The Western Development Commission

Serving a confident and ambitious Western Region where excellence, innovation and creativity are rewarded, and the rich quality of life, clean environment and unique heritage are valued and safeguarded.

Our Vision

The WDC is currently preparing a new strategy for the period 2019-2024, with an updated vision to develop a globally competitive region of vibrant connected communities that work smarter and live better. We are seeking your views on our draft new strategy, and you can learn more about this process here.

Counties in the Western Region

There are seven counties in the Western Region: Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

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Donegal

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Sligo

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Leitrim

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Roscommon

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Mayo

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Galway

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Clare

WDC Investment Fund

The WDC Investment Fund comprises the Business Loan Fund, Community Loan Fund and Creative Industries Micro-Loan Fund.

Regional Development

The WDC Regional Development team implements innovative and strategic regional development initiatives in the West.

Policy Analysis

The WDC Policy Analysis team conducts research on regional and rural issues and provides a regional perspective to the work of Government.

Creative Industries

If you have a micro enterprise, (a company employing less than ten people) then you may be able to access our Creative Industries Micro-Loan Fund, which provides loan finance ranging from €5,000 to €25,000 to grow and develop your business.

Airo Mapping Tool

The WDC works with local, regional and national bodies to implement innovative and strategic regional development initiatives in the Western Region.

WDC Insights Blog

The WDC Policy Analysis team provides insights on key issues for the Western Region of Ireland. Keep up to speed with our regular blog.