Taste Wexford Food Tourism Training Programme

With the support of Wexford Local Development through the LEADER Programme 2014-2020, Taste Wexford is hosting an exciting, immersive food tourism programme designed to help existing and new food tourism businesses develop all-year-round visitor experiences. Over the next six months, they plan to host a range of business development workshops, group facilitation forums, and one-to-one […]

Smart Villages Training

What are Smart Villages? Smart Villages are communities in rural areas that use innovative solutions to improve their ability to adapt to change, building on local strengths and opportunities. This 3min video by the European Network for Rural Development explains the concept: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckB71hb0kx0 Why are Smart Villages important? Smart Villages work as a collective, implementing […]

Free Biodiversity Awareness Training for Community Groups

Wexford LCDC is delighted to offer this free course for community groups. The course will be facilitated by ecologists Fionnuala O’Neill of BEC Consultants and Deborah D’Arcy. Participants will learn how to identify, protect and enhance local biodiversity. Field trips to some of County Wexford’s key sites for Biodiversity are included. Each group will receive […]

FREE Climate Action Training Course

Climate Change is challenging our society both nationally and locally and will have considerable impact on local Wexford communities. To address this challenge Wexford Local Development (WLD) is offering a FREE climate action training course to help you and your community build climate awareness and local climate capacity. This FREE 4 week course offers participants an exciting […]

LEADER funding to drive post-Covid recovery in Co Wexford

As featured in the Wexford People paper on Tuesday 16th March 2021   WEXFORD Local Development (WLD) has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Rural & Community Development Heather Humphreys TD, and the Minister for Agriculture Food & Marine Charlie McConalogue TD, of an increased allocation of €70 million in 2021 & 2022 for […]

EuroBlue flourishes in uncertain times with support from the LEADER Programme

As featured in the Wexford People Paper – Tuesday 2nd March 2021 EuroBlue flourishes in uncertain times A business located in rural Wexford is establishing itself as one of the country’s premier producers of a liquid used to reduce harmful emissions from diesel vehicles. EuroBlue, which is in Ballybrennan in Bree, was set up in […]

LEADER Enterprise Grants To Deliver 250 New Jobs in County Wexford

During 2020, Wexford Local Community Development Committee in partnership with Wexford Local Development awarded LEADER grant aid of €1.58m to twenty-six businesses in the county to facilitate business expansion and diversification. This was in addition to a further €2.8m awarded to fifty-four businesses between July 2017 and December 2019. Successful businesses come from a diverse […]

WLD supports lead to job opportunities for marginalised

As featured in the Wexford People Paper – Tuesday 15th September NEW research from the ESRI has revealed that people who are supported through the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) are up to 18 per cent more likely to progress to employment or self-employment as a result. At the launch of the research […]