Lawrencetown Village is a village in East Galway at the confluence of three counties, Roscommon, Offaly, and Tipperary. It is only ten minutes from the towns of Ballinasloe and Banagher, 20 minutes from Portumna, thirty minutes from the towns of Birr and Athlone and forty minutes from Galway city.
A varied landscape of fine agricultural land, forestry, peat lands and a close proximity to the River Shannon & River Suck has influenced the development of the Lawrencetown area in a variety of ways especially in the area of farming & agriculture.
The Lawrencetown Community Group
The Lawrencetown Community Development Group (LCDG) was formed in 1997 to improve the social, educational and economic environment of Lawrencetown village and its surroundings. It is a company Limited by Guarantee and has charitable status. Its vision, mission and values are outlined below:
To develop the village of Lawrencetown as an attractive, cohesive & vibrant community for all its citizens.
To develop and implement creative community based strategies to enhance the village’s social, educational and economic environment and ensure a dynamic framework for quality growth and development. This will be achieved by encouraging the entire community’s participation in bottom-up, community-led local development through the use of working focus groups to implement an agreed series of community development actions.
The group’s work is guided and informed by the development group’s ethos and dedication to:
Inclusiveness: LCDG respects people, values diversity and is committed to community consultation, engagement and equality.
Participation: LCDG values and recognises the contribution of volunteers within the group and the community and is devoted to a culture of teamwork and co-operation.
Quality: LCDG strives for efficiency, professionalism and excellence through continuous improvement.
Transparency: LCDG recognises the necessity and importance for complete transparency in all the group’s actions and endeavours in order to maintain the community’s trust and respect.