Board Elections December 2022

South West Mayo Development Company will hold Board Elections on December 20th, 2022   Each affiliated group has one vote, and each ballot must be completed.  Please find below a list of  those groups/organisations eligible to vote. You should note that not all groups/organisations in the Clew Bay and Islands area have nominated voting delegates.   The […]

Focus on Self Employment

As part of our self-employment series, we invited Margaret Routledge t/a Design at Eight, to talk to us about her journey to self-employment. For the full interview, please see the piece below. If you would like to find out more about Margaret’s interior design business, please visit her website:

Come join our team!

We have a new job opportunity for a Roma & Migrant Community Liaison Worker in SWMDC. All the details you need are in the job description and person specification, but if you have questions, please contact

Red Letter Day for SWMDC & Ballinrobe

€4.594million from Rural Regeneration Development Fund announced for redevelopment of Valkenburg Complex into community arts and amenity centre for Ballinrobe. Today is a red-letter day for the people of Ballinrobe as significant funding is approved to develop the Valkenburg Hotel into a community arts and amenity centre. This project will regenerate an iconic and vacant […]

Procurement Training

SWMDC The Procurement Tool Box Training Are you looking to tender for S and S?   FREE Online training November 15th from 2pm-4pm aimed at Community Groups and Social Enterprises FREE Online training November 18th from 2pm-4pm aimed at how to tender for Works Contracts Learn from a Procurement Expert how to maximise procurement opportunities […]

‘Piece of Cake’ Case Study

Meet Izabella Bielinska, proprietor of ‘Piece of Cake’, a coffee and pastry shop located in Ballinrobe Co.Mayo.  With the support of our Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme Izabella was able to bring her passion for baking alive by starting her own business.  Now employing 2 staff, Izabella tells us about the positive impact the SICAP […]

Social Inclusion Case Study of Mayo Islands

Case Study Theme Goal 1 – Local Community Groups – Supporting communities to engage with relevant stakeholders in identifying and addressing social exclusion and equality issues, developing the capacity of local community groups and creating more sustainable communities. LOT Thematic Focus Applying community development approaches to achieve the participation of disadvantaged and marginalise communities in […]

New job open for applications

Applications are invited for our new Mayo Community Connector Social Prescribing Link Worker (Older Person Specialist), which we are hosting on behalf of the Health Service Executive (HSE). All the details you need are in the job description and person specification. Send your CV and cover letter to

Brexit Blue Economy Enterprise Development Scheme

The purpose of the scheme is to counter the adverse economic and social consequences of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on businesses operating in the blue economy and located in communities within 10km of the coastline. Three types of projects will be considered for funding: Project Type 1 – Capital […]