Seed of Hope

We hope you are all keeping safe and well in these very challenging times. We would like to share with you a little project that was recently completed by NCCWN-Access 2000 Wexford.

The aim of the project was to promote and to continue our engagement with our women and to give them a little positivity and fun during Covid 19. As you are all probably aware, not everyone is confident in using digital technology, so we created a package that was sent to over 60 women and each included: Hand-painted card by our Project Worker, Dagmar, ‘Seed of Hope’ Poem, and Packet of Bee Friendly – Summer Flowers.

We are absolutely delighted that the response so far has been enormous and hugely positive.

The Gift of Creativity


In December the group was successful in its funding application to the Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board (WWETB) to run a Christmas Crafts programme throughout December, in the lead up to Christmas, when restrictions were at level three.

Access 2000/NCCWN Wexford has taken a range of safety measures to ensure the wellbeing of participants, including strict social distancing, cleaning measures and mandatory mask-wearing.

“We jumped at the opportunity to submit a funding application and within a fortnight, the month-long programme was organised. Women were so keen to sign up that we had to add additional workshops. We were just so delighted to have been granted the funding so we could open up the doors again to women”,

More than fifty women attended workshops throughout December, which included candle making, wreath decorations, Christmas cracker decorating, button craft, watercolours and flower arranging. Access 2000 / NCCWN Wexford also teamed up with Wexford Local Development in delivering workshops at Rosslare Harbour Accommodation Centre (RHAC).

“It has been a tough year for everyone, but more so for residents living in Direct Provision, not knowing what the future in Ireland holds for them. The workshops were an opportunity to bring some smiles, fun and decorations. Management of the Centre and Wexford Local Development (WLD) do an amazing job making the RHAC safe, secure and homely for residents, we were just pleased to offer something different to break up the day.


The positive feedback from the women who participated in the workshops has been overwhelming.

“We were really taken aback by the positive feedback the workshops received, and we noticed many women mentioned that the experience was relaxing. This really points to the need we all have for a creative outlet, outside the home, where we can come together and learn new skills, share stories and have some time out”,

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Happy Easter

We wish you and your family healthy and happy Easter full of faith, hope and love.


Important Notice

Unfortunately due to health and safety concerns, NCCWN Wexford / Access 2000 are postponing all groups, events, workshops and any gathering for the time being. We will keep you updated. Kind regards NCCWN staff.
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Change of schedule-Mosaic Workshops!

Mosaic workshops will be now held in the morning time, Thursday from 10am – 12.30pm.


Spring Horticulture Programme

Learn how to create and enjoy the Garden that you have always wanted.

Our course will help you to enjoy the sheer pleasure that gardening can bring to your leisure time. You will get closer to nature and learn to create the garden you always wanted.

Practical skills in ground preparation for seeding and planting,care and pruning of plants, identification of a range of common garden plants, weeds, pests,diseases and disorders, and beneficial organisms,practical skills in vegetable growing and Christmas wreaths making.

For more info please go to Horticulture Programme

International Women’s Day – Cakes and Cultures

To celebrate International Women’s Day we will host a Multicultural Coffee Morning on Friday, 6th March 2020, from 10 am-12.30 pm.

Come along to meet new people, celebrate the different cultures, enjoy a delicious cup of tea or coffee and traditional cakes from Around the World.

Mosaic Workshops

Learn the craft of mosaic making, no experience required.

Basic mosaic making techniques include selecting a base, using nippers, cutter and hammers correctly, designing the shape and colour, grouting and cleaning and finishing off.

Dates:  5th, 12th, 19th, 26th March and 2nd, 9th April 2020

Day:  Thursday

Time:  2pm -4pm 

Price:  €5/class 

For more info please go to Mosaic Workshop



Community Development Worker – Job advertisement

The National Collective of Community Based Women’s Networks (NCCWN) are recruiting a part-time (16 hours per week) Development Worker for the NCCWN Access Wexford. NCCWN ACCESS Wexford is a women’s community development project supporting the equality and development of women throughout Wexford.

Overall Responsibilities of the post

The overall purpose of this position is to work as part of a team to engage in community development work within NCCWN/ACCESS to support development, capacity building, training and networking of women in the local area.

Main duties of the post:

  • To outreach, facilitate and support the capacity building of local women and the Project
  • To identify the relevant training needs of women in the area
  • To assist in the planning development and delivery of relevant programmes within NCCWN/ACCESS including the DJE Women’s Equality & Development Programme to women locally
  • To network with other community organisations to support women’s participation in NCCWN/ACCESS structures

The successful candidate will have:

  • A recognised qualification in Community development or related field
  • A minimum of 3 years working in a community development setting or related field

Own transport and flexibility essential.

NCCWN Development Worker salary scale point EO-1 €31,217.00 (pro rata) per annum.

For further information and application form please contact:                                                                         

NCCWN Wexford Coordinator Marian Donegan:

 Email:     marianaccesswex@eircom.net                     Tel.    053 9121201/9121200                         

Applications must be made by application form only and emailed to Marian Donegan

Closing Date for applications: Friday February 14th at 5.00pm.   Shortlisting may apply.

 This post is subject to funding from the (Department of Justice & Equality)

NCCWN is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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