Official Opening of Templeudigan Park

The official opening of Templeudigan Park will take place at 12:15 on Sunday 21st September. Templeudigan Park includes a children’s playground, adult exercise area, a small walking track and a picnic area. It was designed by local architectural firm Joe Fallon Design and developed by Templeudigan Parish Council. Construction work started in November 2013 and continued […]

LEADER 2014-2020 Information Meetings Announced

LEADER grant aid of almost €8million will be invested in innovative community and enterprise projects throughout the county between now and 2020. The LEADER Programme is 63% funded by the EU & 37% by the Irish Exchequer and focuses on “promoting social inclusion, poverty reduction and economic development in rural areas”. Wexford Local Community Development […]

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 […]

WLD Services in Enniscorthy

If you are from Enniscorthy then you may be interested in some of the events and services that Wexford Local Development is providing around the town over the next three months. Download Enniscorthy WLD Services July – September 2013 We’ve compiled a full listing of what we have to offer in the areas of Enterprise, […]

Public Consultations – Have your say on the next LEADER Programme

Rural Development (LEADER) Programme 2014-2020 Public Consultation   Wexford Local Community Development Committee are working in partnership with Wexford Local Development and Wexford County Council to deliver the next LEADER Programme, which will be worth over €9.8 million to Co. Wexford between now and 2020, under the 3 LEADER themes of Job Creation; Rural Environment […]

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 […]

Exploring Tourism Opportunities in County Wexford – LEADER Forum

Wexford Local Development is hosting a LEADER Tourism Forum on Wednesday, 6th February 2019 in Wells House and Gardens from 2.30pm – 4.30pm. The main aim of the event is to discuss how the grant aid available under the LEADER Programme 2014 – 2020 can support new and existing tourism businesses and initiatives throughout County Wexford.  Other […]

WLD Supporting the Irish Agricultural Museum @irishagrimuseum

The Irish Agricultural Museum is located on the beautiful grounds of Johnstown Castle, one of the most picturesque spots in Co. Wexford. Since 1973 the board of the Museum have developed one of the finest collections of agricultural machine and artefacts of rural life in Ireland. Wexford Local Development have had a strong working relationship […]

Successful Seminar on Community Financing

  Over 100 representatives of community, voluntary, non profit and sporting organisations attended a seminar held by Wexford Local Development (WLD) last night (Thursday 28th April) in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy. The large attendance included community representatives from all parts of Co. Wexford, ranging from recently established groups to those who have been successfully […]

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 […]

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

€8M LEADER PROGRAMME TO BENEFIT CO WEXFORD

Joint Press Release on behalf of Wexford Local Development and Wexford Local Community Development Committee – 23 September 2016. At a series of meetings throughout the county during the past two weeks attended by in excess of 400 people, Brian Kehoe, CEO of Wexford Local Development outlined that LEADER grant aid of almost €8million would […]

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 […]

Wexford Walking Trails Festival This Weekend

The 2015 Wexford Walking Trails Festival will take place this weekend, from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September. The Wexford Walking Trails Committee have worked for months to put together an exciting programme of activities for walking enthusiasts who are expected to visit Co. Wexford from all parts of Ireland and abroad. Full details of […]

13 Wexford Communities Share €266,000 LEADER Funding

€266,000.00 funding has been awarded to Wexford communities by the Local Community Development Committee under the LEADER Programme 2014-2020.  Approved projects support the development of local arts and culture activities and facilities for young people.     Award recipients include the Enniscorthy Street Rhythms Dance Festival who will use the funding to purchase a new custom […]

The Woodturning Studio – Wexford Craft Trail

The Woodturning Studio, Gorey, Co Wexford Having always had a passion for woodturning, Robert O Connor concentrated on kitchen and cabinet making for more than twenty years. The downturn in the economy in recent years, with the resultant fall in demand for kitchen units was instrumental in Robert’s decision to explore alternative income streams.  His […]

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 […]

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 […]

“A Better Life in Rural Areas” – The Cork 2.0 EU Declaration on Rural Development

The need to update the European Union’s vision for rural areas was to the fore at the recent European Conference on Rural Development hosted in Cork by EU Agriculture & Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan. Tom Bermingham from Wexford Local Development’s LEADER programme was among three hundred rural development stakeholders from throughout Europe who participated […]

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 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 […]

Written Submissions Sought For LEADER Programme

Many thanks to all those who are attended the recent public consultation meetings for the next LEADER programme.  These meetings were extremely well attended and saw a wide discussion on what members of the public would like to see as investment priorities for the LEADER programme. Many exciting ideas were discussed at these meetings which […]

Up to €200,000 grant aid available to Wexford artisan & small food businesses through LEADER

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, launched the ‘LEADER Food Initiative’ – a €15 million national fund for artisan/small food and beverage businesses in mid 2018. The Fund provides financial supports to new and existing businesses for the renovation […]

LEADER In Wexford Newsletter

Wexford Local Development (WLD) and our predecessor organisation the Wexford Organisation for Rural Development (WORD) have successfully supported Wexford communities and small businesses under the LEADER programme since 1991. We have built a track record of working with local community leaders and businesses to assess their needs and to provide supports to help them prosper. […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Professional Services Provider Panel – Register of Interest

Prior to the commencement of the LEADER Programme 2014-2020, Wexford Local Development is seeking to develop a panel of Professional Service Providers. These providers will provide supports to applicants seeking grant aid, including research and development/feasibility supports, in the following sectors: Community Development Enterprise Development Social Enterprise Urban & Village Renewal Artisan Food Tourism Built […]

Up to €200,000 grant aid available through LEADER 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, launched the ‘LEADER Food Initiative’ – a €15 million national fund for artisan/small food and beverage businesses in mid 2018. The Fund provides financial supports to new and existing businesses for the renovation […]

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 […]

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 […]

Safer Internet Day 2019

Today is Safer Internet Day (SID),  an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. It is promoted in Ireland by the PDST Technology in Education and Webwise. The Theme for Safer Internet Day is “Together for a Better Internet“. Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 5th. […]

Morriscastle Strand Ltd & Kia Ora Mini Farm Micro-Enterprise Award Winners 2016

Wexford Local Development (WLD) is proud to have played a part in the business development of each of the nominees in the WLD sponsored Micro-Enterprise Category of the Wexford Business Awards 2016. Those shortlisted in recognition of their achievements in the Micro Enterprise Sector in County Wexford included Mr Jeffares Blackcurrants, Shane Tubrid Furniture by […]

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 […]

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 […]

LEADER Expression of Interest request for Artisan Food & Community Centre Developments/Upgrades

Wexford Local Development (WLD) is now seeking applications for LEADER grant supports from community groups and private enterprises in the following categories: Artisan Food & Drinks Total Budget: €500,000 (Max.€200k/project) Community Centre Development / Upgrades Total Budget: €500,000 (Max.€200k/project) Applicants must complete a two stage application process: Stage1: Complete an “expression of interest” form to […]

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 […]

Exciting New Course in New Ross

New Beginnings is an exciting new course in New Ross with young women and young mothers in mind. The course will run for two mornings a week and will cover beauty therapy, personal care and personal effectiveness. To find out more talk to Sue at 0539155843 or email smcmahon@wld.ie Click here for New Beginnings Info

Positive vibes at LEADER Tourism Forum in Wells House

In excess of one hundred people turned out at Wells House near Gorey on Wednesday 6th February for a LEADER Tourism Forum hosted by Wexford Local Development (WLD) entitled “Exploring Tourism Opportunities in Wexford”. The forum covered a range of relevant topics and heard from industry experts as well as those directly involved in tourism […]

WLD LEADER Grant delivers 14 new jobs in Enniscorthy Meat Company

Kavanagh Meats Ltd based on the Old Dublin Road in Enniscorthy originated in the 1970’s when James Kavanagh offered a service for local farmers to slaughter cattle and sheep for their own consumption. In the early 1990’s, James’ two sons, Garret & Bill joined the business and since then it has evolved primarily as a […]

Official Opening of Gorey School of Art

The official opening of the WLD funded Gorey School of Art’s new building will take place on Friday June 3rd, 2016 at 6pm by past students at it’s location on the Mary Ward in Gorey. The event will coincide with the End of Year Exhibition by present students and all members of the community are […]

€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 […]