Supporting Rural Development in
Waterford County

Case Studies

Sullivan Farm Lemybrien Co Waterford

Sullivan Farm Lemybrien Co Waterford

Brian Sulivan, Lemybrien, Co. Waterford is assisted on the farm by his partner Niamh, Mother Margaret and also his grandmother Bridgit, each having a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with the Social Farming participants who come out to the farm on placements.

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McClane Farm Co Carlow

McClane Farm Co Carlow

Brandon McLane and Grace Maher, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow is part of the WLP Social Farming Initiative and they live on an organic farm where they have built their own straw bale house.

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Leahy Farm Dungourney Co Cork

Leahy Farm Dungourney Co Cork

James and Emer Leahy, Dungourney, Co. Cork are part of the WLP Social Farming Initiative.  They and their family have a beef enterprise along with a collection of other farm animals, eg. Pigs, goats, dogs and hens.

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Wallace & Nouvion Farm Windgap

Wallace 038 Nouvion Farm Windgap

Eamonn and Nathalie Wallace, Windgap, Co. Kilkenny took their first Social Farming Participants onto their farm in 2019. They have an organic farm where they grow fruit and vegetables for the Market in Kilkenny and they also have a large flock of hens whose eggs are also sold at the market.

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Nire Cabins

Nire Cabins

The Waterford Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) were delighted to assist the promoters, Paul and Ruth Deegan, part fund this project under the Local Objective 1 Rural Tourism, SA 1.4 Community hostels, RV Parks, glamping/camping. Funding went toward the development of the Nire Valley Eco Camp; a low density, low impact eco campsite using off grid timber cabins with individual integrated constructed wetlands (ICWs) for water treatment, allowing the comfort of full bathroom facilities in the cabins.

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Daly Farm, Lattin Co Tipperary

Daly Farm, Lattin Co Tipperary

John and Sarah Daly, Lattin, Co. Tipperary took their first Social Farming Participants onto their farm in 2018 from the Moorehaven centre in Tipperary Town and have gone on to build relationships with the staff and participants since then.

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Hale Farm, Lismore

Hale Farm, Lismore

Mike Hale, Lismore, Co. Waterford has been taking Social Farming participants on to his farm since 2017. He has supported a wide number of people from different services in West Waterford.

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Ballydufff Lower Community Hall

Ballydufff Lower Community Hall

Waterford LEADER Partnership CLG under its Community Workplace Initiative- Tús are happy to provide caretaker staff to this project. An asset to the local community in general.

Ardmore GAA

WLP, through the Tús Community Work Placement Initiative assist Ardmore GAA with the caretaking of their facilities.

Anne Valley Walk

Anne Valley Walk

Waterford LEADER Partnership CLG under its Community Workplace Initiative- Tús are happy to provide a caretaker for the Anne Valley Nature Walk. This walk certainly is a fantastic example of what can be achieved when enthusiastic community members come together.

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