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Opportunities for women from rural communities in Ireland


A new project is providing women in Ireland with the training and support they need to help them find work.

The project is run by IRD Dunhallow, a community-based integrated rural development company in the county of Cork in south-western Ireland.

The targeted groups for the project include women engaged in home duties, the newly unemployed and those in long-term unemployment. The training focuses on the required skills for employment. Courses include self-development, confidence building, basic IT skills, and CV and interview advice. Parenting workshops and stress and assertiveness courses are also available.

The project is financed by the European Social Fund. The funds were awarded by Ireland’s Department of Justice and Equality as part of ESF PEIL Gender Equality.