Shane Sharing Biodiversity Plans with Tidy Towns in The Mall

Shane McAuliffe is aiming to get more volunteers to join a new Knocknagoshel based committee and to share information about biodiversity projects and to invite suggestions from the people of the locality.  Photographs: John Reidy

Local pig farmer, public speaker and secretary of the Irish Pig Health Society, Shane McAuliffe applied for and succeeded in landing a Local Action Grant last year for a Hen Harrier Project on his land. 

His plans included a wildlife pond and the process got him thinking that the accrued benefits could and should be shared with the wider community.

“So I got in touch with Knocknagoshel Tidy Towns and told them I would work on a biodiversity project for them,” said Shane.

“I’m glad to say it was successful and the Hen Harrier Project has granted €2,500 towards it.

“On this Thursday, November 4th at 8pm in Knocknagoshel Community Centre we are going to have a public meeting.

“The aim is to get more volunteers, or people to join a new committee, and to inform the locals about the biodiversity project and hopefully get other suggestions from locals.

Fingers crossed we get a good turnout,” said a hopeful Shane,”

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