Communities Planning for their Futures
In recent years many communities have availed of the opportunity to prepare strategic plans for their areas. They include rural towns, villages and coastal communities. Many have been motivated by a belief that a medium-term plan, based on local consultation and consensus, is needed to address the challenges they face. A major benefit of having a strategic plan is that it facilitates greater engagement with agencies and access to resources and supports. In supporting communities to prepare their own plans, Paul O’Raw & Associates are conscious that each area has its own history and circumstances, and therefore plans must reflect the local situation and characteristics.
Moyvane, North Kerry
Asdee, North Kerry
Paul and associates Dr Brendan O’Keeffe& Dr Hrishi Balall completed a community planning project September – December 2019. This project is funded through FLAG – Fisheries Local Action Group. The plan was launched August 2020 – click on image opposite to download the plan. See the group’s facebook page .
Askeaton & Patrickswell
Limerick County Council – Community Planning
Paul O’Raw and associate Dr Shane O’Sullivan facilitated the preparation of community plans with the two communities. This was an initiative of Limerick City & County Council. Both plans can new be downloaded – click on images below to download the plans.
Ballyhoura Development CLG
Community Planning, 2018-2019
To view the plans click here.
Cromane, Co Kerry
Community Planning, 2017-2018
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”Paul is a terrific host. He gets the team working together and thinking not only as individuals but as a group also … He has opened up the dialogue for the team…’’
- Childcare Team, Killorglin Family Resource Centre.
"A huge thank you to Mr Paul O’Raw and Dr Brendan O’Keeffe for their immense contribution, professionalism, patience, and approachable manner, which made this process a thoroughly enjoyable experience (chairman Asdee Community Development Association).’’"
- Preparing a Strategic Development Plan for Asdee, North Kerry
"At times this was a difficult project and required perseverance and going the extra mile, and Paul always put the shoulder to the wheel to see the plan the through. The plan is now completed and published in the community, and now forms the foundations of a new Community Forum formed in conjunction with semi-states bodies to address local issues.
I would highly recommend Paul O Raw to you as person who has experience and the talents to take similar projects from inception to completion."
- Joe Whelan, Chairman Askeaton Community Council, Summer 2020
- Amanda Slattery, Development Manager, Ballyhoura Development CLG
- Committee Effectiveness Training, HSE Mental Health Services, Mullingar
- Louth Next Chapter Women’s Project, Review and Planning Day