Community Planning

5-Year Plan Update

Just keeping you all up to date with the status of our 5-year plan. We are well into the process of finalizing the plan for printing and will have it ready and waiting for launch when things settle down again.

In relation to the launch, we will be following public health guidelines & will have it as soon as possible, when it is safe to do so.

To give some background to the plan, the funding to enable the plan to be developed has come from the Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) & Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM).

We are entirely grateful to have been given this opportunity to get a professional, concrete plan for our community’s future. The experts with whom our community has collaborated with on the project are as follows…

Paul O’Raw, Hrishi Ballal & Dr Brendan O’Keeffe.

Paul O’Raw – Community Consultant – Paul has been the coordinator & facilitator of this planning process & with whom we have had regular contact. He had us hitting all our launch targets prior to the virus delaying the official launch. – PaulORaw.ie

Dr. Brendan O’Keeffe – Geographer, Social Researcher & Analyst – Brendan has provided exceptional information, statistics & documentation, invaluable to our 5-year plan & in planning for future projects. – Brendan’s LinkedIn Profile

Hrishi Ballal – Hrishi setup his excellent GeoDesign workshop in our community centre, which saw groups map out their plans & helped us to visualize them, proving a hugely valuable exercise to streamline the community’s proposed ideas. – GeoDesignHub.com

We would like to sincerely thank those mentioned above, as well as all the officials & members of the public who have helped us compile the documentation & get to this point with our plan.

Finally, the planning process would not have been possible without the incredible buy-in & support of the entire community. We hope the plan will be as inclusive & ambitious as possible, reflecting the hopes of people of all ages in our community.

We look forward to launching the plan & unveiling the ambitions our community has for the future. However, for now, it is much more important we all stay safe & look out for each other.

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