Monthly Archives: September 2014


Community Development: What is it?

The United Nations defines Community development as “a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems.” It is a broad term given to the practices of civic leaders, activists, involved citizens and professionals to improve various aspects of communities, typically aiming to build stronger and more resilient local communities.

Community development seeks … Read More…


The story behind the Community Development Programme 1990 – 2008

The story behind the Community Development Programme:
The following is a brief guide to the story to date behind the Community Development Programme in the Republic of Ireland:
1990 – Community Development Programme established and 15 projects funded by the end of the year. The Programme was set up in recognition of the role of community development in tackling poverty … Read More…


Humble Beginnings: Cumann na daoine

Here is a bit of history from the first public meeting held in March 1997 and how cumann na daoine came about…and how Community Development began in Youghal

Cumann na daoine started life as Youghal Community Development Group after a public meeting held in March 1997.

On March 14th 1997 a local community person invited Maria Power & Margaret McArdle, … Read More…


Towards Occupation Course 2014

Cumann na Daoine’s Towards Occupation Programme Autumn/Winter 2014 (funded by DSP & SECAD) is designed to assist people who are in receipt of a social welfare payment or non payment to develop the skills and confidence to move into education, training, voluntary work,employment or other directions. Participants are supported to explore a range of new skills and set achievable goals … Read More…