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Rural Development

Rural dwellers establish new enterprises to improve their income, provide employment for family and utilise available resources. Teagasc provide training and advisory services to promote and sustain a range of enterprise development in rural areas. Specialist advisers provide start-up training for those establishing new enterprises and training and advice for those who are up and running.

The new LEADER case study booklet (see download link below) tells the stories of 72 inspirational LEADER projects located throughout Ireland funded under the Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020.  Through its ‘bottom up’, locally-led, framework, the LEADER programme supports the delivery of local development actions which address the overarching needs of rural communities throughout Ireland in an innovative, integrated and inclusive manner. All 29 Local Action Groups (LAGs) throughout Ireland and their respective Implementing Partners (IPs) are represented in this publication.

Rural Development Factsheets 

Our new factsheets are compiled by our Specialists and Specialist Advisors and cover a wide range of topics including, Organics. Food, Equine, Horticulture, Poultry, Goats, Forestry, Renewable Energy and Tourism.

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Rural Tourism Booklet

Teagasc Rural Tourism Booklet coverThe Teagasc Rural Tourism booklet is designed to quickly provide answers for readers seeking information on any aspect of rural tourism development opportunities.

Teagasc Rural Tourism Booklet  (PDF, 5.6MB)