National Community Day

Get your Community involved, May Bank Holiday 4 – 6 May 2019

What’s it all about? Last September, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr Michael Ring, TD, announced the launch of a National Community Day which is due to be held for the first time over the May Bank Holiday Weekend, 2019.  Laois Local Community Development Committee are asking local communities to come up with proposals for events in their areas to take place over the May Bank Holiday Weekend (4-6 May) 2019.

The success of this initiative lies in local communities coming together to plan events that will work best for their area. Events will be very much driven by communities.  This celebration belongs to everyone. These could include themes around sport, history, baking, anything that will help neighbours to come together. It could be as simple as neighbours coming together for a cup of tea and a chat.  Community groups are encouraged to consider events held through the medium of Irish.

The event is a celebration of the great spirit of community that exists across the country and an effort to help people who share communities, to come together, get to know each other and deepen the sense of community in their area.  The event is a chance for people to foster a sense of helping each other by coming together, not just on that day, but all year round. It’s the chance for everyone to get know all members of their community, to reconnect with neighbours and have a celebration together that is open, inclusive and local.

Who can apply? Applications are welcome from community and voluntary groups, organisations and residents’ groups within County Laois.  Closing Date Wednesday 6th March 2019.

For an application form and guidelines please contact Community Development Section, Laois County Council, by email at or phone 057 8664169.

Tá treoirlínte agus foirmeacha iarratais le fáil ó Alt Forbartha Pobail, Comhairle Chontae Laoise ag nó 057 8664169