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Welcome to Cumann Na Daoine ~ Community Development Resource Centre website.

Cumann na Daoine - Community Resource Centre

Pictured with Cumann na Daoine board members are – Front row Left – Right: Jo Kelly & Sheila Coveny CIC, Biddy Phelan, Margaret Kelleher & Dolores Back Row: Left – Right: Mack Dempsey Cumann na Daoine, Eddie McBride Drugs Workers Youghal Community Based Drugs Initiative, Barry Treacy Manager Youghal Credit Union, Dan Youghal Care & Repair, Garda Peter Queally and Liam Power Cumann na Daoine at an Information Night hosted by Cumann na daoine October 2012

A Brief History

  • Origins date back to Youghal Community Development Project in 1997
  • Established as a company (Cumann na Daoine) in 2002
  • Part of the National Community Development Programme until 2011
  • Secured grant of €1.16m from Dormant Accounts to buy community building
  • Opened new community facility in September 2008

What We Are

  • Cumann na Daoine works with individuals and groups to help identify their needs and empower people to work together on a common agenda
  • It provides information and training to support people to improve their quality of life
  • Provide rooms to agencies to run courses and event at a low cost
  • Cumann na Daoine is managed by a Voluntary Board of Management – local people who give their time to manage and guide the work and staff of the Resource Centre (currently 9 Directors)

Board of Management

  • Margaret Arundel (Company secretary)
  • Peggy Biessman
  • Dolores Corcoran (Chairperson)
  • Mary Daly White
  • Michael Dempsey
  • Lorraine Hogan
  • Margaret Kelleher
  • Lorraine O'Sullivan Walsh
  • Angela O Loughlin
  • Liam Power
  • Biddy Phelan (Treasurer)
  • Pat Reilly

Sub Groups (Management + others) include:

  • Staff Liaison
  • Finance Group
  • Development Group
  • PR Sub Group

A Welcoming & Accessible Community Resource Centre

  • We support other groups in Youghal (eg RAPID AIT, Youghal Residents Network, Youghal Youth Development Network, Community Drugs Initiative, Family Support Project, Youghal Community Response Network, Men’s Peer Project )
  • We provide room and office space for other community groups/activities (eg North Lee Mental Health Service & Counselling, Aspire, St Vincent de Paul, Cardiac Support Group, DSP Clinic and Training Courses, SECAD courses, GROW, Weight Watchers, Yoga, Indoor Bowls, Community Alert, Sinead Sheppard Dance Class, Inch Bingo, Youghal Lace Group, Al Anon, Care & Repair etc
  • Cumann na Daoine is managed by a Voluntary Board of Management – local people who give their time to manage and guide the work and staff of the Resource Centre There are currently 12 on the board 9 of which are Directors of the company