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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 […]

New Ross 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!     It will help you put together a good CV and  give you tips on how to go about looking for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

HELP – I’ve tried everywhere but can’t get a job!

Then try our CV & Interview Skills workshop  in Enniscorthy and Gorey this Autumn. It’s a short, relaxed workshop that will help you to do up a CV and show you what to do at a job interview…..and what NOT to do! It may also help you to decide where to look for work. More […]

Pre-ECDL in Gorey

Pre-ECDL computer course starting this Autumn in Gorey. This course helps prepare learners who are thinking about getting a qualification in IT skills. You will improve your computer skills and become familiar with what it takes to pass an ECDL course. The course is ideal for people who want to refresh their IT skills or […]

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 […]

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 […]

Still searching for that job…..but with no luck?

Try our CV & Interview Skills workshop  in Wexford this October. It’s a short, relaxed workshop that will help you to do up a CV and show you what to do at a job interview…..and what NOT to do! It may also help you to decide where to look for work. More importantly, it will […]

Wexford Communities say it’s time for play!

13 local groups share almost €380k of LEADER funding to support the development of play facilities.   Wexford Local Development (WLD) and Wexford Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) have today announced the allocation of €379,714 towards the costs of developing ten new playgrounds, one multi user games area and two outdoor gyms in County Wexford.   Thirteen […]

New Ross & District “Best in Tourism” Award 2018

Wexford Local Development is delighted to sponsor the “Best in Tourism” award in the 2018 New Ross & District, Business & Community Awards. Now in their eleventh year, these awards provide businesses and community groups in the town and district an opportunity to share their inspiring stories and showcase achievements. Entry is free and open […]

Community Leadership & Capacity Building Training

Wexford Local Development is tendering for the delivery of community leadership and capacity building training for the voluntary and community sector in County Wexford.  The training will be funded under the LEADER 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme. The overall aim of the training is to foster future leadership within the voluntary, community sector, helping to build […]

LEADER Food Initiative’ provides up to €200,000 grant aid opportunity for Wexford artisan and small food businesses

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, recently launched the ‘LEADER Food Initiative’ – a €15 million national fund for artisan/small food and beverage businesses. The Initiative will provide financial supports to new and existing businesses for the renovation and […]

WLD Tutor/Training Provider Panel is open for Applications

Wexford Local Development is inviting tenders and applications from Training Providers, Tutors and Youth Leaders to form a new Training Panel to deliver courses to eligible clients.   We are looking for applicants who are qualified in their area of expertise, with a learner-centered approach and who have an understanding and experience of working with our target groups […]

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

WLD is inviting applications for a new Training/Tutor Panel

WLD wishes to invite applications for form a new Training/Tutor Panel to deliver training under the SICAP (Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme 2018 – 2022) and also for other WLD programmes including the TUS and Rural Social Schemes, the Local Employment Services, the Warm Project, and the Cornmarket Project. Training Providers should visit the […]

Celebration of Success

People from all over Wexford who have successfully taken part in training with Wexford Local Development will be attending a series of Awards Evening around the county in the next few weeks. The training courses, which are funded under SICAP (Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme) are QQI accredited and were mostly in the area […]

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 […]

Applications are open for SUSI Grants

SUSI, the national student grant awarding body has announced that its online application system for the 2018/19 academic year is now open. Visit their website www.susi.ie and use the Eligibility Reckoner before making an application. This will give you an indication as to your eligibility for student grant funding. SUSI also have a number of self-help tools […]

Deadline approaches for Social Enterprise Award entries

The Wexford Business Awards, now in their tenth year, are county wide awards recognising the entrepreneurialism, innovation, diversity and talent of businesses across all sectors. The awards honour Wexford’s industry leaders through the acknowledgement of innovative business processes, product development, enterprise, sustainability and overall business success. Wexford Local Development is proud to sponsor the category of Wexford Social […]

Proud to Sponsor Social Enterprise Award

The Wexford Business Awards, now in their tenth year, are county wide awards recognising the entrepreneurialism, innovation, diversity and talent of businesses across all sectors. The awards honour Wexford’s industry leaders through the acknowledgement of innovative business processes, product development, enterprise, sustainability and overall business success. Wexford Local Development is proud to be sponsoring the category of Wexford […]

WLD now inviting applications for LEADER business grants of up to €200,000

Wexford Local Development have announced that €1.5m in LEADER grant aid is available for niche start-up and expanding businesses across a range of sectors to include tourism, food, creative industries and general enterprise. Grant aid of up to 50% for capital and marketing costs is on offer to both micro and small businesses – those […]

Closing date for “Wexford Trails” Development Role: Friday 16th February 2018

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 A detailed […]

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 […]

€1.5m LEADER Grant Aid now available for niche Wexford Businesses

During 2017, LEADER grant aid of almost €1.6m was allocated to innovative enterprise and community projects throughout County Wexford. During 2018, a further €1.5m is available for niche start-up and expanding businesses across a range of sectors to include tourism, food, creative industries and general enterprise.  Grant aid of up to 50% of eligible costs is now […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Free Healthcare Workshop

Safeguarding the Vulnerable Adult Essential workshop for those interested in working with individuals with Intellectual Disability or with older people Wexford Local Development, Spawell Road, Wexford Tuesday, February 6th 2018 9.30 am – 1.00 pm Click for more info

CAO application Dates

  Are you applying for a college or Further Education place through the CAO this year? Don’t forget the deadline for availing of the early CAO discounted application date of €30 is January 20th.  Please see http://www.cao.ie/index.php?page=timetableevents&bb=importantdates for further information.        

Information on Higher Education for Mature Students

Thursday 11th January 2018 at 6.00 pm Wexford Campus, Institute of Technology Carlow, Summerhill Road, Wexford   Are you a mature student  – over 23 years of age, are you thinking of going back to full-time study? Come along to the information session this evening for guidance on: Mature student application Student supports available at […]

Free training for January 2018

Wexford Local Development has a number of training opportunities available from January 2018. Places are free for eligible participants. Training available includes Manual Handling, Safe Pass, Driver Theory Preparation, Basic IT and Pre-ECDL and can be accessed in Wexford, Gorey, Enniscorthy and New Ross, for more info call 053 9155800

€1.5m LEADER Grant Aid available to Wexford Businesses in 2018

During 2017, LEADER grant aid of almost €1.6m was allocated to innovative enterprise and community projects throughout County Wexford. During 2018, a further €1.5m is available for niche start-up and expanding businesses across a range of sectors to include tourism, food, creative industries and general enterprise.  Grant aid of up to 50% of eligible costs […]