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Farm Safety Week – Children’s Drawing Competition

Jul 19, 2022 | Biodiversity News, Climate Change News, Farm Viability News

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Farm Safety Week 2022 took place from Monday, July 18th – Friday, July 22nd.

The National Rural Network have created a short animation highlighting farm dangers through children’s eyes.

The short animation, which can be viewed here, illustrates just some of the dangers on farms which attract children.

Winners of the Children’s Drawing Competition:  ‘Farm Safety: Through their eyes’ are:

Category (4 – 6 years)

Joe Conroy, Co Galway, who illustrated the dangers of slurry on farms.

Joe Conroy

Category (7-9 years)

John Brady, Co. Roscommon, who illustrated the dangers of farm machinery.

John Brady

Category (10-12 years)

Saoirse Bury, Co. Galway, who illustrated the dangers of livestock on farms.

Saoirse Bury

Thank you and well done to all the children who entered our competition. 

Farm Safety is a key priority of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, extended 2022.

Farm Safety has been funded and promoted through the RDP in many forms. Under the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS II), the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine provides grant funding for particular investments to enhance the safety of farmers working with machinery and livestock. A core requirement for farmers to avail of funding through TAMS II is the completion of a Half Day Health and Safety Course or have completed a similar course within an associated time frame to drawdown.

Check out the Farm Safety Investment Items available to farmers here.


Up to 50% of workplace fatalities take place on a farm.

Additional Information:


Code of Practice on Preventing Accidents to Children and Young Persons in Agriculture

Farm Safety Statistics

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