Are you considering moving for business, family or leisure to Leitrim or one of its neighbouring counties? If yes you should not miss the chance to meet with over 50 stand holders and 15 speakers at a FREE event in Croke Park on November 3rd for the #invest4Success. Standholders will include companies looking for staff, support agencies to advise on business start-up supports available, lifestyle businesses to help you envisage your move and recreation and team building opportunities to get that initial taste of our region.
Cora Systems, VistaMed, Shed Distillery are just some of the successful Leitrim businesses joining other businesses across the Upper Shannon Erne region to showcase this region as a top destination for inward investment by sharing their
story in Croke Park at an expo and seminar on Thursday Nov 3rd from 4.30pm-8pm. The event is being organised by Cavan, Leitrim,
Longford and Roscommon Local Authorities, Bord Na Mona and
the ESB as part of the Upper Shannon Erne initiative.
This is an innovative coming together of four counties which
will jointly showcase the potential opportunities for setting up a business in
this Upper Shannon Erne region. A key element of the day will be an opportunity
for growing businesses in the region to showcase the high quality jobs they
have on offer. The event will be a great chance to look at potential
opportunities for investment in the Upper Shannon Erne Region and to meet with
fellow businesses operating successfully here. Medical Devices/Pharma, Global
Services, Tourism and Food are just some of the key topics for discussion on
the day. There will be an opportunity to meet companies currently hiring and to
network and discuss your business ideas and supports available with agencies.
The Shannon Erne region is an ideal location for corporate
team building events, group tours or family holidays in this vibrant region.
The event is supported by well known, high quality companies
in the region such as Abbot Diagnostics, Vistamed, Centre Parcs and Cora Systems.
If you want to have your business included on the Leitrim Business Directory on this site for free, just click on the Business Directory link http://www.leitrimbusiness.ie/A-Z-Business-Directory
and add your business by click on the bottom of the page. Make sure to add the name of your new business in the description field.
The Hive Innovation Centre and Lough Rynn Hotel were named by most participants as the building considered to be using the most energy efficient technologies in a focus group held as part of the SECURE Smarter Energy Communities project.
Leitrim County Council is a partner in a new 3 year (2016 –
2019) transnational project called SECURE, which aims to help build the capacity of organisations such as the local authority to deploy successful energy efficiency and renewable energy
technologies and solutions in housing and public infrastructure. As part of the project, Leitrim County Council worked with Leitrim LEO to get an idea from people in Mohill on how they access information on energy efficiency and renewable technologies and what buildings use very good energy efficiency technologies.
co-funded by the EU’s Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) Programme. The
learning across peripheral and arctic regions on energy efficiency and use of
renewable technologies will be shared between partners and to communities they
For more information on the results of the Focus Group click here.
The project partnership includes eight partners across the
Northern and Arctic Region: Ernact, Leitrim and Donegal County Councils (ROI),
Derry City & Strabane District Council (NI), Association of Local
Authorities in Vasternorrland (ALAV) in Sweden, Karella University of Applied
Sciences in Finland, Umhv&a
Leitrim Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) will be responsible for the oversight and delivery of the Leader element of Ireland's Rural Development programme in Leitrim. The Programme budget is just under €6million over the lifetime of the Programme.
Minister Heather Humphreys signed the contract for the new programme with representatives of Leitrim LCDC, Leitrim County Council as the financial partner and Leitrim Development Company as the implementing partner at an event in Cavan on July 8th last.
Leader funding is targeted at priority areas identified in the local development strategies developed by local action groups (Leitrim LCDC) and evaluated by an independent evaluation committee. Projects can come from areas as diverse as enterprise development, rural tourism, social inclusion and the environment.
Further details on the rollout of the programme will be announced over the coming weeks and applications will be submitted to the Implementing partner, Leitrim Development Company. The decisions on grant approvals or otherwise will rest with Leitrim Local Community Development Committee (LCDC).
Leitrim LCDC was established in 2014 as part of the reform of Local Government. Leitrim LCDC has 17 members made up of elected members of the Local Authority, Local Authority staff (Chief Executive and Head of the Local Enterprise Office), local community interests and representatives of Public Bodies (HSE, Teagasc and Dept. of Social Protection) and local development bodies.
Carrick on Shannon Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Leitrim County Council are delighted to welcome Simon Wall, award winning architect and Westport Town Architect to its second Town Team Meeting of 2016. The Town Team are hosting its next meeting Wednesday evening, July 6th at 6.15pm in the Landmark Hotel.
if you have a business in the town, part of a community group in the town this is an ideal opportunity to hear what is happening on various projects to market the town, improvements in public realm in the town and learn some lessons from Westport's approach to Town Development.
Town Architect to Westport, Co Mayo for almost two decades; Simon Wall is responsible for the built environment as part of the town management team. In recent decades, Westport has experienced its largest building programme since Georgian times, from Section 23 tax designation, through the ‘Celtic Tiger’ years to the present day; during this period the town has won many accolades including: three national Tidy Towns wins, and was in 2012 assessed by The Irish Times to be ‘The Best Place to Live in Ireland’. The town is a pioneer in the development of urban and rural greenways, including the international award winning 45km Great Western Greenway linking the town to Achill Island. Simon will discuss Westport’s holistic approach to town planning.