Supporting Rural Development in
Waterford County

Case Studies

St. Declan’s Way

St Declan8217s Way

Work to re-establish St. Declan’s Way as a premier pilgrim walking route has been forging ahead in recent months. The St. Declan’s Way Management Committee, a voluntary group set up in 2015, has been leading the drive to rejuvenate the trail.Read More

Biomass Log Dryer

Biomass Log Dryer

OK Fuels was started and owned by father and son, Gerard and Bernard O’Keeffe. They established the business in 2012. Bernard started the business when he saw the opportunity to turn the off cuts from his father’s pallet business into a new business supplying kindling and firewood for the burgeoning market in closed stoves.Read More

Ardmore Tidy Towns

Ardmore Tidy Towns

In conjunction with the Tús Community Work Placement Initiative, Waterford Leader Partnership CLG is delighted to be involved with Ardmore Tidy Towns. The Tús participants in the Ardmore Tidy Towns help out with many different activities including grass cutting, strimming, pruning, painting, litter picking, sweeping, growing and planting. Read More

Stainless Steel Production in the Foothills of the Comeragh’s

Stainless Steel Production in the Foothills of the Comeraghs

The applicants, Colin Gleeson and Eoin Sheehan, both trained engineers established Dungarvan Precision Engineering (DPE) in West Waterford in 2013. They built their plant on Colin’s father’s farm between Dungarvan and Ballymacarbry in West Waterford. Both worked abroad and on returning to Ireland set up their own business with the intention of manufacturing patented products in stainless steel.Read More

SEMRA

SEMRA

The South East Mountain Rescue Association received funding for a variety of mountain rescue equipment to assist them in their work as a 999/112 volunteer emergency service covering the upland areas of Co. Waterford.Read More

Lismore Dramatic Sound & Lighting

Lismore Dramatic Sound 038 Lighting

Lismore Dramatic Society was formed in 1898, but there are few records of the productions produced in the early years. Since 1940, there are records of at least one production annually, and in last 10 to 15 years the Group have produced a number of plays and musicals every year, as they have a membership now of over 100 young people as well as the adult troupe.Read More

Robotics in Subcontract Manufacturing

Eurofab Technologies Ltd was established in 1999 by 3 Directors who continue to manage the business to date.  The founding directors are, Martin Crowley, head of Production and Operations, Joe Morrissey, Engineering, and Michael Brackett, Quality and Finance. Between them they have collectively 75 years’ experience in this sector.Read More

Automated Drilling Line – From Suckler Farming to Engineering

Automated Drilling Line  From Suckler Farming to Engineering

Kenneally Steel was started by Denis Kenneally in 1999. The business was started on the family farm in West Waterford as a small welding business to service the needs of neighbouring farms. The welding business initially was a supplement to the family farm. Over the last decade, Denis and his wife Sarah have developed the business into a very professional engineering business. Read More

Creation of a Plastic Fabrication Facility

Creation of a Plastic Fabrication Facility

Inmasoll Ltd based in Tramore was seeking funds to develop a plastic fabrication facility to primarily support their clients in the food, pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries.

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Streamline

Streamline

Hugh Kavanagh Engineering Ltd was awarded maximum funding of €200,000 for his project Streamline towards new equipment that included the installation of a CNC cutting drill and plate line system. All of which are CNC controlled and serviced with a roller infeed and output conveyor.

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