If you are interested you may contact:
Karyn Cronin, Community Worker
Online survey provides an opportunity to contribute to the next phase of rural development policy for Ireland
Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, today launched an online survey seeking the views of the public on key challenges and opportunities for rural Ireland over the coming five years.
The survey is part of a consultation process being undertaken by the Department of Rural and Community Development to inform the development of a new, whole-of-Government policy for rural Ireland for the period 2020-2025.
The public consultation survey is available online here until Friday 11 October 2019.
Published: 28 August 2019
From: Department of Rural and Community Development
The Strategy to Support the Community & Voluntary Sector in Ireland sets out a long-term vision for our communities in Ireland. With actions to be implemented over the next five years, the Strategy sets a general direction of travel for Government policy in relation to community development, local development and the community and voluntary sector for the coming years. It also copper-fastens the renewed relationship and partnership between Government and the community and voluntary sector which has developed during the course of its preparation.
The Strategy realises the intent of the 2016 Framework Policy for Local and Community Development (Framework Policy) and fulfils the commitment in the Programme for a Partnership Government to – produce a coherent policy framework and develop a strategy to support the community and voluntary sector and encourage a cooperative approach between public bodies and the community and voluntary sector.
Coordinated by the Heritage Council, National Heritage Week is Ireland’s most popular cultural event. National Heritage Week is part of European Cultural Heritage Days which promote Europe’s common cultural heritage. The theme of this year’s Heritage Week is ‘Pastimes Past Times’.
The Heritage Office, Westmeath County Council has compiled a County Event Guide highlighting events taking place for National Heritage Week in Westmeath. Participants are advised to confirm details of events in advance.
Many of the events are FREE and they are taking place all over the County so don't miss out!