Leader Tourism

LEADER Tourism

LEADER for Tourism

Tourism Products

LEADER wants to grow tourism in Co. Clare through new innovative tourism products that make Clare a diverse destination.
LEADER capital grants are available for:
• Rural recreation and activity tourism
• Culture and heritage tourism
• Artisan food, arts, craft and design tourism
• Innovative accommodation products
• Wheelchair accessible tourism amenities

12 O’Clock Hills community group for two looped walks in the 12 O’Clock Hills near Kilkishen

Scattery Island Tours for a ferry service from Kilrush to Scattery Island near Kilrush

Glamping facilities on the Shannon Estuary Way near Labasheeda

Lisdoonvarna Historical Society for a photographic display of the history of Lisdoonvarna

Burren Forts for an archaeological training facility at Caherconnell Stone Fort near Carron

Aqua Park

Renewable Energy

Tourism Destinations

LEADER wants to build strong tourism destinations in Clare that are branded and actively marketed.
LEADER training, capital grants and mentoring are available for branding and marketing priority Co. Clare destinations:
• Lough Derg/Lough Graney/Sliabh Aughty
• Loop Head/Shannon Estuary
• The Burren
• Other niche destinations

Doolin Tourism Co-operative for promoting #Love Doolin 2018#.

Loop Head Tourism for a development plan for the Loop Head tourism network.

Burren Ecotourism Network for promoting ecotourism businesses in the Burren.

Tourism East Clare for a development and marketing plan for East Clare.

 

Contact LEADER

If you would like more information or to discuss our LEADER programme please contact us on +353 65 686 6800 or email leader@cldc.ie

 

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LEADER Team

Gloria Callinan
Bernie Healy
Gerry McDonagh
Martina Minogue
Agnes O'Shaughnessy
Michelle Barrett

Leader Enterprise

LEADER Enterprise

LEADER for Enterprise

LEADER wants to provide employment in rural areas by helping rural businesses to get started and expand.
LEADER capital grants are available for setting up or expanding enterprises in these sectors.
• Digital economy
• Green economy
• Agriculture, forestry and equine related services
• Artisan food, arts, craft and design
• Social enterprise
Training and networking supports are also available for these enterprises.
Producer groups, co-operative groups and business networks can access capital funding and soft supports.

Atlantic Airventure for an Aerospace Discovery Workshop in Shannon

Criostiona Ní Hicí for the production of her Kombucha health drink in Ennis

Renewable Energy

W2 Exchange for a co-working rural business centre located in Killaloe

Postaselfie app converts selfies into postcards and posts them anywhere in the world

Martin Murphy for equipment for his forestry contracting service in Kilmihil

McConnell’s Knitwear

 

Contact LEADER

If you would like more information or to discuss our LEADER programme please contact us on +353 65 686 6800 or email leader@cldc.ie

 

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LEADER Team

Gloria Callinan
Bernie Healy
Gerry McDonagh
Martina Minogue
Agnes O'Shaughnessy
Michelle Barrett

Leader Community

LEADER Community

LEADER for Community

LEADER wants to build strong, resilient and inclusive communities in Co. Clare.
Supports which can help communities include:
• Area based planning for communities – 50 Clare communities will be supported to create their own plan for their community
• Capital grants to fund community projects and services which build stronger communities
• Training and networking supports to build community leadership and capacity
• Area based strategies and capital funding for Kilrush, Ennistymon and Scarriff Market Towns
• Small scale capital grants to enhance access to rural broadband

What and who are we funding?

50 communities in Co. Clare for developing area based strategies to build resilient and inclusive communities

Association of Nigerian Community in Clare for sound equipment for community events

Kilrush, Ennistymon and Scariff market towns for establishing Town Teams and developing area based strategies

Ogonnelloe Community Centre for the renovation of their community centre

Lisdoonvarna Failte for multi-media and kitchen facilities in the Pavillion Hall

Scarriff Bay Community Radio for studio equipment

Shannon Paddlers for kayaking equipment for their Wellness on the Water community initiative

Rural communities for increased broadband access and new digital opportunities for rural living through high speed broadband in rural areas

Ballyvaughan Playground Association for a community playground

Up to 25 communities for the development of Biodiversity Action Plans and biodiversity projects in the community

Community groups for energy audits of their facilities and installation of renewable energy technology

 

Contact LEADER

If you would like more information or to discuss our LEADER programme please contact us on +353 65 686 6800 or email leader@cldc.ie

 

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LEADER Team

Gloria Callinan
Bernie Healy
Gerry McDonagh
Martina Minogue
Agnes O'Shaughnessy
Michelle Barrett

Leader Youth

LEADER Youth

LEADER Youth

LEADER wants to empower young people to be actively involved in community activities, explore entrepreneurship and have better youth facilities in their communities.
LEADER supports for rural youth include:
• Support for youth involvement in community activities
• Helping youth business start-ups
• Capital grants for youth facilities and services in rural areas

West Coast Surf Club in Lahinch for equipment for surfing events

Shane Millar for his start-up business KickZ – a soccer skills games

Music Generation Clare for a music instrument bank for young people

Donna Flanagan for her start-up Deluxe Bakery – making cakes with a difference

Shannon Scouts

 

Contact LEADER

If you would like more information or to discuss our LEADER programme please contact us on +353 65 686 6800 or email leader@cldc.ie

 

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LEADER Team

Gloria Callinan
Bernie Healy
Gerry McDonagh
Martina Minogue
Agnes O'Shaughnessy
Michelle Barrett

Leader Biodiversity

LEADER Biodiversity

LEADER Biodiversity

LEADER wants to support communities and landowners to protect and enhance the rich biodiversity of our county.
LEADER supports for biodiversity include:
• Training and networking supports to build community and landowner capacity
• Capital grants for projects to protect vulnerable species and habitats

CLDC providing biodiversity training to 15 local communities in 2019

Brigit’s Mantle Initiatives for an intergenerational garden in Tuamgraney

Barefield Tidy Towns for a development plan for Ballyallia Lake

Clarecastle Community Development for a feasibility study on a river walk along the Fergus

 

Contact LEADER

If you would like more information or to discuss our LEADER programme please contact us on +353 65 686 6800 or email leader@cldc.ie

 

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LEADER Team

Gloria Callinan
Bernie Healy
Gerry McDonagh
Martina Minogue
Agnes O'Shaughnessy
Michelle Barrett

Leader Renewables

LEADER Renewables

LEADER Renewables

LEADER wants to support communities and businesses to take action on climate change through Co. Clare’s rich renewable resources.
LEADER supports for renewables include:
• Training, networking and mentoring for renewable energy production, supply chain development and consumer demand
• Capital grants and feasibility funding to support renewable energy production and utilisation

Hotel Doolin for the installation of renewable air to air heat pumps in their events barn

Clare Ecolodge in Feakle for the installation of a solar PV renewable heating system

 

Contact LEADER

If you would like more information or to discuss our LEADER programme please contact us on +353 65 686 6800 or email leader@cldc.ie

 

7 + 11 =

LEADER Team

Gloria Callinan
Bernie Healy
Gerry McDonagh
Martina Minogue
Agnes O'Shaughnessy
Michelle Barrett