Clr IRD  Claremorris & District Integrated Resource Development Co Ltd

History of Clár IRD

Clár IRD was established in 1993 to coordinate and develop the economic, social and cultural development of Claremorris and the surrounding area. The organisation is non-profit and has a Board of voluntary directors, drawn from a wide range of people from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines.

The organisation is a company limited by guarantee. All funding for Clár IRD is raised within the community and through relevant grant assistance.

Projects include

  • FÁS Community Employment Scheme- The current Fás Community Employment Scheme employees 22 participants and assist 13 community groups
  • The Lawn – a 25 unit sheltered housing scheme for the elderly and disabled
  • An Enterprise Centre - offers incubation space for up to 5 SME's
  • Rural Regeneration Scheme - To date the project has purchased & refurbished 4 rural houses
  • Mayfield Lough Sheltered Housing Scheme –Construction of a thirty six unit sheltered housing scheme with communal facilities in Mayfield.
  • Growing Locally - a community based horticultural project supported by the Arthur Guinness Fund and LEADER
  • The Eileen Dyer Scholarship Award – supports third level students from Mayo participate in Rural and Community Development courses.
  • Good Morning Claremorris - a telephone befriending service
  • A Care and Repair Service - a minor repair service for people over 65 yrs or living alone
  • Visitor Information Point
  • Rural Transport Programme – coordinating three rural bus routes for the elderly and those living in isolation
  • Claremorris Biodiversity Park – development of a bio-diversity park showcasing natural habitats and sustainability

Services Include

  • Providing business mentoring to new enterprises and business start-ups
  • Assisting community and voluntary groups achieve objectives
  • Providing a profile of the town to assist enterprise, social and cultural development
  • Liaising with State and semi State bodies on the development of the town
  • Providing a fully equipped conference room for local community groups