SECAD PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

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FARM FRESH FOODS

Farm Fresh Foods began as a family run, father and son business. Thanks to SECAD funding, they have now expanded their operation, selling to both markets and supermarkets.

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HAPPY DAYS ICE CREAM

Established in 2010, Happy Days Artisan Ice Cream has quickly begun to appear in retail outlets and on dessert menus of cafés and restaurants across Cork and throughout Ireland. SECAD provided funding to help move this business in the right direction.

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COBH CATHEDRAL LIGHTING

This project was developed in tandem with Cobh Tourism. SECAD provided investment to allow for low energy lighting to be uses to illuminate this iconic cathedral.

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LEAHYS OPEN FARM

Leahy’s Open Farm is situated in East Cork, just 3 miles from the lovely village of Dungourney. This family run farm is open to visitors of all ages for the Summer and Christmas seasons, with a large selection of animals on display.

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BALLYCOTTON ISLAND TOURS

Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours is a ‘not-for-profit’ company that aims to bring you on a magical, historical and unique tour.SECAD helped to make this happen.

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MOVIE JUNCTION DRIVE-IN CINEMA

Movie Junction Drive-In Cinema is a unique outdoor cinema experience in Carrigtwohill, which was established with support from SECAD.

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VOLCANO PIZZA

Volcano is an artisan mobile wood-fired pizza business, started with both mentoring and funding support from SECAD.

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ANNIE’S ROASTS

Annie’s Roasts is a mobile rotisserie providing top quality poultry dishes on the go. SECAD funded this to provide the equipment needed to develop the business.

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THE PADDOCKS ARENA MIDLETON

Set in the glorious and tranquil Cork countryside, The Paddocks was established, by John and Ber Twomey, to cater for everybody from the professional competitor to the leisure horse person.

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KEOHANE SEAFOOD

Keohane’s is a family run seafood company from Bantry Bay, a small fishing harbour safely nestled on the rugged West Cork coastline.

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JOHN TAIT’S ABERDEEN ANGUS BEEF

John Tait’s Aberdeen Angus beef is free range, grass fed, dry aged for excellent quality & taste. SECAD provided support to help develop John’s business.

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MONKSTOWN BAY MARINA

The Monkstown Bay Marina rovides a stunning marina for sailing, rowing and marine activities for this area and has provided new opportunities for the area in terms of leisure and marine activities, commercial and leisure. SECAD provided initial funding to assist in the development of an Environmental Statement (EIS) required to investigate the impact and […]

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TRACTON ARTS AND COMNUNITY CENTRE

SECAD provided funding to the Knocknamanagh old school renovation project, which resulted in a community exhibition centre co-ordinated by Lisa Rauch. It is now a community centre, which provides exhibition space, theatre and activity areas.  

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CARRIGALINE ACTIVE RETIRED

Installation of outdoor exercise equipment promoting physical activity in adults particularly older adults living within Carrigaline. SECAD was delighted to support this project in 2011.

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TÚS EMPLOYMENT SCHEME

SECAD commenced the Tús Community Employment Initiative in July 2011 and steadily expanded it since then. The Tús initiative is a community work placement scheme providing short-term working opportunities for unemployed people. The placement opportunities benefit community and voluntary organisations in both urban and rural areas. The Department of Social Protection has overall responsibility for […]

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RURAL TRANSPORT PROGRAMME

SECAD operates 15 scheduled routes through the Rural Transport Programme in South & East Cork supporting various groups who have difficultly accessing public transport in the area.

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MOBILITY AND TRANSPORT – ISEMOA

SECAD is the only Irish Partner in a European mobility and accessibility project called “ISEMOA” (“Improving Seamless Energy-efficient Mobility chains for All”).

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CATALYST BUSINESS NETWORK FOR WOMEN

A project to provide information and advice, training and networking opportunities for women who are starting out or want to grow their business.

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THE RING OF CORK NETWORK

The Ring of Cork brand Llaunched in 2012 and was established to promote the many wonderful tourism sites, attractions, festivals, food and craft fairs of the South and East Cork region.

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CARRIGTWOHILL COMMUNITY COUNCIL

The council was established to promote and operate a community development programme, which acts as a focus and catalyst for community development for the community.

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KNOCKNAMANAGH COMMUNITY CENTRE AND THEATRE

Through the work of the Tracton Community Council the building was restored in 2008 with a view to developing a community facility on the site to cater for the 3000 people in the locality.

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HISTORIC GRAVES

20,000 grave memorial records from 127 historic graveyards were digitally submitted to Cork County Library by the Historic Graves project.

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TRAMORE VALLEY PARK

SECAD is supporting Grange Frankfield Partnership by supplying a 12 month work team for an important section of this amenity.

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BALLYSHANE DAFFODILS

Ballyshane Daffodils is an exciting agri-diversification project based in Cloyne.

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THE TITANIC EXPERIENCE, COBH

When Gillen Joyce came to SECAD with a proposal to renovate the White Star Line building and establish a Titanic visitor centre, he required funding to turn his vision for the building into reality.

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VINCENT EKE

Author, publisher and entrepreneur Vincent Eke wrote, illustrated and published his first children’s book, “The Turtle’s Shell – Mama’s Tales of Kanji” with the help of the South East Cork Area Development (SECAD) mentoring and business startup support.

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SAFEHAVEN MARINE

Frank Kowakski identified potential markets in the workboat and cruiser market and set about developing his own designs.

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