Harnessing forest education and culture as a rural development resource.
Projects & Practice
Offering support to maintain and possibly increase populations of specific rare breeds under the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 of Ireland.
A family farm invested in soil conservation practices to increase its capacity to store water and its microbial biomass activity.
The project took nature-friendly vine cultivation on a family farm a step further to develop zero-waste processing methods that valorise all by-products of grapes in a sustainable and fully circular way. The resulting seeds, oil and flour have proved very popular with customers.
The reconstruction of an old villa to create high quality tourist accommodation offering spa and beer wellness services.
An example of a large-scale previously state owned farm, which now successfully combines economic sustainability and the provision of public goods.
unique military fortress complex, listed as the national cultural monument, was turned into an attractive recreational and relaxation centre Kortina.
Granting a premium to support viticulture on steep slopes and terraced vineyards as a high-quality farming practice
In response to the increasing number of tourists, a small accommodation provider used RDP support to increase the capacity of his business and set up leisure activities.