If You Go Down To the Woods Today…

On 17 July the judges visited the Tuamgraney Community Woodland Initiative in Co. Clare.
Tuamgraney entered the Eco Community category.  In 2007 a parcel of land was donated to the community by a local family. The principle objectives of the project  were to create a community-managed :
  • Native woodland
  • Nature reserve
  • Ecological enclave
  • Resource for environmental sustainability education within the community
This is the first year that the Tuamgraney Community Initiative has entered in the Pride of Place competition.
The judges visited on 17 July, and a a large crowd came out to meet them and walk the woodlands. Children ran and played as a harpist provided beautiful music.  A member of the Tuamgraney Woodland Initiative, Mary Cassidy, said
It was a very happy atmosphere full of banter and we all enjoyed ourselves.
The judges left Tuamgraney a little tired after such a long nature walk!  But these local people are only just  getting started and there’s more to come from the Tuamgraney Woodland Initiative in Co Clare.