Diaspora Day

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diaspora open day december 30th

The Upper Shannon Erne Future Economy project (USEFE) is a joint initiative between the Local Authorities of Cavan, Leitrim, Longford and Roscommon, Bord Na Mona, ESB and businesses across the North Midlands region. The initiative enables business and community representatives to proactively influence and assist with the broader economic development of this region.

An open day will take place in The Hive Carrick on Shannon, Longford County Council offices and Cavan Digital Hub on the 30th of December. This open day will focus on attracting skilled workers back to the counties of Cavan, Longford, Leitrim and the surrounding areas. It will provide information to those who are living abroad and in urban areas of Ireland who would like to relocate back to the region. Information will be available on current jobs available in the region and the Local Enterprise Offices will provide information and support on growing a business in Ireland.



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If you would like any further information on Diaspora Day or future events please email or call the USEFE project Coordinator: Sarah Duffy on 087 383 5080


Sustainable Energy Region Event Summary

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The Upper Shannon Erne Future Economy Project in collaboration with IT Sligo hosted a facilitated event on growing a sustainable energy region on Wednesday 13 March in Lough Rynn Castle.

Across the counties of Leitrim, Longford, Roscommon and Cavan there are 14 Sustainable Energy Communities (SECs) on the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) network. The event brought together SECs from across the region to explore opportunities and challenges.

Speakers on the evening included Caoimhe McCarthy from Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Stevie Donnelly from IT Sligo, Joe Lowe Enterprise Office, Leitrim County Council and Niall Kiernan from Global Green Sustainability.

Presentations from the event can be found on the links below.

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Presentation on Sustainable Energy Communities

IT Sligo Presentation on Support Scheme for Renewable Heat and Renewable Electricity Support Scheme

Diaspora Engagement Strategy

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diasporaUnder the Upper Shannon Erne Future Economy project three partner counties are producing Diaspora engagement strategies. The Strategies will include local and regional actions.

Connecting Leitrim’s Global Community is Leitrim’s Diaspora strategy 2019-2023.

The strategy sets out a vision to- Connect our Global Community to celebrate, sustain and develop Leitrim. It sets out a number of aims to increase engagement with Leitrim’s Diaspora to bring investment into the county, bring people back to Leitrim, and reach out to those abroad.

The full strategy can be found here: Connecting Leitrim’s Global Community 2019-2023

Vacancy: Upper Shannon Erne Future Economy (USEFE) Project Coordinator

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Leitrim County Council are currently recruiting for the position of Upper Shannon Erne Future Economy (USEFE) Project Coordinator (Fixed Term Contract to March 2021).

The Role

The Project Coordinator is an integral part of the USEFE project and will be responsible for the implementation of the action plan working in connection with the various USEFE working groups. 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), the Project Co-ordinator will develop the USEFE project through a wide range of functions and duties and would suit a candidate seeking a dynamic and varied role.

Education, Experience -Suitable candidates must have:

  1. a third level degree or professional qualification in a relevant discipline (Business, Finance, Economics, Rural/Community Development etc) with a minimum of two years relevant work experience OR
  1. a good standard of general education with a minimum of three years relevant work experience in one or more of the fields of economic/enterprise development, rural development, community development, project administration of public funded projects etc AND
  1. possess a full clean Class B driving licence and have access to his/her own vehicle.

Full details of candidate requirements are outlined in the Candidate Information Booklet attached below.


The salary will be €42,041 per annum. Increments will not apply.

Annual Leave

The post holder will be entitled to 30 days annual leave plus all public holidays.

Application Process

Completed Application Form (4 copies) together with supporting documentation (1 copy) will be accepted in hard copy format only and must be returned not later than 4.00pm on Thursday 28th February 2019. Applications submitted by e-mail or fax will not be accepted.

For more detailed information and to download the application form log on to Leitrim County Council’s website or alternatively contact our Human Resources Department – Email: or Telephone: 071 9620005 Ext 155.

Leitrim County Council reserves the right to shortlist candidates depending on the number of applications received.

Leitrim County Council is an equal opportunities employer.

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