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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Slaney View as Men’s Group Conquer the River

A group of 11 young men from Enniscorthy succesfully paddled from the riverside slip in the town to Ferrycarrig in a handmade craft that they had built in just three days. Using timbers, screws, willow and canvas the boat was constructed in record time with the guidance of community based artisit Andi McGarry. ‘It was hard work but […]

Tintern Men’s Group Support Poulfur Autistic Unit

Poulfur Autistic Unit, which provides for children across the New Ross district since 2010, was a deserving recipient of a fabulous handmade timber play-castle from Tintern Men’s Group this week, which has now been set up for all to enjoy in their outside play area. A Wood-Working Course for this group of local men, funded by Wexford Local Development and delivered […]

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.     […]

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 […]

Wexford Workshop for Work

  Do you need help getting ready to find work? If you’re out of work at the moment, and frustrated that you’re getting nowhere  then this relaxed and informal workshop is definitely for you!     Maybe you’ve thought or said something like this: I’m wasting my time handing out CV’s! I hate interviews! This […]

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 […]

Keeping Peace with Teens

Keeping peace with teenagers isn’t always easy. Do you ever feel you’d like a helping hand when it comes to getting the best out of communicating with your teens? County Wexford Education Network is delighted to invite you to a two evening workshop in New Ross with Dermot Rafter on the ups and downs of […]

Healthcare Training – Gorey

Fall Prevention Workshop Wexford Local Development, Clonattin Corner, Gorey Wednesday, February 7th, 9.30 am – 1.00 pm This free workshop is valuable for anyone interested in working in healthcare – either in the nursing home setting or with a home care provider. Find out more here

Safe Pass training in Enniscorthy

The Safe Pass course covers all aspects of on site safety as per the requirements of the Solas Safe Pass Health and Safety Awareness Training Programme. It is a legal requirement for any worker on a building site or similar workplaces to have a Safe Pass. This course is essential for any person seeking work […]

Written Submissions Sought For LEADER Programme

Many thanks to all those who are attended the recent public consultation meetings for the next LEADER programme.  These meetings were extremely well attended and saw a wide discussion on what members of the public would like to see as investment priorities for the LEADER programme. Many exciting ideas were discussed at these meetings which […]

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 […]

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 […]

Get Gardening in Bunclody

Wexford Local Development is sponsoring a short introduction to gardening and horticulture course in Bunclody. The course will run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6.30 -8.30 in the grounds of Bunclody Vocational College starting Tue 18 June. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about soil preparation, planting, maintenance and care of herbs, vegetables and […]

Training for Employment Autumn Timetable 2014

If you are looking for work and feel that your skills need updating or are interested in moving into a new area of work, why not try one of our free courses. Wexford Local Development provides free training to unemployed  job  seekers that will assist individuals into employment. Full timetable below:  How to Register * To […]

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 […]

Safe Pass Training in Wexford

A valid Safe Pass is essential for anyone looking to work in construction and other workplaces. WLD is providing free safe pass training in November for eligible participants. Once completed your safe pass card will be valid for four years. To register or find out if you are eligible please contact Orlaith on 053 9155800 […]

Health Promotion Talks

Wexford Local Development and the Irish Cancer Society continue to work together in 2014 to deliver talks to community groups promoting a healthy lifestyle. The message of this volunteer-led programme is a positive one, focussing on how we can all reduce our risk of cancer, and other diseases, by looking at our lifestyle and making healthy choices. […]

Moving from Primary to Secondary School

‘Moving from Primary to Secondary School.’  The transition from primary to secondary school is a big moment in a young persons education. Changing from being the oldest group in a smaller school to the youngest group in a bigger school can be a challenge. Join our keynote speaker Sharon Hayden from the National Parents Council for tips, […]

Wexford Walking Trails Festival details announced

Details have just been announced for the 3rd annual Wexford Walking Trails Festival to be held on the weekend of Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September 2016.   The details are as follows: Friday 23rd September 5.30pm ‘1916 Songs and Stories Ramble in Enniscorthy’ Led by Aileen Lambert and Michael Fortune, the ramble will be […]

Meitheal Awards Day 2018

Meitheal Leaders from all over County Wexford were presented with their Certificates of Achievement at a ceremony in the County Hall, Carricklawn, Wexford on Tuesday January 16th. Barbara Anne Murphy Leas Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council formally opened the ceremony and warmly congratulated and thanked the Meitheal Leaders for their work and dedication. Michael Wall […]

Pre-ECDL Computer Training in Enniscorthy

Coming soon to Enniscorthy, this course prepares learners for what to expect if moving on to take an accredited ECDL course. It offers learners the chance to improve their skills with a special focus on the four core modules of ECDL – Computer Essentials, Word, Online Essentials and Spreadsheets. The course runs for 3hrs per […]

Age Equality Network Conference 2013

The annual ‘Right To Hope & Dream’ 2013 Conference for older people’s organisations will take place on Tuesday, May 28th in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy. Wexford Local Development’s Get Vocal Programme supports the Network to host this popular and stimulating event during the month of May each year, also marking the celebration of Bealtaine, […]

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: 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 – […]

Another Award for Wells House & Gardens

Shortly after being voted Ireland’s Best Family Day Out by Today FM listeners, Wells House & Gardens has received another national award. Sabine Rosler of Wells House and Gardens has won first prize in the Agri Business Innovation Award at the FBD Women and Agriculture Awards sponsored by FBD, Teagasc & the Farmers Journal. These […]

Meitheal Awards 2017

Meitheal Leaders from all over County Wexford were presented with their Certificates of Achievement at a ceremony in the County Hall, Carricklawn, Wexford on 25.04.17. Minister Paul Kehoe was in attendance and congratulated the Leaders on their huge and committed role in creating a safe and secure environment for in-coming first years. Jacinta Kitt, author […]

Kick Start 1 in Enniscorthy

A one day Kick Start 1 training course takes place in the Astro Centre, Enniscorthy on Tuesday 25th June. Run by the FAI in association with WLD Kick Start 1 qualifies participants to coach under age soccer. It can be the first step to becoming a fully qualified soccer coach and many people with their Kick Start […]

Career Focus & Interview Skills Programme

Are you looking for work?  Would you like assistance with cover letters, CVs, interview skills and goal setting?   The Career Focus & Interview Skills Programme will help you identify your skills & strengths; tailor your CV; write cover letters; prepare for interviews; keep positive & set goals in a relaxed group setting with an experienced […]

Presentations on Community Financing

  Thanks once again to everyone who attended our seminar on Community Financing last Thursday night in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy. Wexford Local Development were delighted with the large turnout of community representatives and hope that the evening will support them in their work within their local communities. Many of the attendees asked us […]

Care Support Healthcare module in Wexford

Care Support – QQI Level 5 healthcare module is now available in Wexford on Monday afternoons. This is an accredited module dealing with the knowledge, skills and competence required for working in a healthcare setting. Care Support is also an essential component for people looking to obtain a major healthcare award. For more information or to […]

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 […]

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  

IRISH TV’s ‘Wexford Matters’ features East Region Enterprise Award Event

Irish TV attended the East Region Enterprise Awards hosted by Wexford Local Development where the three finalists were chosen to represent the East Region at the National Enterprise Awards in Dublin in September 2016. This event recently featured on the Irish TV television programme ‘Wexford Matters’ and can be accessed via the attached link. Well […]

Vacancy for Wexford Trails Development Officer (Part-Time)

  Wexford Local Development is inviting applications for the following new contract role: Wexford Trails Development Officer (Part-Time)   Applications from suitable individuals or organisations should include: Details of qualifications, experience and relevant track record in Tourism, Project Management and Marketing An outline of your understanding of the scope and key objectives of the project […]

Networking with Enniscorthy & District Chamber

  On Friday, 8th March 2019,  Enniscorthy & District Chamber hosted another innovative networking lunch at Kilcannon Garden Centre.   Chamber Development Officer Jimmy Gahan invited Helena Dempsey, Enterprise Development Officer of Wexford Local Development to speak to the Chamber members and guests present about the current LEADER Programme 2014 – 2020. An informative overview of […]

Intergenerational Project Makes Big Statement

A Dublin Street Artist, Fink, and a set of Enniscorthy students defy the weather and floods in Enniscorthy to produce a mural with a special message as part of the WLD Get Vocal Programme. Eight members of the Transition Year at Coláiste Bride, Enniscorthy have combined with Wexford Local Development, Co Wexford Age Equality Network, […]

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 […]

Update your computer skills with ECDL

If your are good with the computer but want to improve your skills and gain a recognised IT qualification our ECDL course starting this Autumn might be the ideal solution. ECDL is an internationally recognised programme and this course covers 4 core modules – Online Essentials, Word, Computer Essentials and Excel Spreadsheets. To register or […]

WLD Services in Enniscorthy

If you are from Enniscorthy then you may be interested in some of the events and services that Wexford Local Development is providing around the town over the next three months. Download Enniscorthy WLD Services July – September 2013 We’ve compiled a full listing of what we have to offer in the areas of Enterprise, […]

RDP supports publication of Maritime Book

The third volume in John Power’s series ‘A Maritime History of County Wexford’ was launched in the presence of  a large audience gathered in the Talbot Hotel last Friday night, 5th Sept.  This book covers the period from 1961 to 1998, a period when sailing ships and steam vessels had mostly disappeared and witnessed the withdrawal of many […]