IRISH RURAL LINK ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2019 – ‘Climate Change: An Opportunity for Rural Ireland’

Irish Rural Link will hold its Annual Conference on Monday 27th May 2019 in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, 9am – 2.30pm .

The Conference will be opened by European Commissioner Phil Hogan, with responsibility for Agriculture and will explore the opportunities for rural communities, which will arise from the reality of Climate Change.

We will be sharing with you, knowledge of companies who are adapting to the change and at the same time creating employment. You will be hearing of initiatives funded by the Rural Development Programme and the potential of further funding in this area.

We at Irish Rural Link believe that rural communities must be at the heart of policy formation in relation to Climate change and hope that you will join us at this conference and participate in the conversation.

You can register for this FREE conference through the following eventbrite link
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/climate-change-an-opportunity-for-rural-ireland-irl-annual-conference-2019-tickets-60261828752 A copy of the full agenda is available here

We hope you can join us on the day.



SEAI Information Evening

Join us on Monday evening from 7.30pm in Raheen Woods Hotel Athenry to hear details on SEAI Grants that are available to home owners to make your home warmer while also reducing your energy and heating bills. There are three different grants available through SEAI – Better Energy Homes, Warmer Homes and Deep Retrofit. Contractors will be available to advice which grant will be best for you and your needs.

All are welcome to this FREE event.



SEAI Grants Information Evenings

We will be hosting two information evenings this week on SEAI Grants available to home owners.  You are invited to attend these events to find out more about SEAI Better Energy Homes and Warmer Home Grants and how they can make your home warmer while reducing your energy bills.  

We will be in the following Venues:

  • Tuesday 19th February Kilcormac Secondary School at 7.30pm
  • Thursday 21st February Moneygall Community Centre at 7.30pm

Kingspan will attend the event on Tuesday evening and Tipperary Energy Agency will be at Thursday’s event.

All are welcome so please join us to find out which Grant is best suited to you.  




SEAI Better Energy Grants Information Evening

Irish Rural Link will be hosting the next Information Evening on SEAI Better Energy Grants and Warmer Home Schemes on Monday evening 11th February at 7.30pm in Corralea Court Hotel, Tuam, Co. Galway.

We would like to invite you to join us on the evening to find out more about how these Grants can make your home more comfortable and energy efficient, saving you money on your electricity and heating bills.  Minister Sean Canney will also be in attendance on the evening.





Brexit Workshop 7th February Manorhamilton

We will be holding the first of Brexit workshops for rural communities in the Bee Park Community Centre in Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim this coming Thursday evening, 7th February at 7.30pm.

As a partner of the European Rural Parliament, IRL are involved in a project entitled ROAD (Rural Opinion Advocacy Development) with our colleagues in the UK and Northern Ireland.  The aim of the project is to enable ERP partners in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to demonstrate their commitment to European relations and having a voice in Europe. Partners consider the situation of rural development post-Brexit and future working relations with EU countries and between Ireland and the UK.  

We would like to invite you to attend this workshop to hear your views and ideas on the impact of Brexit for your community and how links can be maintained with Northern Ireland and the UK post Brexit.  

There is also a short survey survey that can be completed here  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MMVS2NC

If you would like to attend this free event, please contact louise@irishrurallink.ie