Have your say on the next LEADER Programme 

The new LEADER Programme, co-funded by the EU and the Irish exchequer, is set to commence in late 2023 and run to 2027 with a budget allocation of €4.9 million for Carlow.  Carlow County Development Partnership CLG, in partnership with Carlow County Council and the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is undertaking a comprehensive consultation process to ensure that a robust, high quality and representative Local Development Strategy (LDS) is produced reflecting the county’s current and anticipated sustainable developmental needs.

LEADER follows a community-led local development approach that involves the participation of local people in developing responses to key economic, environmental, and social challenges which exist in their areas.  The programme’s approach is based on the belief that people who live and work in rural communities are best placed to decide what actions are required to best support and develop their own areas.

As part of the public consultation process, we are inviting individuals, community and voluntary groups, organisations, farm families, rural business, and social enterprises to attend one of the following public meetings to voice their views and help shape the priorities of Carlow LEADER programme for the 2023 -2027 funding programme which is due to open in Autumn 2023.

These events are open to all with light refreshments on arrival.

To book please click on the booking link for the location which you wish to attend below.

Consultation time table and event brite booking link
Time Date Location Booking link
6:30pm to 8:30pmMonday May 8thWoodford Dolmen Hotel Carlow,https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/carlow-leader-programme-public-consultation-carlow-town-tickets-625761508517
6:30pm to 8:30pmTuesday May 9thSpellman Park,


6:30pm to 8:30pmMonday May 15thTalbot hotel, Graiguecullenhttps://www.eventbrite.ie/e/carlow-leader-programme-public-consultation-graiguecullen-tickets-625779602637
6:30pm to 8:30pmTuesday May 16thMount Wolsey Hotel, Tullowhttps://www.eventbrite.ie/e/carlow-leader-programme-public-consultation-tullow-tickets-625787947597
6:30pm to 8:30pmWednesday May 17thLord Bagenal Inn, Leighlinbridehttps://www.eventbrite.ie/e/carlow-leader-programme-public-consultation-leighlinbridge-tickets-625791177257
6:30pm to 8:30pmMonday May 29thThe Core, Hackettstownhttps://www.eventbrite.ie/e/carlow-leader-programme-public-consultation-hacketstown-tickets-625792892387
6:30pm to 8:30pmWednesday May 31stBorris Community Hall, Borrishttps://www.eventbrite.ie/e/carlow-leader-programme-public-consultation-borris-tickets-626084634997
6:30pm to 8:30pmThursday June 1stMyshall Community Centre, Myshallhttps://www.eventbrite.ie/e/carlow-leader-programme-public-consultation-myshall-tickets-626089238767


If you cannot attend an in person public meeting, we invite you to please complete a short questionnaire about your community – its needs and potential.  We welcome your ideas, proposals, and suggestions for inclusion in the LDS.

To access the questionnaire, please click here, or use the following link:


All responses are treated with absolute confidentiality and anonymity.