The Plunkett Foundation was founded in 1919 by Sir Horace Plunkett, the pioneer of rural co-operation in Ireland. The Foundation focuses on the development of co-operatives in the areas of Rural Community Enterprises, Community Shops, Co-operative Pubs, and Community Food Enterprises.
The first creamery co-op in Ireland was in Drumcollogher in 1889. It would a great honour to bring some of the Growing Livelihoods fund back to Limerick where Plunkett started etc. LCG will be using a community garden to grow food and act as a learning hub for food-growing and livelihood creation.