Mulkear EIP was delighted to be part of the success of the Cappamore Show. We would like to extend our thanks to the Show Committee for hosting another wonderful show.
Despite the heavy rain showers in the morning, the Mulkear EIP had an extremely busy day at its stand. The project would like to thank all those who took the time to visit the stand and especially members of the local farming community for their support and level of interest in the project. The Project Team were on hand to outline in detail how the Mulkear EIP is working with local farmers to support them to stay farming while addressing water quality concerns at a catchment scale.
It was great for the Mulkear EIP to be at the Cappamore Show and it was even better that our stand was located next to the Teagasc stand, highlighting the interconnection between our shared work objectives to support sustainable farming and enhanced water quality.
It was outlined to all those visiting the stand that the Mulkear EIP is an entirely voluntary programme and offers an opportunity to local farmers to deliver a partnership approach focused on enhancing water quality and sustainable water management on their farms via a suite of catchment sensitive farming measures to support farm viability, water quality and biodiversity. This work will be implemented across the Mulkear Catchment (Counties Limerick & Tipperary).
The Mulkear EIP is a five year project (2019 to 2023) and has a total budget of €1,172,830. A large number of ‘Expression of Interest’ forms were taken away by local farmers to complete. These were mainly farmers who had land on or adjacent to rivers / water bodies in the Mulkear Catchment. Also distributed was the ‘Farmer Selection Criteria’ form and a map of the ‘Priority Areas for Action’ in the Mulkear Catchment.
Despite the rain a great day was had by one and all. The Mulkear EIP is already looking forward to its participation at the 2020 Cappamore Show.