Drop Down Menu

Inishowen Smart Village Training
Next stops: Carndonagh and Buncrana

THE first of the Inishowen Smart Village training, which commenced in January in the Clonmany area is almost complete. The Smart Village Plan is an opportunity to have your community groups, sports club, activities or a project included in the local area plan.
Inishowen Development Partnership are pleased to announce the next two areas that this free training will be offered in are Carndonagh and Buncrana. The good news is that, due to the relaxation in restrictions, the training is set to commence in-person at the IDP offices in Buncrana and at Spraoi & Sport offices in Carndonagh.
The Smart Village training in Carndonagh will start on Thursday 10th March from 10am to 1pm at the Spraoi agus Sport offices.
Aine McLaughlin, Community Development Officer at Inishowen Development Partnership, said: “This is a fantastic way to highlight what is happening in your area and collectively showcase the many community initiatives that we know are out there around Inishowen. We have received great feedback from the previous participants, with lots of excellent discussions, collaboration and goal setting”.

As one participant commented: “This has been a great space and place to think out loud about the area. We can look at what’s here already, identify where are the gaps and where we simply need to 'join the dots'. I would certainly recommend this training and hopefully the portal will help us to gather all the information in one place so we can all access what we need if doing a funding application or making a case for an investment”.
The Smart Village training in Buncrana will start on Tuesday 15th March from 10.30 to 1pm at the IDP offices.
The programme will consist of three sessions, facilitated by Carlene Lyttle and each session will introduce a new key topic, which will guide participants through the process of creating a “Smart Village Plan” for their area.
Carlene explains: “In Clonmany, so much is going on in so many different directions, having a plan and tools to get things moving in the one direction is needed. The Smart Village training and plan will improve the area for the local community”. The Carndonagh training will start on Thursday 10th March (10am - 1pm) and Buncrana will begin on Tuesday 15th March (10.30am - 1pm).

If you are interested, please get in touch with Aine at IDP to ensure that the work you are involved with is included in the plan for your area. To register visit: www.inishowen.ie or if you have any queries, Aine can be contacted by email aine@inishowen.ie or by telephone on 086 1028846.
:: Return to > Top Stories    > News    > Home