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County Down Rural Community Network

Welcome to CDRCN. The network is a voluntary umbrella body set up and managed by community groups in County Down. We are committed to an inclusive future where all citizens actively participate in local life, helping each other to create a healthy, peaceful, vibrant & sustainable society.


Learn about CDRCN’s mission to help our members, and a little of our history


Get an overview of the work we do in helping communities thrive across County Down


Learn about our numerous community development and health programmes


News of community events, funding, and networking opportunities

Breathing for Health and Wellbeing

Zoom sessions - Breathing for Health and Wellbeing Do you struggle with sleep, stress, anxiety?  Do you want to improve your overall energy?  Join in our free 4 week programme focusing on the breath and breathing techniques, starting 7.15pm on Wednesday 19th January...

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December 2021 Network Notes

Wishing all our community groups, friends and volunteers a very Happy Christmas, and best wishes for a healthy and peaceful New Year.  Please stay safe over the festive season, look after yourselves and each other, and we look forward to continuing our work with you...

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Become a Member

If you are involved in a community group in County Down, we could help you with all aspects of volunteering to improve your community. Learn about the benefits of CDRCN membership

Contact Us

The road to success for community projects can be a long one from dream to reality, but CDRCN is here to support groups with advice and assistance. If you are considering taking on a new project, get in touch to see if we can help

A voice for rural

CDRCN is part of the Rural Community Development Support Service

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