On behalf of Judith and myself, we would like to welcome you to our website. We hope that it provides you with the appropriate information and we hope that we can be of service to you. Leading an organisation like Clanrye is both a privilege and an honour and we feel immense pride and gratitude to our team who go above and beyond their roles in carrying out the mission and the ethos of the organisation, “We Care.”

Like all organisations in the voluntary and community sector we continuously seek funds to provide better services to the community and continue to innovate using imaginative and creative approaches to look after the health and wellbeing of those we serve. Given the current challenging environment and the onset of “Brexit” we would like to thank you for your support and appeal to you to work with us to  advocate on behalf of the most disadvantaged from our communities to ensure vital services continue to be a priority to those in government.


Clanrye Group was established in Newry in 1982, named after the Clanrye River which runs through the City and forms the historic border between County Down and County Armagh. Originally named Clanrye's Community Workshop with premises in Canal Street the mission was clear from day one - to tackle disadvantage and improve skills and employment for all. Although our name may have changed since inception our purpose has not and for the past 36 years we have been providing quality training, accredited qualifications and employment opportunities to individuals furthest removed from the labour market

Since our inception we have supported thousands of individuals to acheive qualifications, new skills and essentinally moving towards their goals. We take pride in watching people progress and we wish to thank all of our  wonderful participants past and present for helping to shape Clanrye Group into what it has become  today. 


Clanrye Group is grateful for the funding and support received from the following:  Department for the Economy, European Social Fund, International Fund for Ireland, Newry Mourne and Down District Council, Rural Development Council, Sport NI, Peace 4, Southern Health and Social Care Trust and generous Donations from the all sections of the Communities in which we operate. 95% of all funding received either directly or indirectly come from  the European Union. Brexit will have a tremendous impact on all services Clanrye offer and will impact on the most disadvantaged in our community. We will continue to advocate on behalf of the community we serve.

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