KASI - KIllarney Immigrant Support Centre

KASI (Killarney Immigrant Support Centre) is an NGO based in Killarney, Co. Kerry providing support services to Asylum Seekers, Refugees and other Migrants in Killarney and the greater Killarney area.

Our Mission Statement

‘To support asylum seekers, refugees, migrant workers and their families; and to facilitate their integration into the community’.

Support Services and Activities

  • Drop-in service (open 4 days a week)
  • Free Information
  • Help with filling in forms
  • Advocacy
  • Outreach work to DP Centres in Killarney
  • Awareness raising in schools and local community
  • English classes
  • Homework support
  • Information sessions on certain topics
  • Training and workshops
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Various activities for Asylum Seeker children in DP
  • Intercultural events

KASI is also running an outreach service in Drishane Direct Provision Centre in Millstreet, Co. Cork, supporting families and individuals in the hostel.  The project is funded by HSE – South.

OUR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

  • To provide a multi functional space for drop-ins, meetings, coordination, training and intercultural events
  • To provide information relevant to the needs of the service users
  • To plan and implement various activities to include education, language support, health, social and intercultural events
  • To provide support to families in direct provisions
  • To undertake awareness raising work in the local community on asylum seeker and general immigration issues; and engage in advocacy work
  • To liaise with local agencies, through referrals, joints initiatives and enhance service provision
  • Network with other relevant agencies / service providers, sharing best practice and contribute to policy development.
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An evening of carols and poetry with Mary Culloty O'Sullivan at The Methodist Church on Wednesday, 11th December at 7:30 pm. ... See MoreSee Less

An evening of carols and poetry with Mary Culloty OSullivan at The Methodist Church on Wednesday, 11th December at 7:30 pm.

The RTÉ Internship Programme 2020 has been created in line with their People Strategy to mirror the nation’s diversity. This is an opportunity to be part of a group of interns from every background, who will work across a range of exciting projects and who will make a real and creative impact on their services. ... See MoreSee Less

Transition Kerry is offering a FREE introductory workshop on Climate Action & Biodiversity on Wednesday 4th December from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at the The River Island Hotel in Castleisland.
The workshop will give you an opportunity to gain a broad overview and perspective of the interconnections between the local environment, biodiversity and climate change, both the local and global dimensions. To book your place, you can email biodiversity@transitionkerry.org 🌍🌍🌍
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Just to say a very BIG THANK YOU to ALL who joined us yesterday in our Harvest and Thanksgiving celebration! It was a great evening - lovely food, lovely people, sunflowers standing up tall welcoming people, the scents of all sorts of flowers and herbs and healthy looking vegetables and the sun even came out at what stage! What an amazing gathering! And THANK YOU TO ALL who helped out, those who shared their food. And most especially, a big THANK YOU to OLD FRIENDS some even travelled from another county to join us last night! As I said last night, in spite of the challenges working for and working with a voluntary sector - there's so much we are grateful for - the support of the community, our colleagues from various sectors, schools, our funders (of course), our neighbours in the KASI Garden and the privilege of meeting, getting to know and connect with people from very diverse cultures! AGAIN THANK YOU for people... and nature 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you all for such a lovely evening, wonderful space with terrific food and company.

Great to be involved in such an organization, from its infancy when it all started in a small office in New Street well done to you Marilyn and all your volunteers, it would not happen only for you, your goal was always to ‘buy a log cabiin, we were a bit dubious at d start ( but how wrong we were) , we went with you and how well the garden now fits with d school meals -you are an inspiration to us all... keep up d good work!

KASI Garden at its best. Soooo pretty!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done Marilyn and to all d volunteers, if looks amazing 😉

KASI Food Market every Monday from 9:30 - 1 pm in our beautiful garden, Ballycasheen, Killarney - next to St. Oliver's National School. ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking great

Wonderful work

Well done Marilyn and all d staff it looks great!

It looks great Marilyn. Keep it👍👍

This Monday we will have fresh breads, sweet and savoury cakes, vegetarian dishes, plus Ode to Earth will be there with all sorts of sustainable products. We will also have our own fresh produce from our own garden. Come along, have a nice cup of tea and enjoy our beautiful garden 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago

KASI CLG - Killarney Immigrant Support Centre

We are so proud to be a recipient of a Gold Award at the Kerry Community Awards night ceremony last Thursday, 16th May, for our Social Enterprise Project. TheFood/Canteen Project was piloted in St. Oliver's National School in 2016. We will always be indebted to Rory D'Arcy for giving us the opportunity to start it in their school.
We have since expanded it to 3 schools in Killarney - Gailscoil Faithleann, Presentation Monastery NS and Holy Cross Mercy NS. The project has created 13 jobs and serving hundreds of happy kids!!!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Adjudicators of the Kerry Community Awards for acknowledging our work. A BIG THANK YOU to all the Principals and Staff of the four schools for welcoming us to their respective school, for their encouragement and support. A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to all the kids and their parents, but most importantly THANK YOU to all our hard working and dedicated staff and volunteers!
A great initiative and we are indeed very proud of our achievement. It is not easy at times....but yesss - it's worth it!!!
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We are so proud to be a recipient of a Gold Award at the Kerry Community Awards night ceremony last Thursday, 16th May, for our Social Enterprise Project.  TheFood/Canteen Project was piloted in St. Olivers National School in 2016. We will always be indebted to Rory DArcy for giving us the opportunity to start it in their school.  
We have since expanded it to 3 schools in Killarney - Gailscoil Faithleann, Presentation Monastery NS and Holy Cross Mercy NS. The project has created 13 jobs and serving hundreds of happy kids!!! 
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Adjudicators of the Kerry Community Awards for acknowledging our work. A BIG THANK YOU to all the Principals and Staff of the four schools for welcoming us to their respective school, for their encouragement and support. A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to all the kids and their parents, but most importantly THANK YOU to all our hard working and dedicated staff and volunteers! 
A great initiative and we are indeed very proud of our achievement. It is not easy at times....but yesss - its worth it!!!Image attachmentImage attachment

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We'll done KASI - a wonderful initiative with lovely people adding so much to life in St Olivers! 👏

Well done to ye all

Congratulations Marilyn and all the team. This is a well deserved recognition of immense hard work and dedication. Very well done 👏👏👏

Congratulations

Congratulations to a fabulous team. Always smiling 🙂

Congratulations everyone, fantastic news!

Wow!!! Congrats Marilyn and the entire KASI team

CONGRATS MARLYN AND ALL THERE WELL DESERVED

Well done, congrats to all

Well done to all, a brilliant initiative and a well deserved award!!

Well done KASI

Well done everyone

Well done to all, and well deserved.

Congratulations! Well deserved

Congratulations on the Award, fantastic work by everyone. 👍

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This project is co-funded by

European Union - Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund
Department of Justice and Equality
Health Service Executive
Department of Rural and Community Development
Pobal - Government supporting communities
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

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