Kilmallock Horticulture Course


The ALS Kilmallock is currently recruiting for FETAC Levels 4 & 5 programmes in Horticulture. The courses are FREE. If you wish to learn new skills and gain a recognised certificate please contact the centre on 063 20246.



Places are still available on both the full time and part-time Horticulture programmes in Kilmallock. The course are FREE to adult with with less than upper second level education and those on Department of Social Protection payments.

For more information or to book your place please call the centre on 063 20246

September 2013 Classes

The ALS is now recruiting for a range of courses across Co. Limerick. If you are interested in returning to education on a part-time basis the ALS has many options available, offering FETAC accreditation from Levels 2-4, on programmes commencing in September 2013.


Please note that class start times and details may differ depending on location.

The ALS is offering the following courses across Co. Limerick. For more information on each course please click here. To contact the ALS centres in Co. Limerick please click here

Employability Skills - FETAC Level 3 Certificate in Employability Skills

Return to Education -FETAC Levels 2 & 3 Certificate in General Learning

ICT Skills -FETAC Levels 3 & 4 Certificate in ICT Skills

Retail Skills -FETAC Level 4 in Retail Skills

English for Speakers of other Languages - Accredited and Non-Accredited options available.

Basic Skills -These classes are aimed at adults who would like to improve their reading, writing,  spelling and/or basic numeracy skills.

Family Learning -  these classes are designed to meet the specific needs of each group and also includes Storypacks, Parental Homework Support and Transferring to 2nd Level programmes which are aimed at the parents and primary caregivers of young children

Horticulture - FETAC Level 4 Certificate in Horticulture

Thinking of Returning to Education

Worried your education skills may be rusty

The ALS Newcastle West are offering  Return to Education courses in Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale commencing October 2013.

These courses offer an opportunity to avail of accredited education with out having to face exams. Some topics covered include:

  • Communications
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Maths
  • Computer Skills
  • Word Processing
  • Work Related Modules
  • Career Guidance

Courses are FETAC accredited Level 2 and Level 3.

Courses run 2 days a week (Newcastle West on Wednesday & Thursday, Abbeyfeale on Thursday & Friday)  from  October 2013 to May 2014

For further information please contact Sile at the ALS Newcastle West on 069-77636.

Horticulture - Plot to Plate

This beginners course provides an introduction to the main areas of study relating to gardening and horticulture. Course begins in the ALS Newcastle West  on September 18th and 19th.   


This Fetac Level 3 beginner course will cover topics such as:

  • Growing Season - when and what to grow
  • Garden Planning
  • Pest and Weed Control
  • Communication Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • Maths

This course will run for 13 weeks, 2 days a week (Tuesday and Wednesday) 9.30-1.2.00

This course is FREE

Interested???  Contact: Sile O'Riordan at ALS Newcastle West on 069-77636.

Stuck for Words TV Documentary

Tom Flynn - a learner at the ALS Centre, Kilmallock was featured on the NALA TV series “Stuck for Words”.

Tom FlynnProduced by Animo TV, “Stuck for Words”, in association with the National Adult Literacy Agency, tells the story of people who have overcome personal difficulties to develop their basis education skills  and in so doing have improved their social, personal and economic circumstances.

Tom left school at 14 without being able to write his own name. 35 years later Tom made the brave decision to go to his local adult education centre, parking the car two miles away so that no one would know his business.

Tom spoke very movingly about his experiences as an adult literacy learner and since the programme was aired both Tom and the centre have been inundated with messages of congratulations and support.

Stuck for Words’ was a fresh, honest, often moving and insightful look at how people cope with having to learn the basic skills many of us take for granted.


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