The aim of Wicklow Local Sports Partnership is to increase participation in sport and physical activity throughout Co. Wicklow. The Local Sports Partnership provides support and assistance across a range of area’s such as Sports Development, Physical Activity Provision, Education and Training, Information Provision and Leadership and Management.
Wicklow County Campus a joint venture developed by Wicklow County Council in conjunction with the Institute of Technology Carlow, provides higher education programmes on the campus located in the former Clermont College in Rathnew.
The Wicklow Family History Centre is a genealogy research service established in 1987 by Wicklow County Council & FÁS. Since its foundation, our staff has computerised County Wicklow's Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland parish registers. Church records of Methodist, and Presbyterian circuits within the county have also been computerised. Our church records for the County of Wicklow date from the seventeenth century and stop at 1900.
The County Wicklow Film Commission was set up in 1992 and is the longest running film commission in Ireland. County Wicklow has long been a favourite with filmmakers. In 1992 Wicklow County Council and Bray Town Council established the Wicklow Film Commission with the aim to extend a friendly hand to all filmmakers wishing to film here. Since 1999 the Film Commission Office has been manned fulltime, providing assistance to big feature films such as 'Reign of Fire' and 'King Arthur', smaller productions like 'Lassie' and many commercials and television series.
The Greystones Harbour Project will be one of the most challenging civil engineering and architectural projects to be undertaken in Ireland over the coming years.
It involves the provisions of a new Harbour and Marina, together with enhanced public and community amenities, backed by residential and retail development.
Greystones Harbour Project is a major Public Private Partnership involving Wicklow County Council and Sispar and is expected to cost in excess of €300 million.www.greystonesharbour.ie
Wicklows historic Gaol. Experience the harshness of prison life in the 18th century, the passion of rebellion, the cruelty of the transportation ships and hope of a new life in Australia.
Known as the Garden of Ireland, Wicklow is a mere 16km from Dublin City and is blessed with beautiful scenery, a spectacular coastline and majestic hills.
The Office of the Revenue Commissioners was established by Government Order in 1923. The Order provided for a Board of Commissioners. The Board comprises a Chairman and two Commissioners all of whom carry the rank of Secretary General. The Chairman of the Board is also the Accounting Officer for Revenue. The Mission Statement of Revenue is:
'To serve the community by fairly and efficiently collecting taxes and duties and implementing Customs controls."
On 1 January 2009 a new government scheme to encourage people to cycle to work came into force. Cycling keeps you fit, it's fast and it's cheap and reliable - and its good for the environment.