Katherine Harford received Lord Mayor’s Civic Award

On behalf of the Young Knocknaheeny ABC Programme, I would like to share with you the recent good news of Katherine Harford’s receipt of the Lord Mayor’s Civic Award by Cork Lord Mayor, Cllr. John Sheehan. Katherine, Young Knocknaheeny Programme Manager, received this award in recognition of her commitment, energy and enthusiasm in her advocacy … Read more

Young Knocknaheeny Message for Parents/Caregivers during COVID-19

Young Knocknaheeny (YK) is an area based childhood programme that seeks to give every child the best start in life. The COVID-19 virus has created many challenges for everyone. It has especially resulted in increased stress and added many demands to the daily lives of parents, caregivers their families and especially their young children. YK … Read more

COVID-19 Update

Young Knocknaheeny unfortunately has to postpone many of its activities until restrictions are lifted as advised by the Government and public health authorities. We will endeavor to be in contact with all families during this period to provide ongoing support. Updates will be provided on our website and Facebook page. To contact Young Knocknaheeny at … Read more


All Young Knocknaheeny activities continue as normal at present. Participants attending groups, home visits, meetings etc. are advised to follow the HSE guidelines in relation to hand washing, social distancing, coughing and sneezing. If you or your child have any of the symptoms or if you have been in contact with someone who may have … Read more

Born and Raised into Homelessness, Overcrowding and Substandard Housing

Almost 50% of families in Cork child and parent programme report housing-related problems Homelessness, housing insecurity, and substandard housing has major impact on families and child development A new report on homelessness, overcrowding and substandard housing in Cork city has identified housing problems to be adding to poor child development outcomes. The report by the … Read more

Including Children’s Voices produces Better Policy and Better Services

Young Knocknaheeny Area Based Childhood Programme (YKABC) launches its most recent publication: Circle Time, Selfies, Friends and Food: Researching Children’s Voices in Early Years Settings in the Young Knocknaheeny ABC Programme. Publication available for download: Circle-time, Selfies, Friends and Food: Researching Children’s Voices in EarlyYears Settings in the Young Knocknaheeny ABC Programme Led by Dr … Read more