2012 Projects

Fly Fishing School Improvement

Waterford Leader Partnership Ltd were happy to help Clonanav Fly Fishing School to develop their business further in order to attract more clients. The project involved:-

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4 Shires Carraige Company

Waterford Leader Partnership were happy to support the costs of a range of dreys that will be pulled by shire horses as a novel transport service targeted at the tourism, public and corporate market.

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Owenashad River Walk

The Owenashad river walk has been a traditional walk used by the people of Lismore for many generations. However in recent years it has become overgrown and unsafe underfoot. The river bank has eroded in places due to the natural flow of the river and occassional flooding. The Lismore Tidy Towns Committee decided to undertake a project to make the Spring woodland walk at the end of the Strand more accessable and safer for townspeople and visitors to help them enjoy this area of natural beauty and approached Waterford Leader Partnership Ltd for assistance.

The project involved the development of an old walkway alongside the Owenshad River from the Strand area upriver for approx 3/4 of a mile. The area was cleared and a small bridge was built and there was some post and rail fencing installed for the safety of visitors and information signage erected.

The project was funded by WLP Ltd under the Rural Development Programme Encouragement of Tourism Activities Measure.

Lismore Music Festival 2012

Since it’s formation in 2010 the Lismore Musical Festival has presented three new productions of some of the world's favourite operas and have created a schools education and audience development programme that introduces local children to the joy of opera and classical music for the first time in the unique location of Lismore Castle.

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Construction Business Expansion

Ryan Bros Construction is a family run business involved in the design and construction of agricultural and industrial buildings. The company has been in existence for 10 years and current activities involve fabricating and erecting structural steel sheds and concrete work for all farm yard buildings such as storage tanks, milking parlours silage pits etc. They are based in Clonanav Ballymacarbry.

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Lismore Farmers Market

The Purchase of Stalls for the Mentoring of Entrepreneurs at Lismore Farmers Market.

Lismore Farmers Market was funded by Waterford Leader Partnership Ltd under the Business Creation and Development Measure to purchase two stalls and ancillary equipment to showcase the products of new entrepreneurs at a nominal fee per week. The stallholders will change every few months therefore providing a channel to get innovative products from concept to market which may lead to self employment opportunities going forward.

The Kinsalebeg Thursday Group

The Kinsalebeg Thursday group are a group of older people that meet each Thursday in Kinsalebeg to network, offer social gatherings, outings and to hold events including guest speakers, an evening tea and dance, arts and crafts, bingo and to just have fun.

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Fleadh Cheoil Na Mumhan Dungarvan 2012

Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan 2012 took place in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford from 16th – 22nd July 2012. Visitors from all over the world enjoyed a true Waterford welcome and were treated to an abundance of music, song and dance at the many impromptu sessions as well as set and céilí dancing venues around the town.

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Ardmore Pattern Festival 2012

The Ardmore Pattern Festival is a family-friendly Festival, established to revive the traditional pattern festival of Ardmore, but with a modern twist. The Festival is a weekend-long feast of events and activities ranging from open-air concerts, fireworks, children’s competitions and entertainment, arts events, traditional storytelling, guided historical tours, football blitzes, kayaking and power boating, live music sessions and much, much more. Organised for both the local community and visitors alike, most events are free of charge, with something for all ages and tastes.

The Ardmore Pattern Festival Committee approached Waterford Leader Partnership Ltd for funding towards equipment hire, venue hire and the marketing and promotion of this event. This project was funded under the Encouragement of Tourism Activities of the Rural Development Programme as the festival provides an economic and tourism boost to the village of Ardmore

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