Rural Communities and Development

The study of rural communities in Ireland

A rural development view

Illustrative ‘Rural Communities and their Development’ Research Themes/Projects

  1. Undertaking Ireland’s National Rural Network Co-ordination so as to facilitate stakeholders and interested groups in achieving better outcomes across all the measures under the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 (Dr. Maura Farrell, Dr. Marie Mahon and Dr. John McDonagh) see below for further details...
  2. Investigating routes to fostering innovation in rural areas which enhance the role of institutions, networks and research centres (Dr. Maura Farrell, Dr. Marie Mahon and Dr. John McDonagh)
  3. Investigating power and interest representation in EU meta-governance structures, taking a specific focus on agriculture and rural development (Dr. Áine Macken-Walsh)
  4. Investigating routes towards diversification of the agricultural population (Dr. Anne Byrne, Dr. Peter Cush, Dr. Áine Macken-Walsh)
  5. Rural collective action in the West of Ireland (Dr. Tony Varley and Prof. Chris Curtin)
  6. Common pool resource theory and Connemara aquaculture (Dr. Peter Cush)

More on The National Rural Network Co-ordination

A team involving Dr. Maura Farrell (NUIG lead), Dr. Marie Mahon and Dr. John McDonagh from NUIG, along with Irish Rural Link (consortium lead), The Wheel and Philip Farrelly & Co. has been appointed for a 5 year period to run Ireland’s National Rural Network (NRN). The new consortium will be responsible for facilitating all stakeholders and interested groups in achieving better outcomes across all the measures under the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 (RDP). The broad remit of the network is as follows: