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€40M announced by Minister Ring for 2014 round of Sports Capital Programme

A new €40 million fund for important sports capital projects has been announced  by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring. The Sports Capital Programme is the main channel of Government support for developing sports facilities and purchasing sports equipment for sports clubs and organisations across Ireland. “The 2014 Sports Capital Programme will…
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Thomastown Wins Title

Congratulations to Thomastown who won the title of Kilkenny Town of Food. Kilkenny People Press Release : THOMASTOWN has won the coveted title of the first ever Kilkenny LEADER Partnership ‘Town of Food’ and up to €775,000 in grant aid and supports. The town beat off stiff competition from Callan, Castlecomer, Kilmacow and Piltown, all…
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Rural Social Scheme taking Applications for Community Groups

County Kilkenny Leader Partnership Company Ltd. administers the Rural Social Scheme (RSS) on behalf of the department of Social Protection in County Kilkenny. Community Groups who wish to avail of the Rural social Scheme may apply now. Rural Social Scheme 1st April 2013 - 31st March 2014 For:  COMMUNITY /VOLUNTARY GROUPS Applications are now being…
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Launch of the Kilkenny Town of Foods

The Launch of the Kilkenny Town of Foods Competition will take place, Thursday, 24th January 2013. Kilkenny LEADER Partnership is committed to placing Kilkenny at the forefront of Ireland’s quality food culture revolution. Kilkenny’s ‘Town of Food’ will act as the leading light in the development of a local food culture, with its beating heart…
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Jobs and Wind Industry Training

Renewable Energy has been identified by Kilkenny LEADER Partnership (KLP) as a growth area for job creation.  One of the areas which provide employment opportunity is in the servicing and maintaining of wind turbines.  KLP has funded a series of specialised courses in this sector aimed in part at unemployed people who have worked in…
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Proposals place LEADER in danger…..

This is a tale of two policy decisions; one that has had a crucial influence on rural Ireland’s development and the other that proposes to make serious changes to the original decision. There’s over twenty years between the decisions and that period may well come to be seen in local development circles as the ‘LEADER…
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‘Savour’ & ‘Conker’- Festivals on the Up!

[caption id="attachment_62" align="alignleft" width="225"] Grace Kearney and Danny Webster duel at the Freshford Conker Festival[/caption] I’ve just got back from a Sunday attending two festivals supported by our company Kilkenny LEADER Partnership (KLP). Savour Kilkenny Food Festival and Freshford’s 11th Irish Conker Festival are at either end of the size and ambition scales. Savour is…
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Development or Charity?

A couple of weeks ago on the great concept that is ‘Culture Night’, Loughboy Library in Kilkenny City was the base for a celebration of Traveller Culture. Regretfully I could not attend the event, but it was by all accounts a tremendous success. It was organised by Kilkenny Traveller Community Movement’s (KTCM) Development Worker, Mary-Helen…
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What makes you worth employing?

Kilkenny LEADER Partnership (KLP) has embarked on an ambitious initiative recently. We are proposing that the county develops an ‘employability strategy’. Okay, questions of’ “what’s that?” are far from unfair but it’s not just another bit of fashionable jargoneese. The basic concept is to identify what the employers of Kilkenny want from its potential workforce…
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What are community festivals for?

We have closed the offices in KLP for a two-week holiday shutdown in the last week in July and this first week in August. As sort of a ‘busman’s holiday’ I attended a couple of local Kilkenny festivals over the bank holiday weekend. In passing, I must say how increasingly strange that traditional title for…
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