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Two Irish Projects Shortlisted for the European Rural Inspiration Awards
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Latest NRN News
Nominated by the National Rural Network, two projects based in Ireland - Mid Ireland Adventure in Offaly and Golashane Farm Nature Reserve in Meath – have been shortlisted for the Rural Inspiration Awards. An initiative of the European Network for Rural Development...read more
To mark Local Enterprise Week (4-8 March), Ireland’s National Rural Network (NRN) today celebrates that €13.5million has been approved through the current LEADER Programme for the sub-theme of Enterprise Development in Ireland. 338 projects nationally, from sectors...read more
Energy efficiency can help dairy farms reduce on-farm costs and help strengthen farms by increasing its resilience to fluctuating milk prices. The SEAI in collaboration with Teagasc offer...read more
Latest NRN Blog Posts
In this guest blog, Dr Barry McMahon, Associate Professor in the School of Agriculture and Food Science at University College Dublin (UCD), where he acts as Programme Director of the MSc in Wildlife Conservation and Management, details his thoughts and opinions on how...read more
In this guest blog, Dr. Nuala Ní Fhlatharta, Head of the Teagasc Forestry Development Department, provides us with an insightful and comprehensive overview of the opportunities and challenges facing the forestry sector in Ireland. Dr Ní Fhlatharta also highlights two...read more
In this guest blog, Paidi Kelly, Research Officer at Teagasc, Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork, outlines the growing interest in collaborative farming arrangements in Ireland. He also outlines the key aspects to ensure...read more
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.