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Mayo Food & Drink Strategy 2020-2025 Print

The manufacture of food and drink products is Ireland's most important indigenous industry with a turnover of €27.5 billion. Our food and drink sector is vibrant and growing.

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Funding Boost for Social Enterprises Print
Five organisations in the South and West Mayo area will benefit from a total allocation €51,090 through the Small Capital Grants Scheme for Social Enterprises. This is the largest allocation of funds made to any of the forty-nine Local Development Companies in the country.
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Launch of ‘Social Farming and Intellectual Disability Services’ by Minister Finian McGrath Print

The ordinary Irish working farm is proving to be a place where people with intellectual disabilities are supported to grow and develop new interests and experiences, to be themselves, to contribute in a very real way to the life of the farm, to build friendships and natural community connections and to have a lot of fun too. This was the clear message from the launch of a new piece of Irish based research published by Social Farming Ireland and launched by Minister Finian McGrath T.D. on the farm of Anna and Oliver Dixon near Claremorris, Co. Mayo on the 23rd of July.

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Social Farming Mayo receives Corporate Sponsorship Print

CBE Claremorris have announced their support of Val, a very valuable employee, for his social farming placement. Val, who accesses services from Western Care, has been going to Joe Kelly's farm in Kiltimagh since last year.

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The Monthly Walk for December Print

Martin has now completed the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail. The final leg takes him from Aughagower to Murrisk and you can read about it here.

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Rural Social Scheme - Participant Panel Print

The Rural Social Scheme (RSS) is an employment programme where participants work part-time (19.5 hours per week) in local community organisations e.g. community centres, tidy-towns groups, sports clubs etc.

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Mayo Intercultural Action merges with SWMDCo Print

Mayo Intercultural Action (MIA) is delighted to announce that it has merged with South West Mayo Development Company from 1st October 2016.

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The Monthly Walk for October Print

This month, Martin explores the stretch of the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail from Ballintubber to Aughagower. Read all about it here.

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Healthy Choices, Healthy Communities Print

As one of 17 Community Food Initiative (CFI) leader organisations in Ireland, South West Mayo Development Company (SWMDC) recently hosted a food and nutrition showcase event in Breaffy House Hotel called, 'Learning from the Experts'.

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The Monthly Walk for August Print

Martin explores a new trail this month - the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail. Find out all about it here.

 

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SWMDC - Putting Communities First Print

'We have to put communities first'. That was the strong message coming from Catherine Byrne TD, Minister of State for Communities and the National Drugs Strategy, when she visited South West Mayo Development Company's (SWMDC) Head Office in Newport on Friday, 22nd July.

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