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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

Network News September 2021

Welcome to September's edition of our newsletter.  This month includes information on: Restart and reconnect your community training programme CDRCN movement & art projects Foraging project @ Glebe House Helplines and support lines Mental health awareness...

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Network Notes August 2021

We’re delighted to share the August 2021 edition of the Network Notes.  In this month’s edition you can find information on: Rural Policy Framework for NI consultation New walking group in Downpatrick area Decoupage, Chi Me and Herb Planting sessions Dementia...

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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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