The President and his wife Sabina visited Carraig Eden, our transitional housing centre for men in Greystones, Co Wicklow, which has just undergone a substantial refurbishment and retro-fit in partnership with Wicklow Co Council.

During their two-hour visit the President and Mrs Higgins spoke with residents and staff and planted a cherry-blossom sapling.

Finishing his tour, President Higgins said, “Tiglin Carraig Eden, was something that Wicklow, and Tiglin can be proud of.  You have this magnificent example available for all of the people who want to use it.  I hope when county managers and counsellors meet, that they take this example and say “could we not be doing something like this in our own areas”.

Carraig Eden is our 34-unit aftercare centre which compliments our residential rehabilitation services for men in Ashford and women in Brittas Bay.