NRN Announces Biodiversity Competition Winners
The National Rural Network is delighted to announce the two winning photographs for our 2019 Biodiversity Photo Competition “Protecting Habitats, Preserving our Future”.
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Smart Villages and Rural Towns in Ireland: Revitalising Rural Areas through Community-Led Innovation
A National Seminar on the EU Action for Smart Villages Initiative in Ireland, entitled ‘Smart Villages and Rural Towns in Ireland: Revitalising Rural Areas through Community-Led Innovation’ took place in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, Co Westmeath on Thursday, July 4th,...read more
Minister Creed launches Public Consultation Draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the Agriculture, Forest and Seafood Sector
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., and the Minister for State, Andrew Doyle T.D., today launched a public consultation process on a draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan in the agriculture, forest and seafood sector. Adaptation is...read more
The NRN’s Dr. Shane Conway, Dr. Maura Farrell and Dr. Aisling Murtagh are featured prominently in the spring/summer edition of Rural Connections Magazine, focusing on the NRN’s LEADER and EIP-AGRI Project Storyboard databases. The article (accessible here) highlights...read more
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
In this guest blog, Dr Peter Mooney and Dr Liadh Kelly, Lecturers in the Department of Computer Science at Maynooth University, provide us with a comprehensive insight into the huge potential of Smart Farming Technologies to improve the...read more
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
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.