Grant allocated to West Cork Farm Tours

December 12th, 2018 10:05 PM

By Southern Star Team

Marguerite Crowley, Bauravilla Upper, Skibbereen, along with some of her colleagues in West Cork Farm Tours, collects the Best Tourism Project Award from Cork County Mayor, Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy, at the Cork Convention Bureau (CCB) annual Cork Conference Ambassadors Awards at the Radisson Blu H

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WEST Cork Farm Tours have been allocated a grant of €3,541 under the 2018 Rural Innovation and Development Fund.

Following a call for proposals for agri-food tourism initiatives in October, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, this week announced the 10 projects that will receive funding from his Department. The total funding available is €200,000 with a maximum amount payable to any project of €25,000. 

Minister Creed said: ‘I am pleased to support these initiatives in the vibrant agri-food tourism sector. 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 improve skills and best practice.’

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