While our physical office is closed to the public, we are open for business and busily adapting our services to meet the changing needs of individuals, businesses and communities in South and East Cork during this challenging time.

We know that many of the people we work with are struggling with the isolation, employment or other issues associated with the current restrictions. In order to provide support, our services are responding rapidly to current circumstances and all our teams are supporting individuals, businesses and community groups wherever needed.

SECAD operates a comprehensive range of employment and enterprise services, and community development programmes. Some of the ways we are currently providing support includes:

  • assistance with accessing social welfare payments;
  • job search services & employment supports in a rapidly changing labour market;
  • online health & well being sessions to support our communities;
  • a customised grant package for social enterprises working with the most vulnerable people;
  • and many other supports.

SECAD is also here to support businesses and organisations. While many businesses have had to shut down temporarily, others need to take on more staff. Through our employment services, we can help build businesses to access skilled and experienced people. In addition, many organisations and groups have an urgent need for volunteers and we can assist them to link in with the right people for these roles.

If we can help in any way, please call or email us at 021 4613432 or

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Organic Berries grown in the West Cork Mountains using Regenerative Agriculture Techniques

Derry Duff is a 54-hectare farm, established in 2008 and located near Bantry, Co Cork. Their main crops are organic Blueberries and Aronia Berries, both grown for their nutritional properties.

Cork Tillage Farmer sees Biodiversity Explosion since Beginning Regenerative Agriculture

Paul Moore is a Tillage farmer near Midleton, Co. Cork farming 56 hectares, In 2017, Paul began experimenting with ‘Regenerative Agriculture’ practices to see if it would work for his type of farming, and for his land.

Cork Bike Week - Getting back on the bike!

Over twenty SECAD staff took part in Bike Week 2023

SECAD LEADER Gaeltacht Community Consultation
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West Cork Communities – Environment & Climate Action Seminar

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SECAD Ukraine Supports Documentary

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Keep Moving in Nature!

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Wild Work Heritage Week in Midleton
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Last few places on the following workshops in Tracton, Midleton & Macroom!

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