Community Development-Renewal

Allihies Copper Mine Museum

In the mid-nineties a group of Allihies residents came together to discuss how they might preserve and present the local copper mining heritage of this unique area. The idea of Allihies Copper Mine Museum (ACMM) was born and hard work and dedication on the part of the local community brought it to fruition. Attended by then-president Mary McAleese, the museum finally opened its doors in May, 2007.


Artane Coolock Resource & Development Centre Ltd

Artane Coolock Resource & Development Centre aims to support and encourage active participation and community involvement, so that people can determine their own needs and develop suitable responses to
these needs.

We will strive to promote equality under the nine grounds of the equality legislation.

- Race
- Age
- Gender
- Family Status
- Sexual Orientation
- Disability
- Marital Status
- Religious Belief
- Membership of the Traveler Community

Ethos of the Resource Centre:

Athy Community & Family Resource Centre

Our remit is to work with communities and families from all over Athy, urban and rural areas, to support and encourage active participation and to build strong families and communities. The primary focus of our work and the services we provide, is on early intervention aiming to promote and protect the health, wellbeing and rights of all individuals, children, young people and their families. We also aim to encourage and support the strengthening of communities and sense of belonging and ownership amongst the population of Athy, for all people, across the life span.

Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership

The BC Partnership was set up in 1996 as a response to long term unemployment and poverty. In 2014 , the BC Partnership became Programme Implementers of a new local development programme named the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP). The aim of SICAP is to reduce poverty and to promote social inclusion.

Ballynafeigh Community Development Association

Ballynafeigh Community Development Association is an open-minded development organization which creates positive opportunities, delivers imaginative programmes and provides practical resources for the community.

Community House was developed as a focal point for local groups and projects.

Current projects include welfare rights, legal advice, an after-schools club, crèche, play group, parent and toddler, journeys development programme for women, young adults citizenship programme, finance and IT, community facilitation, social energy and mixed links.

Bray Area Partnership

Bray Area Partnership is a local development company working in the greater Bray area.

We work to:

  • tackle disadvantage and social exclusion in the local area;
  • increase equality of access to information, education, training and employment for our most marginalised local individuals and groups; and
  • empower local people and communities to have a say on issues that affect them, identify their own needs and make positive change in their lives.

We do this by

Bridge Street Resource & Community Centre

Areas of work: A community resource facility providing room rental and room hire for the local community & voluntary sector; youth, social inclusion, health, education and family support services.

The groups using the centre covers many of your categories, but perhaps the most relevant two to choose are “Community Development/Renewal” and “Volunteering & Community Service”.

Carrickmacross Workhouse

Farney is a collective term for five parishes in South Co. Monaghan, bordering the counties of Armagh, Louth, Meath and Cavan. It has a population of approximately twenty thousand, with Carrickmacross is its principal town.

On 16 June 1993, as a response to the need in Farney for socio-economic reconstruction, twenty-eight voluntary community groups came together to form an umbrella group that would be located in Carrickmacross and Farney Community Development Group.