NRN Case Studies

Restoration of Drumboe Steam Engine and Upgrading Works to Railway Museum

The Donegal Railway Heritage Centre (Donegal RHC), located in Donegal ...
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International Appalachian Trail Ulster Ireland LEADER Cooperation Project

The International Appalachian Trail (IAT) Ulster Ireland is a 449-kilometre ...
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Straw Incorporation Measure (SIM) Case Study

The NRN recently met with Walter Furlong Jnr to discuss ...
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Farming On High Carbon Soils

There are many farms located on reclaimed bogland or land ...
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Phelan’s Organic Dairy Farming

The Phelan’s from Co. Laois explain their journey from transitioning ...
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Young Farmer from Co. Laois making Soil Health a Priority

The DAFM launched the Soil Sampling Programme in 2021, here ...
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Mahony – Sheep Welfare Scheme Case Study

The Sheep Welfare Scheme (SWS) has many advantages when it ...
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Results-based Environment Agri-Pilot [REAP] Underway in Co. Laois

REAP is an agri-environment pilot project that pays farmers to ...
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Sheep Welfare Scheme: Organic Sheep and Horticulture Farmer

Organic Farming, the process that this Co. Dublin sheep and ...
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GLAS Actions for Farmland Birds

In recognition of the threat posed to farmland birds by ...
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2020 Biodiversity Farmer of the Year

Joe Melody from Bunratty Co. Clare was the 2020 Biodiversity ...
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The Galway Wool Co-op – An Inspiring Roadmap for the Native Irish Wool Industry

A key objective of the Irish National Rural Network (NRN) ...
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/ LEADER Case Studies

Leahy’s Open Farm – Ice Cream and Chocolate Factory

Leahy’s Open Farm in East Cork officially opened to the ...
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Anne Marie Feighery – Feighery’s Farm Beetroot Juice

In 2019, Anne Marie Feighery launched her innovative agri-food business, ...
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/ Farm Viability Case Studies

Phelan’s Organic Dairy Farming

The Phelan’s from Co. Laois explain their journey from transitioning ...
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Young Farmer from Co. Laois making Soil Health a Priority

The DAFM launched the Soil Sampling Programme in 2021, here ...
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Mahony – Sheep Welfare Scheme Case Study

The Sheep Welfare Scheme (SWS) has many advantages when it ...
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Sheep Welfare Scheme: Organic Sheep and Horticulture Farmer

Organic Farming, the process that this Co. Dublin sheep and ...
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GLAS Actions for Farmland Birds

In recognition of the threat posed to farmland birds by ...
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2020 Biodiversity Farmer of the Year

Joe Melody from Bunratty Co. Clare was the 2020 Biodiversity ...
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GLAS delivering for Farmland Birds

In recognition of the threat posed to farmland birds by ...
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/ Biodiversity Case Studies

Curlew Conservation Programme

The natural world is suffering greatly, and Ireland has declared ...
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/ Biodiversity Case Studies

Organic Farming: A Family Farm

Organic Farming in Ireland Organic farming is a specialised system ...
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Preserving Ireland’s Agricultural Heritage

Ireland is blessed with a rich agricultural legacy that stretches ...
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Ireland’s GLAS Catch Crops

Fallow land is a term used to describe land which ...
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Ireland’s Hedgerows

Hedgerows are a valuable component of Ireland’s cultural and natural ...
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Ireland’s Rare Breeds

Farming began in Ireland around 4,000 BC with the domestication ...
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Organic Farming Scheme

The Organic Farming Scheme (OFS) is funded through the Rural ...
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/ Biodiversity Case Studies

GLAS Wild Bird Cover

The GLAS Scheme which is funded through the Rural Development ...
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/ Biodiversity Case Studies

Straw Incorporation Measure (SIM) Case Study

The NRN recently met with Walter Furlong Jnr to discuss ...
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Farming On High Carbon Soils

There are many farms located on reclaimed bogland or land ...
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Phelan’s Organic Dairy Farming

The Phelan’s from Co. Laois explain their journey from transitioning ...
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Young Farmer from Co. Laois making Soil Health a Priority

The DAFM launched the Soil Sampling Programme in 2021, here ...
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Mahony – Sheep Welfare Scheme Case Study

The Sheep Welfare Scheme (SWS) has many advantages when it ...
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Results-based Environment Agri-Pilot [REAP] Underway in Co. Laois

REAP is an agri-environment pilot project that pays farmers to ...
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Sheep Welfare Scheme: Organic Sheep and Horticulture Farmer

Organic Farming, the process that this Co. Dublin sheep and ...
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Best Practice: The Carbon Navigator

The Beef Data Genomics Programme is a climate change initiative ...
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/ Climate Change Case Studies

TAMS II Scheme Encouraging Multiple Efficiencies On Dairy Farm

In Ireland, there are over 18,000 Dairy farmers milking 1.5million ...
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/ Climate Change Case Studies

Organic Farming: A Family Farm

Organic Farming in Ireland Organic farming is a specialised system ...
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Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS II): Low Emission Slurry Spreading in Co. Roscommon

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes (TAMS II) were launched in May ...
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Ireland’s GLAS Catch Crops

Fallow land is a term used to describe land which ...
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Ireland’s Hedgerows

Hedgerows are a valuable component of Ireland’s cultural and natural ...
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Ireland’s Rare Breeds

Farming began in Ireland around 4,000 BC with the domestication ...
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Restoration of Drumboe Steam Engine and Upgrading Works to Railway Museum

The Donegal Railway Heritage Centre (Donegal RHC), located in Donegal ...
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/ LEADER Case Studies

International Appalachian Trail Ulster Ireland LEADER Cooperation Project

The International Appalachian Trail (IAT) Ulster Ireland is a 449-kilometre ...
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/ LEADER Case Studies

The Galway Wool Co-op – An Inspiring Roadmap for the Native Irish Wool Industry

A key objective of the Irish National Rural Network (NRN) ...
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/ LEADER Case Studies

Leahy’s Open Farm – Ice Cream and Chocolate Factory

Leahy’s Open Farm in East Cork officially opened to the ...
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/ LEADER Case Studies

Coastal Explorers Programme

Have you read about the Coastal Explorers Programme in Co ...
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/ LEADER Case Studies

Churchill Forge Project

A winning entry in the NRN LEADER Impact Campaign 2020, ...
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/ LEADER Case Studies

Ballyboughal Environmental Workshop Series

A winning entry in the NRN LEADER Impact Campaign 2020, ...
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Provision of Sound Equipment – Ankara Festival

Organised by the Association of Nigerian Community in Clare (ANCC), ...
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/ LEADER Case Studies

Dynamics Music Project

A winning entry in the NRN LEADER Impact Campaign 2020, ...
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Aerial Agri Tech – Purchase of Specialist Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Surveying Unit

Aerial Agri Tech is an innovative start up business established ...
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Community Hub Project – Sligo Centre for Independent Living

The Sligo Centre for Independent Living (SCIL) was set up ...
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Westport Beekeepers Association – Equipment Upgrade

The Westport Beekeepers Association was established in 2010 to provide ...
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Musical Development & Rebranding of the Accora Orchestra

Castletown Accordion Orchestra was established in 1981 in Navan, Co ...
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Blackcastle Farm Food Processing Unit

John and Ann Commins, suckler farmers from Two Mile Borris ...
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Meath River Rescue- Equipment Upgrade

Meath River Rescue Search and Recovery Service is a voluntary ...
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Small Biogas Demonstration Programme (SBDP)

Project Details Geographical location (NUTS3) Midlands & Mid-West Region (IE) Main funding source Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 for Operational Groups ...
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/ EIP-AGRI Case Studies

Protecting Farmland Pollinators

Project Details Geographical location (NUTS3) Mid-East Region (IE) Main Funding Source Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the ...
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/ EIP-AGRI Case Studies

Duhallow Farming for Blue Dot Catchments

Project Details Geographical location (NUTS3) South-West Region (IE) Main Funding Source Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the ...
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/ EIP-AGRI Case Studies

Biorefinery Glas – Small-scale Farmer-led Green Biorefineries

Project Details Geographical location (NUTS3) South-West Region (IE) Main Funding Source Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the ...
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/ EIP-AGRI Case Studies

Mulkear EIP Project

Project Details Geographical location (NUTS3) South-West Region (IE) Main Funding Source Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the ...
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/ EIP-AGRI Case Studies

North Connemara Locally Led Agri-environmental Scheme (NCLLAES)

Project Details Geographical location (NUTS3) West Region (IE) Main Funding Source Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the ...
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/ EIP-AGRI Case Studies

Farming Rathcroghan Project – Sustainable Farming in the Rathcroghan Archaeological Landscape

Project Details Geographical location (NUTS3) West Region (IE) Main Funding Source Rural development 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense ...
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/ EIP-AGRI Case Studies

Cúlra Créafóige Project

Project Details Geographical location (NUTS3) Border Region (IE) Main Funding Source Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the ...
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/ EIP-AGRI Case Studies

Inishowen Upland Farmers EIP Project

Project Details Geographical location (NUTS3) Border Region (IE) Main Funding Source Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the ...
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/ EIP-AGRI Case Studies

MOPS (Maximising Organic Production Systems) Project

Project Details Geographical location (NUTS3) Ireland (not limited to one region) Main Funding Source Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 for Operational ...
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/ EIP-AGRI Case Studies

DANÚ Farming Group

Project Details Geographical location (NUTS3) Ireland (not limited to one region) Main Funding Source Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 for Operational ...
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/ EIP-AGRI Case Studies

SUAS (Sustainable Uplands Agri-environment Scheme) Project

Project Details Geographical location (NUTS3) Dublin & Mid-East Region (IE) Main Funding Source Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 for Operational Groups ...
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/ EIP-AGRI Case Studies

Enable Conservation Tillage (ECT) Project

Project Details Geographical location (NUTS3) Ireland (not limited to one region) Main Funding Source Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 for Operational ...
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/ EIP-AGRI Case Studies

Blackstairs Farming Futures (BFF) Project

Project Details Geographical location (NUTS3) South-East Region (IE) Main Funding Source Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the ...
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/ EIP-AGRI Case Studies

Duncannon Blue Flag Farming and Communities Scheme

Project Details Geographical location (NUTS3) South-East Region (IE) Main Funding Source Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the ...
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/ EIP-AGRI Case Studies

Anne Marie Feighery – Feighery’s Farm Beetroot Juice

In 2019, Anne Marie Feighery launched her innovative agri-food business, ...
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/ Farm Viability Case Studies

Entrepreneurial Young Trained Farmer Case Study

Karol Devaney, Drumcliffe, Co. Sligo Supporting young farmers wishing to enter the agricultural sector ...
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/ Farm Viability Case Studies

An Overview of Producer Organisations

What are Producer Organisations (POs)? Producer Organisations or POs can ...
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/ Farm Viability Case Studies

CO-FARM: Enhancing COoperation Amongst FARMing Entrepreneurs

The CO-FARM training app provides a training program aiming to ...
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National Rural Network Social Farming Case Study

Social Farming is relatively new in an Irish context and ...
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National Rural Network Farm Partnership Case Study

What are farm partnerships? Farming has had many changes over ...
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WaterMARKE Project

Water - Mitigating Agricultural impacts through Research and Knowledge Exchange ...
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A Farm with a Future

Kilbeggan Organic Foods is a successful family business run by ...
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Kilbeggan Organic Foods

Organic oats have been grown at Ballard Organic Farm for ...
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Young Trained Farmer Case Study

Supporting young farmers wishing to enter the agricultural sector or ...
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Glenkeen Sheep Farm

The project at Glen Keen (https://glenkeenfarm.com/) was inspired some years ...
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Diversifying the Family Farm: Coolanowle Country House and Organic Farm

Ireland’s Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 has allocated over €4 ...
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