Omeath District Development CLG is a social economy enterprise with a charitable status providing social, recreational, economic, employment and environmental services within a CLÁR designated area.
Omeath District Development CLG was formed in 1993 as a registered company and charity and is managed by a voluntary board of 8 Directors. The company is now recognised as the primary social/economic driver and facilitator of Community Development on the Cooley Peninsula.
The Company currently employs a manager and 5 employees under the POBAL CSP, 2 community development workers under the Department of Foreign Affairs Reconciliatioin Fund and 8 Community Employment employees.
We currently deliver a wide range of services, supports and programmes to the Community.
Services to promote and support the local Economy include the provision of the Dolmen Business Centre – a Virtual Office supporting SME’s, Tourism Promotion of the Cooley Peninsula by our Cooley peninsula undiscovered programme and social media channels, the provision of 5 SME incubation units for rental (Dolmen House) and the formation of a Tri-Lateral European Partnership (France, Croatia & Omeath)
Our recreational facilities include the Provision of a Play Park, Multi Sports Pitch, Zip Wire and Outdoor Adult Gym located through out sites in the village and within The Dolmen Centre we support the delivery of gymnastics, dance, music, art and drama classes, in addition to the delivery of Community festivals and events we also host social inclusion events and community events in conjunction with the two primary schools in the village and parish activities.
Under our remit for Personal Development we currently host our Engage4Change programme specifically designed for women and Youth with capacity building and training opportunities. We also offer Community training courses and programmes, Support the delivery of Physical and Mental health Programmes and provide a Safe Space in the Community for youth (Omeath Youth Café) and an Intervention Room for the delivery of addiction support and counselling.
The promotion of Welfare and Wellbeing in the Community encompasses our support and delivery of a Women’s Group, Mother and Toddler Group, Active Retirement Group, weekly addiction support and intervention support , delivery of youth programme including the hosting of a weekly Scouts and Cubs meeting , After School group and 12+ Youth Group. The Company also administers the POBAL Senior Alert Scheme for the elderly and undertake collaboration with agencies to address issues of concern raised by the Community
Under our Environmental strategy we deliver a Village Enhancement Programme and as part of our Bio Diversity Programme we have established an ECO Garden in the Dolmen Centre and are in the process of conducting a Bio Diversity Audit of the flora, fauna, wildlife, marine life in the Omeath area
Meet our Staff
Community Development Officer
Community Development Officer