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Mayo Abbey Parish Community Development Company CLG is registered with the Companies Registration Office – Registration no. 300207.

Registered with the Charities Regulator – Charity Number 20042073

Registered with the Revenue Commissioners – CHY 13470

The Board of Mayo Abbey Parish CDC have deemed compliance with the Governance Code

Company Directors & Trustees

  • Derek Vahey (Chairperson)
  • Josephine Donoghue (Secretary)
  • Martina McGing (Treasurer)
  • Alan Prendergast (Vice Chairperson)
  • Mary Jo Barrett
  • Martin Flatley
  • Nancy Fitzgerald

In addition to the above directors, the following are also members of the Management Committee:

  • Fr. Austin Fergus
  • Eddie Barrett
  • Denise Duggan
  • Judith Morley


Mayo Abbey Parish CDC CLG (T/A St. Colman’s Training Centre) is committed to delivering its courses as advertised. For a course to commence it is necessary to enrol a minimum number of participants. If this number is not reached we reserve the right to postpone or cancel the course.

Payments for courses may be made in instalments but full payment must be received prior to the course starting.

Participants will not be permitted to commence a course/module unless the course/module has been paid for in full by the learner prior to commencement, unless a funding agreement has been put in place prior to the participant being offered a place on the course.


In the event of a participant cancelling their place on a course:

  • Cancellations received at least 14 days before the start date of the course will receive a refund of any fees paid minus the bank charges if paid by card.
  • Cancellations received with less than 14 days to go before the start date of the course will not be eligible for a refund.

In some circumstances, refunded fees can be transferred to another course of the same type by contacting the training co-ordinator.


In the event of a course being postponed by us, participants will be notified of the new date.  If it is a case the participant is unable to commit to attending the amended dates they will be:

  • offered a full refund of any monies paid to date for the course; OR
  • given the option of transferring any monies paid to date for the course towards a place on a similar course in the future.

In the event of a course being cancelled by us, participants will be notified and they will be:

  • offered a full refund of any monies paid to date for the course; OR
  • given the option of transferring any monies paid to date for the course towards a place on a similar course in the future.

Refunds when processed are processed on a weekly basis and take approximately 2-3 weeks to present in the applicant bank account


Mayo Abbey Parish Community Development Company CLG is committed to Equality of Opportunity for all.  

We recognise that in our society certain individuals and groups of people are unfairly discriminated against, both directly and indirectly. Such discrimination occurs where an individual is treated less favourably on the grounds of:

  • Gender
  • Civil status
  • Family status or responsibility for dependants
  • Disability
  • Race including race, colour, nationality or ethnic origin
  • Sexual orientation
  • Age
  • Political or Religious belief
  • Membership of the Traveller community

Mayo Abbey Parish CDC CLG strives to eliminate all such forms of discrimination and to create a climate in which equal opportunities are promoted as a means of developing the full potential of everyone who is involved with our organisation.

We commit ourselves to examining our own ethos so that equality is central to our practice in the internal and external actions, processes and tasks we undertake in relation to all areas of our work. 

We commit to equality in the manner in which jobs are advertised, personnel specifications are prepared and recruitment and interview processes are conducted by the company. 

 Mayo Abbey Parish CDC CLG have a comprehensive Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy in place.



For the purposes of the statement:

 “MAPCDC” means our company, Mayo Abbey Parish Community Development Company CLG.

MAPCDC CLG is committed to respecting the privacy, and protecting the personal information of all individuals who share their information with us in the course of our work as well as individuals who use our website, communications and social media channels, in compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

This Privacy Statement sets out how we collect, use and store your personal information, (any information that identifies or could identify you).  


MAYO ABBEY PARISH CDC CLG is a registered charity and social enterprise  located in the village of Mayo Abbey, a Clár area in South Mayo. Over the years the company have developed a number of projects which enable them to carry out the company objectives.

The company was officially registered with the Companies Registration Office in 1999 (Company Registration No. 300207). Under the Registration of Business Names Act 1963, “St. Colman’s Training Centre” and “Mayo Organic Centre” are registered business names of the company.  Mayo Abbey Parish CDC has adapted the formal legal structure of a company limited by guarantee without share capital under the 2014 Companies Act.

The company has charitable status for Revenue purposes (charity number CHY 13470), and is registered with the Charities Regulator (Registration Number 20042073).


As a ‘data controller’, MAPCDC are responsible for, and control the processing of, any personal information you give to us.

GDPR requirements for data controllers means that data must be:

  • Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner
  • Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes
  • Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary
  • Accurate and, where necessary, kept up-to-date
  • Retained only for as long as necessary
  • Processed in an appropriate manner to maintain security.

MAPCDC will hold the data you provide safely and securely. We will only disclose your information if necessary to third parties who provide services to allow us to fulfil our obligations to provide our services, e.g.., training partners, accreditors, funding partners, sponsoring bodies, government departments.


Data we collect

You are not required to provide us with personal data unless you wish to enquire or avail of our services, subscribe to our mailing list, support our fundraising efforts, work or volunteer with us, or provide us with goods and/or services.

In the course of our work, MAPCDC needs to gather and use certain information about individuals including:

  • Service Users
  • Tutors
  • Learners
  • Employees and prospective employees
  • Volunteers including Committee Members and Directors
  • Suppliers
  • Business Contacts
  • Other people the organisation has a relationship with or may need to contact.

We collect personal data that identifies you as an individual. We do this when you have provided us with information and consented for its use in your interest and for the purposes set out in this privacy statement.

The personal information we collect includes but is not limited to details such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone number and bank details (suppliers/fee paying service users).  In collecting and processing your data we are committed to:

  • Putting you in control of your privacy and providing you with clear choices
  • Being transparent about how we collect and use your data
  • Securely protecting the data you entrust to us and data processors used by us, using appropriate organisational and technical measures
  • Adhering to data protection laws

When you telephone or email us, avail of our services, apply to work in Mayo Abbey Parish CDC CLG, supply us with goods or services, visit our website or fill our contact forms you consent to the use of that information as set out in this statement.

The personal data that you provide us with will only be used for the purpose for which it has been originally obtained or to fulfil legal or regulatory requirements as appropriate.

We will not share the personal data you provide with third parties for marketing purposes.

Individuals have a responsibility to ensure that any emails including attachments that they send us must be within the bounds of the law. Unsolicited content or mail of a criminal nature will be reported to the relevant authorities and blocked.

If you wish to withdraw consent to receiving marketing emails from us, please do so by replying to the marketing email with ‘REMOVE ME’ in the message subject line.  Alternatively you can email with “REMOVE ME” in the message subject line.


The legal basis for processing your personal information is that you have explicitly given your consent to us. This consent can be given at the time of making an enquiry, initially seeking our services, using our services, agreeing to supply us with goods or services, or having read the company’s Privacy Statement providing explicit consent to our continuing use of the personal data you have supplied us.


Data security is very important to us, and to protect your data we will take suitable measures to safeguard and secure data collected. We cannot guarantee the security of the data you transmit to our website. Transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your data, we will employ appropriate technical measures to protect your personal data.

We use a variety of security measures and procedures to safeguard your data against unauthorised access, disclosure or use.

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on other websites you visit.


We are committed to upholding your rights as an individual including the right to request access, correction, erasure, restriction, transfer, to object to processing, to portability of data and (where the lawful ground of processing is consent) to withdraw consent.

You can see more about these rights at:

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email us at:

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive, or excessive or refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.  


We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

Due to the nature of our services we hold different data for different periods of time so that we can comply with employment legislation, contractual obligations etc. however, all data will be erased/destroyed once the need for the data has expired.


If you wish to contact us regarding data protection issues or to make a personal data request, you may do so via the following options:

Post your enquiry to: Data Protection Officer, Mayo Abbey Parish CDC CLG, Community Centre, Mayo Abbey, Claremorris, Co. Mayo.

Email your enquiry to:

Telephone your enquiry to: 094 9365987


We may change this privacy statement from time to time (in case of any law changes). Any changes will be posted on our website. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.

Please see our quality assurance manual here.