Delighted to be up and running again

The Women’s Centre is delighted to welcome WWETB funded groups back. LTI QQI 4 Pathways to Employment started September 14, Health and Wellbeing on the 15th and Certificate in Community Development QQI 6 on the 17th. All keeping safe and using blended learning with a mixture of online and face to face. Looking forward to opening up to more groups as we move forward.

Looking forward to opening up again

We are working hard to get the Women’s Centre re-opened. We will be in touch next week with those who have their names down for a course, hopefully with a start date in mid September. We will begin with an online induction so we can return safely. See below the community education programmes on offer. If you wish to come into the Women’s Centre please telephone or email for an appointment.

The Women’s Centre will reopen on 31st August

The Women’s Centre is almost ready to reopen.  Our staff will take holidays during the next month and all will return by the 31st of August.  We expect our groups will be back early September.  The building is prepared with the recommended Covid policies and procedures in place in order to keep everyone safe.   We ask that all enquiries are by telephone or email for the moment. You can leave your contact details on 051 351918, email or through the website and we will get back to you on our return.     All programmes starting in September are listed below and on

Women’s Centre Second Hand Shop

We are also working hard to get our Second Hand Shop open again and are hoping to do so in early September.  Due to current physical distance requirement, two people only will be permitted in the shop at one time. Hand sanitiser is provide at the entrance.     Looking forward to seeing all our customers back then.

Looking forward to delivering the following courses in September

We are delighted to have confirmed funding from WWETB for the following courses starting from September 2020: Pathways To Employment LTI QQI Level 4, Health and Wellbeing, The Bonnet Project and the Certificate in Community Studies QQI Level 6.

Please see above contact information on Health & Wellbeing, Pathways To Employment and The Bonnet Project. Text or email with your name and contact details and we will get back to you. For the Certificate in Community Studies Text: 089 4556184 or email:

We are delighted to announce that our childcare centre re-opens from Monday 6th August.  It is wonderful to be able to welcome our children and parents back again after such a long and difficult absence.  We thank you for your patients.  We have spent the last few weeks getting the crèche ready to ensure a safe environment for all. 

The Women’s Centre staff are currently getting the Centre ready to welcome groups back in September.  We are putting in place all the recommended Covid 19 regulations to ensure safety for all.

Message from EirGen Pharma who generously donated to the Women’s Centre

EirGen is proud to be able to support local communities and initiatives and in 2020 we were delighted to come on board as the main Corporate Sponsor for the Waterford Women’s Centre. EirGen Pharma is proud to be able to support women and their careers within the Pharmaceutical Industry, and women make up 50% of our Area Management and Senior Leadership Teams. We celebrate all the women who help to make EirGen Pharma a fun and innovative place to work during our International Women’s Day celebrations in March, and in 2020 we were delighted to extend this celebration to the Waterford Women’s Centre. EirGen Pharma is a world leading developer and commercial supplier of specialty medicines to the global market and we have two sites in Waterford; the Commercial Centre, Westside Business Park, Old Kilmeaden Road, and the R+D Centre, IDA Business & Technology Park, Butlerstown. EirGen Pharma was established in 2005 and we employ over 200 people across a range of disciplines including engineering, science (chemists, scientists), operations, and quality.

By sponsoring the Waterford Women’s Centre we hope to enable them to support more women to access mainstream education and training, and to access additional supports they may need.

Stay home – stay safe – stay in touch

Waterford Women’s Centre staff continue to work from home and are delighted to be able to continue to support and refer women to relevant supports and services when needed. Our facilitators are enjoying meeting groups on line as we explore new ways to keep linked-in and support each other as we stay in touch, stay home and stay safe.  The women’s centre has always worked to remove barriers that stop women engaging at all levels in society. The current barriers are the social distancing regulations while we fight Covid 19 together.  Although we never thought we would be removing these particular barriers through technical means as we are currently doing we are learning lots in the process. 

We will take a break from online programmes for Easter from the end of this week and look forward to linking in again after the Easter break from week beginning 20th April. Please remember to stay home and stay safe. Enjoy Easter as we appreciate the simple things in life.   We are in this together and will get through it together.   

Appreciate the simple things

If you need to please contact us – you can do so through our website: / text or phone 089 4556184 or leave a message on our landline 051 351918 and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Please note that the following services are still operating and can be contacted if you need them:

Barnardos helpline 1800 910 123 between 10am and 2pm Monday to Friday or email

Oasis House Women’s Refuge:  051-370367 or 1890 264 364 (24 hour lo-call helpline)

Waterford Rape & Sexual abuse Centre: Freephone 1800 296 296 or phone or text 087 2233730 email: /24 hour helpline number is Freephone 1800 77 88 88. Counselling and support is being provided via phone/Skype/Zoom.