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Our website hopes to give you some background about Piltown Community Enterprise, who we are, what we are involved in and what we have planned to do. Like most voluntary community organisations we depend on volunteers to further the work so if you would like to help please use our contact form to get in touch.


Our Mission Statement

To create, promote and develop a culture of enterprise in our community, by providing support, facilities, infrastructure and the environment to encourage business development and job creation in start-up and small businesses”

37 Years Agrowing

In 1987, Piltown GAA Club set out to foster a culture of enterprise in the parish and, consequently, initiated a ''start your own business’' competition. A committee chaired by the late John (Johnny) O’Shea was established, which became  Piltown Community Enterprise. Comprising ten voluntary members selected from various local groups and organisations, the committee had a diverse range of experiences and skills.

John, an energetic Chairman, spearheaded the organisation, reviving numerous parish projects and launching new ones until his passing in 2018.

Among the most successful projects were the establishment of the Fiddown Enterprise Centre and acquiring the old creamery building in Piltown village.  It had fallen into disrepair but recognising it's significance  Piltown Community Enterprise transformed it into an incubation centre for new businesses with 5 well-designed  units of various sizes. This initiative successfully restored vibrancy and commercial activity to the business hub of Piltown.


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The Old Creamery Enterprise Centre

PCE purchased the Old Creamery building in the village of Piltown. It was acquired by the Board because of its strategic location in the centre of the village. It was once the commercial hub and business centre of the the Parish but had fallen into dereliction and disrepair.

It is an important element of the industrial heritage of the parish and the chimney presents an elegant landmark punctuating the skyline.

The construction of the business centre was completed in February 2019 and consists of 5,580 sq. ft for the creation of jobs in the parish. It now has five occupied units of various sizes which assist the development of business start-ups and growth in the area



The Market House

The former Garda Barracks is being refurbished and Kilkenny County Council are developing  a Remote Working Hub opening in late Summer. The building is on the site of the  old Market House which has historic associations with the parish and when complete will be revert to it's old name.


Under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2021 Grants were made available to repurpose old and semi derelict Buildings into Remote Working Hubs and the Former Garda Barracks in Piltown fortunately fell into that category.
A grant to fund 90% of the cost has been awarded to Kilkenny County Council who have leased the Building.

The application for funding was made in conjunction with Piltown Community Enterprise who who have agreed to lease the Hub from Kilkenny County Council and must generate match funding of 10%,

Some Other Projects

Business Support

  • Fiddown Enterprise Centre

  • The Old Creamery Enterprise Centre

  • Piltown Business and Services Directory 2017,2020

  • Town of Food entry

  • Start Your Own Business Competition

  • Broadband Up-grade

  • The Market House Development

  • Between the Bridges Project

Community Support

  • Better Broadband for Piltown

  • Pill River Park

  • Enterprise Office

  • Village Renewal Scheme

  • Annual Craft Fair

  • Antiques Roadshow

  • Piltown Does Strictly

  • Clay Pigeon Shoot

  • Parish Plan

  • Piltown Connect

  • Newsletters

  • Budget Seminars

  • Social Media Courses

  • Preparing a Business Plan

  • Starting/ Devloping a Business

  • Business Budgeting




You can fill the contact form and we will get back to you asap,

 or just email  us at


Piltown Community Enterprise,

Piltown, County Kilkenny,

Via Carrick-on-Suir, Ireland.


Contact Us

It will provide a modern remote working facility in Piltown. Flexible and Designated desks and also a number of offices  will be available for short and longer term rental.

It will also contain a Garda office.

  Once complete it will be managed by Piltown Community Enterprise.


  Please complete the

   Expression Of Interest form here

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