€1.5m of LEADER funding invested into Enterprise in County Wexford

Since January 2021 to-date, the LEADER Programme has invested over €1.5m into the development of 6 new start-up businesses and 29 existing businesses in County Wexford. It has allowed for the creation of 60 new jobs while sustaining 145 existing jobs. We are delighted to work with and develop innovate SME’s and witness the positive […]

Launch of the LEADER funded Barrow Princess River Cruiser

Thursday 26th May 2022 was a proud day for many people associated with the new Barrow Princess river cruiser, not least Declan Bates and his family. Declan – the man with the vision and determination to bring this project to fruition deserves great credit for coming up with the idea and then having the stamina […]

LEADER funding supports businesses and groups in County Wexford

As featured in the Wexford People paper on Tuesday 25th January 2022 €1.5m in LEADER funding supports businesses and groups in county During 2021, Wexford Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) in partnership with Wexford Local Development (WLD) awarded LEADER grant aid of more than €1m to 22 businesses in the county to help them to […]

€1.5m in LEADER Grants been awarded to Wexford Businesses & Communities in 2021

Our LEADER Enterprise project officer Tom Bermingham appeared on South East Radio this week on the Morning Mix with Alan Corcoran to discuss the success of over €1.5m in LEADER Grants been awarded to Wexford Businesses & Communities in 2021. Click on the below link to hear the interview:      

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 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 […]