About The CDP
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About The CDP
Ethos of Tralee CDP
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Background to The CDP

In 1994 a group of local people started a process which eventually led to the establishment of the Tralee Community Development Project in Rock St. New members joined in 1995 and together they looked at tasks such as forming a limited company, seeking suitable premises and devising a work plan for the project. In 1996 staff was employed for the first time.

The Voluntary Management members are all people who live in the area who give of their time, energy and skills in an effort to improve quality of life for everyone in the CDP's catchment area.

Mission Statement

Tralee Community Development Project’s mission statement is to promote co-operation between different groups in the community, to combine resources, regenerate the community and empower people to highlight and address their own needs so that they can become catalysts for social change in favor of those who benefit least.

Tralee CDP Objectives

  • Set up structures which will improve the quality of community life in the catchment area.
  • To make adult & community education more relevant and accessible to people in our community.
  • Contribute to the development of supports for people in our community who experience discrimination & oppression.
  • Co-operate people & groups, focusing particularly on the following areas to involve them in the project: Shanakill & Rahoonane, Urban Terrace, Connolly Park, Casement Ave, Rock Park Ave, and St. Brendan's Park.
  • To put in place good family supports and related activities.
  • Ensure equality of access, opportunity & participation for all users.
  • To listen to groups and develop solutions together.
  • Work with the community to tackle the root causes of poverty and inequality.
  • Develop an effective model of voluntary management so as to facilitate the community's response to its own needs

Ethos Of Tralee CDP

The ethos of Tralee CDP is shaped and guided by Community Development Principles. These principles include:.

Tralee CDP Objectives

  • Believing that the community can influence change.
  • Respecting each individual's dignity & embracing difference
  • Practicing inclusion
  • Providing a safe environment and respecting confidentiality
  • Promote independence not dependence.
  • Offering choice - not imposing
  • Facilitating people to take collective action
  • Supporting people to participate meaningfully
  • Promoting best practice

We focus on the following :

We practice inclusion and equality to ensure that we take account of the needs of People who live in the immediate area around the CDP resource centre.


Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet three times per week. Mon to Thurs, Sat evenings at 8pm

Meala Bereavement Support


Shine Group support group for people affected by schizophrenia meet twice a month.

The Management Committee Structure and Centre Staff

Tralee CDP is managed by a committee of volunteers. The pathway to management is through our community work or user groups. All of the management are community people.

The table below gives the names of management members along with the issues & areas they represent.

Management Members
Karen Gearon ( Chairperson )
June Moynihan ( Vice Chairperson )
Fred Locke - representing Shanakill & Rahoonane Estate Management & Community Safety
Joan Courtney - representing One Parent Families & Ballyrickard Area
Tony Murphy
Sonya Charles
Tina Diggin
Staff Members

Ger Brosnan - Centre Manager ( NEWKD )

Darren Diggins - Administrator ( NEWKD )

Sonya Charles - Administrator

Tony Murphy - Caretaker ( NEWKD )

John Greaney- Caretaker - ( NEWKD )



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