Family Carers join forces with All kinds of Amazing to host a series of talks for carers at Arklow Library

Library Talks

Carers are so often the glue holding everything together in families. However, whilst dedicating yourself to caring for a loved one, it can be difficult to find the time or the energy to care for yourself. That’s why the fabulous team at Arklow Library are facilitating a collaboration event between All kinds of Amazing, HSE and Family Carers with the aim of bringing carers the information they need on supports, well being, rights and entitlements.

All kinds of Everything was set up when local mum Jenny Kaye McEvoy found herself feeling tied to the house with her young daughter who is autistic. Navigating new challenges alone can be daunting and having support can be key to getting through the tougher days. The aim of the group is to ensure all parents and carers can meet together to socialise, share experiences and support each other. The group is fully inclusive and all are welcome whether a diagnosis has been made or not.

“We were years trying to get a diagnosis for our daughter, and it was a very lonely time not knowing how to deal with different challenges and obstacles along the way. We celebrate every tiny win, every bit of progress.” Jenny Kaye McEvoy, Founder, All kinds of Amazing


Jacinta Kennedy Mulligan from Family Carers Ireland will give a talk at Arklow Library on the supports the non-profit organisation can provide. Wednesday 31st May @ 10am.

Paul Brown, HSE Social Prescribing and Well-being Coordinator will deliver a talk to parents and carers about mental and physical well-being at Arklow Library on Wednesday, June 28 at 11 am.

Jacinta Kennedy Mulligan from Family Carers Ireland will return to discuss carer rights and entitlements on Wednesday, July 26 at 10 am.


All Kinds of Amazing meet on the last Wednesday of the month between 10 am – 12pm at Arklow Library and all are welcome. Follow them on Facebook for updates and helpful information.

“Kathy Scott from Arklow Library has been fantastic and so supportive. There are regular autism-friendly events organised that are adapted to suit all abilities and siblings are always welcome.” says Jenny Arklow library have a library of FAST Sensory toys available to borrow along with a selection of sensory toys available in their sensory kits along with the ever popular magformers to use when visiting the library.

They have just upgraded their selection of books for parents and carers of children with special needs to avail of and are more than happy to offer advice on books that may be helpful.

“Kathy provided a room in the library and gave us a space to start the group, and we now have a comfortable place to support each other in our community. Meeting new people and sharing experiences and feelings has been brilliant, and we have all made friends along the way.

Jenny, Kathy and the team are looking forward to meeting new parents and carers at the upcoming series of talks.
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