The Rural Science Association is a professional organisation which comprises individuals from all parts of Ireland; who hold or are currently studying to obtain a formal qualification in the discipline of Rural Development. The Organisation was formally launched at our inaugural conference which was held in May 2008.

In addition to its inaugural conference, the Rural Science Association has, to date, organised weekend workshops \ fieldtrips in different rural locations across the 32 counties of Ireland, These events sought to act as ‘think tanks’ on how to progress rural development in the emerging ‘new economy’.

As the Rural Science Association grows and matures, it envisages roles representing public interests, highlighting rural issues, stimulating discussions, forming opinions and providing networking opportunities in line with the needs, interests and providing social interactions of its members.

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