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Socio-Economic Plan

As shaped by the people of Killorglin

The Socio-Economic Plan for Killorglin 2018-2021 was commissioned by South Kerry Development Partnership CLG and Kerry County Council, funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

The socio-economic plan was shaped by the people of Killorglin and reflects local ambition for enhanced liveability, quality of life and quality of place in the town and its environs.

The plan sets out a series of recommendations on the development of an optimal community-led structure to structure, plan, co-ordinate and implement a range of social, economic and environmental actions in the town and its environs; defining for it an overarching enabling, representation and advocacy role.

The plan reflects a demand for sustainable development oft-expressed in the public consultation process. This requires balance and integration between supports targeting community, enterprise and environmental projects in order to achieve an innovative, integrated and sustainable approach to development in the town. A particular emphasis has been placed on innovation in social, economic and environmental development and in best practice approaches to deliver a sustainable future oriented place-based development strategy.

This Plan won’t be implemented by government or any one organisation alone, but rather by local people working together and with public agencies.

Building upon the town’s undoubted strengths while seeking to mitigate its weaknesses, the objectives and actions presented seek to ensure that active citizenship, social inclusion and social equity is maintained; that economic development opportunities are optimised and that the attractiveness and quality of the public realm and the built and natural environment is enhanced.

Simply put, a progressive and vibrant Killorglin is A Town for the Ages; representative and inclusive of all ages, honouring its past, mindful of its present and boldly optimistic for its future.

The socio-economic plan proposes 95 interlinked, scalable and incremental development actions through which Killorglin’s assets and resources can be aligned to achieve an improved quality of life and quality of place for residents and visitors alike. Designed to support the shared vision and to achieve the objectives set out in this plan, they provide a sound basis for the town’s balanced social, economic and environmental development in the period to 2021.

The actions

Community & Governance

  • Structures & Governance
  • Network Development
  • Representation & Engagement

Economic Development

  • SMART strategy
  • ICT & Innovation
  • Large Enterprise
  • Trade and Small Enterprise
  • Tourism & Recreation
  • Marketing & Promotion

Built, Natural & Cultural Environment

  • Mobility & Accessibility
  • Streetscape & Public Realm
  • Build Environment
  • Environmental Management
  • Culture & Heritage
  • Youth Engagement

Without people stepping up and getting involved in projects they are passionate about, the ideas simply won’t become reality. There are lots of ways to get involved and help so please come on board as a volunteer. Just register using the form opposite.

Download the Socio-Economic Plan for Killorglin 2018-2021
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