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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 Department of Rural and Community Development is currently developing a new, whole-of-Government rural development policy for Ireland for the period 2020-2025.

As part of the consultation process to inform the development of the policy the Department is inviting feedback, through an online survey, on the challenges and opportunities facing rural Ireland for the next 5 years. The survey is available online until Friday 11 October 2019 at the following link https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/955114-rural-development-policy-2020/


Expand Your Horizons

Services and support offered by rural agencies in Ireland.
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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)