We design and deliver tailored training and local facilitation programs to meet project needs including

    Community Planning:

    We guide communities through the local planning process, facilitating group workshops, running surveys and compiling final reports

    Thematic Training:

    Leveraging in-house expertise and through an extensive network of partners we provide tailored training solutions

    Ongoing Support:

    We provide long term support programs to communities and organisations in the community sector to help them monitor and achieve their goals

    Automated System:

    We developed custom digital tools to assist and amplify project outputs


    Town Planning

    eTownz and partners assist communities in the co-creation of their long term community plans

    • Facilitate community planning workshops
    • Interview key stakeholders
    • Undertake town assessments
    • Provide guidance and idea generation support
    • Compile final plans
    • Manage administration, logistics & awareness campaigns

    Town Support Programs

    Annual programs where we provide;

    • Admin support
    • Manage community Newsletter
    • Manage community events calendar & news curation
    • Targeted training
    • Light touch community management support
    • Funding application supports


    eTown are proud to work with a variety of different experts who can provide standardised or tailored training supports

    Thematic Training

    • Smart Village Concepts
    • Town Management & Admin
    • Social Media Management
    • Local Video creation skills
    • Theme based trained using the partner network and following eTownz principals


    Mark Clancy

    “Laois Partnership has hired the services of eTownz for a variety of different projects over the past 8 years. We have found eTownz to be professional, knowledgeable, and provide an innovative approach to local development.

    I would foresee the significant potential for eTownz and the eTownz community development tools in the coming year. The relatively new concept of “Smart Towns and Villages” is a concept which seeks to provide a more data and evidence-based approach to local development and is being heavily championed at EU level by the EU commissioners and relevant departments most especially ENRD which is related to the leader development funding mechanism used across Europe.

    The Irish government, local councils, and local development companies such as Laois Partnership company are also embracing the concepts behind Smart Villages and eTownz are developing tools that could greatly support the roll-out of smart communities in Ireland and across Europe.”

    Dr Maura Farrell

    Community rejuvenation, development and sustainability are increasingly key issues of concern within both a community and policy context, not only from an Irish perspective, but also on an international basis. Having carried out extensive work within the context of community and rural development, the issues that lie ahead are not, should communities initiate change for survival, but how do they go about doing this? eTownz are developing a holistic online platform that will allow communities, not only to explore the advantage and disadvantages of their community, but also to provide a clear direction of progression into the future. eTownz is both innovative and novel, has an identifiable market within Ireland and beyond and can assist in bringing local, small or large communities into an age where the internet can play a key role in igniting community development and sustainability.

    Derek Barrett

    “In early 2016, working with Clare County Council and leveraging funding from the initial REDZ (Rural Economic Development Zones) program we hired eTownz to help us with a community development initiative. The aim of the project was to help provide direction and build community capacity with respect to community and arts sectors.

    We were very happy with the work provided by eTownz. The team provided a package of complimentary services to help us meet our aims.

    We found eTownz to provide a professional level of service, adaptable to the needs of our community and creative in the approach and support of our actions. We would certainly recommend eTownz to other communities around Ireland and wish them the very best for the future.”

    Hugh O'Reilly

    “The Wheel has worked with eConcepts / eTownz for the past number of years on website projects such as National Rural Network, Spark Change, and a variety of research projects in the community development sector. eTownz provides a unique style of services that combines a deep understanding of the community development sector and digital processes automation tools. The team provides extremely valuable services to our organisation and I highly recommend a similar eTownz. 

    Gloria Callinan

    “I work with Clare Local Development company which is an organisation that supports communities and community organisations in county Clare. We’ve been working with eTownz for over four years where they have assisted in the development of community plans for a number of towns in our area. We found their approach to be innovative, professional and personable. We would recommend eTownz and look forward to seeing the development of their services in the years to come.”