Farmers in Greenhouse

Rural Social Scheme – Recruiting now!

Calling all involved in farming and fishing in Kenmare, Tuosist, Kilgarvan, Lauragh, Bonane, Sneem & Caherdaniel!

If you could do with earning a supplementary income, maybe the Rural Social Scheme (RSS) could be for you.  It’s for low-income farmers and fisher-people who are unable to earn an adequate living from their farm holding/fishing.  Participants are engaged for 19.5 hours a week in order to increase their weekly income and provide services of benefit to their rural communities.

We run these schemes across South Kerry (in co-operation with the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection) and with many farm incomes having reduced due to Covid-19 Pandemic, the RSS could be a way of gaining some lost income.

We have places to fill in the above districts so we’re actively seeking farmers who qualify to join our Rural Social Scheme Team; you must be in receipt of Farm Assist or Job Seekers Allowance and be actively farming in excess of one hectare.

Benefits include:

  • Guaranteed and increased weekly income.
  • Reduced isolation through work alongside other farmers on local projects.
  • Make weekly PRSI contributions towards old age pension.
  • Opportunity to use different skills due to the variety of work available – indoors and outdoors.

Contact your local supervisor: (they’ll complete the paperwork needed for you to join).

Kenmare RSS Supervisors: Farmers in Greenhouse

John McCrohan 087 6187629 or

Donal McCarthy 087 4199572

or SKDP’s RSS Manager:

Joseph McCrohan 087 2849165

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