Vacancy for Project Co-ordinator

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Leitrim County Council is currently recruiting for the following position: Upper Shannon Erne Future Economy (USEFE) Project Co-Ordinator 

Full details of the recruitment process can be found on 

The closing date for submission of Application Form is 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday 17th October 2018. 

A vacancy has now arisen for the role of Co-ordinator in order to implement the action plan of the USEFE Steering Group. Reporting to the USEFE Steering Group (comprised of representatives of Bord na Mona, ESB and the Chief Executives of the Local Authorities across the 4 counties- Cavan, Leitrim, Longford and Roscommon), the Project Co-ordinator will develop the USEFE project through a wide range of functions and duties. The focus of this job will be on achieving results which are aligned with the larger picture of the USEFE initiative and its strategic goals – in particular to achieve the milestones and timescales of the Action Plan of the USEFE Steering Group.

World Canals Conference in Athlone this September

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Every year the World Canals Conference brings together hundreds of canal and waterway enthusiasts, professionals and academics from around the world. We are delighted to be attending the conference this year which will be hosted in Athlone

During the conference delegates exchange ideas about canal development and ways of promoting tourism and invigorating rural economic development and urban renewal are explored.

The theme for this year is Restore Regenerate Reimagine. We are looking forward to meeting with delegates in the exhibition hall to discuss our mission to promote economic development and job creation across the north midlands of Ireland and in particular the investment and enhancement of the tourism offering in the region. We will also be making a joint presentation with Inland Fisheries Ireland entitled Rejuvenating Angling Tourism: A Collaborative Approach

Boost for Job Creation in Leitrim, Cavan and Longford Following Announcement of €1,284,000 in Funding

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enterprise irelandA project to develop three digital and innovation hubs across Leitrim, Cavan and Longford has been given a major boost this week with the announcement of €1,284,000 in funding from Enterprise Ireland.

Funding has been successfully secured under the Regional Enterprise Development Fund for a regional project that will promote sustainable economic development and job creation. Read More

Regional Initiative Creates Jobs and Retains Graduates

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Leitrim, Cavan, Longford and Roscommon join forces to attract graduates to the region and create employment with proven success.

Last year the enterprise offices of the four counties joined forces to deliver a high quality Graduate Internship for Entrepreneurship Programme. Their aim was to attract graduates to the region and create employment.

A collaborative programme was formed by bringing together academic institutions, enterprise bodies and 22 SMEs to facilitate the placement of graduates or final year students in start-up companies, innovation-oriented companies, and entrepreneurial social ventures in the region for a six month period. Funding for the programme was received from the LEO Competitive Funds Fund. Read More