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 […]

Bullyproofing Your Child In Challenging Times

County Wexford Education Network wishes to invite you to our annual seminar and AGM in the Talbot Hotel, at 7.30pm on Tuesday 8th April 2014. “Bullyproofing your Child in Challenging Times” is the title of the seminar and CWEN have invited Sheila O Malley to address the seminar, Sheila is an inspiring speaker and is […]

Children & Young People Services Provider Panel

Wexford Local Development is developing a panel of suitably qualified and experienced service providers to supplement existing community based activities with children and young people in the following areas: Literacy/Numeracy Support Homework Support Physical Activities; including Fitness, Dance & Drama Learning through Creativity After-schools Group Leaders   Specific Geographical Communities: Enniscorthy Town, Bunclody, Ferns/Camolin, Courtown/Riverchapel, […]

‘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 […]

WLD conducts Evaluation of Rural Development/LEADER Programme

WLD are currently conducting an evaluation of the current Rural Development/LEADER Programme.  Every project funded under this programme will receive a questionnaire for completion.  If you have completed a project under the RDP and wish to submit the questionnaire online, please return the relevant document below to: Community Questionnaire Enterprise Questionnaire

Communities Get Engaged

As part of the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP), Wexford Local Development supports representatives from Local Community Groups to participate in local, regional and national decision making bodies. Through engagement in these structures, marginalised communities can articulate the needs of their local areas and the communities which they represent, with a view to […]

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 […]

Enniscorthy Information Evening on Sports Capital Funding

There will be an information meeting on Monday, February 3rd for all the sports organisations in Enniscorthy town. This meeting is being held in conjunction with Wexford County Council and will provide information on Sports Capital funding, which is currently available from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. Applicants must register on the new […]

Restored Institute Building re-opens in Enniscorthy

The 150 year old large red bricked structure known as the Church Institute situated on the corner of Castle Street and Church Street in Enniscorthy has been beautifully restored and is now opened as a community facility available to the wider community including children, youth groups, adults, people with disabilities and special interest groups. In […]

National Enterprise Awards 2016

Wexford Local Development is the lead organisation in the East Region for the Local Development Companies (LDC) Enterprise Awards 2016. This National Enterprise Awards are being organised by the Irish Local Development Network (ILDN) which is the representative body of the Local Development Companies Nationally. This is a new National Award which is being established to […]

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

Free Interview Skills Workshop – Wexford

Do you need help getting ready to find work? Wherever you go looking for work, they’ll usually say to you “drop in your CV” If you haven’t got one……and you’re no good at interviews then this relaxed and informal workshop is definitely for you!  It will help you make up or change your CV, and […]

The Contribution of Older People to Community Well-Being

Co Wexford Age Equality Network will host their annual seminar in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy on Tuesday, May 20th next, from 10am – 4pm. The title of the 2014 seminar is The Contribution Of Older People To Community Well-Being   Speakers will include a range of older people from communities across Co. Wexford who will tell […]

Short Courses & Workshops in Enniscorthy

During the Autumn of 2015, we are running a series of Community Education short courses in Enniscorthy town. Our courses & workshops aim to offer a range of opportunities to residents of local communities in Enniscorthy town. All of the workshops and courses will be delivered FREE of charge, locally in Community Centres, or in […]

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 […]

Slaney View as Men’s Group Conquer the River

A group of 11 young men from Enniscorthy succesfully paddled from the riverside slip in the town to Ferrycarrig in a handmade craft that they had built in just three days. Using timbers, screws, willow and canvas the boat was constructed in record time with the guidance of community based artisit Andi McGarry. ‘It was hard work but […]

Tintern Men’s Group Support Poulfur Autistic Unit

Poulfur Autistic Unit, which provides for children across the New Ross district since 2010, was a deserving recipient of a fabulous handmade timber play-castle from Tintern Men’s Group this week, which has now been set up for all to enjoy in their outside play area. A Wood-Working Course for this group of local men, funded by Wexford Local Development and delivered […]

New Ross Community Voice

Representatives from eleven community and voluntary groups, who have a key focus on social inclusion in New Ross District, together with Sandra Walsh, Community Development Officer for the New Ross District with Wexford Local Development, attended the New Ross Community Voice Information Evening at Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola on Thursday last, April 14th.     […]

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 […]

Wexford Workshop for Work

  Do you need help getting ready to find work? If you’re out of work at the moment, and frustrated that you’re getting nowhere  then this relaxed and informal workshop is definitely for you!     Maybe you’ve thought or said something like this: I’m wasting my time handing out CV’s! I hate interviews! This […]

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 […]

Keeping Peace with Teens

Keeping peace with teenagers isn’t always easy. Do you ever feel you’d like a helping hand when it comes to getting the best out of communicating with your teens? County Wexford Education Network is delighted to invite you to a two evening workshop in New Ross with Dermot Rafter on the ups and downs of […]

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

Safe Pass training in Enniscorthy

The Safe Pass course covers all aspects of on site safety as per the requirements of the Solas Safe Pass Health and Safety Awareness Training Programme. It is a legal requirement for any worker on a building site or similar workplaces to have a Safe Pass. This course is essential for any person seeking work […]

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 […]

Deadline For Applications Extended

Wexford Local Development is currently recruiting for the following: Project Officer (LEADER Programme) – Please Note: Application deadline extended to 5pm on Tuesday, 18th of April. The successful candidate will be part of a team responsible for implementing the LEADER  Programme 2014-2020 in Co. Wexford. The Project Officer will support businesses and communities to access […]

We Pose The Question – Are We There Yet?

On Saturday, October 13th, Wexford Local Development poses the question Are We There Yet? in relation to equality for women in Ireland at its annual Community Conference, which will be held this year in the wonderful venue that is the Spiegeltent on Wexford Quay. An inspiring morning starts off at 9am with positive discussions, ideas […]

Get Gardening in Bunclody

Wexford Local Development is sponsoring a short introduction to gardening and horticulture course in Bunclody. The course will run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6.30 -8.30 in the grounds of Bunclody Vocational College starting Tue 18 June. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about soil preparation, planting, maintenance and care of herbs, vegetables and […]

Training for Employment Autumn Timetable 2014

If you are looking for work and feel that your skills need updating or are interested in moving into a new area of work, why not try one of our free courses. Wexford Local Development provides free training to unemployed  job  seekers that will assist individuals into employment. Full timetable below:  How to Register * To […]

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 […]

Safe Pass Training in Wexford

A valid Safe Pass is essential for anyone looking to work in construction and other workplaces. WLD is providing free safe pass training in November for eligible participants. Once completed your safe pass card will be valid for four years. To register or find out if you are eligible please contact Orlaith on 053 9155800 […]

Health Promotion Talks

Wexford Local Development and the Irish Cancer Society continue to work together in 2014 to deliver talks to community groups promoting a healthy lifestyle. The message of this volunteer-led programme is a positive one, focussing on how we can all reduce our risk of cancer, and other diseases, by looking at our lifestyle and making healthy choices. […]

Moving from Primary to Secondary School

‘Moving from Primary to Secondary School.’  The transition from primary to secondary school is a big moment in a young persons education. Changing from being the oldest group in a smaller school to the youngest group in a bigger school can be a challenge. Join our keynote speaker Sharon Hayden from the National Parents Council for tips, […]

Wexford Walking Trails Festival details announced

Details have just been announced for the 3rd annual Wexford Walking Trails Festival to be held on the weekend of Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September 2016.   The details are as follows: Friday 23rd September 5.30pm ‘1916 Songs and Stories Ramble in Enniscorthy’ Led by Aileen Lambert and Michael Fortune, the ramble will be […]

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 […]

Pre-ECDL Computer Training in Enniscorthy

Coming soon to Enniscorthy, this course prepares learners for what to expect if moving on to take an accredited ECDL course. It offers learners the chance to improve their skills with a special focus on the four core modules of ECDL – Computer Essentials, Word, Online Essentials and Spreadsheets. The course runs for 3hrs per […]

Age Equality Network Conference 2013

The annual ‘Right To Hope & Dream’ 2013 Conference for older people’s organisations will take place on Tuesday, May 28th in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy. Wexford Local Development’s Get Vocal Programme supports the Network to host this popular and stimulating event during the month of May each year, also marking the celebration of Bealtaine, […]

Support WLD

Please show your support for Wexford Local Development by signing the Irish Local Development Network’s petition today. Please click on the link below to support us: Please note that when signing the petition a ‘donation box’ may appear – just click the ‘x’ on the donation box window and your signature will still be counted – […]

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 […]