Who We Are

Clann is a family- centred project which enables the community to meet its common goals and changing needs by treating everyone equally while re-specting differences and working in an inclusive and creative way.

Clann Resource Centre was set up in December 2002 in response to the needs identified by the local people of Oughterard and surrounding areas. The needs are outlined in a three year work plan. The Centre is managed by a voluntary committee and there are three full time staff who run the centre. The work of the Centre encompasses community and family support.

Board Members
Frank O’Connor – Chairperson
Diana Van De Kemp – Secretary
Catherine Dunne – Treasurer
Geraldine Donnellan
Tom Broderick
Kitty Cronin
Cathy Keane
Jack Hackett

New Board Member requesting to join contact the Coordinator at Clann Resource Centre

Values Of Clann

Family Support


Responsive to change


Community led

Community Arts

Workshops in response to needs:

Community Garden
Community arts programme
Writers Project
Personal and community development
Voluntary group support
Community initiatives
Parenting programmes
Intergenerational projects
Meeting room space
Assistance for the unemployed
Recycling with the Nearly New Shop
Internet/Photocopying/ Scanning/ Laminating/ Binding



My role is to oversee the projects run through the development workers. I have responsibility of applying for grants to run our education courses.
I am responsible for the supervision of staff and to ensure that we work within budgets.
I also work with the Board of Management and we plan the running of the centre.
I also set up appointments with the Counsellors/play therapy for clients and regularly meet with the Counsellors
Part of my role is also to meet with clients if required. Overall like all the staff we are here for the community .




Development Worker

Our development worker supports a number of projects through community development principles. Working alongside a broad range of groups in the community, projects include a drop in service within the Oughterard youth cafe, youth interest and hobby groups and youth clubs, schools projects with both primary and secondary schools, a mens shed project, the president’s award with Transition year students in St. Paul’s Secondary school and more recently a forest school and outdoor group. The development worker supports a large number of volunteers within the community and participates in many other community events and activities.