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.

Staff MeetingMonday 30th August 2021
Interviews and BKSBTuesday 31st August - Friday 3rd Septembet 2021
InductionMonday 6th - Friday 10th September 2021
Teaching Term Monday 13th September – Wednesday 22nd December 2021
*October Mid-TermMonday 25th – Friday 29h October 2021
*Christmas BreakThursday 23rd December 2021 – Wednesday 5th January 2022

Term 2

Teaching TermThursday 6th January – Friday 8th April 2022
*February Mid-TermMonday 21st – Friday 25th February 2022
*St. Patrick's DayClosed Thursday & Friday 17th & 18th March 2022
*Easter BreakMonday 11th April – Friday 22nd April 2022

Term 3

Teaching TermMonday 25th April – Thursday 2nd June 2022
VTOS Project workFriday 3rd – Thursday 30th June 2022
*May Bank HolidayClosed Monday 2nd May 2022
*June Bank HolidayClosed Monday 6th June 2022


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