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

Term 1

*Relates to Additional Centre Closures/Holidays and Public Holidays

Staff MeetingMonday 29th August 2022
Interviews and BKSBTuesday 30tht August - Friday 2nd September 2022
InductionMonday 5th - Friday 9th September 2022
Teaching Term Monday 12th September – Wednesday 21st December 2022
*October Mid-TermMonday 31st October – Friday 4th November 2022
*Christmas BreakThursday 22nd December 2022 – Wednesday 4th January 2023

Term 2

Teaching TermThursday 5th January 2023 – Friday 31st March 2023
*February Bank HolidayClosed Moday 6th February
*February Mid-TermMonday 13th February 2023 – Friday 17th February 2023
*St. Patrick's DayClosed Friday 17th March 2023
*Easter BreakMonday 3rd April 2023 – Friday 14th April 2023

Term 3

Teaching TermMonday 17th April 2023 – Thursday 1st June 2023
VTOS Project workFriday 2nd June 2023 – Thursday 29th June 2023
*May Bank HolidayClosed Monday 1st May 2023
*June Bank HolidayClosed Monday 5th June 2023

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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