Ballyhoura Development – 30 years at the Forefront of Community-Led Local Development

Over the coming months, Ballyhoura Development is developing a Local Development Strategy for the communities in the Ballyhoura area. Read more

Community Inclusion in Local Planning and Decision Making

The Ballyhoura Community Inclusion Toolkit is featured as a best practice resource for communities in the new national 'Guide for Inclusive Community Engagement in Local Planning and Decision Making’. Read more

International Men's Day Event 2022

On Saturday, 19th November 2022, International Men’s Day, Ballyhoura Development hosted a community event to bring people together and celebrate the important role that men play in all our lives. Read more

Renewal for Local Towns and Villages

The list of successful applicants under the 2022 Town and Village Renewal Scheme includes several local towns and villages. Read more

Boost for Local Tidy Towns Groups

Ballyhoura Development is encouraging Tidy Towns groups across the area to apply for funding for 2023. Read more

Ballyhoura Communities Benefit from Community Centre Investments

Ballyhoura Development have warmly welcomed investments in a range of local community centres across the Ballyhoura area. Read more

Discovery Days at Griston Bog

Discovery Day Sessions at Griston Bog raise awareness and knowledge about local biodiversity and climate change. Read more

Ballyhoura Country Tidy Towns Awards 2022

Over 30 communities from across the Ballyhoura area vied for the top prizes at the 31st Annual Ballyhoura Country Tidy Towns Awards. Read more

Energy Bills Support Fund For Parish Halls & Community Centres

€10 million Fund to support parish halls and community centres with energy bills. Read more

Community Energy Cost Support Fund

A new €10 million Fund to support community and voluntary groups with the increased energy costs will open for applications on Monday, 21 November. Read more

Funding Support for Women’s Sheds

A new fund of €100,000 has been launched to support Women’s Sheds through the Department of Rural and Community Development. Read more

New Community Centres Investment Fund

Local communities across the Ballyhoura area have this week received great news on funding allocations under the Community Centres Investment Fund. Read more

Launch of a New 3 Year Rural Community Health Worker Project

Deputy Mayor of County Cork Cllr Deirdre O’Brien proudly launches a new 3 year Rural Community Health Worker project in North Cork. Read more

Parish Habitats And Biodiversity Pilot Project Hailed as ‘Positive Story’

Parish Habitats And Biodiversity (PHAB) pilot has been hailed as a positive story’ and a possible model for future larger-scale EIP (European Innovation Partnership) funded schemes. Read more

Croí Cónaithe (Towns) Fund

Ballyhoura Development welcome the announcement of the Croí Cónaithe (Towns) Fund which aims to rejuvenate towns and villages. Read more

Ballyhoura Spreads Hope Event

Ballyhoura Development hosted a community event to bring people together and celebrate hope while raising awareness of suicide in the community. Read more

Ballyhoura Development Staff Visit Local Communities

Ballyhoura Development staff are delighted to have had the opportunity to meet with local community groups of Knockcarron and Castleconnell. Read more

The Importance of Making a Will - Information Session

Ballyhoura Development hosted a free Community Law and Mediation Service information session in Mitchelstown Social Hub. Read more

Scaling-up Scheme for Social Enterprise

Ballyhoura Development are excited by the opportunity presented to local social enterprises through the pilot Dormant Accounts funded €1.5 million Scaling-up Scheme. Read more

Outdoor Recreation Investment for Ballyhoura Country

The Ballyhoura outdoor recreation and adventure product has received a boost this week with the welcome allocation of funding under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme. Read more