East Galway Adult Basic Education Service

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  • Reading, Writing, Spelling, Maths and IT  for Adult Learners
  • ESOL at Beginner Level for  Migrant Workers
  • Themed Learning in the following: Gardening, Cooking, Hair/Beauty Skills, Art
  • Family Learning Programmes for Parents of Children between the ages of 0 and 6


Target Group:
  • All Adults over 18 years
  • Parents who may lack confidence in helping their children with learning
  • We provide Literacy Support to Special Needs Centres

Resources & Expertise Available:
  • Trained  volunteer tutors and paid part-time tutors.
  • A library for all adult learners is available at the Centre.
  • Access to Adult Guidance & Counselling Service.


  • Accreditation is an option for participants at QQI Levels 1, 2 & 3


Classes are delivered at the following locations:
  • East Galway Adult Learning Centre, Loughrea
  • Adult Education Centre, Portumna
  • Ballinasloe College of Further Education
  • South Galway Adult Learning Centre, Gort

 Times of classes:

  • Classes may take place, daytime or evening, Monday to Friday.
  • Courses and times are arranged to suit participants.


Sheila Donnellan
Adult Literacy Organiser

Geraldine O’Daly
Adult Literacy Resource Tutor

East Galway Adult Learning Centre,
Abbey Street, Loughrea, Co. Galway

phone  091 847850 / 087 7511944

Sinéad Hurley
Adult Literacy Resource Tutor


South Galway Adult Learning Centre
Ennis Road

phone 091 648593 / 087 2179432