SHEP is a Community Education & Development Project established in Ireland in 1974.


Our key areas of work include: a unique training programme based on experiential group work approaches; low-cost counselling; advocacy; providing specialist support to community based organisations organisations, and international partnership.

We currently work in Cork, Kerry and Limerick in the south-west of Ireland. SHEP also supports the work of our international partner, Sahakarmi Samaj, which works in southwest Nepal.

Commitment to Equality

SHEP is fully committed to equality: our policy is set out in OR005 SHEP Equality Statement. We are a member of the CESCA alliance since  2014.

SHEP is a registered charity (CHY9974) and a not-for-profit company which is limited by guarantee (no. 167824).