‘Rural regeneration’ is a buzzword which has been used a lot in the media and by politicians in the last number of years, but what exactly is rural regeneration?  

The little village of Glenbrohane in County Limerick will soon be a visible and active example of a how a rural village on the verge of disappearing can be rejuvenated. The population of this close-knit community has been in decline for many years now, with few young people opting to settle and raise their family in the area.

Sadly, Glenbrohane has also been affected by a number of suicides in recent years.

As a result of these challenges, the local community was spurred into action and ‘The Local Hub’ project was born.


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