2021 marked the 30th Anniversary of the foundation of Irish Rural Link. This marks three decades of representing the interest of rural Ireland in...
We are excited to launch our FarmPEAT ‘Love Your Wellies’ Art’s Competition. This competition has been developed for students living within the peat...
Cultivating Rural Business Success - RUBIZMO and LIVERUR Final Event The RUBIZMO Final Event will take place on Zoom on 7th October in collaboration...
Irish Rural Link
Irish Rural link was established in 1991 to represent the interests of locally based rural groups in disadvantaged and marginalised rural areas at local, National and EU Level
Who We Represent
Who We Represent! Irish Rural Link (IRL), formed in 1991, is a national network of organisations and individuals campaigning for sustainable rural development in Ireland and Europe. IRL, a non-profit organisation now directly represents over 600 community groups with a combined membership of 25,000.
In 1990, various rural projects in the second EC Combat Poverty Programme spearheaded the establishment of the Trans European Rural Network (TERN).
Why Choose Us?
Irish Rural Link has the experience and qualities that focuses on the needs for the rural society as a whole throughout the island of Ireland.
Irish Rural Link’s vision is of vibrant, inclusive and sustainable rural communities that contribute to an equitable and just society.
Our mission is to influence national and European development policies and programmes in favour of those who are marginalized…