Senior Traveller Training Centres

Madonna House Education Centre Ballinasloe

  Senior Traveller Training Centres locations
Contact: Ms. Rita Coen Phone: 090 9643479
  Director Fax: 090 9644983
Address: Sarsfield Rd.
Co. Galway


12 Staff Members



  • Vocational Preparation and Childcare
  • Social Education
  • Crafts and Religion
  • Maths
  • Spanish
  • English
  • Graphic Construction
  • Metalwork
  • Horticulture/Agriculture
  • Irish and Computers
  • Art and Design
  • Engineering and Crafts
  • Psychological and Guidance Services


Target Group:

The Centre mainly caters for the educational needs of the traveller community in the environs of Ballinasloe. While this may be the focus group the door is open to anyone in the area seeking a second chance education.


Courses Offered:

  • Fetac Level3 and 4
  • Fetac level 5 in Childcare and Community Care
  • Leaving Certificate Applied

The centre also offers courses to their learners on the following:

  • Health Education
  • Driving Theory test
  • Computers at all levels


Night Classes:

The centre opens for night classes during the Autumn and Spring months. The following courses are offered:

  • Sign Language
  • Computers
  • Interior Design
  • English
  • Irish

Other courses can be provided on request.



The Centre is offering a B.T.E.I course in Engineering Workshop Practices.

Proposed B.T.E.I programmes for 2007 include:

  • Tourism Skills
  • Woodcraft
  • Enterprise Skills

The centre is currently hosting a number of training programmes:

Maynooth Certificate in Integrating Literacy for teachers
H.S.E. Certificate in Community Nutrition
H.S.E Skills V.E.C. programme
Co. Council Return to Education (Fás) programme


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