Irish Rural Link hosts its annual conference, entitled the Future of Rural Towns and Villages, on Friday 1st May in the Grand Hotel, Moate, Co. Westmeath. 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 giving advice on how you can improve the appearance of your area and make it a source of pride.
For more information see www.irishrurallink.ie or call 090-6482744
Also, Irish Rural Link in partnership with the Ulster Community Investment Trust are hosting a free seminar entitled Is Your Community Ready for Social Finance on Monday 27th April at 7.30 pm in the Irish Rural Link offices in Moate. The purpose of this seminar is to give groups a better understanding of the process involved in accessing social finance, leaving it easier for the lender to manage the assessment process and the group to better prepare their business case. For more information see www.irishrurallink.ie