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NRN BYFOY launch with Macra na Feirme National President John Keane

Meet the 4th Biodiversity Young Farmer of the Year!

The National Rural Network are proud to announce the 2021 National Rural Network Biodiversity Farmer of the Year. 

The award recognises a young farmer who is farming in a sustainable manner to protect the environment and actively tries to enhance the biodiversity potential of their farms.

LEADER Programme

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, April 1st from 09:30-10:30am

Guest Speaker(s): David Meredith, Research Officer and Francis Bligh, Health and Safety, Teagasc.

Topic: Understanding and Supporting Social and Sustainability of Farmers & Preventing Injury and Ill Health in Agriculture / Questions & Answers

Webinar Series

McGillycuddy Reeks Project Spring 2022 Newsletter

The McGillycuddy Reeks Project EIP-AGRI Operational Group have recently published the Spring 2022 edition of their Newsletter. It looks back on what has been accomplished so far by the project and what the team have planned for the coming months.   This project aims...

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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

Reimagining Rural Futures

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...

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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.​ 

NRN Case Studies

Visit our library of case-studies from across our NRN themes.

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