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Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory

Child Protection Training for School Boards of Management available in 26 locations

Child Protection Training – New venues added

12th February 2018 |  What’s New

Dr Ken Fennelly, Secretary, General Synod Board of Education (RI) has aksed that this information about child protection training for principals and boards of education be publicized.

He says:

“The CPSMA has confirmed a number of additional training events in relation to child protection which are open to all schools. Details of the new dates and venues can be accessed on the below link.     (SEE INFORMATION PASTED IN BELOW)

 Our thanks to the CPSMA for opening these training events to Church of Ireland and other primary schools under Protestant patronage.”

 Dr Ken Fennelly

Secretary, General Synod Board of Education (RI)

Church of Ireland House



CPSMA is running a series of Board of Management Training Seminars on Child Protection in 26 locations nationwide. The venues and dates are listed below.

This training will address the statutory obligations of Boards of Management, and the changes in the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017, following the commencement of the remaining provisions of the Children First Act, 2015.

Please bring these training events to the attention of Board Members.

Teas & Coffees will be available on arrival at 6.30 p.m.

The training session will run from 7 to 9 p.m.

Registration should be completed online, at the following links:

*Please note that the names of attendees should be recorded when registering.


Galway:                        Maldron Hotel, Sandy Road, Galway, Monday 12th February 2018           FULLY BOOKED

Athlone:                        Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, Monday 19th February 2018        FULLY BOOKED

Donegal Town:              Mill Park Hotel, Donegal Town, Tuesday 6th March 2018

Navan:                          Newgrange Hotel, Navan, Tuesday 6th March 2018

Letterkenny:                  Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, Wednesday 7th March 2018

Newbridge:                    Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Wednesday 7th March 2018

Monaghan:                    Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan, Monday 12th March 2018

Kilkenny:                      Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny, Monday 12th March 2018

Dundalk:                       Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk, Wednesday 14th March 2018

Portlaoise:                     Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise. Wednesday 14th March 2018

Sligo:                            Radisson Blu Hotel, Sligo, Tuesday 20th March 2018

Ballina:                         Twin Trees Hotel, Ballina, Wednesday 21st March 2018

Wexford:                       Ferrycarrig Hotel, Ferrycarrig, Wednesday 21st March 2018

Waterford:                     Woodlands Hotel Waterford, Thursday 22nd March 2018

Nenagh:                        Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, Tuesday 10th April 2018

Limerick City:               South Court Hotel, Limerick, Wednesday 11th April 2018

Horse and Jockey:          Horse and Jockey Hotel, Wednesday 11th April 2018

Newmarket-on-Fergus:   The Inn at Dromoland, Thursday 12th April 2018

Carrick-on-Shannon:      Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon, Monday 16th April 2018

Claremorris:                  Mc William Park Hotel, Claremorris, Tuesday 17th April 2018

Charleville:                    Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville, Tuesday 17th April 2018

Bantry:                          Maritime Hotel, Bantry, Wednesday 18th April 2018

Tralee:                          Manor West Hotel, Tralee, Monday 23rd April 2018

Killarney:                      Dromhall Hotel, Killarney, Tuesday 24th April 2018

Cavan:                          Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan, Tuesday 24th April 2018


Note: Child Protection training dates for the Dublin Diocese will be notified by the Education Secretariat, Archbishop’s House.