Adult Educational Guidance Service

Adult Educational Guidance Service (AEGS)

“Guidance facilitates people throughout their lives to manage their own educational, training, occupational, personal, social and life choices so that they reach their full potential and contribute to the development of a better society.”
National Guidance Forum 2007

“It was great to be able to explore my thoughts with somebody who wasn’t going to tell me that I wasn’t able to do that or to get real.”
A student’s experience of guidance service

What does the Adult Educational Guidance Service offer?

The Adult Educational Guidance Service helps people to make informed education, career and life choices by providing impartial and confidential Guidance Counselling, Information and Support to adults in relation to their education, training and career options.

You can meet with a professional Adult Educational Guidance Counsellor or Adult Guidance Information Officer in a confidential setting to discuss your education and training needs.

The Guidance Counsellor can support you by:

  • Helping you identify your unique strengths, experiences and potential
  • Supporting you to make decisions about your future
  • Taking a step by step approach to achieve your goals
  • Helping you reach your full potential in life

The Information Officer can help you by:

  • Providing you with impartial information that suits your needs
  • Researching your education and training options
  • Clarifying and simplifying funding supports, entry requirements and qualification levels

Our Service is:

  • Free of Charge
  • Impartial
  • Friendly and Supportive
  • Dedicated to enabling people to realise their full potential in life

The service is for adults who:

  • Are uncertain about their future.
  • Are considering returning to or continuing with education.
  • Are having difficulty in finding or keeping suitable employment due to a lack of appropriate education qualifications.
  • Wish to explore new forms of further education and training.

Contact Details

As per our website

Our website:

Mayo Central & West

Barbara Ronayne | Adult Guidance Counsellor / Coordinator
Further Education & Training Centre, Lucan Street, Castlebar, Co. Mayo F23 FW70
Phone: 094 903 5814
Email: [email protected]

Lorraine Staunton | Adult Guidance Information Officer
Phone: 086 033 4679
Email: [email protected]


Josephine McGread | Adult Guidance Counsellor / Coordinator
MSLETB Quay Street, Sligo F91 XH96
Phone: 071 913 8411
Email: [email protected]

Hugh Ward | Adult Guidance Counsellor
Phone: 071 919 4800
Email: [email protected]

Gráinne Dunne | Adult Guidance Information Officer
Phone: 071 913 8410
Email: [email protected]


Jane Nolan | Adult Guidance Counsellor / Coordinator
Further Education & Training Centre, Marketyard, Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim N41 P997
Phone: 071 962 1371 | 086 036 2174
Email: [email protected]

Martina O’Sullivan | Adult Guidance Information Officer
Phone: 071 962 1371 | 086 774 3329
Email: [email protected]

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Mayo North

Erin Gavin | Adult Guidance Counsellor
MSLETB Training Centre Ballina, Riverside, Church Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo F26P278
Phone: 086 852 1905
Email: [email protected]

Mayo East & South

Sarah McGeough | Adult Guidance Counsellor
Further Education & Training Centre, Chapel Lane, Claremorris, County Mayo F12 X586
Phone: 086 852 1901
Email: [email protected]

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