SERI: A New Voice for Social Enterprise in Ireland

Ballyhoura Development is proud to be one of the founding members of Social Enterprise Republic of Ireland (SERI) and part of a new movement to support the Social Enterprise sector in Ireland. Read more

Ballyhoura Development Receives Mayor's Recognition

Ballyhoura Development has been officially recognised by the Mayor of Co Cork, Cllr Ian Doyle, for its positive contribution and support to local communities throughout the Covid 19 crisis. Read more

Good News Story for Tourism – Visit Ballyhoura Launched New Tourism Website in Style!

Ballyhoura Country launched its new tourism website on Thursday 7th May via Facebook Live Stream, and it was a very positive morning for the region and local tourism sector. Read more

New - Ballyhoura Country Visitor Experience Website!

Ballyhoura Country has just launched its new tourism website - VisitBallyhoura.com! In spite of the challenging times facing the tourism industry, there has never been a better time to...Visit Ballyhoura! Read more

Ballyhoura Food Businesses Finding New Ways to Connect with Customers

Food businesses in the Ballyhoura region are adapting and diversifying quickly to find new ways to connect with customers during the current crisis. Read more

New! Kilfinane & Ardpatrick Community Newsletter

Ballyhoura Development, in association with the communities of Kilfinane and Ardpatrick, has developed a newsletter for the residents of Kilfinane, Ardpatrick and surrounding communities, with info on Covid-19 supports. Read more

New! Hospital Community Newsletter

Ballyhoura Development, in association with the community of Hospital, has developed a newsletter for the residents of Hospital and surrounding communities, with info on Covid-19 supports. Read more

New COVID-19 Income Support Scheme

An expansion of the National COVID-19 Income Support Scheme was announced today, and will provide enhanced financial support to Irish workers and companies affected by current events. Read more

COVID-19 Community Response Action Plan

Ballyhoura Development is supporting implementation of the Action Plan to Support Community Response to COVID-19 in Ireland, and offers a forum for seeking Volunteers on its website. Read more

Community Spirit in Mitchelstown

As the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, Mitchelstown Youth Group have produced a song to raise awareness of the importance of community spirit in these unprecedented times. Read more

Healthcare - You're a Star!

Ballyhoura Development's Healthcare Opportunities for Women (HCOW) Programme won the Special Recognition Award for an ESF Programme at the recent AONTAS Star Awards for Adult Learning. Read more

Covid-19: Community Resources

Phone numbers, websites and other resources, supports and services available to communities and individuals during the Covid-19 crisis. Read more

Is your Town Age Friendly?

Is your town age-friendly? Does it provide services and facilities which are accessible to older people and which will enable them to stay living in their own homes for as long as possible? Read more

Showcasing Female Entrepreneurs

The Women's Rural Entrepreneurial Network Showcase & Launch took place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork on Monday 24th February, 2020, showcasing over 100 budding female entrepreneurs. Read more

Tree Giveaway for Community Groups

Ballyhoura Development will be distributing 400 native broadleaf trees, donated by Coillte, to Community Groups during National Tree Week 2020, March 21st to 26th. Postponed due to Covid-19 Read more

Explore the History of your Local Graveyard

Heritage project (March to May 2020), providing training opportunities for community members interested in recording their historic graveyards and the stories associated with them. Read more

Ballyhoura Shortlisted for 2 Aontas Awards

Ballyhoura Development's Ability Programme and Healthcare Opportunities for Women Programme have both been shortlisted for a prestigious AONTAS STAR Award for adult learning. Read more

New Ballyhoura Development Website

Ballyhoura Development has launched its new website which aims to provide communities across the Ballyhoura area with easier access to valuable resources, information, ideas and inspiration! Read more

Ballyhoura welcomes unemployment drop

Ballyhoura Development welcomes the latest CSO statistics, released in December 2019, which show a significant decrease in the number of people unemployed or under-employed nationwide. Read more

Opportunities for Agri-Food Tourism

Funding of €190,000 is being made available to farmers, food producers and tourism providers to develop their products and services, through the Rural Innovation and Development Fund. Read more

CSP investment for Carebright, Bruff

The allocation of Community Services Programme funding to the Carebright Community in Bruff will support hiring additional employees in this innovative social enterprise. Read more

Have your say on new Volunteering Strategy

Have your say on the new Volunteering Strategy 2020 - 2025, by providing your input on how our society can better recognise and support the value of volunteers and voluntary work. Read more

Future-proofing local communities

The Ballyhoura Development Community Planning Initiative 2018/19 culminated, on November 23rd, in the presentation of finalised Community Socio-Economic Action Plans to 13 communities. Read more