NIRWN (Northern Ireland Rural Womens Network)

Northern Ireland Rural Women’s Network (NIRWN) was established in September 2006 to promote and support rural women in rural Northern Ireland. We are a membership based organisation.


‘To amplify and articulate the voice of rural women at local, regional and strategic level.


• To increase the voice of rural women at a policy level

• To advocate and lobby on behalf of rural women

• To provide information and networking opportunities for rural women

• To represent rural women on the Women’s Regional Consortium

• To pilot innovative projects to further the vision of rural women

• To hold statutory bodies to account to measure their impact on rural women