1 Week Left to Book Your Place at IRL Annual Conference
Just 1 week to IRL Annual Conference - 'The Future of Rural Towns & Villages'
Irish Rural Link hosts its annual conference on May 1st in the Grand Hotel Moate entitled the Future of Rural Towns and Villages. The conference will hear from Minister for Rural Development Ann Phelan, Pat O’Callaghan (Ferbane Action Group), Peadar Casey (Ogonnelloe Project), Philip Geoghegan (Wicklow Uplands Council) as well as the latest research from NUIG students.
Moynalty, the winners of the 2013 Tidy Towns Competition will be handing out advice on how you can improve the appearance of your area and make it a source of pride.
Social Finance Seminar
Ulster Community Investment Trust (Ireland) Ltd in partnership with Irish Rural Link are pleased to announce they are holding a seminar entitled "Is Your Community Ready for Social Finance?" on 27th April 2015 in Irish Rural Link's Office, Moate at 7.30pm.
IRL Annual Conference 1st May 2015
The conference; ‘Future of rural towns and villages’ will allow participants to reflect on the many issues facing rural communities. Towns are losing Garda stations, banks and financial services. Shops and pubs are in trouble and for many young people job opportunities are scarce.
‘Tidy Towns is a great example of the transformative power of active citizenship; we now see that spirit can lead to re-generation and renewal – creating a shared vision and a better environment built’, - President Michael D. Higgins, Moynalty, Ireland’s tidiest Village 2013.