In South East Cork 

This section gives you an up to date list of support services in the South East Cork Area. Most are related to seeking employment and training and to your rights and entitlements if you are unemployed.  

Citizens Information Centres

For general information on rights and entitlements go to CIC website. You can find up to date information on the clinic times of the CICs in your area by going to:

CIC Telephone in Cork is: (021) 4 277 377

Citizens Information Centres in South and East Cork  Opening Hours

Location Venue Telephone/Email Opening Hours
Ballincollig Ballincollig LibraryOld Village Shopping CentreStation Road Tel: 021-4 277  Wed 10:30am-1:30pm
Carrigaline Portacabin Owenabue Car Park Main Road Tel: 021 Tuesdays to Thursdays 10am-1.30pm
Cobh St. Colmans Parish Centre Roches Row  Tel: 021 Mondays / Tuesdays / Fridays 9.30am-12.30pm
Midleton Midleton LibraryMain St Tel: 024-90902(same as Youghal no) 14:30 to 16:30 on alternate Wednesday afternoons
Youghal 66 North Main Street Tel: 024 90902Fax: 024 Mondays / Tuesdays 9am-1pm, 1.30pm-4.30pm Wed / Thurs / Fridays 9am-1pm

Department of Social Protection Case Officers If you would like to meet a Case Officer  in your area you can contact your local social welfare office.  Contact details are in the table below.
Location Venue Telephone Opening Hours
Ballincollig Hanover St, Cork City 021 480 6800 Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4.00pm (Thur 10.30am - 4.00pm)
Carrigaline The Maltings Main Street 021 454 0810 Mon-Fri 9:30 - 12:00 & 14:00 - 16:00 except Thursday 10:30 - 12:00 & 14:00 - 16:00
Cobh Employment OfficeLynch’s Quay 021 490 8010 Mon-Fri 9.30-12.00 & 2.00-4.00
Midleton Enterprise ParkEmployment OfficeDwyer Road 021 462 1200 Mon-Fri 9.30-12.00 & 2.00-4.00
Youghal Store Street Youghal Co. Cork 024 25020 Mon-Fri 9.30-12.00 & 2.00-4.00

Further information on all of the above can be found at

Community Welfare Service (CWO)

Your local CWO is who you go to if you need exceptional hardship payments, rent allowance, fuel allowance, mortgage interest supplement, back to school footware and clothing allowances. If you ask at your local social welfare office (see above) they will give you the times and location of your local CWO.
Full information on what the CWO can do for you is at this site  

Education and Training Board  Adult Guidance Service

The ETB offer a guidance service to adults on education and employment. They have a service in Youghal and Ballincollig.


SECAD’s Employment Service offers one to one support to job seekers including help with CVs and interviews.

Telephone 021 4613432 to make an appointment.  


The Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) is the only free, confidential, independent and non-judgmental service for people in debt, or in danger of getting into debt, in Ireland. Their Helpline (0761 07 2000) operates Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm. You can also send an email to if you have any questions.

MABS works with clients by supporting them in drawing up realistic budgets and maximising their incomes. MABS also supports clients in dealing with their debts according to their budgets. MABS does not give "financial advice" – we do not advise clients on investments or on specific financial products. MABS also does not give out money.

To make an appointment in your local area contact:

Unit 12, Penrose Wharf,  Penrose Quay, Cork City

Tel: 0761 07 2090

Fax: 021 455 2078




EmployAbility promote employment rights and independence for people with a disability. They empower people with a disability to find paid employment and develop their career. They provide recruitment advice and employment support services for the business community.

To make an appointment in your local area contact:

Employability Cork, 33 Penrose Wharf, Penrose Quay, Cork

Tel: 021 429 4949
Fax: 021 429 3828

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