About Us

Castlepollard Local Development is the recognised “Local Action Group” for Castlepollard. 

The origin of the group stems from the stakeholder consultation process to create a 5 year "Local Action Plan" for the town, since adopted by Westmeath County Council. The group was formally established in 2018 with help from Westmeath Community Development, adopting a Constitution at that time.   

Castlepollard has had town committees in the past, most notably The Town Improvement Committee, The Town Development Association, and - most recently - the Muintir na Tire (inspired) Town Council.    We hope that Castlepollard Local Development can harness their spirit and build on their achievements.   

As a group, we’ll focus on four main headings, which are:   

1. Business and commercial
2. Services and amenities
3. Culture, heritage and tourism
4. Sustainability   

The present (2nd) Committee 

Stephen O'Brien (Chair), Claire Halligan (Secretary), Lynda Robinson (Treasurer), Noel Kinahan (Communications Officer), Octavia Tulloch, Cliff Gurren, Catherine Loftus & Christophe Lombardi 

Photography by Anna Allen