Thursday, August 18, 2011

Final Seminar in Iceland

The final seminar of the RRR Project will take place in November.  If you are interested in attending this seminar please in the first instance contact Martin McAndrew
Closing date for registrations is week ending 2 September.

Friday, June 3, 2011

RRR Project Final Seminar - Husavik, Iceland 7 - 11 November 2011

You are warmly welcome to attend the final seminar of the RRR project The seminar is an opportunity for anyone with an interest in rural retail and rural community development as a whole, to hear and discover the results of this NPP funded project.

With presentations by retailers who have been involved in the project, regional partner organizations and other stakeholders, it will provide an insight into the importance of providing ongoing supports to rural retailers and their vital contribution to rural life in Europe’s northern regions.

Agenda and additional information

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Training Materials

The RRR Project training courses are now available on CD.  They are also available on the online learning repository "Moodle" -
To get access to the materials please contact Martin McAndrew, RRR Project Officer for instructions.
In addition to the materials produced for the RRR Project there are also modules from the Leo Retail Project.  For more information call 074 97 24431 or e-mail

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Update - Training Course Materials & Evaluation

The last round of training courses were delivered earlier this month.  We have now put the training materials outputs on to CD and these will be made available to all retailers.  The training materials will also be stored online and retailers can access these by simply using a unique password. The RRR Project Officer will be available to demonstrate to retailers how these training materials stored online can be accessed.  The other thing to look out for is an evaluation of the project which will take the form of a short questionnaire for retailers who participated in the project.  The evaluation will be sent out via e-mail and will also be available in hard copy.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Business Planning Training Session

A session on Business Planning is the next training event.  This one day session will be facilitated by Oran Doherty of LYIT and will cover the following topics:

~ The Planning Function in the overall context of Management
~ Business Planning Tools and practical guide on how to use them
~ Business Plan   - uses, components, examples

Sessions will be held as follows:
Tuesday 29 March  - Twin Towns  - venue:  Stranorlar Regional Training Centre 10am - 3.30pm
Tuesday 5 April - Falcarragh - venue: An tSean Bheairic  -10am - 3.30pm

Places on the course are free of charge.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
To reserve a place, please contact Martin McAndrew 087 963 6950 /

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Social Media - Seminar

The final seminar of the RRR Project here in Donegal will focus on the topic of Social Media and will take place on Friday 11 March in the CoLab at LYIT.  The seminar will be presented by Sarah Diffley of LYIT and is sure to provide a great insight into this area not to mention some valuable hints and tips!  The seminar will run from 10am - 4pm, refreshments and a light lunch will be included for participants.  So if you want to discover the benefits of a presence for your business on Facebook, find out Twitter is all about and learn how to Blog, simply contact Martin McAndrew to reserve your place - 074 9724431 / 087 9636950 /

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Retail Marketing Training Sessions

Next up on the RRR Training Programme here in Co. Donegal is Retail Marketing.  One day sessions will be held in both Falcarragh and the Twin Towns.  The presenter will be Vicky O'Rourke of LYIT and once again this is sure to be a very relevant and informative session. Each session will begin at 10am and finish up at 3.30pm.  Refreshments and a light lunch will be served.

Dates & Venue details:
25 February  - Regional Training Centre, Railway Rd., Stranorlar
2 March  - An tSean Bheairic, Falcarragh

If you are interested in attending please contact Martin McAndrew, RRR Project Officer or call 087 963 6950