NEW training dates for autumn /winter 2019:

  • Saturday 19th October 10am-3pm, Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee
  • Saturday 9th November 10am-3pm, Brehon Hotel, Killarney
  • Training for Iveragh pastoral area will take place in early 2020

Please complete Application Form for training and return to Diocesan Office.

Training is funded by each parish at a cost of €40 per person. Please note that there is a two week cancellation policy for training. Parishes will be charged in full for any person who fails to cancel two weeks prior to the training date.

It is a national requirement for participants to attend the full-day training in order to receive certification. Training must be renewed every 3 years.

Who should attend training?

  • All Priests, including active retired Priests who assist with parish duties.
  • Safeguarding Parish Representatives.
  • Sacristans.
  • Choir Leaders (if members of the choir are under 18 years of age).
  • Leaders of any parish group with under 18s in attendance.

Queries regarding training please contact: Jacklyn McCarthy | Director of Safeguarding | Tel: 064-6631168 | Email: