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The Family Project

The Family Project, RTE One's popular education series, returns to our screens on Monday, May 26th for a second series with six new mentors working with families and projects around the country.

In each episode, a celebrity mentor works with the family to complete a project that has special significance to them. By working together and being open to learning new things, the families achieve results they could never have imagined.

With a host of new challenges this year, The Family Project aims to inspire parents across Ireland to do more in the home to help their kids learn in fun and engaging ways. With the help of our celebrities, series two shows families how learning new skills, making small changes and pushing themselves to try new things can change their lives and inspire their futures.

Author and former Mountjoy governor John Lonergan works with the Menton family in Inchicore, and helps 15 year old Aaron realise his dream of becoming a tour guide.

In Kilbarrack, author Alice Taylor helps the O' Brien's write a children's book about their Granddad Peter, while In Co. Clare, Davy Fitzgerald works with the hurling mad Sheedy family on a match commentary project.

Musican John Spillane works with early school leaver Declan O' Brien on a song about Loughrea and helps the 16 year old, and his parents, figure out a path back to education.

Meanwhile, Yvonne Keating is heading to Kilkenny to help single mum Andrea and her two little boys record their family life.

And in Rialto, Brendan Courtney helps 20 year old Fiona design a range of children's clothes, with the help of her two year old son Ollie.

Each episode will focus on one family's story and the challenges they face as they work with their mentor on an inspiring project that will motivate them to make changes for the better.

Episode one of The Family Project will feature author and former Mountjoy governor John Lonergan as he works with the Menton family in Inchicore, to help 15 year old Aaron realise his dream of becoming a tour guide.

The Family Project returns on Monday, May 26th on RTE One, 8pm

The Family Project
  • RTÉ Two, Monday, 8.00pm