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  • March 24, 2023


By |News, Forest and Communities|

LEAF Ireland was delighted to team up with Limerick City and County Council, and the GoGreenRoutes project, to plant a Choill Bheag, a small, native woodland, along the Greenway in Castletroy. This An Choill Bheag project is kindly being funded by GS Memorial Foundation. An Choill Bheag (AnCB) is a long-term educational, tree planting programme, an [...]

  • December 15, 2022

Four Little Woodlands Planted in Laois

By |News|

Laois County Council and LEAF Ireland are planting four Na Coillte Beaga (little woodlands) in three schools and one Education Centre in Portlaoise, which has been designated a Decarbonisation Zone. 800 native trees will be planted in total. The four sites are Holy Family, Scoil Bhríde, Summerhill Campus and Portlaoise Education Centre. An Choill Bheag is a long-term educational [...]

  • December 6, 2022

Thousands of students across Ireland have been Investigating the Benefits of our Woodlands

By |News|

Since September 2021, LEAF Ireland and Green-Schools have been working together to deliver Investigate Woodlands workshops to 100 Green-Schools from around the country.  Approximately 5,000 students were directly engaged in the workshops and activities during the school visits. These workshops focused on tree planting activities, lessons highlighting the cultural heritage of Ireland’s woodlands, the contribution of trees [...]

  • August 31, 2022

An Choill Bheag video launched

By |News|

We are delighted to launch our An Choill Bheag video to coincide with the new school term and more #OutdoorLearning opportunities! Check it out:  

  • May 4, 2022

Mary Immaculate College – First Third-level Institution to Receive An Choill Bheag from LEAF Ireland

By |News|

Tuesday, 12th April 2022: Mary Immaculate College celebrate #treeweek2022 by planting 100 native trees LEAF Ireland planted almost 100 native trees with students and staff from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Planting a Choill Bheag on the grounds of Mary Immaculate College will create a small, dense native woodland habitat for biodiversity and an educational and [...]

  • February 20, 2022

Four Little Woodlands Being Planted in Schools Across Cork

By |News|

Cully & Sully and LEAF Ireland are planting four Na Coillte Beaga (little woodlands) in schools throughout County Cork, 800 native trees will be planted in total. The four schools are Midleton College, Rockboro Primary, Scoil Realt na Mara, Ballycotton, and St. John the Baptist, Midleton.  All four schools are also working on the Green-Schools [...]

  • February 1, 2022

LEAF Ireland and Coillte Announce the Delivery of Six New Outdoor Forest Classrooms

By |News|

LEAF Ireland and Coillte are delighted to announce the delivery of six new Na Coillte Beaga (little woodlands) in primary and secondary schools across Ireland.  These schools are located in counties: Kerry, Offaly, Dublin, Louth, Wicklow and Donegal.  Planting began in Presentation Secondary School, Tralee, Co. Kerry, this Tuesday.  An Choill Bheag (AnCB) is a [...]

  • August 11, 2021

Investigate Woodlands Workshops 2021/22

By |News|

We are delighted to announce that LEAF Ireland and Green Schools Ireland will be collaborating once again to run Investigate Woodlands (IW) Workshops with 100 Green-Schools from around the country.  This is funded by the Department of Food, Agriculture, and the Marine (DAFM) under the Woodland Support Projects 2021/22.  We will provide more information the [...]

  • August 11, 2021

11 new Na Coillte Beaga

We are very excited to announce that we will be planting 11 Na Coillte Beag in the coming school year.  These include six that are being funded by Coillte and will be planted nationwide. A further four will be  planted in Cork and sponsored by Cully & Sully.  Finally, KBI Global Investors are sponsoring the [...]

  • August 11, 2021

Pop Up Forest – Cork Art Project

We worked with TEST SITE, Collaboration with a City and Home Tree Ireland this summer.  The artists created a space for art, architecture, ecology and urban planning in the heart of Cork City, with the support of Cork County Council.  Home Tree installed 300 native trees and our team in An Choill Bheag provided the [...]