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Driver Theory preparation in Gorey

Passing your driver theory test is the first step to getting your driving licence and getting on the road. WLD has a course in June to prepare you for the test, it’s free of charge and, if you complete the course we’ll arrange an official test appointment for you. To register or find out more […]

Free Community Leadership & Capacity Building Training Course in Gorey

Wexford Local Development is rolling out a series of Community Leadership & Capacity Building Courses across the county this year.  The first course will take place in Well’s House this May & June for community groups from the Gorey District.  The programme will provide opportunity to explore an understanding of community, the role of the […]

County Wexford Business Awards 2019 – REMINDER

  REMINDER to join in and be part of the most prestigious & reputable business event namely the County Wexford Business Awards 2019.  The Wexford Business Awards, now in their eleventh 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 […]

€266,713 LEADER Grant Aid for two Wexford food producers

Wexford Local Community Development Committee and Wexford Local Development recently approved LEADER Food Initiative grant aid totaling €266,713 for two well known Wexford food producers, Kelly’s Bakery in Wexford town and Wexford Home Preserves in New Ross. The LEADER Food Initiative is managed jointly by the Department of Rural and Community Development and the Department […]

Women for Election Campaigning and Media/PR Training

In Wexford in 2014, 60 of 70 local election candidates were men. That’s 86% of the county’s ballot. This April 4th, Women for Election and Wexford Local Development are coming together for a Campaigning and Media/PR Training evening, from 5pm to 9pm in Wexford Arts Centre. The event is open to female-identifying candidates & campaigners from communities […]

Vacancy: Receptionist/Administration Assistant – Gorey

Wexford Local Development is recruiting for the following position: RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT IN  OUR GOREY OFFICE Wexford Local Development is a community based organisation delivering a range of programmes that address the needs of individuals and communities experiencing disadvantage across the county.  Our programmes include training, employment and enterprise supports for individuals and programmes delivering community development […]

Great opportunity from LEADER for the Wexford Food & Beverage Sector

Up to €200,000 in grant aid is now available from LEADER to micro and small businesses operating in the Food & Beverage sector in County Wexford. The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, launched this ‘LEADER Food Initiative’ in mid […]

Networking with Enniscorthy & District Chamber

  On Friday, 8th March 2019,  Enniscorthy & District Chamber hosted another innovative networking lunch at Kilcannon Garden Centre.   Chamber Development Officer Jimmy Gahan invited Helena Dempsey, Enterprise Development Officer of Wexford Local Development to speak to the Chamber members and guests present about the current LEADER Programme 2014 – 2020. An informative overview of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Scholarships for Adult Learners for Higher Education Now Open

    Are you over 23 and planning to go to college this year?   Uversity is now accepting applications for its HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ADULT LEARNERS that are intended to remove financial barriers so that adult learners can unlock their potential and realise their ambitions.  Uversity’s scholarships will provide multi-annual financial support for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meitheal Awards Recognise Achievement of Young People in Co. Wexford

Meitheal Leaders from all over County Wexford were presented with their Certificates of Achievement at a ceremony in the County Hall, Carricklawn, Wexford on Wednesday January 16th. Keith Doyle, Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council formally opened the ceremony and warmly congratulated and thanked the Meitheal Leaders for their work and dedication. Michael Wall Chairman of […]

Taghmon Community Enhancement

Our Community Development & Outreach team are working with individuals & local groups in Taghmon village to develop an amenity area supported by the Community Enhancement Programme in collaboration with Wexford County Council’s Local & Community Development Committee (LCDC).     The area finally agreed upon for the project, following much local consultation and with […]

New Ross 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!     It will help you put together a good CV and  give you tips on how to go about looking for […]

Toolkit For Enniscorthy Mammies

Wet, cold, wintry weather can can leave parents stressed if they are housebound with young children. Join us for a series of weekly group workshops in Templeshannon Community Centre every Thursday morning, starting November 6th,  covering a range of activities that can help you entertain your young children over the winter months. You will also […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pre-ECDL in Gorey

Pre-ECDL computer course starting this Autumn in Gorey. This course helps prepare learners who are thinking about getting a qualification in IT skills. You will improve your computer skills and become familiar with what it takes to pass an ECDL course. The course is ideal for people who want to refresh their IT skills or […]

QQI L5 Work Experience module in Gorey

WLD is recruiting participants for the QQI L5 Work Experience module starting in Gorey this Autumn. Work Experience is one of the mandatory modules so if you are working towards a major award (for example in Healthcare) you will need this module completed. To register or to find out more please contact Julie Fox on […]

HELP – I’ve tried everywhere but can’t get a job!

Then try our CV & Interview Skills workshop  in Enniscorthy and Gorey this Autumn. It’s a short, relaxed workshop that will help you to do up a CV and show you what to do at a job interview…..and what NOT to do! It may also help you to decide where to look for work. More […]

Update your computer skills with ECDL

If your are good with the computer but want to improve your skills and gain a recognised IT qualification our ECDL course starting this Autumn might be the ideal solution. ECDL is an internationally recognised programme and this course covers 4 core modules – Online Essentials, Word, Computer Essentials and Excel Spreadsheets. To register or […]

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 […]

Still searching for that job…..but with no luck?

Try our CV & Interview Skills workshop  in Wexford this October. It’s a short, relaxed workshop that will help you to do up a CV and show you what to do at a job interview…..and what NOT to do! It may also help you to decide where to look for work. More importantly, it will […]

Wexford Communities say it’s time for play!

13 local groups share almost €380k of LEADER funding to support the development of play facilities.   Wexford Local Development (WLD) and Wexford Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) have today announced the allocation of €379,714 towards the costs of developing ten new playgrounds, one multi user games area and two outdoor gyms in County Wexford.   Thirteen […]

Tried everywhere…but just can’t get a job?

Then why not sign up for our CV & Interview Skills workshop this September in Wexford. It’s a short, relaxed workshop that deals with doing up a CV and what to do at a job interview. It can also help you to decide where to look for work. More importantly, it will give you tips […]

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 […]

Community Leadership & Capacity Building Training

Wexford Local Development is tendering for the delivery of community leadership and capacity building training for the voluntary and community sector in County Wexford.  The training will be funded under the LEADER 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme. The overall aim of the training is to foster future leadership within the voluntary, community sector, helping to build […]