Rural Development

Transform Your Business this Spring

Applications are open to West Cork entrepreneurs to take part in the unique Transform Your Business (TrYB) programme starting later this February. The closing date for Applications is Friday, 5th February. Contact David Tuohy at 023 8834035 or david@wcdp.ie today for … Continue reading

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New Studies on Crafts Sector in Ireland

The West Cork Development Partnership in collaboration with the Craft Council of Ireland and Local Development Companies in Ballyhoura, Wexford, Kilkenny and South Tipperary has published two studies on the crafts sector in Ireland. Creative Clusters: This report represents Indecon International … Continue reading

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Sports Capital Programme – New Online Application Process

Background to SCP The Sports Capital Programme (SCP) is operated by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and provides grants to assist in the development of sports facilities and the provision of sports equipment throughout the country. OSCAR The … Continue reading

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Mid-term Review of the Local Community Development Programme

Mid-term Review of the Local Community Development Programme Project Background In 2011, the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government assumed responsibility for the Local Community Development Programme. CES was asked to conduct a Mid Term Review of the programme … Continue reading

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Anxious wait for additional LEADER funds

A large number of community initiatives and private enterprise projects in West Cork face an anxious wait over the next few weeks to see if additional LEADER project funds will materialise for West Cork.  27 projects throughout the region with … Continue reading

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UCC Cheese Science & Technology Course

      The following course which will be held on 4 – 6 December 2013 may be of interest to you or your contacts: Course Details Introduction This intensive three-day course will provide participants with knowledge of the principles … Continue reading

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The Wheel – Cork Open Meeting

Local community and voluntary groups are invited to have their say about key issues like job creation, care services, affordable energy, waste management and the local environment at an open meeting this Friday, 8 November, 9.30am to 1.30pm at the … Continue reading

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St Finbarr’s Pilgrim Walks: 10th – 11th August and 17th – 18th August

The annual Community St Finbarr’s Pilgrim Walk will take place on the weekend of 10th-11th August 2013.  Over the past four years this has been a popular walk with folks from Drimoleague and beyond participating. It is a two day … Continue reading

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Social Enterprise in Ireland: Sectoral Opportunities and Policy Issues

Date: 26 July 2013 Source: Forfás Topics: Enterprise, General This report analyses the current performance and potential of the social enterprise sector in Ireland to contribute to job creation, growth and economic well-being. Forfás and the Department of Jobs, Enterprise … Continue reading

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Tús participants help restore Trinity Well to former glory

 Trinity Well is set over looking the magnificent harbour of Kinsale near Charles Fort in west Cork.  Close to the site once stood Holy Trinity Church (which served the parish of Ringcurran) and also Barry Og Castle (which was taken by Cromwellian … Continue reading

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