AGAINST THE TIDE - the economic regeneration of Kiltimagh
Topic of the practice
Good Practice Information
Kiltimagh is a typical, rural town in the West Region with a population of 1096 (2006 census). Until the early 1990s it suffered from exceptionally high net out-migration. Funding became available initially through an annual local collection and later through the LEADER and other programmes. As a result a corporate structure was put in place, which has been innovative and proactive in conceiving
and implementing a development programme of wide range for Kiltimagh and broader area. The whole regeneration programme has involved substantial investments. The programme has been viewed by a large number of people (up to 30,000 from communities all over Ireland and Europe) who have acclaimed its success, and, in many cases, tried to implement similar actvities and structures in their own areas.
Evidence of success
Kiltimagh has become one of the most successful development models not only in Ireland but also in the EU and to such extent that many other local communities are prompted to use “the Kiltimagh Model” as the basis for their own development.
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
West Regional Authority
Annex completed on: 11-15-2012