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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

Better Living Group – new session starting 10th May

Better Living Group – new session starting Tuesday 10th May from 2pm-3pm in the Crossgar War Memorial Hall. Join Theresa Messenger from Evolve Movement Therapy for an 8-week course incorporating body awareness, where you can learn coping strategies and skills to help...

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Job opportunities at County Down Rural Community Network

We are hiring! Would you like to join our team and make a positive difference to the local community? CDRCN is seeking to recruit: Administrator (full or part-time) Social Prescriber (part-time) Community Development Officer (full or part-time) Community Development...

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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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