The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, has announced the opening of Tranche 2 of the Burren Programme for applications from interested farmers.

Over 200 farmers were accepted into the Scheme under the first tranche, a one-third increase in participants in the previous scheme and the overall objective is to increase this number progressively in successive tranches.  Contracts for all successful applicants will be for five years commencing on 1 January 2017.

The application form is available here and the closing date for applications is 25th October 2016.

Further information on the Burren Programme can be obtained from:

Burren Team office, Old School House, Carron, Telephone 065-7089000, or Locally Led Scheme Section, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Telephone 076 1064454.

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