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 […]

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 […]

€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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 ( […]

Roma Community Supports

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 […]

Energising Communities – Information Event

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rebuilding the Helen Blake

On Friday, February 20th 1914, a Norwegian boat called the Mexico was shipwrecked in a storm on the Keeragh Islands, close to Bannow. Despite the gale force storms, a lifeboat called the Helen Blake from the Fethard on Sea RNLI Lifeboat station set out with 14 crew members to rescue the crew of the Mexico. As […]

A Review of LEADER in Wexford 2009-2015

  Wexford Local Development is very proud of the significant achievements of the 2009-2015 LEADER Programme in Co. Wexford. We supported 396 individual projects and paid out over €9.2 million in grant aid over a 5 year period. This grant aid was distributed to community groups and small businesses in all parts of Co. Wexford […]

Financing Your Community

  Wexford Local Development is hosting a seminar on Thursday 28th April on the topic of Financing Your Community Organisation. The seminar will be held in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy.   This seminar will be of interest to all community organisations including local development groups, sports clubs and social enterprises. The seminar will examine […]

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 […]

Business Skills for Enterprise

WLD offers Business Skills Training Workshops for people who are about to or have recently started their own business. These workshops are designed for those who are in the process of availing of the Back To Work Enterprise Allowance & Short Term Enterprise Allowance schemes.  For further information please click on the link: Business-Skills-Autumn-2014

Wexford Lavender Farm – the county’s newest tourism attraction

Wexford Lavender Farm, the county’s newest tourist attraction was officially opened recently by RTE Broadcaster, Joe Duffy.  Located in lovely rolling countryside near Inch in North Wexford, the unique facility set on a working farm is the brainchild of owners Moira & Cary Hart is set to become one of the top tourist attractions in […]

Training Options in Wexford, New Ross, Gorey & Enniscorthy

Are you interested in training to update skills or gain new ones?  We are offering a range of courses across the county.  For further information drop into any of our offices or click on your local link below. Training Options New Ross Training Options Enniscorthy Training Options Gorey Training Options Wexford  

Moving From Welfare to Self Employment

Wexford Local Development has organised a number of 2 day business workshops for people inquiring about self employment. Anybody who is in receipt of a social welfare payment is welcome to attend. They are free. These workshops form the application process for the Department of Social Protection schemes: Back to Work Enterprise Allowance and Short Term Enterprise Allowance. For […]

Cover Story on Changing Ireland

Breaking news! Wexford features prominently in the latest edition of ‘Changing Ireland’ magazine, the national magazine of the Local and Community Development Programme. Congratulations to Stephen Doyle of the Wexford Youth Action Group on the publication of his first piece of journalism – Stephen’s article on the Tus/LCDP Youth Employment Programme in Enniscorthy is well […]

Youth Network

Wexford Local Development has set up a series of workshops that will bring young people with experience of unemployment together, with a focus on advocating for better services and increased work opportunities for 18 – 25 year olds. The workshops will start on Tuesday, September 24th 2013 and continue until early 2014, with sessions taking […]

WLD in Gorey

WLD has put together a listing of what services we offer in the Gorey area, over the next few months. Download WLD Gorey Services – July- September 2013 Services include support around starting your own business, Labour Market Training, out-of-school activities for young people and our Little Jobs Services for older people, to name but […]

WLD in Bunclody

WLD provides a range of services and activities to individuals and communities in the Bunclody area. Our actions include employment guidance, training, enterprise supports, local community activities and educational initiatives. Download Bunclody WLD Services July – September 2013 Please feel free to contact our staff for any further information on what WLD is doing in […]

Summer Fun In Enniscorthy

As the Summer Fun season kicks off, communities across Co. Wexford will become hives of activity, with recreational activities for children ongoing during the month of July. WLD works with local communities in Wexford, New Ross, Enniscorthy, Bunclody and Clonroche to enable local community groups to provide a range of activities in their own areas. […]

‘A Missing Generation? Youth Unemployment in Co. Wexford – the Stories behind the Statistics’

Research Report, June 2013 Census 2011 figures have revealed that Co. Wexford has the third highest rate of unemployment amongst 15 – 24 year olds in the country. With an unemployment rate of 47%, almost one in every two young people in the labour force is currently without work. In November 2012, Wexford Local Development […]