The Diocese of Ferns has 6 registered trainers.


Pictured above are:

(back row l-r) Rev. Aodhán Marken, Emma Fitzgerald, and Lisa Delaney

(front row l-r) Dervla Tierney, Rev. Gerald O’Leary, and Colette O’Doherty



Role of the Safeguarding Trainer


Facilitate training for clergy, safeguarding reps, staff, volunteers, and parishioners, in the Diocese of Ferns

Monitor & evaluate delivery of training, to ensure continuous high standards 

Contribute to upholding the Seven Standards for Safeguarding in the Catholic Church in Ireland

Training provided is consistent with National Standards as determined by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland. 

If you wish to enquire about training, please contact Emma: 053 917 4972 /

See below for details of upcoming training