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 6th August from 09:30-10:30am
Guest Speakers: Sara Vero, Assistant Lecturer, Agricultural Science, Waterford Institute of Technology
Topic: Managing Nutrient Run Off from Farmyards
Latest NRN News
FarmPEAT EIP-AGRI Project Launched by Minister Pippa Hackett at Clara Bog Visitor Centre, Co Offaly.
The NRN attended the launch of the FarmPEAT EIP-AGRI Project on the 29th of July 2021 at Clara Bog Visitor Centre, Co. Offaly. This project is developing a locally-led, innovative, results-based farm scheme for farmers who manage lands that surround some of Ireland’s...
Minister of State Heydon Announces Successful Farm Health, Safety and Wellbeing Projects Under the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) Initiative
The Minister of State with responsibility for Farm Safety at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Martin Heydon, T.D., today announced the successful proposals under Phase 2 of the European Innovation Partnerships (EIP). The projects will focus on...
First LIFE Call for Proposals 2021 Opened with Over EUR 580 million Available to Help Realise Your Project Ideas!
On 13 July, the first LIFE Call for Proposals opened under the new LIFE programme 2021-2027, which comprises four sub-programmes: nature & biodiversity, circular economy and quality of life, climate change mitigation and adaptation and the clean energy transition....
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 National Rural Network Farm Viability and Competitiveness guest blog, Dr Aisling Murtagh, RURALIZATION Postdoctoral Researcher in the Discipline of Geography’s Rural Studies Unit at NUI Galway and Dr Maura Farrell, Lecturer in the Discipline of Geography at...
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...
In this National Rural Network EIP-AGRI guest blog, James Gaffey, Co-Director of the Circular Bioeconomy Research Group (CIRCBIO) at Shannon ABC in IT Tralee and coordinator of the Biorefinery Glas EIP-AGRI Project, small-scale grass biorefinery demonstration project...
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.