Irish Development Education Association (IDEA)

IDEA is an association of organisations and individuals involved in the provision, promotion or advancement of development education throughout the island of Ireland.

We have a vision of development education which is strong, credible and vibrant and impacts on all sectors of Irish society.

The Irish Development Education Association Mission is to:

Irish Group Relations Organisation (IGRO)

IGRO is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to further the field of Group Relations in Ireland, as a way of understanding individuals, groups and organisations and of making sense of group and systems dynamics. Through experiential learning conferences and other activities, it explores issues of individual and professional leadership, authority and power within the context of economic, social and cultural change.



Irish Refugee Council

The Irish Refugee Council is an independent, membership-based, non-governmental organisation (NGO).

It seeks to

ensure that Ireland's asylum policy and practice accord fully with international law and the human rights of asylum-seekers and refugees,


promote public awareness and understanding of asylum and refugee issues.

Irish Squash & Education Association


Enrichment. Education. Equality. Significant learning through significant relationships.

With Squash as the catalyst, Squash Link, flagship programme of the Irish Squash & Education Association (ISEA), aims to support significant achievements in the lives of local school students through academic enrichment, health and lifestyle commitments, social and emotional responsibility, character development, life-long learning and leadership.


KCAT: Kilkenny Collective for Arts Talent

In its Art & Study Centre, KCAT runs a FETAC Level 2 art course for people with and without special needs and a studio for artists with special needs. KCAT regularly organises exhibitions and other events and collaborates on projects with other organisations.

Rather than integrating the one group into the other, the centre aims to create a new situation: an environment in which students from different backgrounds can work together as creative equals and in which life long learning is a possibility for everyone.


Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB)

We provide educational and careers guidance and information to adults in Kerry.

It is the mission of Kerry Education and Training Board, in conjunction with other education and training agencies and community development bodies, to create and promote the development of a learning society in Kerry, so that all who live in Kerry have access to the education and training required by their personal, social, cultural, economic and civic needs. This is in line with Kerry ETB Core Values of Respect, Learning, Quality, Inclusion and Equality.