A committee was formed in 1997 at a public meeting to develop projects aimed at improving the lives of the people residing in the parish of Mevagh. Initially funded by Peace & Reconciliation and supported by An Teach Bán, Peace Building Centre, the group adopted a constitution in 1997 and became a limited company in 1999. In 2000, the company moved premises to an Údarás na Gaeltachta building where they rented the ground floor.

Directors saw the need to develop services for families in the community so they applied for Family Resource Centre status which was granted in 2001.

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Mevagh Resource Centre

In 2003, in response to increased demand for services the rental space was extended to include the 2nd floor and due to continued expansion Údarás na Gaeltachta upgraded the building in 2006.

The area of geographical remit covers the Ros Goill peninsula and the villages of Carrigart, Downings, Glen, and Cranford.

Our Mission is to combat disadvantage by improving the functioning of the family unit and to promote the economic, social and cultural regeneration of the Mevagh community.  It is hoped to improve the functioning of the family unit by offering support, education and training.

The Mevagh Resource Group has an anti-poverty focus, the project promotes social inclusion of those people who are most marginalized in society.  We support Family Based Principles for example working in partnership with the various agencies, needs based interventions and provide informal support networks.