Our mission

NCE believe that all have the right to integrate with others in our community; re-educate, train, work and gain the relevant experience to progress to future full time employment. We aim to promote social inclusion while serving the needs of the community.

Established in 1993 by Fr. John O’Donovan, Northside Community Enterprises is a leading, quality accredited, training and education centre based in the Northside of Cork City. Originally established to provide training and work experience for the unemployed of the area we have since included a range of training programmes, facilities and opportunities for work experience across a broad range of sectors from sports and recreation to sales and business.


St Finbarr’s
Redemption Rd
Co Cork

Tel 021 422 8100
Email info [at] nce.ie
Web www.nce.ie/


Monday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Northside Community Enterprises launched an environmentally friendly paint re-use service. The project is in partnership with Cork City Council and allows unused paint that is brought to civic amenity sites to be remixed and sold at their Farranferris shop. Cork customers will be able to purchase this paint at a fraction of the cost of new. This project comes as part of NCE’s commitment to being community leaders in eco-friendly initiatives.

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Our funders

EPA National Waste Prevention Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the National Waste Prevention Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

Pilot Northern Ireland Reuse and Repair Network

CRNI received funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and rural Affairs in 2020 to carry out a pilot establishing a reuse and repair network in Northern Ireland.

For more information about the project see here.

Circular Textiles

CRNI is leading an EPA Green Enterprise project Circular Textiles, which will test the impact of three different separate collection systems for textiles and explore how we could manage the additional quantity of textiles that are collected. This project will be concluded in 2022.

For more information about the project see here.