21 June 2022

ECO Carn Action Against Invasives

Join the ECO Carn network to take action against invasive species in Carndonagh through a series of workshops and action events this Summer. The first workshop, The Problems (and Solutions) for Invasive Alien Species, takes place on Wednesday 22nd June, 7-8.30pm in the Colgan Hall, Carndonagh. The first action event, Balsam Bashing, takes place on… Read more »

27 May 2022

Volunteer Fair in Carndonagh

Interested in making a difference? Come along to the Volunteer Fair in Carndonagh on Thursday 16th June at the Colgan Hall, Carndonagh. Following on from Carndonagh Smart Village training and the needs highlighted through the ‘Envision Inishowen’ series in 2021, Carndonagh is hosting a Volunteer Fair on Thursday 16th June from 7-9pm in the Colgan… Read more »

13 April 2022

INBusiness Launches with the Search to find ‘Inishowen’s Best Breakfast 2022’

Following a successful morning in The Treehouse Bar & Restaurant, Muff on Monday 11th April, at the launch of Inishowen Development Partnerships’ first ‘INBusiness’ event, the search is now on for the Best Breakfast in Inishowen!  The competition, supported by Failte Ireland, has been developed by Inishowen Skillnet.  Ana McColgan, explains, “the competition to find… Read more »

7 April 2022

IDP Successful EmpowHER Inishowen Event

On Thursday, 31st March, over 200 women from around the Inishowen Peninsula turned out for a fabulous ‘soiree’- EmpowHER Inishowen.  Much like the glorious rays of the Inishowen sunshine that beamed into the stunning surroundings of the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, the positive energy reverberated around the room from the outset.    The much-anticipated ‘EmpowHER Inishowen’ event… Read more »

31 March 2022

IDP Launch INBusiness

IDP, supported by Skillnet, are proud to announce ‘INBusiness’; our new series of industry specific events for sectoral businesses based here in Inishowen.   The aims of INBusiness are to bring businesses and entrepreneurs together, to collectively identify gaps and the needs of the Inishowen business community, while allowing IDP and other partner organisations to demonstrate… Read more »

25 March 2022


Applications are welcome from community and voluntary groups who are engaging in projects that promote the goals of the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP).   Detailed information on the goals of SICAP, our strategy document ‘People Place Progress – Our Vision for the Future’ and the ‘Envision Inishowen’ series, are all available here from our… Read more »

1 March 2022


“Before you finish eating breakfast in the morning you’ve depended on more than half the world.” – Martin Luther King Carndonagh will join the rest of the country to help ensure a fair deal for disadvantaged farming communities by holding Fairtrade community events.  After two years online, Carn Fairtrade are delighted to host the return of Read More

23 February 2022

Blue-C: Collaborating Coastal Communities

Inishowen Development Partnership has launched its latest pioneering EU project, Blue-C: Collaborating Coastal Communities.  Blue-C is a two-year Erasmus+ funded collaboration involving a consortium of six partner countries: Malta, Spain, Netherlands, Greece, Finland and Ireland, with IDP as the Lead partner organisation. The Blue-C project will encourage blue economy growth through sustainability, collaboration and connection… Read more »

21 February 2022


Smart Villages Training announced for Buncrana, Carndonagh & Environs IDP is offering communities across Inishowen the opportunity to undertake a free 3-session Smart Villages training course. This training is part of a wider programme under LEADER being rolled out to 400 communities throughout Ireland to offer steps and tools to help structure community development, bring… Read more »

31 January 2022

Barista Training Feb 23/24

This course is delivered by the Dublin Barista School in Inishowen.  Continually revised and improved this course is an absolute fundamental to participants looking to dip their toes in the coffee industry. Our Barista Essentials Course is a one day practical course designed to show you how to perfect your espresso and milk texturing techniques.… Read more »

12 January 2022

Exciting Smart Village project coming to Inishowen!

Smart Villages Training announced for Clonmany, Cloontagh, Ballyliffin, Urris, Rashenny & Environs IDP is offering communities across Inishowen the opportunity to undertake a 6-session Smart Villages online training course. This training is part of a wider programme under LEADER being rolled out to 400 communities throughoutIreland to offer steps and tools to help structure community… Read more »


A consortium of community, voluntary and statutory organisations are working together to support Inishowen families who are affected by MICA.  Inishowen Family Action Network (IFAN) – MICA Subgroup, coordinated by Inishowen Development Partnership, have introduced a number of new supports that can be accessed immediately for families.  Recently a new pilot programme offering FREE counselling… Read more »