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Day Services

Ard Aoibhinn Centre, opened in early ‘95 by Brendan Howlin, Minister for the Environment and is a purpose built facility catering for the needs of Wexford people with learning disabilities and special needs. The people who avail of this service range in age from early childhood through to senior citizens, all of whom have varying levels of ability.

Currently we offer services to approximately 100 service users and their families

• Preschool - 2½ to 5yrs
• Children’s Day Room - 5 to 18 yrs
• Adult Day Room - 18yrs+
• Activation Section - 18yrs+
• Residential Services - 18yrs+
• Older Persons’s Unit - 50yrs+
• Children’s Respite Service
• Outreach Services

Ard Aoibhinn Centre consists of:-


Caters for children aged 2-6 with developmental delay or any level of disability. Some children transfer to mainstream education, some to special schools and those who are profoundly disabled will transfer to the childrens day room which is designed to cater for their special needs



Cater for children and adults who need a high support service because of their severe and profound disabilities. A range of activities and therapies, suitable to the needs of the individuals in these sections is included in their daily programme.


Coil Aoibhinn:

Caters for adults aged 18 upwards with high support needs







Caters for adults aged 18 upwards who have
completed their formal education within the
special education system.

The adults attending this section enjoy many varied activities including art, craft, reading, writing, cooking, gardening, woodwork, pottery, development of social and personal skills, P.E. at a local gym, swimming, visits to library, cinema, banks and other outings within the community



With fibre optic lighting, aromatherapy, music and reflexology provides a range of therapies suitable to the needs of the clients



facilitates the services provided by the Health Service Executive, Physiotherapist, Speech Therapist and Psychologist who attend weekly and are involved in the implementation of the Person Centred Plans for the service users attending the Centre.

We have 7 vehicles which are specially adapted for wheelchair use and travel all over South Co. Wexford, from Fethard through Camross to Oulart and south as far as Rosslare and cater for 30 clients and cover 300 miles per day.

At the Centre, A full meal is available daily with Individual meals and special dietary needs catered for.

Residential Service- Currently consists of two community homes catering for the needs of 14 residents. All residents have been diagnosed with
various levels of Intellectual Disability and some residents have associated physical disabilities. The Social Model of care and community participation are actively promoted in residential services.

Respite Service for children with an Intellectual Disability. The service has been designed to meet the needs of those service users with high physical and Medical needs and those who present with behaviour that challenges.

Social Housing Company has been incorporated by the company to further develop the Residential Service. Plans are underway to develop two homes for twelve residents.

Elderly Service
Has been established for our elderly service users. This is located in Cluain Dara. At the moment we offer services to 10 service users.


Day Services





Ard Aoibhinn provides Day services provides for people with an intellectual disability and special needs from 3 locations in the Wexford Town Area. Services are offered to pre-school children, Adults and an Elderly Group.


Ard Aoibhinn currently supports 3 residential homes for people with and intellectual disability with High support needs and low support needs. Respite and Family support services are managed through our residential services.


Ard Aoibhinn employees people from a range of different disciplines including Nursing, Social Care and Behaviour management. We operate a relief panel for Nursing and Care Staff. Details of current vacancies can be viewed on our Careers page.