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Athenry is now one of Teagasc’s most prominent centres. A major investment in new office facilities for the Research Programme and Mellows College together with new housing for livestock was undertaken in 1997. Currently the Athenry campus caters for young farmer training at Mellows College for some 80 full time students.

This is all part of Teagasc’s plan of building up Athenry as one of its major centres.

Teagasc’s full sheep production research programme.
National co-ordination of its Rural Development Advisory and Training Services.
Headquarters of County Galway Advisors Services.
Regional Headquarters for Specialist Advisers in Beef, Dairying, Sheep, Environment, Forestry, Education/Training, Sport Horses, Rural Tourism, Farm management, Pigs and Poultry.
One of the Department of Agriculture’s centres for evaluating new varieties of cereals, root crops, and grasses.

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Written by Anonymous

Published here 16 Feb 2023 and originally published December 1997

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