About Us

Tramore Development Trust

Tramore Development Trust is an Independent Voluntary Community Development Organisation, which was formed in 2000. It is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. It was the first Community Development Trust to be established in Ireland and its structure is based on a Scottish model, provided by the Corrom Trust, Scotland.

The role of Tramore Development Trust is to act as a catalyst for change in Tramore and the mission statement outlined in its Community Plan is “to foster a vibrant heart within Tramore by encouraging social integration and by harnessing our resources, our people and our unique natural environment”

The board of TDT consists of 5 Directors and, together with external voluntary consultants, has expertise in Business, Finance, Management, Architecture, Engineering, Law, Community Development, IT.


Other Projects under Tramore Development Trust

The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens Tramore – see website

 The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens are set in the heart of Tramore Town. These entrancing gardens reflect the life and extensive wanderings of Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (Koizumi Yakumo), who grew up in Ireland, and whose life journey embraced several parts of the world. The gardens pay homage to the fame he attained in Japan through his incomparable literary descriptions of the people, customs and culture of that country. Follow Lafcadio Hearn’s life journey, first through the Victorian Garden, then to the American and Greek gardens, until you eventually arrive in the Japanese gardens which feature many Japanese plants and Japanese architectural features. The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens are a haven of beauty and tranquility for all who visit. Children are introduced to these magical gardens through a special children’s discovery trail, secret pathways, woodlands and Lafcadio Hearn’s fairytales and folklore.




The Meeting Place

meeting place tramore

Tramore Development Trust acquired the former Friends Meeting House on Upper Branch Road in Tramore from the Society of Friends. Together with government funding, the building was restored and refurbished and was reopened in 2003, now known as the Meeting Place. It originally served as an After-School Centre for children and it is now the base for the Brothers of Charity in Tramore where it runs a centre for adults with special needs.