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Kilcannon Industries
Kilcannon Industries was established in 1983 as a sister company of CWCW(e). This venture was aimed at providing further employment opportunities in a commercial environment and on an integrated basis for those who had progressed beyond the services on offer in Bellefield.

The activities provided for at that time included:
Pallet and box making
Horticultural training
Garden furniture manufacture and assembly
Plant propagation
Vocational training

Kilcannon Industries has been expanded on a number of occasions since then and below is an outline of the work that goes on there.

Kilcannon Garden Centre:
The Garden Centre was opened in 1997 and received a Certificate of Merit in the An Bord Glas Garden Centre Awards in 1998 and has since progressed to a 3 Star Award which it has maintained since then. The Garden Centre stocks a large range of Plants, Trees, Shrubs, Decorative Pots, House Plants and Water Plants as well as having a range of gift items and Greeting Cards. An attractive Christmas display of decorations is very popular during November/December each year. A Landscaping and Garden Maintenance Service is also available and this is proving a successful venture. The Garden Centre also has some Trade customers and supplies fencing products to some local builders.

The range of extra services provided includes:
Plant Finder Service for customers
Delivery free of charge in the town area
Gift vouchers
Gardening Talks to local groups and organisations
Radio show on local radio Southeast Radio

The Garden Centre has also started a training programme in retail services for clients from its sister company in Bellefield who have shown ability for this training programme.

  Kilcannon Nursery
The service also includes a Nursery which was introduced in 1995 and which propagates up to 50% of the plants for sale in the Garden Centre. The nursery produces a large range of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials. The Nursery also has some Trade customers and supplies plants to them. It also serves as a location for Horticulture Training for
several trainees who are part of the FAS funded Vocational Training Program run in conjunction with the Training Centre in Bellefield.
Click here for moreKilcannon Restaurant
Kilcannon restaurant was opened in 2005 By President Mary McAleese and has capacity for 60 people, serving a full menu throughout the day. The restaurant is a training and simulated commercial environment offering the healthy food option. The restaurant is an oasis of calm at the back of the garden centre, located at the heart of a busy industrial estate. It attracts a large lunchtime custom from many of the businesses located nearby. The Restaurant serves as an ideal training ground for clients who are interested in working in the catering area. Click here for moreMeeting Rooms /
Conference Facilities

The opening of a suite of meeting rooms in the Kilcannon Garden Centre was another milestone for the service. The rooms provide accessible facilities for Training Courses such as Safe Pass, Manual Handling, First Aid, ECDL and back to work training. Groups such as the Wexford County Council frequently book the rooms to hold meetings and one-day seminars. Click here for moreOther Services
The clients of Kilcannon participate actively in Special Olympics activities and organise day trips to local places of interest. Holidays in Ireland and abroad are also organised and these trips are extremely popular with the clients and staff. Who have recently traveled to Spain and Portugal.Kilcannon also offers a Day Service to clients attending St. Senan’s Hospital some of whom have mental health difficulties as well as a learning disability. This allows them to interact with other clients and members of the public and regain their confidence. In time they are ready to move on to full employment.
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  All sections within Kilcannon Industries are ideal locations for skill sampling and work experience placements for Clients of CWCW. This provides a perfect learning experience for individuals in a supported yet more commercial environment. The aim of the overall service is to provide training and develop ability. All aspects of the client’s well being are taken into account from health issues to life skills and social skills as well as preparation for open employment.There are several Government assisted programmes, which operate through Kilcannon and help clients to prepare for open employment. FAS sponsor a Community Employment Scheme in Bellefield as well as in Kilcannon. There are fifteen places in total and the CE Scheme is involved in areas of care, supervision and general support to clients of the service. Pobal sponsor the Social Economy Scheme in Kilcannon and this has been used to promote the individuals with higher ability to a full time job within the organisation. There are ten places available on Social Economy and it has proven to be the most beneficial and most positive programme introduced to date.
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Contact info
Kilcannon Industries Limited
Ben Bernie,
Kilcannon, Garden Centre, Old Dublin Road, Co. Wexford, IrelandT: 053 92 35514 F: 053 92 36184