Are you trying everywhere but just can’t get any work?

Why not sign up for our CV & Interview skills workshop this July in Wexford. It’s a short, relaxed workshop….and it can help you to decide where to look for work. More importantly, it will give you tips on how to go about it. …and it’s free! Click here for more information

Communicating with People with Dementia Workshop

Wexford Local Development hosted this workshop in Enniscorthy on December 20th, attended by 16 individuals and facilitated by The Irish Hospice Foundation. It was the third occasion this year that WLD provided this workshop for participants on its healthcare courses.     The workshop gives individuals an opportunity to improve their confidence and competence when communicating […]

safeTALK – Suicide Alert Training

safeTALK is a half day training programme that prepares the participant to identify people with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. On December 5th in Enniscorthy, this training was held by Wexford Local Development and facilitated by the HSE Suicide Resource Office.  The course was attended by 15 individuals, made up of healthcare […]

Cardiac First Response Training

A group of WLD healthcare clients took part in this training course in Order of Malta Training HQ, Wexford,  on Tuesday, December 12th. The comprehensive and practically – based training was developed by the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) as a national standard to ensure that those who suffer cardiac arrest in the community are given […]

Social Farming in Wexford – Open Day – Friday 29th September

The concept and value of Social Farming will be outlined at an open day on the farm of Shelly Berry and Denis O Connor of Ballinamona, Kilmuckridge, Gorey, Co Wexford on Friday 29th September 2017 from 10am to 1pm. Social Farming is the practice of offering activity on farms as a form of a social […]

Under 25? Living in Enniscorthy? This may be for you…..

Under 25 Work Placement Programme Are You……15 to 24 years old? Interested in working? Lacking some key skills? No work experience? Then this is the course for you!   Click here for further details or see our Calendar of Events To Register, contact Noreen Dake, Youth Employment Officer, on 053-9155885 or 085-7517600 email: or call into our office […]

Social Farming proves its worth

Social Farming is the practice of offering activity on farms as a form of a social support service, providing social, educational, therapeutic and rehabilitative opportunities for a wide range of people  who  need  support  to  contribute  to  the  positive  social  fabric  required  for  society  to  be  truly  inclusive.  Participants include people with intellectual, physical, mental […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Social Farming South East – Regional Seminar – 5th April 2017

Social Farming is the practice of offering family farms as a form of social service. The farm is not a specialised treatment farm; rather the farm remains a typical working farm where people in need of support can benefit from participation in the farm’s activities in a nonclinical environment. It also creates the opportunity to […]

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, […]

Social Farming Development Role for the South East

Social Farming is the practice of offering activity on farms as a form of a social support service. It provides  a  pathway  for  people  who  need  support  to  contribute  to  the  positive  social  fabric  required  for  society  to  be  truly  inclusive.  Social (or care farming) is widely practiced by farmers in other parts of Europe […]

Successful Seminar on Community Financing

  Over 100 representatives of community, voluntary, non profit and sporting organisations attended a seminar held by Wexford Local Development (WLD) last night (Thursday 28th April) in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy. The large attendance included community representatives from all parts of Co. Wexford, ranging from recently established groups to those who have been successfully […]

Financing Your Community

  Wexford Local Development is hosting a seminar on Thursday 28th April on the topic of Financing Your Community Organisation. The seminar will be held in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy.   This seminar will be of interest to all community organisations including local development groups, sports clubs and social enterprises. The seminar will examine […]

Social Enterprise in Wexford

Wexford Local Development (WLD) recently hosted a forum to explore the development of social enterprise throughout the county. The forum included interactive workshops together with presentations from successful local and national social enterprises. The forum heard that social enterprises are essentially business models set up to tackle social, economic or environmental issues, driven by these […]

Business Skills for Enterprise

WLD offers Business Skills Training Workshops for people who are about to or have recently started their own business. These workshops are designed for those who are in the process of availing of the Back To Work Enterprise Allowance & Short Term Enterprise Allowance schemes.  For further information please click on the link: Business-Skills-Autumn-2014

Moving from Welfare to Self Employment – Autumn Training Dates

Wexford Local Development has organised a number of 2 day business workshops for people inquiring about self employment. Anybody who is in receipt of a social welfare payment is welcome to attend. They are free. These workshops form the application process for the Department of Social Protection schemes: Back to Work Enterprise Allowance and Short Term Enterprise Allowance. For […]

Wexford Streets League 5-Aside Tournament in aid of the Irish Cancer Society

Wexford Local Development works with a range of community organisations throughout Co. Wexford supporting a variety of positive health related actions, including Wexford Street Soccer League. Since 2012, we have also supported the roll-out of the Irish Cancer Society’s Community Health Education Programme, raising awareness of measures which help to reduce your risk to cancer. […]

WLD Offers FREE ECDL Course for Eligible Participants!

NEED TO UPDATE YOUR COMPUTER SKILLS? INTERESTED IN GAINING A QUALIFICATION? Wexford Local Development is offering you the opportunity to participate in the 4 core modules of New ECDL: Computer Essentials; Spreadsheets; Online Essentials; Word Processing. New ECDL qualifications are recognised world-wide! Places are FREE to eligible participants between 18-30 years. Courses will be run […]

Mens Health Day

Coming Soon! Men’s Health Day to mark Men’s Health Week 2014 Following last year’s enjoyable Men’s Health day, Wexford Local Development and the Men’s Development Network are holding another morning event this year. The event will take place on Monday 9th June 2014 in Templeshannon Community Centre, Enniscorthy from 10am – 12pm and the focus […]

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 […]

General Office Skills

Are you interested in working in an office?  Would you like to gain relevant skills & training to work in an office environment? Wexford Local Development are running a Fetac Level 4 course in General Office Skills in our Wexford Office beginning Wednesday 30th April.  If you are interested in attending contact our Wexford Office […]

Training and Networking Day for Men’s Groups in County Wexford

Wexford Local Development and Men’s Development Network continue to work together in 2014 to organise a Training and Networking day for men’s groups in the county – the first of a number of actions planned for 2014                    INVITATION                                                  The Men’s Development Network Ltd and Wexford Local Development                                            Invite you to a Welcoming Free Event  Tuesday 25th  March […]

Training Options in Wexford, New Ross, Gorey & Enniscorthy

Are you interested in training to update skills or gain new ones?  We are offering a range of courses across the county.  For further information drop into any of our offices or click on your local link below. Training Options New Ross Training Options Enniscorthy Training Options Gorey Training Options Wexford  

Retail & Hospitality Course New Ross & Gorey

Wexford Local Development are starting Retail & Hospitality courses in New Ross & Gorey in March.  Are you interested in working in the Retail or Hospitality sector?  Click on the links below to find out more information for your local area. Retail & Hospitality Course New Ross Retail & Hospitality Gorey

Moving From Welfare to Self Employment

Wexford Local Development has organised a number of 2 day business workshops for people inquiring about self employment. Anybody who is in receipt of a social welfare payment is welcome to attend. They are free. These workshops form the application process for the Department of Social Protection schemes: Back to Work Enterprise Allowance and Short Term Enterprise Allowance. For […]

Cover Story on Changing Ireland

Breaking news! Wexford features prominently in the latest edition of ‘Changing Ireland’ magazine, the national magazine of the Local and Community Development Programme. Congratulations to Stephen Doyle of the Wexford Youth Action Group on the publication of his first piece of journalism – Stephen’s article on the Tus/LCDP Youth Employment Programme in Enniscorthy is well […]

Men’s Groups get together for Trip

Men’s groups from all corners of County Wexford, from Gorey to Ramsgrange and including Taghmon, Wexford Town, Piercestown , Bree, Oylegate and Castlebridge, joined together to visit some historic, and spooky, County Wexford landmarks on Halloween, 31st October. Almost 40 men from groups ranging from  Gorey in the north of the county and Ramsgrange in […]

Accessing Social Finance

UCIT in association with Wexford Local Development. will be hosting a seminar entitled “Social Enterprise & How to Access Social Finance.” The event will cover all the basic elements of what we mean by Social Enterprise as well as what may be required by investors like UCIT when assessing finance applications. This will comprise anything […]

WLD Services in Enniscorthy this Autumn

Wexford Local Development will deliver a wide range of services in the Enniscorthy area this autumn with opportunities for communities, groups, jobseekers and those seeking training or employment. Download full listing of WLD services for October – December Have a look at our full listing and please do not hesitate to call into our office […]

Men’s Group Supports

Would you like to join a men’s group? We can link you with one of over 20 men’s groups in Co. Wexford! Do you or your mates want to have a more regular get-together & form a men’s group? We can guide you! Existing men’s groups can access training, advice, referrals & events to link with […]

Community Organisers Course

This course is for anyone involved or who might like to become involved in their community. Each session is built upon participation, discussion and dialogue and no previous experience is necessary  Starts October 2013 for 8 sessions Exact times to be confirmed The course aims to help people to become more critically aware of how society […]

Youth Network

Wexford Local Development has set up a series of workshops that will bring young people with experience of unemployment together, with a focus on advocating for better services and increased work opportunities for 18 – 25 year olds. The workshops will start on Tuesday, September 24th 2013 and continue until early 2014, with sessions taking […]

Exciting New Course in New Ross

New Beginnings is an exciting new course in New Ross with young women and young mothers in mind. The course will run for two mornings a week and will cover beauty therapy, personal care and personal effectiveness. To find out more talk to Sue at 0539155843 or email Click here for New Beginnings Info

September Courses in Enniscorthy

Here are some really interesting courses starting in September in Enniscorthy:  New Beginnings for young women 18-25 years is a short course in CV development, Interview Skills , goal setting , personal care& body image & lots lots more – Click here for full details New Beginnings 2 is a FETAC Level 5 accredited training course in […]