What is a Smart Village?

Smart Villages are communities that use innovative solutions to improve their resilience, building on local strengths and opportunities.

Courtown Community Council and Riverchapel Community Complex Trustees jointly completed a 7-weeks long Smart Village course together. The course was supported by Wexford Local Development and delivered by an expert in Rural Development, Ian Dempsey. We are creating a Smart Village Strategic Plan (SVSP) that involves the entire community, works close to nature, and follows Local, National, and EU Strategic Plans.

How Do You Imagine the Courtown Riverchapel Area in 5 years' time?

Is the community thriving, are the businesses booming? Are your kids running around in rich natural spaces and swimming in clean rivers and coasts? Are tourists flocking to our beautiful coastal home at every opportunity to make their own memories and support our Local Economy? Maybe you see it a whole other way, and we'd love to hear your views.
This Smart Village Strategic Plan is created by the people, for the people, for a sustainable future.

Our Three Pillars for a Wholistic, Sustainable Strategic Plan

Our Four Stage Strategic Process


Local consultation & Engagement


Audit Resources & Challenges


Create Smart Village Strategic Plan Report


Smart Mapping of Opportunities