‘Loving Galway’ sustainability festival Photo: Local Enterprise Office Galway

Galway City Community Network creates city’s first sustainability festival

August 3rd, 2018  Community and environmental groups across Galway City are joining forces to create a festival to encourage the community to live more sustainably. Galway City was awarded the European Green Leaf 2017 last year and was the inspiration for this festival, organised by the Galway City Community Network (GCCN). The GCCN has been […]

Photo: Transition Town Kinsale

Transition Network providing a more sustainable future for towns and cities

July 26th, 2018 Living in a time of such environmental and climate uncertainty, new approaches are constantly being envisioned to try and lessen our impact. One such approach is the global Transition Network movement, which started in our very own county of Cork. The Transition Network brings communities together to reimagine and rebuild the world […]

Case Study: Creating change through the Public Participation Network

July 19th, 2018 Influencing policy may seem far beyond the reach of the community, but with the help of the newly formed Public Participation Networks (PPNs) throughout Ireland, it may just be possible. The PPNs are a community initiative that gives a voice to locals in council decisions and policy creation.  The system is a […]

Local networking plays its role in saving the Old Irish Goat

July 3rd, 2018 St. Patrick may have driven the snakes out of Ireland, but old Irish goats, once heading towards extinction, are here to stay. The Old Irish Goat Society has been working for over a decade to bring awareness to the species, the original and only landrace breed of goat in Ireland. The County […]