Forum Connemara

Locally Led Scheme

FORUM Connemara CLG. manages the
North Connemara Locally Led Agri-environmental Scheme,
in conjunction with farmers and other stakeholders.


This is a new programme only recently approved, further information will follow as the programme is rolled out, stay tuned for more!!!


The aim of the programme is to ensure
the long-term economic viability of hill farming
in the Twelve Bens/Maumturks (TBM) area.

The programme is one of 22 European Innovation Partnerships (EIP)
in Ireland and was devised with the following objectives:

Develop a landscape-based approach to recapture
the historical tradition of governing local commonage.

Establish a common set of agronomic, economic, social and environmental
indicators using innovative technologies.

Provide a mechanism to create a social farming initiative.

Prevent further habitat damage through the formation
of management groups.

Improve the conservation status of Annex I Habitats.

Preserve and promote the Twelve Bens/Maumturks region’s farming and cultural heritage.

For further information on the scheme please contact
Joseph Mannion @ 095 41116 for further information.