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Enter our Biodiversity Photo Competition!

Send us your photos of special habitats in your area and  be in with  a chance to win two tickets to Bloom 2019.

Our competition is open to all, but hurry entries close on 20th May.

KLP Blue Town Broadband Service Roadshow

Tired of Paying Too Much for Inadequate Broadband? KLP has teamed up with international expert John Graves to advise and support communities in their planning for potential community-based broadband networks. Roadshow Dates: Freshford - 14 May @ 8pm Freshford...

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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.

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The National Rural Network (NRN)

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.​ 

NRN Case Studies

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