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The Draft Ballingeary Strategic Plan

Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh Strategic Plan DRAFT 03/10/2023

Coiste Forbartha has developed a draft Strategic Plan for our village!

The intended audience for this document is all of the stakeholders in the community of Béal Áth’an Ghaorthaidh, including all local residents, clubs,community groups and businesses as well as neighbouring Gaeltacht Muscraí communities, and governmental and NGO’s such as Údarás na Gaeltachta, Comharchumann Forbartha Mhúscraí, Macroom Council, Cork County Council, Local Development Companies, Failte Ireland.

It presents a vision of the community on a ten year horizon, together with an analysis of the current situation in terms of present day strengths and weaknesses of the community and its infrastructure.

A series of actions and objectives are presented, which are referenced to the current draft of the Cork County Development plan.

Our plan will be communicated to the various stakeholders mentioned above and should assist us in dealing with these organisations on the various issues arising, as well as lending credibility to grant applications by presenting the “big picture in the community”.

The plan is labelled a DRAFT PLAN because it is intended to be a LIVE DOCUMENT, continuously updated and reposted on our web site. All members of the community are encouraged to make input for additions or changes to the draft so that it can stay in alignment with the wishes of the community itself. Input can be sent to at any time.

The Draft Strategic Plan