Training for Pearl Mussel Programme Farm Advisors

The Pearl Mussel Project Team will deliver two bespoke farm advisor courses covering such topics as: freshwater ecology, terrestrial ecology, and the results-based approaches to Agri-environment schemes. These classroom events are Phase 1 of the course (Phase 2 will involve field based training towards the end of May 2019). 

These free training courses are a unique business opportunity to be involved in delivering an exciting results-based agri-environment programme by becoming an approved Pearl Mussel Programme advisor. You must be a FAS approved agricultural advisor to attend this training course.

North West Course

Farm Advisor training Kerry

When: Thursday 14 March 2019, 9:30 to 17:30.

Where: The Boat Inn, The Square, Fough West, Oughterard

Register for this free course today on Eventbrite at (closing date for registration 8 March):

South West Course

Farm Advisor training Galway

When: Thursday 21 March 2019, 9:30 to 17:30.

Where: The Blackwater Tavern, Coomnakilla North, Killarney

Register for this free course today on Eventbrite at (closing date for registration 15 March):

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Great turn out at Owenriff Farmer Information Meeting


Smashing turn and interest shown by 80 farmers and attendees for the first PMP farmer information meeting in the Owenriff catchment in the Boat Inn, Oughterard last night. The PMP are now accepting expressions of interest from eligible farmers who would like to join the programme. 

See here for further details.

Many thanks to the The Boat Inn for hosting the meeting.

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Pearl Mussel Programme - Information Booklet

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The Pearl Mussel Project have published an easy to read Pearl Mussel Programme Information Booklet which gives a summary of the agri-environmental results-based farm programme being introduced to save the endangered freshwater pearl mussel in Ireland. 

The Information booklet includes sections on:

Freshwater pearl mussel

Results-based approach

Payment streams including results-based and supporting actions payments

Who can apply?

How to apply?

Selection criteria

Programme participation 

Frequently Asked Questions

You can download a digital copy of this Information Booklet and other programme documentation from our Publications page or write / phone and request a copy of the Information Booklet from:

The Pearl Mussel Project Ltd. 

Bell Height 


County Kerry

V93 KD00

Tel: 064 664 0685

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Pearl Mussel Project – What do you think about when you hear the term 'Freshwater Pearl Mussel'

At the PMP catchment consultation meetings held in 2018 farmers were asked ‘What do you think about when you hear the term Freshwater Pearl Mussel'? This is how farmers responded at the meetings...

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