The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association are having their National launch in the Castlecourt Hotel, Westport on the
This is a new start for the representation of hill and commonage farmers. We hope and expect that the new organisation will be able to communicate the very real concerns of farmers with commonage and designated land to the Dept. of Agriculture, NPWS and Local Authorities. We are certain that this will lead to an increased appreciation and understanding of the very particular circumstances faced by those who farm on commonages and on designated land. A greater understanding of hill farming will facilitate and encourage improvements in the design of future schemes and help us all avoid the difficulties that have arisen in the past. The INHFA will have a lot to do but they have already achieved quite a bit and while the future will be challenging I believe the leadership of the new organisation are up to the task. Certainly those who have brought the organisation to this stage deserve a lot credit
All of us here at Yourcommonage.ie wish the new organisation every success in the future.