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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:

1. Drinks Ireland (Irish Whiskey 360°) – €17,678

2. Inis Meáin Restaurant and Suites (Inis Meáin Farm) – €24,754

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

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

5. Burren Eco Tourism Network (Burren Food Trail) – €25,000

6. Kilkenny County Council (Taste Kilkenny Digital and Social Media campaign) – €17,500

7. A Taste of Donegal Food Festival – €13,600

8. Achill Tourism (Hearth and Community Festival) – €13,600

9. Achonry Farmers Market – €13,600

10. Croagh Patrick Seafood Tours – €13,600

11. O’Connell Marketing/Taste Wexford (Taste Wexford Development)– €13,600

12. Cavan County Council (Cavan Food Network) – €13,600

13. Galway Co Council (Think Tank Agri Tourism and Food strategy) – €13,600

14. Tipperary Food Producers Network (Farm tours and experiences) – €13,600

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

16. Athlone Chamber of Commerce (Athlone Food Network) – €13,600

17. Aran Island Food Tours – €13,600

18. Waterford County Festival of Food (Food the Waterford Way) – €13,600


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