Adult Guidance and Information Service

Contact our adult education guidance and information service for support and advice in choosing the right course for you.

The Adult Guidance and Information Service provides access to a quality, free, impartial, confidential and professional guidance counselling service.

The Information Service provides information on education, careers, skills and the job market.


  • Adult Education Service Balbriggan, Sarsfield House, Mill Street, Balbriggan, K32 KX82
  • Adult Education Service Swords, 7 The Plaza, Forster Way Swords, K67 KR44

Contact Information:


  • Adult Guidance Counsellor:  Orla Hicks


Phone: 01 8417763

  • Information Officer Balbriggan: Kevin McCabe


Office Phone : 01 841 7763


  • Adult Guidance Counsellor/Coordinator: Majella Callaghan


  • Information Officer Swords: Rebecca Rudden

Office Phone: 01 840 8946


The Adult Guidance and Information Service is free and confidential to adults in the local and surrounding community.
The service offers support and an opportunity to discuss your options on the following areas:


  • Course Information
  • Support choosing the right course
  • Exploring your options
  • Support if experiencing difficulties on your course
  • Sources of funding
  • Second chance education
  • Details of qualifications and certification
  • Progression to Further Education or Third Level                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Career/ Employment
  • Developing your CV
  • Job search strategies
  • Applying for Jobs online
  • Career change
  • Developing an action plan
  • Returning to work
  •  Identifying transferable skills
  • Seeking further qualifications to gain employment
  • Progression to employment