Some 18 projects received funding following a call for proposals for agri-food tourism initiatives by the Department of Agriculture earlier this year.
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue said it had been a difficult year for people and he was pleased to be able to deliver some good news.
“Food Wise 2025 highlights the natural synergy between agri food and local tourism," he said.
"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,” he added.
The following projects received funds: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 (Feasability 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.