As you know, the central objective of this project is the co-development of an integrated development plan for the North Kerry, West Limerick region. This will be further supported by the development of a series of 25 local community plans. In order to support this process, and build on the discussions held in May and June, the team will be hosting a series of drop-in ‘Community Clinics’ on Tuesday, 12th of July and Wednesday, 13th of July.
The purpose of the ‘Community Clinics’ is to provide a space for people to drop in (even for 5/10 minutes) and share their thoughts on the future development of the region and its towns and villages. As we discussed during the earlier workshops, this is a critical time for the development of policy for rural Ireland – as we all seek to learn lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic and understand how societal shifts (including remote working) will influence the development of our rural areas into the future. We very much welcome your views on this and are very eager to hear your thoughts on the key priority areas for North Kerry and West Limerick (e.g what specific supports or actions are required to help the region to adapt to changes and grasp opportunities?).