The long anticipated new LEADER programme for Tipperary is finally on its way. Tipperary Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) in association with South Tipperary Development Company (STDC) and North Tipperary LEADER Partnership (NTLP) is inviting individuals, groups, businesses, and communities to participate in the preparation of the plan for the LEADER element of the Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020.


County Tipperary has been allocated an indicative budget of just in excess of €10m to implement the LEADER programme during the period 2014 – 2020. This budget is significantly lower than the budget allocated to the county under the Rural Development Programme 2007 – 2013. Whilst this presents a challenge for the County, the onus is on everyone to put the funding allocated to the best use possible. To this end, the LCDC in association with STDC and NTLP is organising a series of public meetings in each of the Municipal Districts. These meetings will commence on September 2nd (see dates & locations below). Please ensure that you and your community is represented at one of our meetings – this is your plan and your future”


The LEADER element of the Rural Development Programme focuses on three main themes, namely, Economic Development, Rural Environment and Social Inclusion.  Public thematic based workshops will also be held to identify needs around these themes (see below for dates and locations of thematic meetings.

Public Meetings are due to be held at Municipal District level on the following dates:

Municipal District Date Time: Venue
Cashel-Tipperary 2nd September 7.30 pm Kilfeakle Community Centre
Carrick-on-Suir 3rd September 7.30 pm Drangan Community Centre
Clonmel-Cahir 8th September 7.30 pm Cahir House Hotel, Cahir
Nenagh 9th September 7.30 pm Kilcolman Community Centre, Nenagh
Templemore-Thurles 10th September 7.30 pm McAuley Community Centre, Templemore

Thematic Seminar/Workshops are scheduled for the following dates:

Theme Date Time: Venue
Rural Environment 14th September 7.30 pm Cabragh Wetlands, Holycross, Thurles
Economic Development 15th September 7.30 pm Halla na Feile, Cashel
Social Inclusion 16th September 7.30 pm Littleton Community Centre, Littleton