Fostering Fortnight 2018

IFCA Fostering Fortnight


IFCA’s annual campaign to raise awareness of fostering in Ireland is
taking place from 26th February – 9th March 2018 and we want everyone to get involved!
This year we will be organising FAMILY BAKE OFF’S around the country. This is your chance to get the whole family baking!  We want you to send us photos of your wonderful cakes, share your recipes, host a coffee morning and enter our local competitions.  We will also be looking for foster carers to get involved in sharing their fostering story.
We will have more information available shortly and we will be keeping you posted on how you can get involved.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more information!

Fostering Fortnight Poster IFCA A3 Fostering 1.jpg

Fostering Fortnight Poster with space to include information IFCA A3 Fostering 2.jpg

Fostering Fortnight Poster as a word document Fostering Fortnight Poster A4.docx

Cork Family Bake Off, details here

Launch of Fostering Fortnight 26th February 2018 invitation INVITATION.pdf

Fostering Fortnight Launch Press Release Fostering Fortnight Press Release.pdf

Fostering Fortnight Infographic IFCA_infographic_A4 (004).pdf

Fostering Fortnight Media Coverage 2018 Fostering Fortnight Media Coverage.pdf

Fostering Fortnight Events:

South Tipperary Branch Coffee & Cake Morning

Thursday 8th March 2018

Resource Centre, Kickham Street, Clonmel

10.30am – 12pm

Please join us for our Fostering Fortnight event! This is a great opportunity to meet other foster carers in the area and have a chat over a cuppa and enjoy some yummy treats. Members and non-members are very welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you!

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Branch Secretary, Sandra Parker, at 086 203 6461

TUSLA Fostering Team Dublin North

On the back of IFCA’s fostering fortnight awareness campaign our Fostering Team in Dublin North City are running an information evening on fostering  in an attempt to recruit new foster families, it is being held on the following date and venue;

Fostering Information Evening; Tuesday 13th of March 2018  - 7pm to 9pm

Venue; Crowne Plaza, Northwood Park, Santry, Dublin 9


Monday, Feb 26th - Coffee Morning in the Church of the Emmanuel, Seatown Place, Dundalk. Starts at 10:00am.  

"We are looking for everyone to bring along a friend to the event for an informal, no-pressure information morning on Foster Care were you can link in with other foster carers who will answer any questions."    You can RSVP to Anne Healy, Branch Secretary,


Tuesday, March 6th - Presentation by Christine Enright, Royal Hotel, Bray.  7:30pm-10:00pm.

"Building self-esteem and a Positive identity in Developmentally Traumatised Children".  RSVP is essential - to Georgina Bryan, Branch Secretary, 085 8041 358,

Tusla Coffee Mornings - Mid West:

Clare Coffee Morning
Celebrating Fostering Fortnight
Wednesday 7th March between 10am - 12pm at
The Inn at Dromoland, Clare.
For more information, call 065 6863924

Limerick Coffee Morning
Celebrating Fostering Fortnight
Wednesday 7th March between 10am- 12pm at the
Greenhill’s Hotel, Limerick.
For more information, call 061 328336

North Tipperary Coffee Morning
Celebrating Fostering Fortnight
Wednesday 7th March between 10am - 12pm at
the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh
For more information, call 067 46662

Fostering First Ireland Information Sessions:

Tuesday 27th February

  • Drogheda library Information Morning 10:30am-12:30pm, Stockwell Lane, Drogheda, Co. Louth
  • Athlone Library Information morning 10:30am – 12:30pm, Athlone Civic Centre, Church Street Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • Abbey Court Hotel Information evening 6pm – 8pm, Dublin Road, Nenagh, Co.Tipperary
  • Airport Hilton Hotel Information evening 6pm-8pm, Malahide road, Northern Cross, Dublin

Wednesday 28th February

  • Ballina Library Information Morning 10am -12pm, Pearse Street, Abbeyhalfquarter, Ballina, Co. Mayo
  • Dooradoyle Library Information morning 10:30am – 12:30pm, Crescent Shopping centre, Dooradoyle Road, Co. Limerick
  • Ballincollig Tesco Community Space Information morning 10:30am-12:30pm, Ballincollig Shopping Centre, Co. Cork
  • Douglas Community Centre Information evening 6pm-8pm, 3 Church road, Douglas, Co. Cork

Thursday 1st March

  • Carlow parish Centre Information morning 10:30am -12:30pm, College Street, Graigue, Co. Carlow
  • Portlaoise Parish Centre Information Evening 6pm-8pm, Stradbally Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • Ashbourne Library Information evening 6pm-8pm, The Square, Killegland Street, Ashbourne, Co. Meath

Friday 2nd March

  • Sligo Park Hotel Information morning, 10:30am-12:30pm, Pearse Road, Cornageeha, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo
  • Blanchardstown Library Information Morning 10:30am-12:30pm, Civic Centre, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Dublin 15


Coffee morning in Boyle, this is being held in the Secretary’s house on 1st March 10.30am to 12.30pm

Coffee morning in The Quad, Roscommon town on 7th March 10.30am to 12.30pm


Informal Support evening for Foster Carers being held in Arena 7, Letterkenny on March 9th starting at 8pm


Coffee morning in The House Hotel, Galway 10am to 12pm on Monday 26th Feb.


Open night on Tuesday 6th March in Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon

Information stand in Tesco Carrick on Shannon on 1st March