Commonage Formation

One of the key aspects of the SUAS Project is the inclusion of commonage groups who were required to formalise their structure to enable work to be undertaken collectively and collaboratively by its members.

One of the key aspects of the SUAS Project is the inclusion of commonage groups, who once selected to participate, were required to formalise their structure including the election of roles such as a chairperson. It is the commonage group itself that enters the project, creates the management plans and undertakes the work on location.

A ‘facilitated process’, which included the retention of professional services operating in this sector, was developed to enable and encourage this process, and to create a framework for the future establishment of commonage groups.

Members of the Glassnamullen Commonage Group with Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture Andrew Doyle, Declan Byrne (Project Manager SUAS), Pat Dunne (Project Leader SUAS), Tom Byrne (Chair of Wicklow Uplands Council), Brian Dunne (Coordinator of Wicklow Uplands Council) - 19th November 2018.

Forming A Commonage Group

Following the successful induction of 6 groups in phase one and two of the project, a ‘Step-By-Step Guide To Forming A Commonage Group’ was authored to inform and guide the creation of additional groups and interested parties.

Additionally, two ‘Commonage Group Constitution Templates’ were published to assist commonage shareholders to formally establish and operate as a commonage group.

Contact SUAS Project
Main Street,

Co. Wicklow.

Declan Byrne,
Project Manager,
SUAS Pilot Project.

The SUAS Pilot Project is operated by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wicklow Uplands Council.  Company Name: WUC-SUAS.  CRO623917