MIC Thurles Presents:

Building Rural Community – Lessons from Sport

March 29th 2017

MIC Thurles, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

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Pat Spillane to address Thurles conference on rebuilding rural community

March 29th conference ‘Building Rural Community – Lessons from Sport’ to hear from rural Ireland champions that we must be innovative and reimagine communities

Halting the decline and putting growth back into rural Ireland is one of the biggest single challenges for the nation, organiser of a conference announced for Thurles that will be headlined by GAA legend and rural Ireland champion Pat Spillane has stated.

The event is titled ‘Building Rural Community – Lessons from Sport’ and will take its cue from Pat Spillane and other panel speakers’ backgrounds as it explores the use of sport to regenerate community in rural areas.

The Chairman of the Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas (CEDRA) and eight time All-Ireland senior football medal winner will lead a highly motivated cast of rural Ireland personalities and influencers for the MIC, St. Patrick’s College Campus event on Wednesday, March 29th next.  Other speakers will be announced next week but include rural champions with national profile.


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