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

Up Rural! Project meeting in Cyprus' Nicosia

Up Rural! project partners attended a project management meeting in Nicosia, Cyprus. 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

Praline Pastry features on National Rural Network Food Publication

Praline Pastry, an artisan food business based in Mitchelstown, has featured in the National Rural Network publication ‘LEADER Food Initiative Booklet’. Read more

Try a Local Remote Working Hub for Free

Ballyhoura Development is encouraging people across the Ballyhoura area to try out a local remote working hub. Read more

United Nations Award for Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme

The Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme, proudly delivered by Ballyhoura Development won the prestigious 2022 UN Public Services Award. Read more

Let’s Green, Digital and Animate Rural Inclusive Territories (Up Rural!) has begun!

Up Rural! is an Erasmus+ funded collaboration between 7 partners across 6 countries - Ireland, Romania, Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain. Read more

Ballyhoura Communities Encouraged to Apply for Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2022

Towns and villages across Ballyhoura are encouraged to seek information and support to examine how the 2022 TVR Scheme may help implement local projects. Read more

Community Response Funding to Support People Arriving from Ukraine

Ballyhoura Development have welcomed the government’s decision to allocate an additional €5m to the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme. Read more

Ballyhoura Development Visits Local Communities

Ballyhoura Development staff are delighted to have had the opportunity to meet with local community groups and hear about their opportunities, challenges, and upcoming projects. Read more

The Ballyhoura Development Networking Forum | May 2022

Community groups from across the Ballyhoura area gathered in the Old Chapel Rooms Kilfinane for the first in person networking forum of 2022. Read more