Supports for Business

Local Enterprise Office

Roscommon Local Enterprise Office (LEO) provides a full information and advisory service   to new and existing entrepreneurs on all aspects of setting up and running a business. Roscommon LEO serves as a ‘first stop shop’ to provide support   and services for those looking to start, grow, and develop a business in   Roscommon. The office also acts as an information source and referral point for all state enterprise agencies and for other initiatives, providing   information on enterprise incentives, business structures, taxation, regulatory obligations, workspace, market research, planning etc.

Further information is available on the national LEO website

Our services to local businesses can include:

  •   The provision of business information & advice
  •   Business skills training
  •   Mentoring Support
  •   Financial assistance
  •   Management Development Programmes

The Local Enterprise Office also spearheads various initiatives to encourage and   promote enterprise across County Roscommon working with business groups, community groups, schools, various other local and national bodies.

Pre Planning Meetings

Contact the Enterprise Section at or 090-6637100   to arrange a pre planning meeting with all relevant sections within Roscommon County Council

Rates Incentive Scheme

Roscommon County Council has introduced a Rates Incentive Scheme to encourage the use   of vacant premises, help to develop commercial areas that are currently in decline and assist in reducing on-going business overheads. The scheme is   intended to benefit new occupiers of commercial business premises that are currently vacant and act as a spur for kick starting economic activity   throughout the County and fostering local job creation. Add link to RCC Rates Incentive Scheme (pdf in folder).


Business Support Agencies 

Local Enterprise Office Roscommon                                                                      

Local Enterprise Office Roscommon is one of 31 Local Enterprise Offices set up to develop ‘Micro Enterprise’ at local county level; it provides business support in two areas: Grant assistance to new and existing micro businesses (less than 10 employees) and also a range of supports to the wider business community such as: business start up advice, business plans, management and staff training, mentoring, enterprise awards and business audits.

 LEO Roscommon, Roscommon County Council, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon Town. 

Tel: +353   (0)90 6626263

Fax: +353   (0)90 6625474



Contact: Louise Ward, CEO

Roscommon LEADER Partnership

Roscommon Leader Partnership seeks to champion needs responsive, local yet outward looking development initiatives which focus on improving the quality of life in Co. Roscommon for all. They provide practical and needed supports including grants, training, work placement and advice to community and voluntary groups, social inclusion target groups, small businesses, farm families and businesses and potential entrepreneurs. They also collaborate with a wide range of local organisations in the delivery of their services. 

Roscommon LEADER Partnership, Unit 12, Tower B, Roscommon West Business Park, Golf Links Road, Roscommon. Sub offices: Arigna Enterprise Centre, Arigna, Co.Roscommon and Curraghboy, Co. Roscommon.

Tel: +353   (0)90 6630252Fax: +353 (0)90 6627478



Contact:   Martina Earley, CEO

WESTBIC - Business & Innovation Centre       

WESTBIC provides a range of support services   to value-added enterprise, including feasibility study work, business and financial planning, training, mentoring and advice to new and existing   businesses, as well as the provision of various programme management   services.

WESTBIC also manages the CUBE hotdesk   facility, which provides entry-level deskspace with broadband and telephone for people with new business ideas that they wish to pursue.

WESTBIC, Áras on Chontae │   Roscommon│Co.Roscommon │F42 VR98

Tel: +353 (0)90 6625196

Fax: +353 (0)90 6627407



Contact: James Donlon

Western Development Commission

The Western Development Commission (WDC) is a statutory body promoting economic and social development in counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Mayo, Galway and Clare. The WDC is involved in policy analysis and development, the promotion of regional initiatives and the operation of the WDC Investment Fund.

WDC, Dillon House, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon

Tel: +353   (0)94 9861441

Fax: +353   (0)94 9861443



Contact: Ian   Brannigan, Acting CEO. 

Enterprise Ireland    

Enterprise Ireland is the government agency responsible for the development and  promotion of the indigenous business sector. Their mission is to accelerate   the development of world class Irish companies to achieve strong positions in global markets resulting in increased national and regional prosperity. They are also interested in meeting and working with entrepreneurs who wish to introduce an innovative product or service with growth potential from Ireland into international markets. For those located overseas contact details etc. of all their overseas offices are listed in the EI website.

Enterprise Ireland, Mervue Business Park, Galway, Ireland

Tel: +353(0)91   735900

Fax: +353   (0)91 735901



Contact: Marie Biard 

IDA Ireland    

Ireland's inward investment promotion agency, IDA Ireland partners with foreign investors, helping them to set up and develop their business in Ireland.

IDA West Regional Office, Mervue Business Park, Galway. 

Tel: +353   (0)91 735910



Contact: Catherina Blewitt, Business Executive  

Northern & Western Regional Assembly

The Northern & Western Regional Assembly comprises of 25 elected Members nominated by the 9 local   authorities within the region. The main roles of the Northern & Western Regional Assembly are to:

  •   Manage the Northern and Western Regional Operational Programmes
  •   Monitor the general impact of all EU and Irish exchequer-funded   programmes in the Northern and Western region;
  •   Promote the co-ordination of the provision of Public Services in the   region; and
  •   Ensure that national policies take regional issues into account

 The Headquarters of the Northern and Western Regional Assembly is located in Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon. 

Northern and Western Regional Assembly, The Square, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon, Ireland

Tel: + 353   (0)94 98 62970

Fax: + 353   (0)94 98 62973