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17 May Webinar

Webinar: Seasonal Actions for Pollinators On Farmland (NEW DATE)

The National Rural Network are hosting a webinar with a focus on the seasonal actions that will benefit pollinators on farmland. This event is in support of the National Biodiversity Data Centres’ Farmland Festival which runs for the month of May. The focus of the festival is to highlight the challenges to addressing the biodiversity crisis across much of the farmed landscape in Ireland.

Ruth Wilson, Farmland Pollinator Officer with the National Biodiversity Data Centre will share her insights into the seasonal actions that can be taken on farms to benefit pollinators. Ruth has over 20 years’ experience working in local biodiversity planning and nature conservation.
NOTE: This webinar was scheduled to run on 17 May but will now take place on a different date. Please register at the link below to receive updates when a new date is announced.

Registrations are now open at the following link: Farmland Pollinators

The webinar will be recorded and shared on the National Rural Network’s YouTube channel after the event.

LEADER Programme

30th Anniversary of the LEADER Programme

Taking a look back at the LEADER programme, including the various ways the NRN has engaged with it.

The Sign Post Webinar Series

In association with our industry partners, we are pointing the way to a low emissions agriculture through informative webinars.

These one-hour webinars will focus on key topics to provide and equip agri-professionals with a better understanding of current research to meet the needs of clients.

Join us Friday, May 20th from 09:30 – 10:30am

Sustainability & Environment: Biodiversity on farmland / Questions and Answers

Webinar Series

EIP-AGRI: Ireland’s Operational Groups 2019 Booklet

The National Rural Network team at NUI Galway have designed and produced a booklet entitled ‘EIP-AGRI: Ireland’s Operational Groups 2019’ to highlight and promote the 23 Irish EIP-AGRI Operational Groups selected by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Latest NRN Blog Posts

Reimagining Rural Futures

In this National Rural Network EIP-AGRI guest blog, Dr Brendan Dunford, Manager of the Burren Programme, explains that the role of the farmer is much more than just being a ‘food producer’, but also one that deliveries a number of agri-environmental public goods as...

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The National Rural Network (NRN) is a component of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 (RDP) led by Irish Rural Link in partnership with The Wheel, NUI Galway and Philip Farrelly & Co.

The overall aim of the NRN is to build and sustain a membership-based network that maximises the beneficial outcomes of the Rural Development Programme.​ 

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