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 […]

Celebrating Traveller Ethnicity

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 […]

“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 […]

€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 […]

Wexford company at the helm of the food summit

Wexford based company, Good Food Ireland founded and managed by Margaret Jeffares was the driving force behind the biggest ever showcase of Irish artisan food producers and chefs at the 3-Day Web Summit in Dublin last week. The brainchild of Wicklow man,Paddy Cosgrave, the Web Summit brought in excess of 20,000 people to Dublin for […]

WLD support new Poulregan Equestrian Centre in Castlebridge

Wexford Local Development (WLD) are proud to support the newly developed “Poulregan Equestrian” near Castlebridge just outside Wexford town. Owner Micheal O Rourke has developed a 10km trekking route on his farm, incorporating the river bank and an old disused quarry. It is a beautiful scenic route overlooking Wexford harbour with extensive local flora and […]

LEADER funding key to expansion of The Rug Hub equine laundry business in Camolin, Co Wexford

Wexford Local Development (WLD) through the LEADER programme 2007-2013 have played a key role in the development of The Rug Hub – a niche rural business operating in North Wexford. Owned and managed by Beryl Power, the Rug Hub was established in the autumn of 2007 and is currently operating from converted stables on her […]