Supporting Rural Development in
Waterford County

Case Studies

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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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.

To enable Dunmore East Sea Scouts to offer sailing

To enable Dunmore East Sea Scouts to offer sailing

Funding was awarded under the Coastal Regeneration measure of the Cross Border Cooperation Rural Development Programme  2014-2022 towards 2 sailing dinghies, 1 support boat and 2 trailers.

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St. Declan’s Way

St Declans Way

St. Declan’s Way has long been part of the heritage and folklore of West Waterford and South Tipperary. The trail recalls journeys made by Declan in the fifth century from his monastery in Ardmore northwards to Cashel, the seat of the Kings of Munster. Declan is credited with bringing Christianity to his Déise people who ruled this part of Ireland in his lifetime.

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St Declan’s Hostel, Mount Melleray Abbey, Co. Waterford

St Declans Hostel, Mount Melleray Abbey, Co Waterford

St. Declan’s Hostel is a Tourist Hostel primarily for walkers on the St. Declan’s Way Pilgrim route from Cashel in Co. Tipperary to Ardmore in County Waterford right on the South Coast of Ireland.

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Fisherman’s Hall Development

Fishermans Hall Development

The Fisherman’s Hall Development Committee & Trustees were awarded funding in 2018 for the refurbishment of the Fisherman’s Hall in Dunmore East. Read More

Dungarvan Scouts New Storage Facility

Dungarvan Scouts New Storage Facility

Dungarvan Scouts were awarded funding in 2017 under the Social Inclusion Measure to  build on a new storage facility to the side of the Dungarvan Scouts Centre.Read More

Dungarvan Aglow 2018

Dungarvan Aglow 2018

Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber were awarded funding under the Rural Tourism Measure and Culture & Heritage Sub Measure for an elaborate illuminated feature to add to their already renowned Christmas light extravaganza over the Christmas period.

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