LCDC Membership

Following the introduction of interim Guidelines in May 2014, dealing with the establishment of Interim Non-Statutory Local Community Development Committees (LCDC) in the jurisdiction of each local authority area, Kilkenny County Council established an Interim LCDC. The Local Government Reform Act 2014 was enacted in June 2014 and formal Regulations and Guidelines were then introduced dealing with the formal establishment of the statutory LCDC. In addition it was agreed that Mr. Nickey Brennan would be requested to assume the role of interim Chairman of the LCDC until the full permanent membership was in place and a permanent Chairperson could then be elected by the LCDC. At the July 2014 meeting of Kilkenny County Council the Council agreed to the establishment of a statutory Kilkenny Local Community Development Committee with a total membership of 19.

At the September meeting of Kilkenny County Council a formal resolution was passed appointing the 19 members to the Kilkenny LCDC with a total of 9 members from the Public Sector and 10 members from the Private Sector. The following is a list of the membership:

Loretto O' DriscollTeagasc
Eileen CurtisEducation Training Board
Mary BarronDept of Social Protection
David FitzgeraldElected Representative
Andrew McGuinnessElected Representative
Gerard FrisbyElected Representative
Mary Hilda CavanaghElected Representative
Elizabeth DermodyComm & Voluntary Ossory Youth
Fergus KeaneSocial Inclusion - St. Patricks, Kells Road
Eileen RyanSocial Inclusion- Older Peoples Forum
Anne CorrSocial Inclusion Disability - HSE
Sheila DonnellyFamily Resource Centres
Niall McManusKilkenny cycling and walking campaign
John BambrickIrish Farmers Association
John HurleyChamber of Commerce
Denis DrennanCounty Kilkenny Leader Partnership
Colette ByrneCEO
Declan GibbonsPPN Community Pillar -Community Radio
Deval HowleyAssociate Member - HSE
Fiona DeeganLocal Enterprise Office.


The Kilkenny LCDC has published its Annual Report for 2017 - copy of which may be accessed here Kilkenny LCDC Annual Report 2017.pdf (size 558.4 KB)



The Kilkenny LCDC meets every two months. The minutes of the Meeting of Kilkenny LCDC held on 26th January, 2018 will be made available here following approval at the March MEeting to be held on Friday 23rd of March, 2018

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