Women for Election Campaigning and Media/PR Training

In Wexford in 2014, 60 of 70 local election candidates were men. That’s 86% of the county’s ballot. This April 4th, Women for Election and Wexford Local Development are coming together for a Campaigning and Media/PR Training evening, from 5pm to 9pm in Wexford Arts Centre. The event is open to female-identifying candidates & campaigners from communities […]

Vacancy: Receptionist/Administration Assistant – Gorey

Wexford Local Development is recruiting for the following position: RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT IN  OUR GOREY OFFICE Wexford Local Development is a community based organisation delivering a range of programmes that address the needs of individuals and communities experiencing disadvantage across the county.  Our programmes include training, employment and enterprise supports for individuals and programmes delivering community development […]

Taghmon Community Enhancement

Our Community Development & Outreach team are working with individuals & local groups in Taghmon village to develop an amenity area supported by the Community Enhancement Programme in collaboration with Wexford County Council’s Local & Community Development Committee (LCDC).     The area finally agreed upon for the project, following much local consultation and with […]

Toolkit For Enniscorthy Mammies

Wet, cold, wintry weather can can leave parents stressed if they are housebound with young children. Join us for a series of weekly group workshops in Templeshannon Community Centre every Thursday morning, starting November 6th,  covering a range of activities that can help you entertain your young children over the winter months. You will also […]

We Pose The Question – Are We There Yet?

On Saturday, October 13th, Wexford Local Development poses the question Are We There Yet? in relation to equality for women in Ireland at its annual Community Conference, which will be held this year in the wonderful venue that is the Spiegeltent on Wexford Quay. An inspiring morning starts off at 9am with positive discussions, ideas […]

Wexford Traveller Women Make Mini Marathon an Annual Affair

Traveller women from across Co. Wexford will travel to Dublin, for the second year running, to take part in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin on Sunday 3rd June 2018. On Thursday, June 7th, Wexford Local Development are hosting a celebratory homecoming for the participants at Enniscorthy Sports Hub. As part of Traveller Pride […]

Welcome to Wexford “Volunteering Information Services” Website

Wexford Volunteering Information Services website is a new online service provided by Wexford Local Development. It is designed for individuals who wish to search or partake in volunteer opportunities in Co. Wexford and also for not for profit organisations that are seeking to involve volunteers in Wexford. You can search and apply for opportunities online. For […]

Traveller Mental Health Conference

Wexford Local Development’s Traveller Community Health Programme, in partnership with the Health Service Executive, are organising a Mental Health Conference for Wexford Travellers on Wednesday next, January, 31st, 2018 in the Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford. This is an evening event, from 7pm to 10pm, with inputs from both statutory and community mental health service providers in […]

Over €800,000 LEADER Funding Awarded to Community Groups

Fourteen community groups from across the county have been successful in their application to fund the development of local facilities.  The recipients stretch from New Ross to Gorey, with a variety of projects being awarded LEADER grant aid, through Wexford Local Development working in partnership with Wexford County Council.  Funding has been provided for the […]

WLD Goes The Extra Mile

Wexford Local Development has a long and strong history of working with young people, who are not engaged in education, employment or training. We were delighted that our work in this area was showcased at both national and EU level, as part of a report launched by Pobal, the Department of Rural and Community Development and the […]

Updates on WLD Services during Storm Ophelia

WLD will provide service updates on our website, Facebook & Twitter accounts as Storm Ophelia tracks over Ireland. Current situation: All our offices & services are suspended on Monday, 16th October. This includes the WARM Project, Little Jobs Service, training courses, Local Employment Service, Homework & After-school groups, Study groups, community services and any other […]

WLD 2016 Annual Report Published

2016 was another busy and challenging year for Wexford Local Development. Our experience during the year is outlined in our recently published Annual Report. In the report we look at the changes and challenges in our sector as well as the impact of our work across Co. Wexford with: people communities children, young people and families enterprise […]

Radio Rosslare – Learning by doing outside the classroom

Wexford Local Development delivers a range of locally based non-formal educational and developmental opportunities to young people across Co. Wexford, targeting areas that have traditionally lacked access to opportunities. One such Local Learning Partnership Initiative this summer had 4 partners, Wexford Local Development, Cois Barry Community House ( Rosslare ), Yola Hedge School and Family Centre ( […]

Job Opportunities with WLD

Wexford Local Development is currently recruiting for two new positions with the Cornmarket Project. The positions relate to the new Local Training Initiative (LTI) which will commence in New Ross in September. This LTI will focus on delivering training modules to develop participant employability skills. In addition, the successful candidates will coordinate the delivery of one to […]

Roma Community Supports

We offer a tailored range of supports to the Roma community here in Co. Wexford and in particular in Enniscorthy. Obtineti APTITUDINILE De Care Aveti Nevoie Instruire GRATUITA Locala Program pentru membrii Comunitatii Rome in Co. Wexford Carmen Sanchez is our Health & Social Care Project Officer who offers high intensity supports to individuals with […]

Funding Workshop for New Ross Area Community Groups

Our new Community Development Officer for the New Ross District, Dubháin Kavanagh, will talk members of your group through 10 ways to improve your next funding application. The workshop will take place in Woodbine Community House, New Ross on Wednesday, July 26th 2017 at 7.00pm. This 2 hour workshop will be especially useful for groups […]

Celebrating Traveller Ethnicity

Wexford Local Development warmly welcomes you to join us at an open celebration event on Tuesday, July 25th 2017, where together with Wexford Travellers we will celebrate the formal recognition of Travellers as an ethnic minority in Ireland. On Wednesday, March 1st 2017, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, announced formal recognition for Travellers as a distinct ethnic group within the […]

Support Opportunity For Social Enterprise

Community Services Programme (CSP) 2017 Wexford Local Development have been requested by POBAL to nominate one Social Enterprise project from Co. Wexford who will submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to apply for inclusion in the CSP programme in 2017. (CSP Strand 3 only – see more details below) This is the first call for […]

Traveller Women Complete Mini Marathon

The June Bank Holiday, 5th June 2017, saw 33 women from Wexford Local Development’s Traveller Community Health Programmes complete the Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin. The event was supported by the HSE Traveller Health Unit who provided funding for specific Cardiovascular Health initiatives with additional funding from WLD’s Social Inclusion & Community Activation Programme (SICAP). […]

Energising Communities – Information Event

A Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) is a community in which everyone works together to develop a sustainable energy system for the benefit of the community.   WLD are hosting the first information session for interested communities here in Co. Wexford. This event will take place in the Presentation Centre in Enniscorthy on the 31st of May at […]

Deadline For Applications Extended

Wexford Local Development is currently recruiting for the following: Project Officer (LEADER Programme) – Please Note: Application deadline extended to 5pm on Tuesday, 18th of April. The successful candidate will be part of a team responsible for implementing the LEADER  Programme 2014-2020 in Co. Wexford. The Project Officer will support businesses and communities to access […]

Making A Difference Together

  Wexford Local Development was delighted to be joined by community representatives from throughout Co. Wexford for their annual Community Conference in the Riverbank House Hotel, Wexford on Saturday last, April 8th.   The theme of the event, “Who’s Listening?”, focused on how to increase participation at all levels in communities around the county and workshops […]

Book Your Place At Our Annual Community Conference

We look forward to welcoming community activists and volunteers from throughout Co. Wexford who will attend Wexford Local Development’s Community Conference on Saturday next, the 8th of April. The event will take place in the Riverbank House Hotel in Wexford town and speakers include Catherine Byrne TD, Minister of State for Communities and the National Drugs […]

Vacancy – Traveller & Roma Primary Health and Social Care Project Officer

Wexford Local Development is recruiting for the following: Pilot Traveller & Roma Primary Health and Social Care Project Officer (Pre-Development Phase) The HSE Social Inclusion Office, CHO Area 5, Wexford Waterford Education and Training Board (WWETB) and Wexford/Waterford Department of Social Protection (DSP) have formed an Interagency Steering Committee to develop a Pilot Primary Health […]

LEADER Vacancy

Wexford Local Development is currently recruiting for the following:   Project Officer (LEADER Programme) The successful candidate will be part of a team responsible for implementing the LEADER  Programme 2014-2020 in Co. Wexford. The Project Officer will support businesses and communities to access funding under the Programme.   Applicants for the position should have; A […]

Wexford Community Award sponsored by WLD

We at Wexford Local Development are very proud to sponsor the Wexford Community Award at the 2017 Wexford Business Awards. The annual awards ceremony, which is now in its 9th year, will this year be hosted by well known TV and Radio personality Hector Ó hEochagáin on May the 26th. The objective of the Community Award […]

Community Development Team Vacancy

Wexford Local Development is currently recruiting for the following:   Community Development Project Officer   This position holder will be responsible for implementing a range of programmes and actions under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.  The project officer position is a full time position and the officer will work as a member of […]

Children & Young People Services Provider Panel

Wexford Local Development is developing a panel of suitably qualified and experienced service providers to supplement existing community based activities with children and young people in the following areas: Literacy/Numeracy Support Homework Support Physical Activities; including Fitness, Dance & Drama Learning through Creativity After-schools Group Leaders   Specific Geographical Communities: Enniscorthy Town, Bunclody, Ferns/Camolin, Courtown/Riverchapel, […]

Networking Women’s Groups

Building on the solidarity demonstrated at the first Women’s Groups Networking event in March 2016, 57 representatives from 14 Women’s groups across Co. Wexford came together in Templeshannon Community Centre on November 9th to discuss women’s leadership in their communities, hosted by Wexford Local Development.The networking event consisted of workshops where participants reflected on the […]

Raising Awareness of Traveller Suicide

Suicide is a huge issue in the Travelling Community in Co. Wexford. The All Ireland Traveller Health Study co-ordinated by UCD in 2010 reported that a Traveller man is six times more likely than his settled counterpart to die by suicide. As a result of large family networks, for each Traveller who dies by suicide, […]

Annual Report for 2015 Published

Wexford Local Development is delighted to publish its Annual Report for 2015, which gives us the opportunity to report to our stakeholders in relation to the full range of activities and services delivered during the year.       In line with WLD’s commitment to attaining the highest standards of governance and transparency, the annual […]

Funding for local projects in North Wexford

  An important part of our work in marginalised and isolated communities under the Social Inclusion & Community Activation Programme (SICAP), is to assist and empower communities to develop local projects, source funding for their activities and to develop sustainable local facilities that respond to the needs of the area.     In the North […]

New Ross Community Voice

Representatives from eleven community and voluntary groups, who have a key focus on social inclusion in New Ross District, together with Sandra Walsh, Community Development Officer for the New Ross District with Wexford Local Development, attended the New Ross Community Voice Information Evening at Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola on Thursday last, April 14th.     […]

Communities Get Engaged

As part of the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP), Wexford Local Development supports representatives from Local Community Groups to participate in local, regional and national decision making bodies. Through engagement in these structures, marginalised communities can articulate the needs of their local areas and the communities which they represent, with a view to […]

Women Get Networking

    Women’s groups from across Co. Wexford got together at a networking day hosted by Wexford Local Development, in the Horse & Hound, Ballinaboola on Tuesday, March 22nd.     Groups from Courtown, Riverchapel, Bridgetown, Clongeen, Gorey, Tomhaggard, Ramsgrange, New Ross and Raheen came together for a belated celebration of International Women’s Day to […]

Social Enterprise Forum for Wexford

A forum to explore the development of social enterprise across Co. Wexford is being held in St. Joseph’s Community Centre in Wexford town, on the morning of Thursday, March 31st, hosted by Wexford Local Development. The forum will include interactive workshops together with presentations from successful local and national projects.     This free event […]

Updated Eligibility for WARM Project

One-Parent Family Payment has been added to the eligibility criteria to qualify for the Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme, which Wexford Local Development delivers via the WARM Project. Applications are invited from households in receipt of one of the following payments: Fuel Allowance as part of the National Fuel Scheme, or Job Seekers Allowance for […]

Youth Career Guidance Programme

“Time for Change” is WLD’s Youth Career Guidance programme, starting in January 2016 in Gorey, Enniscorthy, New Ross and Wexford.   We are looking for Young People aged 15 to 24 year olds to take part in these FREE Career Guidance and Advice courses in the four major towns across Co. Wexford. The courses will be run over […]

Should your group register as a charity? Information Session for Community & Voluntary Groups on Charities Registration set for Enniscorthy

Charities Regulatory Authority Information Campaign Templeshannon Community Centre, Enniscorthy Thursday, January 21st 2016,  7pm – 9.30pm   Wexford Local Development and the Charities Regulatory Authority are hosting an information session on the 21st of January in Templeshannon Community Centre, Enniscorthy for community & voluntary groups in Co. Wexford, which will provide practical guidance on the […]

Short Courses & Workshops in Enniscorthy

During the Autumn of 2015, we are running a series of Community Education short courses in Enniscorthy town. Our courses & workshops aim to offer a range of opportunities to residents of local communities in Enniscorthy town. All of the workshops and courses will be delivered FREE of charge, locally in Community Centres, or in […]

Enniscorthy Community Education Courses

Over the Summer months of 2015, we are running a series of Community Education short courses in Enniscorthy town. News on similar courses across the rest of the county will be coming soon. Our courses aim to offer a range of opportunities to residents of local communities in Enniscorthy town. All of the workshops and […]

Get Your Home Insulated Free of Charge

Be prepared for this winter.   Get your home insulated free of charge.   Wexford Local Development’s Warm Project provides a range of energy saving measures, which include attic and cavity wall insulation, draught proofing of doors and windows, lagging jackets for hot water cylinders and cold water storage tanks, low energy light bulbs and […]

Training for Community Organisers

This free course is for anyone involved in a community based group who wish to fine tune their skills, each session is built upon participation, discussion and dialogue and no previous experience is necessary. Starts Thursday 25th September 2014 9.30am – 1pm Content Covered: 1. COMMITTEE SKILLS 2. ASSERTIVENESS 3. MINUTES 4. ANNUAL REPORTS 5. […]

Piercestown Men’s Breakfast Club lends a hand

  The community get together to make Piercestown village look even better! Over the last few weeks, a number of people and groups in Piercestown have been working hard clearing areas and planting flowers to make the village even more colourful and attractive. Piercestown Men’s Breakfast club, along with Residents groups, Girls Guides, young people in […]

Youth Local Elections Forum

Wexford Youth Action will host a Local Elections Forum in Clonard Community Centre, Wexford on Monday 12th of May 2014 from 12.30 – 2pm Members of the group have developed a Manifesto in advance of the Local Elections on May 23rd that sets out thier main concerns around the issues of transport, access to employment, relevant education […]

Support WLD

Please show your support for Wexford Local Development by signing the Irish Local Development Network’s petition today. Please click on the link below to support us: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/support-local-development-companies Please note that when signing the petition a ‘donation box’ may appear – just click the ‘x’ on the donation box window and your signature will still be counted – […]

The Contribution of Older People to Community Well-Being

Co Wexford Age Equality Network will host their annual seminar in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy on Tuesday, May 20th next, from 10am – 4pm. The title of the 2014 seminar is The Contribution Of Older People To Community Well-Being   Speakers will include a range of older people from communities across Co. Wexford who will tell […]