Whether you are Kinsale Resident or a visitor who would like to support the town, you can become a member of our new Co-Operative organisation.
Future Kinsale is a community initiative to build a thriving, healthy, sustainable future for our town, for the benefit of our children and their children. It has evolved from a medium term tourism planning process and now takes a 30 year view of how Kinsale can evolve for the benefit of residents and visitors.
The projects we have considered already include an electric vehicle rental scheme, free WiFi for the town, a shared workspace business hub, a community centre which is flexible for arts and cultural events, as well as tourism and heritage functions. We aim to improve the traffic flow in our town, with one-way streets, pedestrianisation and out of town parking areas. We have the opportunity to access state funding and grants, and to engage in public-private partnership through the establishment of Future Kinsale Company Limited By Guarantee. This membership organisation will operate under the guidelines of the Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society. Its Board will be appointed by member elections, and it is a non-profit organisation. It will be the shareholder in subsidiaries set up for the management of individual projects.
Future Kinsale CLG is now open for members to join. There are various membership options, including Founder Member, Corporate Member, Associate Member and Individual Member. The attached membership application form and FAQs explain these different options. To join Future Kinsale, complete and return the membership forms with your subscription.
The Management Team, Future Kinsale