Implementing Partner

Contact Details

Zone 1 Avondhu Blackwater Partnership CLG

The Mill,


Co. Cork

Tel: 022 46580

Email: info@avondhublackwater.com

Zone 2 Comhar na nOileán Teo

Inis Oírr,

Oileáin Árann,

Co. na Gaillimhe

H91 D27X

Tel: 099 75096

Email: fios@oileain.ie

Zone 3 SECAD

Ownennacurra Business Park,



Co. Cork

 Tel: 021 4613432

Email: info@secad.ie

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The West Cork Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) – a Committee of Cork County Council – is confirmed as the new LEADER Local Action Group (LAG) for West Cork and the programme officially commenced on the 1st December 2016. The new group – branded “LEADER West Cork” – manages the allocation of just over € 5 million in LEADER funding across West Cork for the period 2016-2020.

In addition Cork County Council is providing a supplementary Community Development Initiative funding of €1.25m to support the programme which brings the total funding available to communities in West Cork to just over € 6.25 million. The LEADER  programme is being rolled out by a consortium of the West Cork LAG and three local development companies operating in the West Cork Council division namely; Avondhu-Blackwater, SECAD and Comhar na nOileán.

The LEADER Programme supports local and community projects across a diverse range of themes including; Rural tourism, enterprise development, rural towns, access to broadband, basic services targeted at hard-to-reach communities, rural youth, protection and sustainable use of water resources, protection and improvement of local biodiversity, and development of renewable energy.

The programme is co-financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

Members of the newly formed LAG include;

Name Organisation
1.     Mr. Finbarr Harrington (Chair) Community and Voluntary
2.     Cllr. Rachel McCarthy (Vice Chair) Cork County Council
3.     Cllr. Patrick Gerard Murphy Cork County Council
4.     Cllr. Noel O’Donovan Cork County Council
5.     Cllr. Declan Hurley Cork County Council
6.     Ms Clodagh Henehan Divisional Manager, West, Cork County Council
7.     Mr. Kevin Curran West Cork Local Enterprise Office
8.     Ms. Máire Ní Shé Údarás na Gaeltachta
9.     Maria Hurley Department of Social Protection
10.   Enda McWeeney Cork ETB
11.   Ryan Howard SECAD
12.   John Walsh Comhar na Oilean Teo
13.   Mr. Denis Buckley Avondhu Blackwater Partnership
14.   Ms. Phoebe Bright Environment (National Pillar)
15.   Mr. Cornelius Buckley IFA
16.   Mr. John Kennedy Youth Pillar (Foróige)
17.   Ms. Eileen O Shea Civic Society
18.   Mr. Colm Leen Cork Chamber
19.   Mr. Michael Collins Community and Voluntary
20.   Ms. Anne Finch Community and Voluntary
21.   Mr. Noel Condon Community and Voluntary
22.   Ms. Therèse Burke Community and Voluntary
23.   Mr. Gavin Falk Community and Voluntary
24.   Mr. Cathal Wilson Community and Voluntary