Connecting Leitrim’s Global Community

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Connecting Leitrim’s Global Community: Leitrim Diaspora Strategy 2019-2023

What Is The Aim Of The Strategy?

Connecting Leitrim’s Global Community is a Diaspora engagement strategy that has been developed by Leitrim County Council.

The strategy sets out a vision to – Connect Leitrim’s Global Community to celebrate, sustain and develop Leitrim. It sets out a number of aims to increase engagement with Leitrim’s Diaspora over the four year period from 2019 to 2023. The aim of the diaspora strategy is to bring investment into the county, bring people back to Leitrim, and reach out to those abroad.

Overall the strategy seeks to strengthen the Leitrim Global Community socially and economically, to provide a connection for members of our Diaspora and assist in addressing the needs of those who wish to return.

What Does The Strategy Include?

The Diaspora Strategy covers topics from the dynamics of emigration, genealogy and tourism, arts and heritage and the digital aspect of the Leitrim diaspora.

The strategy was produced under the Upper Shannon Erne Future Economy project, a collaborative initiative between four local authorities, the ESB and Bord na Mona. The development of the Diaspora Strategy brought together Longford, Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo County Councils, with Leitrim acting as the lead/co-ordinating Council. Part of the process involved setting up and supporting the Leitrim Diaspora Working Group.

The Leitrim Diaspora Working Group includes representatives from Leitrim County Council, Leitrim Tourism, Leitrim Local Enterprise Office, Library Services, Leitrim Genealogy Centre; journalism and the private sectors. It is intended that group membership will be revised on an annual basis to ensure that the group are reflecting Leitrim Diaspora’s interests and engaging with them effectively. The working group is included in the action plan supporting this strategy to emphasis its importance in engaging with our Diaspora.

Where Can I View Or Download The Strategy?

The full strategy can be found at the link below:

Connecting Leitrim’s Global Community 2019-2023.pdf (size 1.8 MB)

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