Supporting Rural Development in
Waterford County

Case Studies

Supporting the role of pollinators in Biodiversity

The East Waterford Bee Keepers Association (EWBA)were successfully awarded funding under the Rural Environment and Bio diversity measure towards the design and delivery of  comprehensive training and equipment to support the role of pollinators in bio diversity. Funding helped the EWBA develop a teaching Apiary and purchase items for teaching purposes.  The official opening of the Apiary took place on the 20th August 2022.

 

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Waterford Festival of Food

Waterford Leader Partnership CLG under the Rural Development Programme has been an avid supporter of the Waterford Festival of Food since it began in 2008.

11/06/2022. Pictured at the Woodhouse Estate Walled Garden Dinner at the 13th annual West Waterford Festival of Food, one of Ireland’s biggest food festivals, which ran from 10 – 12 June with almost 100 events happening across the weekend. Photograph: Patrick Browne Photography.  By courtesy of Waterford Festival of Foods.

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Kinsalebeg National School

A Mural being completed by a Tùs Participant for Kinsalebeg National School

 

 

Design, supply and installation of an energy efficient IR Combi Finishing Oven

Waterford Leader Partnership CLG were happy to support Goalpost Ireland under the Rural Development LEADER Programme 2014 -2022 towards the design, supply and installation of an energy efficient IR Combi Finishing Oven as its manufacturing site in Tallow, Co Waterford.

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Legacy Irish Cider Marketing Activity

Legacy Irish Cider is based in Dungarvan Co Waterford.  It is a business three generations in the making with Liam’s father and grandfather both involved in growing and developing apple trees.  Liam decided to take it one step further and was inspired to produce his own cider.

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Ardmore Open Farm and Mini Zoo

This project was supported under the Rural Tourism measure of the Rural Development LEADER Progamme 2014 -2022.

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The Story Boards – Waterford & Suir Valley Railway

The Story Boards 8211 Waterford 038 Suir Valley Railway

On Thursday, 17th February 2022, Waterford Suir Valley Railway officially unveiled and launched five new storyboards on the Story of Rail at Kilmeaden Station.

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Clonea Power Community Hall Restoration

Clonea Power Community Hall Restoration

Funding was awarded under the Rural Development Programme 2014-2022, Social Inclusion measure along with support from the Tomar Trust, towards the restoration of the Old School House in Clonea Power built back in 1870.Read More

Clashmore Community Bio diversity Action Plan

Clashmore Community Bio diversity Action Plan

Clashmore Tidy Towns were awarded LEADER funding under the Rural Objective Measure and specifically for improving bio diversity.Read More

Ardmore National School Bio diversity Project

Ardmore National School Bio diversity Project

Ardmore Tidy Towns Association were successful in their bid for LEADER Rural Development funding and were awarded just over €3,0000 towards the landscaping of  1 acre of waste ground at the rear of the National School in Ardmore in a bio diversity friendly manner to include wildflowers and pollinator friendly shrubs.