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Corcaigh, Ireland


All Ireland survey on the state of our coastline 15th September to 15th October 2014

The Cork Branch of the Irish Wildlife Trust are working with Coastwatch Europe to ask for help with surveying the state of the Cork Coastline.  This is an important annual survey to find out what is happening and identify where improvements regarding coastal management can be made. This is the first time that we have hosted this event and we are delighted to work with Coastwatch Europe. We are delighted

Clonakilty works at a “big price” but worth paying

CLONAKILTY Town centre is set for a major revamp with works including flood relief measures costing up to €2 million euro due to commence in the coming weeks. Speaking this week, local Fine Gael TD Jim Daly outlined the nature of the works to be carried out and acknowledged that the developments will come at a “big price” to the businesses and residents of the town who will have to

Public warned of damaging invasive plant species across West Cork

CORK city and county councils along with all other local authorities are being warned that they must take seriously the threat posed by invasive plant species Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia Japonica) before it’s too late. The plant establishes itself along roadsides, railways, riverbanks and hedgerows proving to be a driving hazard by blocking sightlines and damaging road surfaces. It can grow through concrete and tarmac causing dangerous and expensive structural damage

Invasive plant species workshop

INVASIVE species are among the foremost threats to biodiversity in the world, and in Ireland we are not alone in facing the problems of the spread of invasive species. As a response to find out what invasive species there are in Cork. The Cork Branch of the Wildlife Trust is running a project funded by Cork City Council to find out what the level of the problem is.  The project

The coast is clear for West Cork beaches – all blue flags and green coast awards retained in West Cork

DESPITE serious storm damage at a number of locations all of West Cork’s beaches have retained their Blue Flag and Green Coast status this year.   The beaches awarded Blue Flags were Garrylucas (Garretstown), Kinsale; Inchydoney; Owenahincha; Barleycove and Tragumna. The Green Coast award winners were Ballyrisode; Dooneen Pier, Kilcrohane; Galley Cove, Crookhaven; Garnish, Beara; Oysterhaven; Ring and Rocky Bay.