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Ballyboughal Hedgerow Society


To be announced


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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