Kinlough Community Council
We've been working with the Kinlough Community Council for over 15 years, providing support to the committee in the planning and implementation of several community development projects. Included in these were the re-construction of the Courthouse (now one of the most highly regarded restaurants in the Northwest), self-catering apartments, Kinlough Museum, CafÃ© and community meeting rooms.
Currently we are working with the Council on one of the most exciting community-based projects to be mooted for Leitrim. It involves the re-development of 17 acres of land owned by the community council to provide recreational facilities for the community (Kinlough is one of the fastest growing villages in the Northwest.) The project is of particular importance because it represents a new departure for community development in the region - in other words, it is not aimed at constructing a "bricks and mortar" recreational facility for tourists, but rather at developing a passive and active amenity that will encourage the community to re-engage with the local environment. (If it encourages visitors to the area, all the better.) Projects that have been identified for inclusion are woodland amenities, a heritage trail, natural amenity features, open space & play areas. To download a discussion document that we prepared for use in the strategic planning for the project with the community council click here.