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Updates on WLD Services during Storm Ophelia

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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 […]

Cracking the College Code

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Are you or is someone you know thinking about going to college? What’s it like to be a first year student in university? How do you decide what’s right for you? Wexford Local Development is hosting a free event for students and their families interested in finding out more about the college experience. It’s on 25th […]

Food Safety and Hygiene Courses coming soon

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Interested in working in catering, hospitality or food retail? Cafes, restaurants, deli’s, bars and outlets preparing food for sale or retail need staff qualified in Food Safety and Hygiene. We have two day courses coming soon to Wexford, Enniscorthy, Gorey and new Ross that are accredited by the Environmental Health Authority of Ireland. To find […]

Climate Change & Environment Advisory Guide

The Rural Development 2014 – 2020 EU Legislation sets out that all the Rural Development Priorities shall contribute to the cross-cutting objectives of climate change, environment and innovation mitigation and adaption.  Accordingly, these three cross-cutting themes are central to the LEADER Programme 2014 – 2020 that will provide €250 million to rural communities over the […]

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 […]

New Healthcare Courses Available

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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

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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…..

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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: ndake@wld.ie or call into our office […]

Radio Rosslare – Learning by doing outside the classroom

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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 ( […]

Social Farming proves its worth

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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 […]

Job Opportunities with WLD

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Local Employment Service Celebrates 20 Years!

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Local Employment Service Network (LESN) 20 Years Celebration Event took place in Dublin on 6th March 2017.  Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister of State at the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, opened the event and congratulated all Local Employment Service staff on the success of the service. Guest speakers included Dr. John Sweeney […]

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Support Opportunity For Social Enterprise

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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 […]

Woodcarvings Presentation, Tintern Abbey

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Tús is a Community Work Placement initiative providing 340 quality work placement opportunities annually across the county of Wexford. As part of the experience, participants are given the opportunity to take part in additional training and up-skilling through courses and special projects. The Woodworking Course carried out in conjunction with Tommy Kelly, Bevel Furniture is […]

Traveller Women Complete Mini Marathon

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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). […]

New Beginnings: Young Mothers/Young Women’s Programme

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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: […]

Energising Communities – Information Event

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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 […]

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

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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

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  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

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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

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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 […]

LEADER Vacancy

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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 […]

Community Development Team Vacancy

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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 […]

LEADER Expressions of Interest Sought for Community Activities

Wexford Local Development (WLD) has announced that €300,000 of LEADER Programme grant aid is to be made available for community activities throughout the county during the coming months. This funding will be targeted at three separate categories – the development of walking trails, community arts and culture projects and youth facilities; each of which will […]

€500,000 LEADER grant aid for Wexford Tourism in 2017

Wexford Local Development (WLD) has announced that €500,000 of LEADER Programme grant aid is to be made available to niche tourism projects throughout the county during the coming months. This funding will be targeted at existing businesses as well as new business start-ups and offers a great opportunity for projects that display innovation, job creation […]

Children & Young People Services Provider Panel

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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

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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

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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 […]

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 […]

LEADER Expression of Interest request for Artisan Food & Community Centre Developments/Upgrades

Wexford Local Development (WLD) is now seeking applications for LEADER grant supports from community groups and private enterprises in the following categories: Artisan Food & Drinks Total Budget: €500,000 (Max.€200k/project) Community Centre Development / Upgrades Total Budget: €500,000 (Max.€200k/project) Applicants must complete a two stage application process: Stage1: Complete an “expression of interest” form to […]

Professional Services Provider Panel – Register of Interest

Prior to the commencement of the LEADER Programme 2014-2020, Wexford Local Development is seeking to develop a panel of Professional Service Providers. These providers will provide supports to applicants seeking grant aid, including research and development/feasibility supports, in the following sectors: Community Development Enterprise Development Social Enterprise Urban & Village Renewal Artisan Food Tourism Built […]

“A Better Life in Rural Areas” – The Cork 2.0 EU Declaration on Rural Development

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The need to update the European Union’s vision for rural areas was to the fore at the recent European Conference on Rural Development hosted in Cork by EU Agriculture & Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan. Tom Bermingham from Wexford Local Development’s LEADER programme was among three hundred rural development stakeholders from throughout Europe who participated […]

€8M LEADER PROGRAMME TO BENEFIT CO WEXFORD

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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 […]