Supporting Rural Development in
Waterford County

Case Studies

The Language People

Since inception in mid 2015, the Language People, operating from a rented premises at Shandon, Dungarvan, enjoyed consistent year on year growth, initially offering German, French and Italian year round courses locally and English Summer Programme to overseas students coming to learn English. Dungarvan has over the years established a reputation as a first rate location for students looking to improve their language skills in a safe and welcoming environment. Read More

Ballysaggart Community Development Committee

Ballysaggart Community Development Committee

In conjunction with the Tús Community Work Placement Initiative and the Rural Social Scheme, Waterford LEADER Partnership CLG is delighted to be involved with Ballysaggart Community Development Company, in providing beneficial assistance to the local community, while also boosting the work readiness of its Tús Participants.

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Anne Valley Walk Phase II

Anne Valley Walk Phase II

This phase of the project is looking to extend the Anne Valley Walk from Dunhill Castle to Annestown beach based on the success of the original LEADER funded 2.5km walk from Dunhill village to Dunhill castle.Read More

Blackwater Distillery

Blackwater Distillery

Founded in 2014, Blackwater Distillery is a micro distillery based on the banks  of the river Blackwater in Cappoquin. The company produces three core products, their flagship brand Blackwater No. 5 Gin, Blackwater Wexford Strawberry Gin and Blackwater Juniper Cask Gin.Read More

Cunnigar Pitch & Putt Club

Cunnigar Pitch 038 Putt Club

In conjunction with the Tús Community Work Placement Initiative and the Rural Social Scheme, Waterford Leader Partnership CLG is delighted to be involved with Cunnigar Pitch & Putt, Ringnasillogue, Dungarvan. Cunnigar Pitch & Putt is a magnificent 18 hole Championship course, 900 metres long, set in the picturesque surrounds of Dungarvan Bay. Read More

Tramore Rangers FC

Tramore Rangers FC

In conjunction with the Tús Community Work Placement Initiative, Waterford Leader Partnership Ltd is delighted to be involved with Tramore Rangers FC, in providing beneficial assistance to the local community , while also boosting the work readiness of its Tús participants.

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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