New Healthcare Courses Available

Wexford Local Development has some additional Healthcare Course starting soon including Activities of Living Patient Care in Wexford, Care of the Older Person in New Ross and Care Skills in Enniscorthy. These are all QQI Level 5 modules and level 5 Communications is also available for people looking to complete modules towards a major award. For […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Beginnings: Young Mothers/Young Women’s Programme

We are recruiting for a free part-time course in Wexford designed for young mothers and young women aged 18-25 years. The course will offer QQI Modules in Customer Service and Communications and will also include crafting and sewing classes Beginning June 2017 – Tuesday & Thursday mornings in Wexford Town. For more information please contact: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

WLD Enterprise Stand (32) at Wexford Expo 2016

Are you are in the process of starting or expanding your business? Visit Wexford Local Development’s Enterprise Stand No. 32 at the Wexford Business Expo 2016 for advice on the supports available. WLD focuses on supporting new and existing entrepreneurs and will assist you develop your ideas into a business. Enterprise Supports Include: The LEADER Programme […]


Joint Press Release on behalf of Wexford Local Development and Wexford Local Community Development Committee – 23 September 2016. At a series of meetings throughout the county during the past two weeks attended by in excess of 400 people, Brian Kehoe, CEO of Wexford Local Development outlined that LEADER grant aid of almost €8million would […]

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 […]

LEADER 2014-2020 Information Meetings Announced

LEADER grant aid of almost €8million will be invested in innovative community and enterprise projects throughout the county between now and 2020. The LEADER Programme is 63% funded by the EU & 37% by the Irish Exchequer and focuses on “promoting social inclusion, poverty reduction and economic development in rural areas”. Wexford Local Community Development […]

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 […]

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 […]

National Enterprise Awards 2016

Wexford Local Development is the lead organisation in the East Region for the Local Development Companies (LDC) Enterprise Awards 2016. This National Enterprise Awards are being organised by the Irish Local Development Network (ILDN) which is the representative body of the Local Development Companies Nationally. This is a new National Award which is being established to […]

Funding Agreements issue for €250m LEADER 2020 programme – Minister Humphreys

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, is today (Tuesday 21st June 2016) issuing the first Funding Agreements for the delivery of the LEADER 2020 programme in 18 counties, including Wexford. LEADER 2020 is a key component of Ireland’s Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. It will provide funding of €250 million to […]

Wexford Town Tourism Ambassadors Required

Would you like to be a Wexford Ambassador during the Summer season in Wexford Town? Do you want to be a part of this exciting tourism initiative in Wexford Town? Wexford will be alive with festive atmosphere during the Summer weekends and we want you to help us give visitors a warm welcome. Welcome Ambassadors […]

National Local Development Enterprise Awards 2016

  What is the National Local Development Enterprise Awards 2016? The National LDC Enterprise Award 2016 is a new initiative to recognise people who have successfully set up their own businesses and have since identified sustainability and growth potential.   Who can apply? Wexford based businesses who received support through Wexford Local Development under either […]

Morriscastle Strand Ltd & Kia Ora Mini Farm Micro-Enterprise Award Winners 2016

Wexford Local Development (WLD) is proud to have played a part in the business development of each of the nominees in the WLD sponsored Micro-Enterprise Category of the Wexford Business Awards 2016. Those shortlisted in recognition of their achievements in the Micro Enterprise Sector in County Wexford included Mr Jeffares Blackcurrants, Shane Tubrid Furniture by […]

“Wexford well positioned to build sustainable jobs” – Duncan Stewart

Architect, environmentalist and TV presenter, Duncan Stewart, visited Wexford recently to speak on ‘Creating New Local Sustainable Enterprises’. The talk at Wexford Library, presented in association with Future-Proof Wexford, attracted a large and, as Duncan himself acknowledged, very savy audience. In the course of a wide-ranging talk, he said that Wexford is well placed to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wexford Food Summit 2016

The third annual Wexford Food Summit took place today in the Riverbank House Hotel in Wexford town. Organised by the Wexford Food Family, this annual event is an opportunity to promote Wexford’s blossoming artisan food and drinks industry as well as a networking opportunity for local food and drinks producers. The event is extremely successful […]

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 […]

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 […]

Time For Change – Youth Career Guidance Programme

Wexford Local Development is looking for participants for its Youth Career Guidance Programme that will start shortly and is available throughout the county. If you are 18 -24 yrs and not in Employment, Education or Training, then this is an opportunity to discover your strengths and priorities. Our Time For Change Programme offers free aptitude […]

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 […]

WLD at Wexford Business Expo 2015!

The 2015 Wexford Business Expo takes place on Thursday next, 10th September 2015 at Wexford County Hall, Newtown Road, Wexford, from 10am-6pm. This event promises to be the event of the year for businesses right across the county.  The theme this year is “Capitalising on the Economic Recovery” and will provide attendees with access to […]

Cornmarket Project Annual BBQ 2015

The very successful fifth annual BBQ of the Cornmarket Project took place on Wednesday 29th July where one hundred and fifty people gathered to hear about the work that the project does in dealing with substance abuse and anti social behaviour in Wexford. Speaking at the event, the mayor of Wexford Cllr. Ger Carthy paid […]

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 […]

2015 Wexford Business Awards Finalists Announced

2015 Wexford Business Awards Finalists Announced  Innovation, determination and energy is what Wexford Business is all about Wexford’s most innovative and resilient businesses from retail to manufacturing have been announced as finalists in the 2015 Wexford Business Awards. Businesses shortlisted this year range from start-ups to family businesses and well-known companies including retailers, manufacturers, training […]

€9.8m allocated to Wexford for the next LEADER Programme

Wexford Local Development are delighted with the news that the county has received a substantial allocation of €9.8m in LEADER funding for the period to 2020. This funding was announced on 10th March by Alan Kelly T.D.,Minister of the Environment, Community & Local Government and Ann Phelan, T.D.,Minister of State for Rural Affairs and is […]