Winners Announced for Hedgerow Hotels for Wildlife: Kids Colouring Competition
Our three winners will receive a €50 One4all voucher sponsored by the National Rural Network and an Activity Goodie Bag sponsored by AgriKids.
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 30th April, from 09:30-10:30.
Guest Speaker: Jenny Deakin, EPA
Topic: Water-quality – National problems, Local solutions
Latest NRN News
In their latest newsletter, the South Kerry Development Partnership showcase 14 projects, in Iveragh, South Kerry, that have received funding under the Rural Development (LEADER) Programme 2014-2020, across the economic development, social inclusion and environment...
Minister of State Pippa Hackett has reminded farmers who are considering going organic that they have one more week to apply for the Organic Farming Scheme. The closing date is midnight next Friday 30 April. Urging all farmers to consider taking the step, the Minister...
The County Kildare LEADER Partnership recently published their March LEADER newsletter, marking the completion of the 2014-2020 programme, following an extension for the first three months of 2021. The newsletter outlines the final three projects approved for LEADER...
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.