eTownz Smart Village Training

About Us

eTownz, in association with ten Local Development Companies, is providing Smart Village Training to communities across Ireland. Visit the pages of the Local Development Companies, below, to learn about training opportunities in your area.

What is a Smart Village?

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

Sixteen local development companies around Ireland commissioned the creation of the Smart Village Curriculum by eTownz, and eTownz is providing training in the curriculum on behalf of ten of these local development companies.

The curriculum consists of six 90 minute modules which guide participants through the process of creating a Smart Village Plan, which is compiled using a workbook that is completed during the course.


The Smart Village Curriculum compiled by eTownz is a modular and pragmatic approach to local development where the town creates an interactive register for its local Assets, Stakeholders, Goals, Projects and Metrics.

Once the plan is prepared it is reviewed annually in an inclusive manner by all local stakeholders. Each record and goal is reviewed annually moving projects through their lifecycle using metrics and community feedback to update the plan.

Each of the ten LDCs eTownz is providing training for will be identifying communities that wish to participate in the program and then seeking people from each community to participate in the interactive course. These participants will be the Smart Village champions in their communities, trained in bringing various stakeholders together and coordinating the program annually.

Local Development Companies

Navigate to your region in order to Register for the Smart Village training course

County Sligo Leader Partnership

Inishowen Development Partnership

Roscommon Leader Partnership

Laois Partnership

Meath Partnership

Monaghan Integrated Development

North, East & West Kerry Development (NEWKD)

IRD Duhallow

Donegal Local Development CLG

Training Portal

If you are registered for a Smart Village Training Course, access the Training Portal below. If not, visit the pages of the Local Development Companies, above, to register.

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