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The County Clare VEC Clare Adult Basic Education Service is funded by the Department of Education and Science with assistance from the European Social Fund as part of the National Development Plan 2007-2013.

Clare Adult Basic Education Service

"Everyone has the right to education." - Article 26 UN Declaration on Human Rights

Welcome to the Clare Adult Basic Education Service!

The Clare Adult Basic Education Service offers a broad range of opportunities to adults who wish to return to learning and improve their reading, writing, numeracy or English language skills. Our service offers a number of different services and programmes that might be of interest to you.

CABES Programmes:

Clare Reading & Writing Scheme

This is the adult basic education service for County Clare. We provide classes for adults who
want to improve their reading, writing, spelling and basic maths.
Contact: Amanda O'Connor on 065-6897618 or

Clare Family Learning Project

The Clare Family Learning Project provides a variety of classes for parents and carers who wish to support their children's learning. Courses are interactive, informative and practical and very much tailored to suit the needs of the participants.
Contact: Mary Flanagan on 065-6897645 or

Clare English Language Training Programme

Provision of English language programmes for refugees, asylum seekers and minority linguistic groups. Classes are on General English, Irish Culture and English for Specific Purposes.
Contact: Karl Quinn on 065-6897611 or

Clare Workplace Basic Education

This service provides courses for people in the workplace and training schemes in Co. Clare in communications, reading, writing and maths, computer use and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). There are two different programmes: Contact: Margot Walsh on 087 3710317 / 061 364963 or
MISSION STATEMENT: "Co. Clare VEC Adult Education Service aims to create an environment where learning is encouraged and supported in response to the diverse needs of the community."