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shan Ashton and Catherine Corcoran are now friends
Nov 16, 2011
Catherine Corcoran and Helen Fairweather are now friends
Nov 9, 2010
Catherine Corcoran left a comment for Niall Heenan
"Niall Cannot beleive I ignored you here for so long!!! apologies profuse and will catch up with you this pm in Dundrum! Catherine"
Nov 5, 2010
Catherine Corcoran and Niall Heenan are now friends
Nov 5, 2010
Catherine Corcoran left a comment for Nigel at Hill Holt
"Nigel and Karen Only now over a week later am I getting a chance to say a big big Thank you for the wonderful time that we spent with you at Hill Holt. It was the ideal location for our get-together to be safely and warmly ensconsed in that lovely…"
Nov 4, 2010
Catherine Corcoran left a comment for Carmel Fox
"Carmel Welcome to Fiery Spirits and I hope that all is well. At present we are busy working towards the event in Offaly and look forward to your comments. If you wish, you can add your comments to the Communty Planning group on this site where I…"
Aug 19, 2010
Catherine Corcoran joined Bridget Kirwan's group

Community Planning

This group is building on the work of the RARP Community Planning initiative
Jun 30, 2010
gillies macbain is attending Catherine Corcoran's event

Irish Launch of Carnegie Rural Manifesto at St Kieran's Hall Cloughjordan

June 1, 2010 from 2pm to 3pm
IRISH LAUNCH OF A MANIFESTO FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES - INSPIRING COMMUNITY INNOVATION-CLOUGHJORDAN 1 JUNE 2010Carnegie UK Trust has long championed the work of rural communities across the UK and Ireland. , A Charter for Rural Communities was published in June 2007. This new publication, A Manifesto for Rural Communities, builds upon the vision provided in the Charter but acknowledges the accelerating pace of economic and social change. The manifesto set out some very positive opportunities for…See More
Jun 1, 2010

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I am a development worker of 25 years standing and my area is rural development. I have worked in Ireland, Africa and Asia and am now employed in Tipperary Institute focusing on rural planning and community developmenrt.

Catherine Corcoran's Blog

Launch of Offaly Planning report well-received

It has been recognised for some time, in public policy-making and practice, that the active participation of local people in planning the development of the area where they live is a positive thing. When people are empowered to participate in planning, the result is not just in a…


Posted on April 22, 2010 at 10:48

Rethinking the Country report

Words like sustainability or resilience or vulnerability are often used in the media these days but what do they really mean? The ‘Rethinking the Country Conference', held at Tipperary Institute this week aimed to answer this very question. This was run as part of the Convergence Festival by Cultivate in Dublin and Cloughjordan. Davie Philip from Cultivate and MC for the day, outlined the Conference mission as bringing together Irish stakeholders, leaders and academics from a wide variety of… Continue

Posted on April 29, 2009 at 11:30 — 4 Comments

Irish network meeting 16/17 February Monaghan

Tipperary Institute is hosting a meeting for Carnegies Irish partners in Monaghan on 16/17 February. There we will discuss follow-up to the RARP, key Policy points to influence, potential future work together and networking possibilities.

If you know of any Irish partner agencies that we should invite please let me know.

Posted on January 21, 2009 at 12:51 — 2 Comments

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At 0:03 on December 16, 2009, Aideen Maire Collins said…
Am I the only one in Holycross that is annoyed at the community hall? One person told me that it is for their grandchildren! We also have a converted C. of I. church which got a grant and is not in use. I fully agree with the "Asset idea" Will it take 50 years? There is no coffee shop, only the pub. I feel like giving up. Aideen
At 12:12 on November 12, 2009, Aideen Maire Collins said…
I enjoyed the Ceiliuradh and meeting you. I'm willing to meet anytime and my phone is 43890. There is a lot going on. I was at Harry Bohan's conference in Ennis last week. "Who is in Charge?" lots of food for thought and hopefully more regular group meetings of like minds during the year. Cheers Aideen
At 20:36 on September 24, 2009, Aideen Maire Collins said…
Does anyone know if the Community Hall in Holycross, Thurles is asset based? How will it recover the huge debt it incurred due to the difficulties they encountered in the repair work carried out for over a year? Will it be self-supporting in the present recession? Are we investing in the neighbourhood. I love Kristy Tait idea about assets and village halls. This is an exciting and mature development. See you at Ceiliuradh
At 16:57 on July 29, 2009, Paul Allen said…
Hi Catherine,

Just beginning to collate info for the next NewsBurst, any tips, helpful hints or experience you would like to share??

best regards,

Paul Allen
At 12:36 on June 22, 2009, Camilla Govan said…
Hi Catherine

We passed our target of £15,000 from the share issue within two weeks, which was our aim and are working hard towards opening either next week or just shortly after. Not an easy time, with loads of things to sort out and decisions to make (including a name we agree on!) but moving ahead day by day.

I think the local producer side will be one of the hardest parts to develop, as we live in a fairly marginal agricultural area, but I envisage that by working on our aim of local produce, that side will evolve as is appropriate within the constraints.

Interesting to hear of your October plans.

Very good to hear from you.

At 12:29 on April 9, 2009, Chris Chapman said…
Hi Catherine

Delighted - do you want to give me any pointers / ideas of what you want from a video or shall we just make it up on the day !!


At 16:32 on January 22, 2009, Paul Allen said…
Hi Catherine,

Good to hear we hosts are all going to meet up for a head to head in April. It means it is less pressure to get to gether in February, and as the next phase of zero carbon Britian is now underway it looks less and less likely that I will be able to excape to ireland in february, but looking forward to seeing you in Eden....

Best regards,

At 17:03 on January 5, 2009, Lisa Welshman said…
sorry xx! meant to put Catherine!
At 17:02 on January 5, 2009, Lisa Welshman said…
Dear xx

As part of the development of the CUC project in Cornwall Eden has been in diverse discussions with CUC partners about the scope for collaborations and partnerships.

Its been my experience, informed by working both in academia and at Eden, that effective collaborations between charities and universities are rare. I believe we need to learn from any existing successful models that we can in order to inform what we may do together in the future.

On 30th Jan we have invited staff from the Community University Partnership Programme based in the University of Brighton to come and share with us some of their experience and successful case studies that they have come across. We hope that you will be able to join us.

I apologise for not being able to give a choice of dates but matching our key dates with the availability from CUPP has been hard enough. We will aim to capture the outcomes of the event and will disseminate them. Please also feel free to nominate a substitute from your teams if you are interested but cannot attend.

Location . Eden Project, Foundation Building

Timing . 10am until 1pm

RSVP to Lisa Welshman (

Best regards

Tony Kendle
Foundation Director
Eden Project
At 15:03 on December 24, 2008, Paul Delahoy said…
Hi Catherine, Wishing you and your family the very best for Christmas 2008 and a for a wonderful 2009, Paul


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