Doirin Graham – on Community-Led Local Development now

Doirin Graham is the CEO of Clare Local Development Company which on Monday learned that it was successful in its bid for LEADER funding worth €8.9m to County Clare. Doirin's company, set up in 1992, went against the tide in competing with the county's new Local and Community Development Committee for the funding. It was … Continue reading Doirin Graham – on Community-Led Local Development now

The Power of Music in the Community – An Irish Example (HD)

The musicians John and Isabela Hoban, based in Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland stimulate people of all ages and all abilities to express themselves by music, singing and dance. And even more: by preserving local traditions, and by contributing to local community development. In my opinion their social-cultural work deserves worldwide attention. This documentary of 38 … Continue reading The Power of Music in the Community – An Irish Example (HD)

Poverty and Social Inclusion the Case for Rural Ireland

Over the years much research has been carried out on poverty and social inclusion in rural Ireland. Academics, researchers, Government agencies and organisations working in the Community and Voluntary Sector have published vast amounts of reports on poverty and marginalised and vulnerable groups living in rural areas. Many of the issues people living in rural … Continue reading Poverty and Social Inclusion the Case for Rural Ireland

Community Development in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County, Ireland (Case study)

Community Development in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County, Ireland 1. Introduction This study visit is based on the study visit to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown (DLR) which took place on 14th and 16th march 2012. The main topic of this study visit was community development and SURE delegates explored issues around the institutional structures through which community … Continue reading Community Development in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County, Ireland (Case study)

Community development leadership training program – Community Action Network (Ireland)

Community Action Network CAN is dedicated to creating a more equal, just society that has the well-being of citizens at its heart. Through a range of community development activities, we work with people to assert their rights to participate fully as subjects of their own lives, to have their voices heard and to have their … Continue reading Community development leadership training program – Community Action Network (Ireland)

COMPARING RURAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES IN FOUR IRISH COMMUNITIES, 1930–2005

Research Analysis This research analyses change and adaptation in four Irish rural communities that have followed distinct paths of rural transition from localised market towns to participants in a global economy. Three of the four study communities – Ballaghaderreen in County Roscommon, Cashel in County Tipperary and Millstreet in County Cork – were traditionally agricultural … Continue reading COMPARING RURAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES IN FOUR IRISH COMMUNITIES, 1930–2005