NRN is now CAP Network Ireland
Thank you for visiting the NRN website. This website is no longer being updated on a regular basis. The National Rural Link (NRN) is now CAP Network Ireland, tasked with supporting the implementation of Ireland’s CAP Strategic Plan (CSP) for the period 2023-2027.
What is CAP Network Ireland?
- We are a national network dedicated to supporting rural development and innovation across Ireland.
- Our members include farmers, advisors, researchers, rural communities, agencies and other interested stakeholders
- Our role is to promote networking, innovation, and funding opportunities under Ireland’s CAP Strategic Plam (CSP) and to increase involvement of all stakeholders in implementing Ireland’s CSP.
Visit capnetworkireland.eu to learn more about the CAP Strategic Plan and to become involved in rural innovation and sustainable agricultural development in Ireland.
The Sign Post Webinar Series
Remember to sign up for the ongoing weekly SignPost Series programme led-by Teagasc and supported by Dairy Sustainably Ireland, National Rural Network and Food Drink Ireland Skillnet here.
The SignPost Series also have a Podcast vault for you to listen back to valuable information and discussions. You can download it here.
The Signpost Series Podcast provides knowledge and information to farmers and the
agriculture sector on maintaining and improving the environment. Topics covered include greenhouse gas emissions, water quality, biodiversity and soils.
National Rural Network Events Calendar
The National Rural Network has created an innovative events calendar for anyone interested in agriculture and rural development.
The calendar is easy to navigate and will keep you up to date with the latest upcoming events relating to Ireland’s CAP Strategic Plan 2023-2027.
Latest NRN News
A new EU CAP Network E-Newsletter dedicated to sharing LEADER experiences and success stories from Local Action Groups (LAGs) across Member States was launched earlier this year. This publication provides a quarterly round-up of the main LEADER-related activities...
A fantastic new ezine (electronic magazine) entitled ‘2014-2022 LEADER Programme in Co. Louth’ has recently been published. This features a range of interesting case study examples, which serve to engage and inspire all rural stakeholders. Moreover, the ezine...
An interesting report outlining the key outputs from the CAP Implementation Contact Point’s Thematic Group on 'Making the seven LEADER principles work in practice for all Local Action Groups (LAGs) under the CAP Strategic Plans', which the National Rural Network team...
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
Episode 7 the NRN’s EIP-AGRI Participating Farmer Vlog Series – Protecting Farmland Pollinators Project
The National Rural Network have recently released the 7th episode of our Video Blog (Vlog) series featuring farmers who are participating EIP-AGRI projects throughout Ireland. The latest Vlog features Anthony Mooney, a farmer who is involved in the Protecting Farmland...
‘A late summer trip in August 2021 to the Munster Vales was a welcome escape from the suburbs of Dublin after too many months of COVID-19 lockdown. It also gave me an opportunity to see first-hand how the Local Authorities of four adjacent counties have come...
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...
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.