C.A.I.R.D.E. - Communities in Armagh Investing in Regeneration, Diversity and Enterprise
CAIRDE is the Irish language translation of 'friends'. Our third sector company focuses on micro-business incubation; employment, training and learning opportunities and action research projects. CAIRDE Teo also works in partnership with a number of institutions and organisations in Armagh City and throughout the island to promote and develop the use of the Irish language. We also work closely with other linguistic and cultural minorities in Armagh to promote multi-culturalism and diversity.Why the community needs us
As a democratically organised, non-profit taking social enterprise, all revenue generated via our trading activities is re-invested in social and educational projects in Armagh City and in the surrounding area. CAIRDE's fundraising and business interests generate revenue for our community development programmes, provide genuine employment and training opportunities and offer a wide range of services that make a positive impact on the local populace.Our impact on the community
Our latest social enterprise - Aonach Mhacha - will build and manage a cultural centre in the historic heart of Armagh City. Facilities in the new 'cultúrlann' will include craft studios, office accommodation, classrooms, meeting rooms, a black box performance area, a media suite, a café, a dance studio, a gift shop, an art gallery and exhibition area. Services will include minority language classes, social enterprise training, arts & cultural heritage events, musical and dance workshops, etc.
Volunteers will work on our events programme to enhance participant numbers, increase fundraising and provide ancillary services.