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.
- 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
- 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