Name / Title

Roscommon Integrated Development Company Ltd.

 Case Study Region

BMW, West of Ireland – Roscommon

Geographical coverage

County Roscommon



Business; advice service; funding scheme; training scheme; project

Main activity / focus

Delivery of the Rural Development Programme (RDP), EAFRD and the Local Community Development Programme (LCDP).

Target beneficiaries / market

Population of County Roscommon


Year established


RIDC was constituted in 2009. Prior to this, it operated as two separate entities – an integrated local development company which focused on social inclusion measures , and a LEADER group which concentrated on rural development programmes

Current Funding source(s)

Department of (previously the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs).


Members of the RIDC Advisory Board; members of the public and community groups availing of services and programmes






Under the new arrangements, combined LEADER/Partnership structures now operate as single local development companies in rural areas, delivering social inclusion and rural development programmes and schemes. Under the current Rural Development Programme, Roscommon Integrated Development Company has been allocated funding of almost €13 million to be used to support the following measures:

– Diversification into non-agricultural activities
– Support for business creation and development
– Encouragement of tourism activities
– Basic services for the economy and rural population
– Village renewal and development
– Conservation and upgrading rural heritage
– Training. 


Contact details


Castle Street
Roscommon Town
County Roscommon