Local Economic and Community Plan

Closed1 Sep, 2022, 13:43 - 23 Sep, 2022, 17:00



Help us shape a plan for your future

Kilkenny County Council and the Kilkenny Local Community Development Committee want you to tell us about the opportunities, and challenges you face, across the county that affect your lives. To inform the next Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) for the county we want you to share with us your vision for Kilkenny, and feedback on our proposed goals and objectives, and help us establish the key outcomes we will deliver across 10 key areas:

  • Climate & Sustainability
  • Supporting Businesses
  • Culture, Heritage & Tourism
  • Rural Economy
  • Education & Skills
  • Attracting Graduates
  • Health Inequalities
  • Community Development
  • Social Investment
  • Housing

What is the Kilkenny LECP?

Kilkenny County Council and the Kilkenny Local Community Development Committee has begun the process of preparing a new Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP). This Plan will build upon and replace the previous Plan, which covered the period 2016 – 2021.

The new LECP will set out, for the period 2023 – 2028, the objectives and actions we believe are needed to promote and support the economic and local community development of County Kilkenny.

As part of the first step to inform our new plan Kilkenny County Council have prepared a draft Socio-Economic Statement. https://www.yourkilkennylecp.ie/

As part of our community consultation, we would like to hear your views on our 10 draft high level goals and the sustainable community and economic objectives set out within it, alongside your desired outcomes and vision for Kilkenny.


Why are we Consulting?

In order to ensure that the LECP is as reflective of the needs and desires of the local community, citizens and businesses of Kilkenny, its vital that we understand your priorities in order to reflect them into the final plan.

How can I get involved?

Take our citizen survey

Please click the link above to be redirected to the LECP survey page. This survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and will close on Friday 23rd September 2022.


The Draft Socio Economic Statement and Draft High Level Goals are also available for public viewing at the following locations:



Opening times

County Hall

John Street, Kilkenny, R95 A39T

Monday to Friday 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm

Municipal District Office Castlecomer

Kilkenny Street, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, R95 KW93

Monday to Friday 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm

Municipal District Office Thomastown

Ladyswell, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, R95 TX68

Monday to Friday 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm

Municipal District Office Callan

Clonmel Road, Callan, Co. Kilkenny, R95 RK06

Monday to Friday 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm

Municipal District Office Ferrybank

Ferrybank Shopping Centre, Ferrybank, Waterford, X91 DE42

Monday to Friday 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm

Graignamanagh Library

Convent Road, Graignamanagh, Co. Kilkenny R95 V342

Tuesday 10am-8pm, Wednesday to Friday 10am-5pm & Saturday 10am-1:30pm

Urlingford Library

The Courthouse, Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny, E41 A2X4

Tuesday 10am-8pm, Thursday 10am-5pm, Friday & Saturday 10am-1:30pm


Alternatively written submissions may be sent to the following address:

LECP Consultation,

Community Section,

John’s Green House,


R95 CX92


Attend a virtual workshop

During the month of October we will be holding three virtual workshops, one for municipal districts in the county, as follows.

Attend an in-person event

Or register to attend our public workshop in Kilkenny City

  • Kilkenny City – Springhill Court Hotel, Waterford Road, Kilkenny, R95 NX32 - Wednesday 5th October, 19:00-21:00

You must pre-register for attendance.  To register for the event for your area click the link:  https://www.yourkilkennylecp.ie/