Slieveardagh C.I.T.E – Ballingarry

Ballingarry (Thurles) Community Development CLG

Brightsparks Community Childcare Service


Ballingarry (Thurles) Community Development CLG is a locally based community service. We have been in operation since 2002. The company is committed to enhancing the wellbeing and quality of life for all members in our community. We promote social inclusion through community activities and provide key economic development by increasing employment opportunities locally.


The main office and childcare facility are located in Ballingarry Enterprise Centre, adjacent to the village of Ballingarry in the Slieveardagh area of South Tipperary. The service covers a geographical area of Ballingarry parish and surrounding areas.


We offer the following services


Brightsparks Community Childcare Service

Full day care service

The childcare centre caters for children from the age of 2months to 5 years of age. We are open 49 weeks of the year from 8am – 6pm. Many of our service users travel from various parts of the Slieveardagh area.


Community Employment Scheme

We sponsor local and community based projects that meet an identified community need in the surrounding areas of Ballingarry, The Commons, Drangan, Mullinahone, Cloneen, Killenaule and Moyglass. This programme is designed to help people who are long-term unemployed and other disadvantaged people to get back to work by offering part-time and temporary placements in jobs based within the local communities.


I.T/Business Hub

We have a dedicated computer room where clients can avail of high speed broadband, access one of our 7 computers, printing/scanning facilities and of course have a cup of tea/coffee in the canteen. We offer a complete design and printing service as well as photocopying, scanning,typing, laminating, CV’s etc.

Come in any time during our opening hours. Mon – Fri, 9-5


Community Senior Alert Alarms Scheme

We are a registered organisation for the Administration of the Senior Alert Alarms. We currently cover the Ballingarry and The Commons


Enterprise Space

We have enterprise space rented out to local businesses. At present it is fully occupied by Bodyworks NMT, Reflexology and Pilates run by Natacha Ivors. Her phone number is 089 4862782


These programmes are part funded by POBAL through a Community Services programme and the Department of Social Protection. In total the company employs 17 staff in our service, 25 people on the Community Employment Scheme


All queries to 052-9154896 Ext.1

Email: slieveardaghcite@gmail.com