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Native Irish Honeybees

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Originally posted on Murtagh's Meadow:
It had been thought that the native Irish honeybee Apis mellifera mellifera was extinct. However, research from Jack Hassett at the Limerick Institute of Technology has found that this may not be the case…

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KILMAINE ABBEY Heritage Week Open Evening

Postponed due to bad weather, will now take place on Thursday August 31st, 7.30pm – in the Community Centre if wet – Short talks The Buildings of the Abbey site – Harry Walsh Past and Future of the Grounds – … Continue reading

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Irish Seedsavers’ Open Day Heritage Week 2017

WPG braved the long trek down to East Clare for this event yesterday, carrying as usual the wild pollinator teaching panels. And was well rewarded for it by seeing a large pile of the colourful Pollinator Plan resources kindly sent … Continue reading

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Learning more about our pollinators

Originally posted on Murtagh's Meadow:
We visited the lovely Longford Demesne, Co Sligo, last weekend. The area consists of old and new native woodland, native hedgerow, an open area by an ancient rath and a field that has been…

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Postponement of Saturday’s Workshop

With continuous rain forecast for Friday night and Saturday morning, ¬†and little likelihood that pollinators will be flying, I have decided to re-schedule for the following Saturday, June 3, when propects are better.  

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