Supporting Rural Development in
Waterford County


Once-off Grant Scheme for Community Trail Management Organisations

Walking Trails Funding Announcement

This morning, Minister Humphreys announced  once off grant funding for Community Trail Management Organisations who are listed on the Sport Ireland Trails Register. The grant funding may be used towards to the cost of purchasing equipment, small scale maintenance and/or marketing/promotion of the registered trail.

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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Clonea Power’s community hub

Great article in the Munster Express on the Clonea Power’s community hub which was funded under the Rural Development LEADER Programme 2014 – 2022

St Declan’s Way trail has been formally approved by Sport Ireland.

The St Declan’s Way Committee would like to thank all those who have helped them to reach this milestone: more than 40 landowners; local authorities and local development companies in Waterford and Tipperary; the Department of Rural & Community Development and the Tomar Trust who provided funding for the project, and other agencies including Fáilte Ireland, Munster Vales and Coillte Teoranta.
A Google Map of the trail can be found here…
A detailed map brochure is in production and will be available soon.
All you need now are your walking boots!!