Energy & Rural Business Show Ireland launches 2019 Event

 23 Oct 2019  to   24 Oct 2018
  08:30  -  04:30

Leading renewable energy show returns with dedicated farm diversification advice. Hushabye Farm will be on site representing the AAI and sharing our Alpaca experience and goals with people interested in an alternative farming enterprise

Energy Now Expo Ireland is boosting its offering by including a Rural Business Expo, to showcase expert farm diversification advice. The pioneering event for farmers and landowners has announced that it’s rebranding as ‘Energy and Rural Business Show Ireland’.

Run in association with the Irish Farming Association (IFA) and Teagasc, and taking place at the The Hub at Cillin Hill, Kilkenny on 23 and 24 October 2019, Energy and Rural Business Show Ireland is the one stop shop for the latest opportunities in renewable energy and carbon management as well as practical farm diversification advice.

Commenting on the IFA’s involvement, Fintan Conway, secretary renewables project group at the IFA says: “We're delighted to be associated with the new Energy and Rural Business Show, following on from the unprecedented success of Energy Now Expo. The event continues to be the leading source of cutting-edge renewable energy advice for Irish farmers and landowners and the new Rural Business Expo is a welcome addition."


Barry Caslin, energy and rural development specialist at Teagascis speaking at the show and is clear that there is a strong need for up to date renewable energy and farm diversification advice. "Ireland has committed to producing at least 16% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020 and farmers are looking for land use alternatives and to benefit from green initiatives. Irish farmers can take the lead in renewables and energy innovation as we transition to a low carbon economy and benefit from the latest opportunities at this leading industry event.”


“The show will provide farmers and landowners with specialist advice about how to go about setting up highly profitable renewable energy projects and farm diversification initiatives,” says David Jacobmeyer, event director.

Energy and Rural Business Show Ireland will feature:

·        Dedicated conference sessions on opportunities in anaerobic digestion and biogas, biomass, heat pumps, hydropower, solar, storage and wind

·        An exhibition showcasing the latest farm diversification and renewable energy opportunities

·        ‘How-to’ farm diversification workshops

·        The most cutting-edge developments in renewable technology

·        Innovative new products

·        Updates on government policies and support


Energy and Rural Business Show Ireland is supported by the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA), the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association (ICSA), The Alpaca Association of Ireland, Macra Na Feirme and the Renewable Gas Forum of Ireland (RGFI).


The event is free to attend, and places can be booked today:



For further information:

Riki Neill, Director, RNN Communications

048 9521 3621 |  /


Notes to editor

  • Energy & Rural Business Show Ireland comes from the creators of Energy Now Expo Ireland which will celebrate three years of success in October 2019.
  • The event takes place at the The Hub at Cillin Hill, Kilkenny on 23 and 24 October, 2019 takes place on and has two major areas to explore: ‘Energy Now Expo’ and ‘Rural Business Expo’.
  • It’s the show for forward thinking farmers looking to maximise the potential of their land in a sustainable way and will showcase opportunities for farms of the future.


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