Minister Feighan encourages work of Social Farming Ireland

The Sligo/Leitrim TD whose role as a junior minister includes responsibility for public health and well-being is highlighting the work of Social Farming Ireland.

Social farming offers people who are socially, physically, mentally or intellectually disadvantaged the opportunity to spend time on a family farm in a healthy, supportive and inclusive environment.

Yesterday, Minister Frank Feighan attended the virtual launch of a report by Social Farming Ireland in Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim.

The report, entitled ‘Social Farming and Healthy Ireland,’ documents Social Farming Ireland’s work with the Healthy Ireland Programme, which Minister Feighan oversees.

Minister Feighan said that from reading the report, it was clear there are many benefits from the programme for health and wellbeing such as social connection, engagement with nature, and physical and mental health benefits.