National Community Day

‘The Big Hello’

National Community Event


Last September, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr Michael Ring, TD, announced the launch of a National Community Event, to be held for the first time over the May Bank Holiday weekend 2019. Local communities are asked to come up with ideas for events in their areas. Events could be centred round food, sport, the environment or health and culture.

The event is a celebration of the great spirit of community that exists across the country and an effort to help people who share communities to come together, get to know each other and deepen the sense of community in their area.


Events will take place over the May Bank Holiday weekend (4-6 May) 2019. The days will be getting longer and the summer will be just upon us.


Funding has been allocated to each Local Community Development Committee (LCDC)/Local Authority area. It is intended that small grants of about €100-€300 per event would be available. Organisers are encouraged to look within their community to see what resources /talents are available to help bring the whole community together.



Application forms are available from and should be returned to:

Community & Enterprise Section,

Roscommon County Council,

Aras an Chontae,


F42 VR98


Or by email to

Application Forms can also be downloaded from related documents below.   


CLOSING DATE for receipt of completed applications is:

5.00p.m. on Friday, 5th April 2019.

Majella Hunt

Director of Services

Roscommon County Council