A locally led agri-environmental project in the MacGillycuddy Reeks is seeking farmers with private or commonage land to submit applications for funding to carry out works in 2021.

The MacGillycuddy Reeks European Innovation Partnership (EIP) project aims to improve the sustainability and economic viability of the farming in the High Nature Value area through the development of practical solutions to protect its unique biodiversity.


Farmers will be funded to carry out work which improves one or more of the following:

  • Condition of peatland.
  • Treatment of invasive species.
  • Water quality and the protection of watercourses.
  • Biodiversity actions - i.e habitat creation or farm pollinators.
  • A full guidance document detailing the types of work that will be funded, expression of interest/applications forms and rates of payment can be found here.

    The closing date for applications is 31 March.

    The project is funded by the Department of Agriculture as part of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, and is led by the South Kerry Development Partnership.

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