Building Kildare Connections: Kildare Diaspora

“Building Kildare Connections – 

An exciting opportunity for Kildare people; those with ancestors from the Thoroughbred County or those with an affinity for Kildare” 

Kildare County Council are searching the globe for local people living and working abroad.  No matter where you are, being part of a strong and dynamic network is a very valuable thing. 

Facilitated by Sally Murphy of Murphy Communications, Kildare County Council are in the process of developing a Diaspora Strategy for the County which will seek to create linkages and networks that establish and sustain relationships, share experiences, generate opportunities and deliver on further investment and economic activity for our County. 

This strategy, when completed, will be a celebration of Kildare, its people, its diaspora, culture, heritage, music, and landscape. 

Through the development of a Diaspora Strategy Kildare County Council hopes to bring together key initiatives that will connect and engage Kildare’s global Diaspora to bring positive change and impact for County Kildare and ensure that the Diaspora feel part of a shared progressive vision. The ultimate focus of such a strategy will be to capitalise on linkages and connections to create economic progression and jobs in the county. 


The Economic Development Department of Kildare County Council are currently: 

  • Identifying the Kildare Diaspora 

  • Building Stakeholder perspectives on how to engage communities. 

  • Identification of pathways to build relationships with and harness the power of the diaspora in an economic, social, and cultural context. 

Interested in taking part?

We would encourage you to share any knowledge, stories, and experiences you may have which could help the development and future of the Kildare Diaspora Strategy.

If you would like to get involved in this initial research and mapping stage, you are welcome to complete the questionnaire available here.

The closing date for submissions is Friday, 23rd April 2021.