The following timetable for Abbeyleix Further Education and Training Centre sets out the three teaching terms in the academic year 

Term 1

Staff MeetingWednesday 26th August 2020
Interviews and BKSBWednesday 26th August – 1st September 2020
Registration2nd, 3rd, and 4th September 2020
Induction7th - 18th September 2020
Teaching Term Monday 28th September - Tuesday 22nd December 2020
October Mid-TermMonday 26th – Friday 30th October 2020
Christmas BreakWednesday 23rd December 2019 – Tuesday 5th January 2021

Term 2

Teaching TermWednesday 6th January 2021 – Friday 26th March 2021
February Mid-TermMonday 15th February 2021 – Friday 19th February 2021
St. Patrick's DayClosed Wednesday 17th March 2021
Easter BreakHolidays: Monday 29th March 2021 – Friday 9th April 2021

Term 3

Teaching TermMonday 12th April 2021 – Thursday 3rd June 2021
VTOS Project workFriday 4th June 2021 – Wednesday 30th June 2021
*May Bank HolidayClosed Monday 3rd May 2021
*June Bank HolidayClosed Monday 7th June 2021


Abbeyleix FETC

Mountrath Road


County Laois

R32 TX30


  • Study Room
  • Free Parking
  • Disabled Parking
  • Canteen

Centre Opening Times

Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

* Bank Holidays and Public Holidays – Closed



Helen Kavanagh, Centre Director



(057) 873 1127


Abbeyleix Further Education Centre, Mountrath Road, Abbeyleix, County Laois, R32 TX30, Ireland


Read what our past students  have to say about their experience with the Art, Craft & Design course at Abbeyleix FETC

“Abbeyleix Art Department holds some of my favourite memories and if it was not for this course I would not be where I am today!”
Hannah McCann
ACD Level 5 2013
“Returning to education as a mature student on the Art, Craft and Design programme has been a whole new experience. The year has been very positive and life changing for me. The opportunity to try all the different disciplines and techniques feels like a really good grounding as a whole and I am now looking forward to continuing my studies in art. The course has given me the confidence to continue on with art.”
Rhiannon Harris
ACD Level 5 2019