What is the RCDB? (Bord Forbartha Chontae Ros Comáin)
The Roscommon County Development Board is made up of 27 members who represent the key agencies and organisations involved in the delivery of services in the county. There are four sectors specifically that the Board is obliged to draw upon for membership;
- Local Government
- Local Development
- State Agencies
- Social Partners
The role of the Board is to promote co-operation between all agencies and development groups operating in the county and oversee the development and implementation of the County’s 10 year Economic, Social and Cultural Strategy 2002 – 2012
Is the RCDB part of Roscommon County Council
The RCDB was established as part of the reform of Local Government in 2001. The Board is an independent body funded and supported by Roscommon County Council.
The RCDB is administered from the offices of Community ad Enterprise Department of Roscommon County Council for which the Local Authority provides an operational budget. Apart from this, the RCDB has no other source of funding.
How does the RCDB Deliver Projects with no Funding?
The preparation of a ten-year strategic plan was the first task of the RCDB when it was set up in 2001. This involved all the agencies and organisation on the Board committing resources to the implementation of the Economic, Social and Cultural Strategic Plan. In some cases several agencies are involved in delivering specific services or working on particular projects and in other circumstances only one or two may be involved.
Several reviews of the CDB strategy have taken place in 2006 and in 2009 and new priorities were identified. Please see ‘Review of the RCDB Priorities 2006-2008 and Priorities for mid 2009-end 2012.
Staff of Community and Enterprise
- Kathleen Martin, Director of Services
- Mary Mullins Adminstrative Officer
- Úna Ní Chuinn, Administrative Officer
- Caitlín Conneely, Administrative Officer
- Anita Kenny A/Senior Staff Officer
- Amanda Scanlon, A/Staff Officer
Contact the RCDB
Tel: 090 6637325
Fax: 090 6634443
Roscommon County Development Board
Office of the Director of Community and Enterprise
Roscommon County Council
Roscommon West Business Park
Downloads and Publications
Common Vision–CDB Strategy 2002–2012.pdf (size 12.2 MB)
CDB Review and Priorities for Mid 2009–End 2012.pdf (size 218.5 KB)
Roscommon County Profile 2009.pdf (size 10.4 MB)
Roscommon Tourism Strategy 2010-2014
The member organisations of Roscommon County Development Board have agreed to review sustainability within their own organisations and each will submit a brief summary outlining some of the work that is currently underway within their organisations in relation to sustainability. The summary documents are attached for your information.
Roscommon County Council-Summary Of Sustainability Measures.pdf (size 18.4 KB)
Roscommon Community Fora-Summary Of Sustainability Measures.pdf (size 12 KB)
Teagasc-Summary of Sustainability Measures.pdf (size 32.5 KB)
Roscommon Leader Partnership-Summary of Sustainability Measures.pdf (size 26.1 KB)
Environmental Pillar Sustainability Audit 2012.pdf (size 66.4 KB)
RCDB submission re: Rio+20 Stakeholder Consultation Document.pdf (size 32 KB)
Living and Working in Roscommon
This page aims to provide information for people who currently reside and work in County Roscommon but also for people who are interested in moving to live or work in the county. It includes brief details of the excellent amenities, services and quality of life that exist for those fortunate to live and work in the county.
Business Support Unit
Destination Roscommon Brochure.pdf (size 2.3 MB)
Roscommon County Development Board is made up of 27 members from four distinct sectors. Representative’s from Local Government Agencies, Local Development Organisations, State Agencies and the Social Partners contribute their specific areas of expertise and experience rot he table. Through using this approach, the objective of the Board is to improve the co-ordination of service delivery in the county.
North and South Roscommon Community Fora operate in County Roscommon. They are a representative structure for all the smaller development groups that operate across the county, particularly community driven groups. These include community development associations, tidy towns groups, community centres, heritage groups, rural tourism groups and several more. They provide a huge level of support and assistance to the groups that operate in their areas and as such are a great asset to the County Development Board and the County in general.
The website for the community fora is www.rosforum.ie
The Roscommon Community Fora support worker service North and South of County Roscommon.
Mr. Howard Preston, Abbey Street, Roscommon Phone 087 9954993.