Spring 2019 News

February 1 2019, 08:03pm


Welcome back to all our ‘old’ students, tutors and staff.  Hello and welcome to new students.  We hope you will all enjoy the next term, learning and socialising, and even making a new friend or two!

Timetable for Spring Term

St. Patrick’s Weekend

We will be closed on Monday March 18th, for the weekend of celebrations.

Easter Break

We will close when the afternoon courses finish on Holy Thursday 18th April 2019 for the Easter holidays and reopen on Monday 29th April 2019.


Kilbarrack Men’s Shed – at KLEAR

Your local Men’s Shed meets on Wednesdays at 2pm at the KLEAR Centre.

Come along and find out what the group’s plans are for a friendly and active experience. Men of all ages very welcome!!  Gerry McIntyre is our local organiser, in co-operation with Dublin City Council.    

New Singing Workshop – Tuesday Evenings 7.30 to 9 p.m. started 15th January.

Due to the success of our Thursday Evening Singing Workshops with tutor Susan Tomelty, we are happy to offer another opportunity to disappointed students who found the original course booked up – and to others who like to sing.   

There is no audition – you just need a love of singing.  All genres are covered and there lots of fun and laughter.  Join in!

Our Other General Courses

There are a few places left in some of our courses, which all began in the autumn.  If you know someone who might enjoy the KLEAR experience, let them know.

Examples are: Creative Writing, Book Club, Reiki, French, Art, and Thurs evening Pilates.


Reading & Writing Service

Good to see so many students back with their tutors. Enjoy the year.


Certificate Celebration Night

Our annual event this year will be held on Wednesday 27th February at Naomh Barrog GAA Clubhouse, Kilbarrack Road (opposite Mahoney’s Garage).

Details are available from Rose Brownen and Reception Staff at KLEAR.


Community Employment Update


We have some vacancies for part-time work on our C.E. Scheme.  Please go to ‘CE’ and ‘Jobs’ on our website for further information.


Childcare Update

Our Leaders welcome applications for both our Crèche and Preschool for autumn 2019. Phone 8671845 and ask for Deirdre or Aileen to enquire.  


Tutors’ Section

Tutor Forum 2019 - Organised by NALA, this event, which was held in the Ashling Hotel last Saturday 26th January, was a great success.

QQI Resources - We have new resources available on the computer in Room 4.  We have many new Learners’ Workbooks which fulfil the learning outcomes for QQI.

                                               ESOL Beginners

Level 1                                   Quantity & Number 

Level 2                                   Reading & Sight Words 
                                               Relaxation Techniques   

Level 3                                   Computers Literacy 
                                               Internet Skills 
                                               Word Processing 
                                               Nutrition & Healthy Options 
                                               Reading Comprehensions for Adult Learners L3/L4  

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