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Ballyhoura Development CLG nominated in Prestigious European Award!

Community Represaentive from Ballyhoura County were pictured in the midst of working on the Community Inclusion Toolkit. Ballyhoura Regiostars

Ballyhoura Development CLG nominated in Prestigious European Award!
Ballyhoura Development CLG received news this week of the nomination for the “Ballyhoura Community Inclusion Toolkit” in the prestigious Regiostars European Awards.

The project is 1 of only 4 national projects endorsed by the European Structural Funds Policy and Operations Unit.

Pictured are pilot group of representatives and the Ballyhoura Development staff launching the Community Inclusion Toolkit


The Ballyhoura Community Inclusion Toolkit launched in December 2018. A practical aid for community and voluntary organisations across the region to aid in challenges faced in attracting volunteers, engaging people in community activities and fostering legacy and succession.

Over a 12-month period, 3 community groups (ACM Castleconnell, Mitchelstown Community Council & Kilmallock District and Community Council) supported the development of the toolkit for use by all.

The nomination of the Ballyhoura Development initiative is based on its relevance for groups not just in the region, but at a National and European level.

The nomination relies on the public vote as well as an independent, high-level jury, composed of some of Europe’s top researchers.

Pictured are the Community Representatives from Ballyhoura, discussing the Community Inclusion Toolkit.

The Board, staff and teams at Ballyhoura Development CLG would appreciate all public support in the region. To nominate click here and click on the “thumbs up” symbol for the Ballyhoura Community Inclusion Toolkit!

Announcements will be made later this summer.

CEO of Ballyhoura Development CLG Padraig Casey “pays testament the communities and staff in the Ballyhoura area for striving to make a positive change in often challenging environments”.

All applications and crown the winners. All projects who make it to the final round will be invited to meet the Director-General for Regional and Urban Policy- and to the prestigious awards ceremony in Brussels on 9 October”.

Ballyhoura Country will provide you with the opportunity to discover past cultures with every step that you take. Learn how prehistoric man farmed the shores of Lough Gur, the medieval walled town of Kilmallock was fortified or view the magnificent Doneraile Park, listening to its fascinating history. Discover De Valera and the magical Terra Nova Gardens or experience local culture at the crossroads dancing, the Kilmallock agricultural mart, a hurling game or an evening of road bowling. 

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.