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Ballyboughal Hedgerow Society


Ballyboughal Hedgerow Society

Bushcraft Sessions: Hedge Laying Workshop

Saturday 11th November 10am to 4pm Cost €15

Sponsor: Dublin Rural Leader.

Learn how to maintain and strengthen hedges that are so important for Biodiversity

Trainer: Hedge-layer Robert Birtwistle

Booking essential at 0863638487 or

Meet At the Mace, Ballyboughal at 10.00.

Free lunch with local artisan food.

Wear warm clothes, thick boots and safety glasses


Sunday 6 March 2016 Tree Week - Hedgerow Primrose Walk

Meet 2.30 OConnors Pub Ballyboughal

Description of Walk: 1 and half Hour Woodland Walk to see hedge flora and mammal paths followed by Scones Afterwards at Richardstown Cottage.

Children and Wellies Welcome.

2 Euro charge, Ann 0863638487.


Previous Events

Sunday 14th February, 10 to 16.00.: One Day Hedgelaying Course in conjunction with Ballyboughal Tidy Towns meet at Oconnors Pub Ballyboughal Fingal for Full Day Workshop with Mark

Trainer:Mark McDowell an expert hedgelayer who contibutes articles to Crann magazine on hedgerows.

Saturday 3.00, 29 August 2015 Mills and Bridges and old Routeways

Theme: 'Grace Dieu Medieval Mills and Bridges and old Routeways'


I stroll along by waters edge
My footprints left on frosted grass.
This morning from the classic mould
The hand of genius I behold
Natures five card trick is played

Dry, clear, calm, sunny, cold.
Brent geese uneasy, eye my walking stick.
Their journey south has thought them well
Lead shot has crossed their flanks too oft,
To trust this Homo Sapien

With scope in hand
To bring them close I spy
Great crested grebe, pochard,
Red breasted merganser,
Cormorant, golden eye

Sub aqua treats an antidote
For a sad December sky.
And high above a 3D synchronized display
Bestows on me an inner calm
I look in awe at plovers
Gold, Green and Grey.

And then the Monarch over all slips by
This connoisseur of baker’s bread
The Mute swan, majestic, head proud high.
Embalmed in calm I turn and walk away
Sweet memories now fresh frozen
My sustenance for that sodden day.

Lorcan Farrelly




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