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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. Spurred on by the success of their first ever Mini Marathon experience the previous year, interest in this year’s event amongst Traveller women is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Over €800,000 LEADER Funding Awarded to Community Groups

Fourteen community groups from across the county have been successful in their application to fund the development of local facilities.  The recipients stretch from New Ross to Gorey, with a variety of projects being awarded LEADER grant aid, through Wexford Local Development working in partnership with Wexford County Council.  Funding has been provided for the […]

Social Enterprise Policy Consultation

Wexford Local Development welcomes the Online Consultation to seek views that will inform Ireland’s first major policy on Social Enterprise. The consultation is being undertaken by the Department of Rural and Community Development, in co-operation with the Social Finance Foundation.  The aim of the consultation is to get social enterprises and those with an interest […]

€400k of LEADER Grants to Wexford Food Businesses

Almost €400,000 in LEADER grant aid has recently been approved for eleven niche food and beverage businesses located in County Wexford.  This is the first allocation of money from the current EU & Exchequer funded LEADER Programme in the county. According to Councillor Kathleen Codd-Nolan, chairperson of Wexford Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), the grant […]

Invitation to Tender: Area/Village Enhancement Training Programme

WLD are seeking tenders for the delivery of an Area/Village Enhancement Training Programme in Co. Wexford.  This programme provides an opportunity to empower communities to identify enhancements reflective of the communities make up and to plan to manage implementation of the same.  A community could encompass a specific housing estate, one small area of a […]

WLD Goes The Extra Mile

Wexford Local Development has a long and strong history of working with young people, who are not engaged in education, employment or training. We were delighted that our work in this area was showcased at both national and EU level, as part of a report launched by Pobal, the Department of Rural and Community Development and the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cracking the College Code

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

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

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

Radio Rosslare – Learning by doing outside the classroom

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

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 […]