Environmental Farming Scheme To Open in N. Ireland on February 27th.

The Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) is to open for applications from Northern Ireland farmers on 27 February.

This scheme differs from previous agri-environment schemes in N. Ireland

This scheme differs from previous agri-environment schemes in N. Ireland

 

Preparation for the scheme has already begun through a series of roadshows… Continue reading

The Famous Drowes River Yields It’s First Salmon Of 2017

The first salmon from the famous DrowesRiver was caught on Sunday last, February 12th, by Bangor angler William Rainey around 11.30am, four miles from the sea, near the FourMastersBridge on the Donegal/Leitrim border.

Bangor angler William Rainey with the first salmon caught on the Drowse in 2017.

Bangor angler William Rainey with the first… Continue reading

North’s ‘Beef From Grass’ Projects Oversubscribed By Nearly 170%

Over 80 farmers in Northern Ireland have applied to take part in AgriSearch’s two new, on-farm research projects – an over-subscription of nearly 170%.

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The farmers who applied registered an interest in becoming a pilot farmer in the new GrassCheck and… Continue reading

From Fermanagh To Buckingham Palace Via Countless Sports Pitches

As a child, Joe Pat Prunty spent hours watching his father and older brother tirelessly ploughing the fields at the family farm in Derryvollen, Co Fermanagh.

Joe Pat Prunty with his family on the day he received an MBE

Joe Pat Prunty with his family on the day he received an MBE

With… Continue reading

Donegal’s influence on Europe under the microscope at O’Cleireigh Summer School 2017

2. Michael O Cleirigh Summer School Poster

The fourth annual Micheal O’Cleirigh Summer School in 2017 will examine the influence of Donegal on Europe over the past 400 years, organisers announced this week.

The O’Cleirigh school committee has just announced that the next gathering, will be… Continue reading

Golden Haul For Mona McSharry In Irish Swim Finals

Marlins Swimming Club, Ballyshannon swimmer, Mona McSharry

Marlins Swimming Club, Ballyshannon swimmer, Mona McSharry

Marlins Swimming Club, Ballyshannon swimmer, Mona McSharry, had magnificent success at the Swim Ireland Championships in Lisburn over the weekend (2nd, 3rd & 4th December 2016).

In all, Mona won seven national titles,… Continue reading

Employers In The North West Take Note!

 Knocknarea Arena in Sligo IT

Knocknarea Arena in Sligo IT

IT Sligo And Regional Skills Forum Launch New Employer Services

 

IT Sligo in association with the Regional Skills Forum will launch the new Employer Services webpage in Hume Hall, IT Sligo on Friday 25… Continue reading

Breeding Smaller Cows With Greater Weaning Efficiency In Scotland

Scottish suckler to beef farmer Adrian Ivory is focusing on breeding smaller, more-efficient cows in his 150-cow spring-calving herd.

 

Cow efficiency is measured on farm partly as the percentage of calf weight weaned at 200 days relative to mature cow weight.

Cow efficiency is measured on farm partly as the percentage of calf weight weaned at 200 days relative to mature… Continue reading

HSE Launches Winter Flu Vaccine Campaign In Ballyshannon

Veteran broadcaster, Tommie Gorman of RTÉ recently launched the HSE‘s Flu Vaccine campaign in Ballyshannon.

At the event in An Clochar, Health Campus, he spoke of the importance of being vaccinated. “For several years the Flu Vaccine service has… Continue reading

Funding Cut May Be Least Of Problems In New LEADER

Perhaps it’s just as well that changes at EU level have caused a cut in EU funding of more than 30% for rural development in Ireland.

The budget from the EU was reduced about 6%, and Irish Government co-funding was… 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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