Ar aghaidh le chéile - "Forward Together"
Neighbourhood Renewal

Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership Board. government programme that deals with every aspect of deprivation within our communities. It is about closing the gap between the quality of life for people in the most deprived neighbourhoods and the rest of society. We have sat on this body since it was formed.

Neighbourhood Renewal has four interlinking strategic objectives:

  • Community Renewal – to develop confident communities that are able and committed to improving the quality of life in their areas;
  • Economic Renewal – to develop economic activity in the most deprived neighbourhoods and connect them to the wider urban economy;
  • Social Renewal – to improve social conditions for the people who live in the most deprived neighbourhoods through better co-ordinated public services and the creation of safer environments; and
  • Physical Renewal – to help create attractive, safe, sustainable environments in the most deprived neighbourhoods.

The following areas in Armagh fall within the NR boundaries:

  • Mullacreevie
  • Drumarg
  • Callanbridge
  • Callan Street
  • Drumbreda
  • Railway Street
  • Banbrook
  • Lonsdale Gardens
  • Dalton
  • Daires Willows

All housing both public & private in Neighbourhood Renewal Areas

If you would like to know more about Neighbourhood Renewal and how your area could benefit, contact your local NR representative, or feel free to speak to any member of the West Armagh Consortium.



International Peace Education Resource is a group formed to manage an annual summer school  that’s sees mature students from  UMASS Boston USA  complete an accredited two week visit in N. Ireland. They are primarily based in Armagh and  WAC have been involved with this project since its first year in 2017.This course is apart of the student master’s degree in peace and reconciliation. Places are available for local students to participate, albeit not certified as part of a university degree.



Community Voluntary Sector Panel is a council wide group that looks at all aspects of the councils 13 year community development plan. The time frame of the plan is 2017 until 2030.  The consortium has sat on several of the thematic groups that have contributed to the overall submission from the panel.

The CVSP has also led to several other bodies looking a various aspects of community development. These groups such as ‘Shared Leadership’, Eco Awareness’, basically were spin offs designed to enhance the skill set for people making submission to the programme for community development.

The objectives of the panel are.

  • Building Peaceful and Thriving Communities
  • Delivering Economic Regeneration and Transformation
  • Empowering and Investing in Young People
  • Healthy and Inclusive Communities
  • Supporting a Sustainable and Better Connected
  • Building and Embedding Partnership and Collaboration



West Armagh Consortium is a Registered Body for Access NI Standard and Enhanced Disclosure applications. These disclosures are in many instances mandatory for the delivery of programmes or when seeking employment. We have provided this service for nearly ten years now and it is free to voluntary groups. However, there is a charge for anyone seeking a disclosure for employment purposes. This is due to Access NI’s own fees.