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Tús Nua Childcare Services’ centre, MoChara Grove, is situated in a semi-urban location, on the outskirts of Lavey village, between the towns of Virginia and Cavan town in the Co. Cavan.   
 

MoChara Grove is a detached house which meets all building control requirements.  There is onsite parking for cars and large gardens to the front and rear of the property with goals posts and basketball hoops.

 

Each young person has their own individual en-suite bedroom decorated in colors of their choosing. The house is bright and spacious and decorated to a high domestic standard providing a warm and homely environment for the young people in our care. 

Our central location to several towns means that we are perfectly located to access a wide variety of schools, and other amenities. A short 10-minute drive to Cavan town, provides access to public transport servicing Dublin and other main towns, and with opportunities for day trips and for the young people to independently travel where appropriate.

 

Many members of the MoChara Grove staff team are also local to the area and bring with them a wealth of knowledge of what the area has to offer.

Amenities & Facilities

The central location of MoChara grove, provide the young people with a wide variety of activities and facilities to meet all needs.

 

Virginia, a short 10-minute drive from the centre, sits on the shores of Lough Ramor, who’s calm, and jet-ski free waters make it a safe and accessible place to swim and to explore the 32 small islands found in the lake.  Lough Ramor is also home to a wealth of water sports available including a beautiful and scenic backdrop for fishing, sailing, waterskiing, forest walks along it’s lake shore and a golf course, which offers beginners classes to anyone wishing to take up the sport. 

Virginia town itself has many offerings including a theatre (which always welcomes new members) and a strong tradition in both GAA and Rugby. 

 

One of our current residents enjoys the team atmosphere they experience being part of the local GAA juvenile team, whilst out local links afforded another resident to be mentored by a local fisherman enjoying boat trips and building on his passion for fishing. 

Cavan town is located approximately 5 miles from MoChara Grove. Here, young people have access to facilities such as swimming, cinema, bowling, and shopping.

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Further Afield

The counties of Monaghan, Louth and Meath are also within easy reach of the house providing our young people opportunities to engage in alternative and structured activities i.e., Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre, Carlingford Adventure Centre, and Tayto Park. 

 

Fore Abbey, in Co. Westmeath is a favourite day trip outing for the residents in MoChara Grove, where the “7 Wonders of Fore” are explored.

 

The M3 motorway is less than a fifteen-minute drive from MoChara Grove. From here Dublin can be reached in one hour.

Other Youth Supports

Tús Nua Childcare Services have built up good working relationships within the community, including schools, youth reach, G.P. services, and the local primary care services which can offer counselling.

 

Other services in the community include Bounce Back Youth Service in Ballyjamesduff and Virginia, while CAMRY (Cavan and Monaghan Rainbow Youth), YAP and the Garda Youth Diversion Programme are located in Cavan town.

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