Literacy Service

The Adult Literacy Service provides confidential basic education including reading, writing and numeracy skills, to adults whose literacy and numeracy skills are inadequate for functional participation in social and economic life.

Priority is given to those most in need, in particular those possessing a literacy level below FETAC foundation level.

However adult literacy participants may be offered courses up to FETAC level 4 or leaving certificate provided that the number of participants on such higher courses does not exceed 10% of the total participants in adult literacy.

The Adult Literacy Service is provided through 9 Schemes, listed below. The Literacy Service is totally confidential.

Literacy Scheme Contacts:


  • Altrusa Literacy Scheme
    Mary Ryder, Douglas Street Education Services Centre, 107 Douglas Street, Cork.
    021-4255542 / 086 0487404
  • Read Write Now Literacy Scheme/ Bishopstown Literacy Scheme
    Cathy Kelly, Community Resource Centre, Lower Friars Walk, Ballyphehane, Cork.
    021- 4319085 / 087-6849150
  • Mahon Basic Adult Education Support Scheme
    Bríd Murphy, Mahon Family Resource Centre, Mahon Drive, Mahon, Cork.
    021- 4358866 / 086-8577820
  • Travellers Literacy Scheme
    Sandra Brett, St. Vincent de Paul, Tuckey Street Cork.
    021-4274716 / 086-1731274
  • Write Together Adult Literacy Scheme,
    Margo Kelleher, Education & Rights Centre, 5 Churchfield Ave, Churchfield, Cork
  • Farranree Adult Literacy Scheme

           Mary Matthews, Family Resource Centre, Closes Green, Farranree, Cork

           021-4301030 / 087 - 7913427


  • Ables Adult Literacy Scheme

           Fiona Long, The Glen Resource Centre, The Glen, Cork

           021 - 4553180 / 086 - 6087111


  • Mayfield Write On Adult Literacy Scheme

           Mary Chambers, Ardbhaile Community Centre, Old Youghal Rd, Mayfield, Cork

           021 - 4500434 / 086-8237078


Work Based Literacy

The Work Based Literacy programme is designed and delivered in a flexible and adaptable way to meet the needs of participants and employers. Employees participate on a voluntary basis and total confidentiality applies to all.

For further details contact any of the Literacy Schemes.



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Last Updated: Thursday, 20-Sep-2012 15:23:55 IST