Fostering Fortnight 2019 with Fostering First Ireland

Fostering Fortnight is running from Monday 4th March until Friday 15th March 2019. The aim is to promote public awareness of fostering, to celebrate the amazing work that foster carers do and to shine a light on how foster care can change the lives of vulnerable children. Anyone interested in learning more can attend one of the fostering information events which take place in Clonmel on Tuesday 5th March or Thurles on Tuesday 12th March.


The theme this year is ‘Celebrating Foster Care and Fostering Stories’ to encourage all involved in foster care to tell their story and in doing so help to raise awareness for foster care in Ireland. Everyone involved in foster care has a story to tell, and everyone deserves a chance to tell his or her story and share their experiences.

Fostering makes a real difference in a child’s life, providing children and young people with a loving home and the support and encouragement they need to flourish.

There is currently a shortage of foster carers across the country and Fostering First Ireland (FFI) wants to hear from potential foster families who are keen to make a difference and provide a safe environment to young people in 2019.


If you have always had an interest in becoming a foster carer but didn’t know where to get the right information, Fostering First Ireland are running a large number of information events across the country including at the Clonmel Community Resource Centre, Kickham St., Clonmel on Tuesday 5th March from 11am to 1pm and in Thurles on 12th March from 6pm to 8pm in The Order of Malta building, Boheravoroon. At these events you can meet a Fostering Advisor who will be happy to answer any questions you may have and get all the information you need to start your journey towards making a real difference in the lives of children and young people. There will also be opportunities to speak with a foster carer at most of these events who can tell you how fostering has changed their lives as well as the lives of the children they care for.


For more information on becoming a foster carer with FFI and a full list of nationwide events, call 01 4171944 or visit

You can also visit and follow the Facebook page for further news and events throughout the year.


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