Launch of the Celtic Community Link Project

The Celtic Community Link project, a Rural Development Initiative financed by the European Regional Development Fund which involves a partnership between Cartmanshire in Wales (CAVS) and Muintir na Tíre in Ireland was launched in St. Michael’s Hall, Ballyduff Upper on the 4th of April, 2011. Click on the link to see some images from the launch.

What is Celtic Community Link?

Meaning ‘inter-regional’, INTERREG, which is financed through the European Regional Development Fund, is an EU Community programme that aims to strengthen economic and social cohesion by promoting international and cross-border co-operation. The Ireland Wales Territorial Co-operation Programme 2007-2013 (INTERREG 4A) aims to further develop Irish Welsh co-operation in the areas of employment, innovation, climate change and sustainable development.

Celtic Community Link is a Rural Development Initiative based in South Tipperary & Waterford and Carmartenshire in Wales. The project seeks to determine the best method for the Third Sector to provide services to rural areas so that volunteers, community champions or potential social entrepreneurs do not have to travel to urban areas. This will encourage a greater uptake of volunteering and social enterprise activity in rural communities and improve their sustainability.