Report Illegal Hedge Trimming

Hedge trimming falls under the Wildlife Act of 1976, and the amendment in 2000, so it’s illegal to cut ditches from 1st March to 31st August (inclusive), with a few exceptions. If you come across illegal hedge trimming, please contact the Gardaí or the National Park and Wildlife Service on 01-8883242 or Lo-call 1890-383000. Some have commented that it is because the farmers lose money unless they cut the hedgerows and trees back. However the

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All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020

One third of our bee species are threatened with extinction from Ireland. We know it’s because we have drastically reduced the areas where they can nest and the amount of food our landscape provides for them. We can stand back and watch the problem happen, or we can try to do something. The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is about all of us, from farmers to local authorities, to schools, gardeners and businesses, coming together to try to create

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Planting for Bees

There is nothing like the sight and sound of bees foraging in your garden.  If you want to help support your local bees, and wider environment, here are some tips to help attract bees and other pollinators to your garden. Bees rarely sting when foraging for nectar and pollen.  They have other things on their minds than humans at this time.  Growing more bee-friendly plants will actually reduce your risks of being stung! Not all

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