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About Comharchumann Forbartha Chorca Dhuibhne

CFCD: Comharchumann Forbartha Chorca Dhuibhne

Comharchumann Forbartha Chorca Dhuibhne


Comharchumann Forbartha Chorca Dhuibhne Teo. was founded in 1967 to develop and improve the social, economic and cultural life of the people of Corca Dhuibhne, the largest Gaeltacht community in Munster. Since 1967 the Comharchumann has played a key role in the development of the peninsula’s economy, acting on behalf of its shareholders and for the benefit of the people of Corca Dhuibhne.

Since its inception, the Comharchumann has endeavoured to build on the natural resources in the area and to avail of as many income and employment opportunities as possible. In the 1960s, there was a particular focus on the agriculture and fishing industries and there was a policy of focusing on the needs of local farmers. But the scope of the organisation has expanded over the years, particularly the 1970s and 1980s. Today, the education and training sector is the main market for Comharchumann Forbartha Chorca Dhuibhne.

This reflects the fundamental change in the economy of the peninsula and indeed the change in most Gaeltacht areas along the western coastline. It also shows that the Comharchumann was able to deal effectively with these changes and to adapt the development strategy of the Comharchumann to the opportunities and needs of development as the social and economic world was changing. Comharchumann Forbartha Chorca Dhuibhne is based in Áras Bhréanainn in Baile an Fheirtéaraigh. The work carried out by the Comharchumann is undertaken it’s by five subsidiary companies: Coláistí Chorca Dhuibhne, Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, Tobar Dhuibhne, SOLAS Scheme, and Skillnet Ltd.

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The CFCD Timeline


Comharchumann Forbartha Chorca Dhuibhne was established

Comharchumann Forbartha Chorca Dhuibhne was established in 1967 to enhance the social, economic and cultural life of the community.



Coláistí Chorca Dhuibhne start Irish Courses

Irish courses started for Irish Colleges for Primary and Second level students

Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne was established

Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne was established to organise a wide variety of cultural activities and Irish courses for Adults.



Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne was opened

Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne opens in the old schoolhouse, which was built in 1875.

CFCD move to new offices

Comharchumann Forbartha Chorca Dhuibhne move to new purpose-built offices west of Baile an Fheirtéaraigh



Comharchumann Forbartha Chorca Dhuibhne rebranded

CFCD is rebranded and a new website is created.

Comharchumann Forbartha Chorca Dhuibhne

Our Companies

Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne

Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne

Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne through its various activities, publications and projects, including a regional museum, helps celebrate, promote and maintain the very rich linguistic, archaeological and cultural heritage of Corca Dhuibhne.

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Tobar Dhuibhne

Tobar Dhuibhne

Only when a language is being passed on in the home is there some chance of long-term survival. Otherwise, other efforts to prop up the language elsewhere, e.g. in schools or church, may end up being largely symbolic or ceremonial.

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Coláistí Chorca Dhuibhne

Coláistí Chorca Dhuibne

Coláistí Chorca Dhuibne is an Irish College in the Dingle Gaeltacht providing Irish Courses for the 12-18 age group. Courses are held in Ceann Trá, An Fheothanach, Lios Póil, An Mhuiríoch and Baile an Fheirtéaraigh

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Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne

Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne

Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne collects, and safeguards a variety of objects and data relating to the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Dingle Peninsula, and endeavours to educate, entertain and enlighten all visitors.

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Sout West Gno Skillnet

South West Gnó Skillnet

South West Gnó Skillnet is a unique training and learning network that improves the overall competitiveness of its member companies in the South West and the Gaeltachtaí.

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