Piltown
Community Enterprise

35 YEARS OF COMMITMENT TO PILTOWN

Supporting business and encouraging start-ups

To create, promote and develop a culture of enterprise in our community , by providing support, facilities, infrastructure and the environment to encourage business development and job creation in start-up and small businesses

It all began.....

Was a derelict site in the center of Piltown village…..

And now…..

THE OLD CREAMERY ENTERPRISE CENTRE

 completed February 2019,  consists of a further 2,580 sq. ft for the creation of jobs in our locality.

 

 We now have five units of various sizes which are designed to assist the development 

of business start-ups and employment growth in our area.

 If you would like further details please

 Phone or email Us

 Piltown Community Enterprise

 

In 1987 Piltown GAA decided to run a ‘Start Your Own Business’ competition, and a  committee chaired by the late John O’Shea was formed and  Piltown Community Enterprise was established. The voluntary committee was drawn from other local groups and organisations in the parish with a wide range of experiences and skills.

Work has begun on the Restructuring and Refurbishment of Piltown Garda Station to
accommodate a new Remote working HUB for the Piltown area and an operational Garda Station.
This new project will help revitalise this area and will be a fitting way to mark 35 years of community service by Piltown Community Enterprise.

35th

Current Projects

Old Creamery Enterprise centre

THE OLD CREAMERY ENTERPRISE CENTRE was completed in February 2019. This consists of 5,580 sq. ft for the creation of jobs in our locality. We now have five occupied units of various sizes which were designed to assist the development of business start-ups and growth in our area

Facilitated Projects

Over the past 35 the more notable ones.years we have been involved in many projects and developments. We have also  facilitated projects  with other organisations to the  benefit of the parish. Here are just some of the more notable. 

Pil River Park

PIL RIVER PARK

Work in progress

Our beautiful Park and Playground is a welcome addition to the village and a perfect meeting point for many families within the area and beyond. We are delighted this overdue amenity is being enjoyed by so many.

Community Support has been a major part of this project. Our big event ‘The OsKars’ was an outstanding success.

THE MARKET HOUSE REMOTE WORKING HUB

Work has begun on the Restructuring and Refurbishment of Piltown Garda Station to accommodate a new Remote working HUB for the Piltown area and an operational Garda Station.

The old Garda Station will be completely renovated by Kilkenny County Council. Once complete it will revert to The Market House and become a modern Remote working Hub.

Opening in Summer 2023

Interested? Please complete the

Expression Of Interest form 

Better Broadband

SUPERFAST FULL-FIBRE
BROADBAND

B4OC is a voluntary group who have been working hard to design and build a community-owned full-fibre-to-the-home broadband network for Piltown and Fiddown.

Piltown is now connected to the national fibre-optic grid. This will provide the village with its own gigabit connection where a bespoke Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network can be built.

Currently the  customers in phase 1 (Ardclone) are being connected.

info@betterbroadbandfpiltown.com

What we DO

A short list of some of our activities

BUSINESS SUPPORT

  • Fiddown Enterprise Centre
  • The Old Creamery Enterprise Centre
  • Piltown Business and Services Directory 2017,2020
  • Town of Food entry
  • Start Your Own Business Competition
  • Broadband Up-grade

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

  • Enterprise Office
  • Village Renewal Scheme
  • Annual Craft Fair
  • Antiques Roadshow
  • Piltown Does Strictly
  • Clay Pigeon Shoot
  • Parish Plan
  • Piltown Connect
  • Quarterly Parish Newsletter

EDUCATIONAL COURSES

  • Budget Seminars
  • Social media courses
  • Preparing a Business Plan
  • Starting and Developing a Business
  • Business Budgeting
  • Marketing and Business

COMMUNITY PROMOTION

Constant liaison with all state  and county bodies and organisations to ensure that our area will not miss out on any funding or projects that might enhance our locality.

We need more help  to further some of our projects, such as the Remote working Hub, Better Broadband etc, If you would like to help please  contact us.