IRD Kiltimagh CLG
Developing the Kiltimagh Community to the fullest.
IRD Kiltimagh CLG was founded in 1989 to devise and enact a development plan for the local area to reverse the job losses and high levels of outmigration from the area. It is a community owned company limited by Guarantee.
Outline of IRD Kiltimagh CLG Flagship Activities:
Enterprise Centre Workspace:
The organisation has developed Enterprise workspace in three phases with the most recent being the flagship Cairn International Trade Centre which represented a €7m investment in the local infrastructure. The Cairn building is a dedicated office structure with state of the art broadband connection, in a modern setting aimed at attracting businesses to locate in a rural area where the business will have lower costs and employees will have a much better quality of life.
Today, IRD’s workspace totals some 74,000 sq. ft. and is home to 142 full time jobs and 38 part time jobs giving a total of 178 people in employment in IRD space and in the local economy. This figure includes the 70+ mainly graduate jobs in the Cairn International Trade Centre, the majority of which have been created in the past 30 months, by established companies choosing Kiltimagh as a “second site” location as well as companies establishing their headquarters there.
In addition to the jobs currently in IRD’s workspace, some 25 businesses have progressed from IRD workspace and remain trading, operating in the Kiltimagh and East Mayo economies. These businesses currently employ 169 people full time and 234 people part time.
IRD Kiltimagh CLG also works closely with all businesses in the area whether clients of our Enterprise Workspace or not. Often, the mentoring support and guidance is even more important than the infrastructure we provide.
In addition to workspace, IRD Kiltimagh CLG has engaged in other works to attempt to make Kiltimagh a better location in which to live, work and operate a business. These initiatives include the provision of:
- 35 units of housing to boost local population and spend while addressing a local social need,
- Conference Centre and Theatre to support local businesses and tourism.
- Various Arts and Children’s facilities to make the location more attractive as a residential location and therefore, as a base of potential employees.
- Various Tidy Towns initiatives to enhance the local environment as a location to start a business.
- Infrastructural developments by lobbying for Fibre Broadband, Roads and footpaths, water services and other structural improvements as well as assisting in their provision where appropriate.