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Rural Development Strategy

The Clare Rural Development Strategy outlines a pathway to revitalised and reinvigorated rural communities across the county.

Rural Development Strategy Objectives are structured around the following themes:

  • Age Friendly Communities
  • Celebrating Rural Life
  • Cooperating Communities
  • Digital and Connectivity
  • Employment and Jobs
  • Environment
  • Multi Service Centres
  • Transport, Education and Water

Rural & Community Development Officers

The team work with community groups of all sizes, local and regional organisations and other engaged parties, building the capacity of voluntary community leaders and organisations to identify and implement projects, which will provide their areas with an identifiable comparative advantage.  Projects will have a particular focus on the LECP (Local Economic and Community Plan) and the Clare Rural Development Strategy. This work is underpinned by engagement that is based on community development principles and practices.

Rural and Community Development Officer team:

West Clare Municipal District
Margaret Cotter
Mobile: 087 1089847

Killaloe Municipal District
David Bennett
Mobile: 087 3834382

Ennis Municipal District
Niamh Wiley
Mobile: 087 0611943

Shannon Municipal District
Jennifer O’Brien
Mobile: 087 1855404

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