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Minister McConalogue announces approx. €275,000 funding for Agri-Food Tourism projects

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Following a call for proposals for Agri-Food Tourism Initiatives under the 2021 Rural Innovation and Development Fund in January, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue T.D, has announced the projects that will receive funding from his Department.

 

Minister McConalogue said, “2020 and 2021 have been difficult years for everyone so I am pleased to deliver some good news and support these initiatives in the agri-food tourism sector and build on progress already made. Food Wise 2025 highlights the natural synergy between agri-food and local tourism. I believe that agri-tourism is of great importance for rural areas in order to showcase their people, landscape, history and culture through agricultural produce, food and drink and local cuisine. In addition, it provides opportunities for rural businesses, including farmers, producers and artisans, to develop their products and services, connect with the community and visitors and improve skills and best practice.”

Funding of €275,010 has been made available to the following successful initiatives:

3. The Honey Tour @Wildacres – €14,350

4. The Three Johns Killarney Food Experience – €12,528

9. Achonry Farmers Market – €13,600

10. Croagh Patrick Seafood Tours – €13,600

15. Devenish Research Development and Innovation Ltd (Feasibility Study for Foodscape) – €13,600

17. Aran Island Food Tours – €13,600

Source: Gov.ie

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