Biodiversity 

As many of you know, we commissioned consultant ecologist Roger Goodwillie (pictured below) to carry out a biodiversity study of local green areas. Roger’s study included Longford Gardens (the wild part of the DART park; the banks of Stradbrook Stream; Monkstown Castle, Carrickbrennan Lawn; Carrickbrennan Cemetery; CBC Monkstown; Vesey Park; and De Vesci Gardens. This is the full report, with recommended actions, Monkstown Village Biodiversity Report Nov 2019

Sources of information about pollinators:

 “Gardening for Biodiversity”, a lovely 40-page easy-to-follow booklet from the Department of Heritage via Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Co. Council is available to download

There is also a super webinar to go with it,  courtesy of Limerick Co. Council.

More useful videos based on the book produced by Laois Co. Council can be found here.

The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan has a huge range of resources. Of particular use for domestic gardens, take a look at their guidelines for gardens and seasonal plant lists

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What’s On

Our message is to #StaySafe – you are urged to use your own judgement and take personal responsibility for protecting yourself, your friends and your family. 

  • Wednesday Weeds – 7.30 pm to 8.30pm bring your own gloves we’ll bring equipment – volunteers welcome
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  • Saturday Tidy, 10.30 to 11.30 – weekly meeting starting from St Patrick’s Parish Centre, Alma Place.  Please bring your own gloves, thank you. 
  • Plastic Free Talk*  13th August Award winning, conservationist and environmentalist, Susan Adam, is giving a talk on everything plastic. *PLEASE NOTE THIS TALK HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
  • Biodiversity At the Stream – 3pm 16th August – A walk and talk by the stream for grown ups led by Aoife Munn – We will discuss water quality, biodiversity in the area and what we can do to improve our waterways. Meet at roundabout in front of the church Book via bookings@monkstownvillage.ie as numbers are limited
  • Evening beach clean in association with Clean Coasts Wednesday 19th August 7pm to 8.30pm – meet at Salthill & Monkstown DART carpark – please bring your own gloves and wear suitable footwear.

Please join up, get in touch and get involved. Lets have a great summer and continue to make our lovely seaside village an even better place to live, work or visit.  We have the following events in planning – watch this space!

  • Bird Walk with Nic Channon – September 2020
  • Shops of Monkstown –  Guided Walk with Carole Cullen – September 2020
  • Tree Walk with Katy Duff – Autumn 2020

Storm Ciara – February 2020

Trees in Winter with Katy Duff

Biodiversity Survey with Roger Goodwillie