My Farming Week

A Beginner’s Guide To Gardening – 5 Tips To Grow Your Own Veggies At Home

Have you always wanted to start your own vegetable patch? Well, you’re not alone.

Vegetables - in basket

Since lockdown, interest in gardening has skyrocketed. But instead of growing roses or planting geraniums, more and more people are turning to herbs and vegetables to… Continue reading

Cows Swim Across Lough Erne In Pilgrimage To Fresh Pastures

Cows at Crom estate in Co Fermanagh have embarked on an annual pilgrimage after swimming across Lough Erne to graze fresh pasture.

Twenty cows undertook the voyage to the island of Inishfendra, where they will stay until swimming back to… Continue reading

Funding For Regeneration Of ‘Ireland’s Oldest Town’

The funding was awarded under the Rural Regeneration Development Fund

Ballyshannon has been approved for €185,625.00 under the Rural Regeneration Development Fund, RRDF.

Cllr Barry Sweeny (FG) welcomed the news sayig: “I am absolutely delighted today to get the news that… Continue reading

11 NCTS Centres Reopen For VRT Services

11 National Car Test Services (NCTS) centres have reopened in a restricted manner to provide Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) services.

Pic. Lorraine Kirk

Pic. Lorraine Kirk

According to a communication to members of the Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA) by the… Continue reading

Launch Of Strategic Plan To Allow The West And Border Region To Compete With Dublin

Plan covers Letterkenny,  Sligo, Galway, Athlone and other communities in the west and border regions.

 A plan aimed at addressing the commercial, industrial, economic, and societal imbalance between the east and west coasts of Ireland has been launched by… Continue reading

New Study Shows Obesity Among Farmers Substantially Higher Than The National Average For Irish Men

New research has found that 74pc of male farmers have four, or more, risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

This means they are three times more likely to have an acute cardiac event (stroke or heart attack) compared to those with… Continue reading

New Online Directory For Mental Health Services In Fermanagh

A new website providing a directory of mental health services available in Fermanagh and Tyrone is now live online thanks to the pioneering work of one local woman.

“The new normal of social distancing and isolation has caused and reinforced… Continue reading

Covid-19 And College Grants – Applications To SUSI Can Be Reassessed

For would-be college goers, it is important to consider whether the significant changes in financial circumstances foisted upon many families over the past few months have changed their eligibility for receiving a student grant for the coming academic year.

Usually,… Continue reading

Microsoft And Accenture Working With Farmers In Woodland Environmental Fund

Some of the world’s biggest companies are paying Irish farmers to plant trees.

Microsoft and Accenture are availing of the Woodland Environmental Fund (WEF) to partner with the Government and private landowners in creating diverse woodland habitats.

Other companies participating… Continue reading

Suckler Beef Profits Are All In The Breeding

Michael Keaveny looks at the key targets suckler beef farmers need to aim for to maximise their returns from next year’s crop of calves

With the majority of cows calved, beef farmers will begin to turn their attention towards ensuring… Continue reading

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

The Rural Enterprise Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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