The objective of the Gaelic Woodland Project is to crowd-fund to purchase fields and convert them into native woodlands; all donations are used to buy land. We call this simple approach “People-Powered Reforestation”. In 2023 we will buy land for our first forest. However, in 2022 our actions evolved into something more akin to “People-PowerContinue reading “The Dangers of an Invasive Species (and what are we doing about it)”
The Four Peak Challenge is an endurance hike to climb the peaks of Ireland in 48 hours. Beginning at sunrise in County Kerry, you walk into the embrace of Carrauntoohill and ascend the Devil’s Ladder to the highest point in Ireland. And it’s not even breakfast. The next peak is the Head of the BaldContinue reading “Four Peaks for Ireland”
Policy proposal to the Oireachtas Joint Committee to prohibit the sale of invasive species and to utilise suitable biomass as biofuels to reduce reliance on peat and peat imports. Submitted April 2022.
petition at the bottom of this article TO PROHIBIT the sale of invasive species in Ireland. Groundwork was established by students in 1981 to tackle the Rhododendron infestation in Killarney National Park. These volunteers coordinated sweeping exercises across 40-acres for 3-months of the year to remove shrubs and new saplings. In 2010, after 30-years ofContinue reading “Stop Selling Invasive Species”
In December 2021, the EPA warned that increasing demand on our waters, coupled with their deteriorating quality, poses a risk to the “health of a large portion of the population”. As the situation worsens, the consensus emerging is that, despite our best efforts, we can not protect our waters with current policy. We present aContinue reading “Riparian Forestry: Forests for Water”
On behalf of the Gaelic Woodland Project with our Communitree Initiative. We have developed a system to create a network of new native natural areas throughout Meath and Westmeath by utilising Council owned lands and reforestation grants.