Community Development

Tidy Towns Workshop

The Tidy Towns Workshop held in Fernhill House Hotel in Clonakilty on 17th of September attracted a large audience. The workshop focused on issues such as biodiversity, environmental awareness,  dog fouling and clean coast programmes.  On the night, presentations were delivered … Continue reading

Posted in Community Development, Environment, Events, Heritage, News, Newsletter, Other Schemes, Rural Development, Tourism | Comments Off on Tidy Towns Workshop

West Cork Heritage & Tourism Conference 2014

            ‘Looking at Heritage through a Visitor’s Eye’ West Cork’s first ever Heritage and Tourism Conference was held in the recently opened Top of the Rock Pod Páirc and Walking Centre in Drimoleague (www.topoftherock.ie) Drimoleague … Continue reading

Posted in Community Development, Environment, Events, Feature, Heritage, News, Newsletter, Rural Development, Tourism, Walking | Comments Off on West Cork Heritage & Tourism Conference 2014

Current Funding Opportunities for Voluntary Groups

Calor Community Champion Opens for Applications Calor wants to encourage communities across the island to join it on a journey or sustainability, and so it is launching it’s 2014 Community Champion around the theme of sustainability, featuring a prize fund … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Community Development, News, Newsletter | Comments Off on Current Funding Opportunities for Voluntary Groups

Waste Prevention ideas for communities

Waste prevention is any initiative to reduce waste, water use, energy use or use of materials. This can be something done by the Community, Homes, Businesses, Schools, and Festivals with your local authority or other organisations. You can also look … Continue reading

Posted in Community Development, Environment, News, Newsletter, Other Schemes, Rural Development, Tourism | Comments Off on Waste Prevention ideas for communities

Europa Nostra Awards 2015

The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is Europe’s most prestigious prize in the heritage field. Every year, it honours the most outstanding heritage achievements from all over Europe. It recognises the excellence and dedication by … Continue reading

Posted in Community Development, Environment, Events, Heritage, News, Newsletter, Rural Development, Tourism | Comments Off on Europa Nostra Awards 2015

Local Artist leaves an impression on Tús

The elaborate and thought provoking work of Wendy Miles which she completed while participating on Tús has been attracting a lot of positive attention recently.  This corresponds with Wendy’s sculptor trail which is now open for view at An Sanctoir in … Continue reading

Posted in Community Development, Environment, Events, Job Seekers, News, Other Schemes, Tús | Comments Off on Local Artist leaves an impression on Tús

Macroom ‘Good Lives’ Project

The Good Lives Project is a new programme based in Macroom leading to a Level 4 FETAC Major Award in Employment Skills plus additional equestrian components. Aim: To provide learners with key employment skills or to enable them to progress … Continue reading

Posted in Community Development, Environment, Events, Job Seekers, News, Tourism, Tús, Upcoming Training, Youth | Comments Off on Macroom ‘Good Lives’ Project

Care Ring Scríocht at the Top of the Rock, Pod Páirc and Walking Centre in Drimoleague

The Care Ring project is designed to counter social isolation in the predominantly rural areas of West Cork. Care Ring is a free voluntary service which provides regular telephone contact to people who live alone or in isolated circumstances. The phone … Continue reading

Posted in Caring Peninsulas, Community Development, Events, News, Newsletter, Other Schemes, Rural Transport, Warmer Homes | Comments Off on Care Ring Scríocht at the Top of the Rock, Pod Páirc and Walking Centre in Drimoleague

Museum/Heritage Centre Training Course

The West Cork Development Partnership in association with the Irish Museums Association is delighted to announce the roll out of a Museum/Heritage Centre Training Course in West Cork.  This course has been devised specifically for voluntary-run projects by the Irish … Continue reading

Posted in Community Development, Events, Feature, News, Rural Development, Upcoming Training | Comments Off on Museum/Heritage Centre Training Course

Ulster Bank Community Impact Fund 2014

Ulster Bank Community Impact Fund 2014 The Ulster Bank Community Impact Fund is a €290,000 fund established to give local communities a welcome boost by providing grants to support their work in enterprise creation, financial education and employability initiatives throughout the Island … Continue reading

Posted in Community Development, Feature, News, Newsletter, Rural Development | Comments Off on Ulster Bank Community Impact Fund 2014