent graduates from Stepping Stones Childcare Centre! A special thanks to all the team for organising covid-safe presentations for each child. 

COVID-19 Updates 

We hope to have all groups back as soon as it is safe to do so. Please do not hesitate to contact us with queries on any of our services at this time.

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Local Company supporting Local Services

Michael Connolly of Connolly's Supervalu & Hardware Store giving Anne Shortall, Director of Services, Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre a donation for our Children's Therapy Services. 

Community cooperation at its best

During COVID-19 lockdown Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre developed food hampers, to show our support and link in with families and individuals in the area. A big "Thank-you!" to Muinebheag Garda Station for all their assistance with the delivery of the food hampers.