IRD Duhallow Skillnet

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Welcome to the IRD Duhallow Skillnet Page.

IRD Duhallow Skillnet, established in May of 2015, is a multi sector learning network for companies of all sizes in Cork North West. The concept behind it is to deliver training locally, thereby reducing the cost, and travel time for local businesses. In turn, enabling local businesses to upskill employees affordably in a locally accessible location.

  • Supporting Enterprise
  • Subsidised Training
  • Skills Development
  • Source Trainers/Courses

The network addresses both technical and non-technical skills needs across multiple sectors.

Upcoming Training

We have a wide range of upcoming training courses

Book any of our courses online on

Click Here to view our Autumn-Winter Training Brochure.

Due to COVID-19 some of our in-house and face to face classes have been postponed.  Most of our courses have moved online.



Duhallow Skillnet supports the workforce development needs of businesses within the Duhallow Region. We offer a small number of industry-led and fully funded programmes for people who are not in employment, subject to eligibility criteria and the availability of places.

Further details of Skills Connect and the eligibility criteria can be found on the Skillnet Ireland website. 

Support for Child Care Providers and Creches

In collaboration with Early Childhood Ireland Duhallow Skillnet with our partners and Skillnet Ireland have fully funded a learning portal for all EHI members.  This portal includes a set of rebound.ietraining courses for member to help with back-to-work safely protocols, during, and after COVID-19.  Funding for this initiative was provided by ReBound. The Skillnet Ireland ReBound initiative upskills business owners and managers to take action now.

Click here for more information about this initiative

“The impact of Skillnet Ireland’s Rebound Initiative on our sector has been both immediate and immense. The partnership has been invaluable to our members in ensuring that they can return to work in a safe and confident way, allowing them to focus on providing safe, amazing experiences for young children.”

Elaine Sharkey, Director of Communications & Development, Early Childhood Ireland




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