Minister Michael Ring launches Beara Breifne Way initiative to enhance visitor experience

Walking Passport and Heritage Stamps mirrors Camino de Santiago experience

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, has said that the creation of a suite of 74 stamps for users of the Beara Breifne Way will help popularise this ancient walking route.  The Minister was speaking at the official launch of the Beara Breifne Way Heritage Stamps in the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon…Continue reading.

Minister Michael Ring opens skate park and playgrounds on visit to rural communities in Wicklow

Minister Michael Ring opens Baltinglass Skate Park with Minister for Health Simon Harris TD

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, visited rural communities in Wicklow and officially opened rural initiatives which are being supported through his Department.

Minister Ring opened a new skate park in Baltinglass, a playground in Rathdangan and a Multi Use Games Area in Knockananna, all of which have been built with funding from his Department’s CLÁR programme. He also visited a project being supported under his Department’s Town and Village Renewal Scheme in Rathdrum...Continue Reading.

Minister Michael Ring visits rural initiatives in Connemara

Minister Ring Vists Connemara West with Minister Kyne and Hildegarde Naughton.

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD today visited the north west Connemara communities of Letterfrack, Tullycross and Moyard in County Galway. Minister Ring’s visit focused on projects which are being supported through his Department as part of the Action Plan for Rural Development as well as local rural development initiatives and educational institutions…Continue reading.

SuperValu TidyTowns – Midlands and East Region Awards Ceremony

This year’s SuperValu TidyTowns awards for the Midlands and East region were presented today, Tuesday 5th December, at a prize-giving ceremony in the Community Centre, Skerries, Co Dublin.  SuperValu TidyTowns winners were presented with their awards by Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community, Sean Kyne, T.D., and Niall O Callaghan, Community and Sponsorship Manager with SuperValu, proud sponsors of the competition. Also joining the Minister on stage was Colm Brehony of Fáilte Ireland… Continue reading.

Department of Rural and Community Development to co-sponsor the World Community Development Conference 2018.

WCDC 2018

The World Community Development Conference 2018 will take place from 24-27 June in Maynooth University, Kildare and is co-sponsored by the Department of Rural and Community Development.  The Conference is organised by the Community Work Ireland in association with Department of Applied Studies, Maynooth University and the International Association for Community Development (IACD)… Continue Reading.