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  • August 6, 2019

Forest Educators from around the World take a LEAF from Limerick

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LEAF Ireland was delighted to host the annual LEAF National Operators Meeting (NOM) 2019, which took place in Castleconnell, Co. Limerick over three days, March 26 - 28. Delegates from twenty-eight countries including Mongolia, Malaysia, Brazil, Tanzania and many more, arrived in the village of Castleconnell, Co. Limerick, to take part in the international conference [...]

  • August 6, 2019

Students from Thomond Secondary School share their ‘An Choill Bheag’ story

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An Choill Bheag is a wonderful initiative of LEAF Ireland and on the 6th & 7th of February 2019, Thomond Community College planted our Choill Bheag in our school grounds.  There was a palpable air of excitement among the 2nd Year Woodwork students as the boots and wellies were put on in preparation for the [...]

Students from Limerick School Project sing their version of Mrs. Robinson

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As part of Paul Simon's farewell tour, he generously donated to organisations doing positive work on the ground. The LEAF programme was his chosen environmental charity in Ireland. LEAF Ireland has embarked on a new initiative, ‘An Choill Bheag’ with the aim of planting a series of small native woodlands on school grounds, for schools [...]

  • December 18, 2018

PAUL SIMON, LEAVING MORE THAN JUST A MUSICAL LEGACY

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Paul Simon’s farewell tour and concert at the RDS last July may now be consigned to the memory of his many fans, however, the music maestro has left more than memories for people to enjoy! Simon is spreading an important message about climate change and biodiversity loss to his fans. But this isn’t just bluster [...]

  • October 26, 2018

Call for new Tiny Forest schools!

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We are planning to plant four more Tiny Forests with four of the current LEAF schools this school year. We will be emailing out a letter after the midterm break to call for expressions of interest from schools. You can ask your LEAF Officer for more details. As this is a pilot programme, we are [...]

  • October 26, 2018

Tiny Forests Update

It is autumn and we are going to be back visiting out four pilot Tiny Forests that were planted in March earlier this year. The four LEAF schools where we planted Tiny Forests are: Fedamore NS, Limerick Educate Together NS, Scoil Mháthair Dé (South Circular Road) and Our Lady Queen of Peace in Janesboro. All [...]

  • October 26, 2018

National Operators Meeting to be hosted by LEAF Ireland March 2019

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LEAF Ireland is delighted to announce that the LEAF National Operators Meeting (NOM) will be held in Ireland, March 2019. The annual meeting provides an opportunity for LEAF National Operators (NO) to meet and engage with other countries that are running the LEAF programme. NOs are responsible for programme development in their own country and [...]

  • October 26, 2018

B.Ed. Students from Mary Immaculate College Learn about Forests

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Monday 22 October, a group of third year students studying Geography and Global Learning met with LEAF Officers, Ray Foley and Rachel Geary, in Coillte’s Curragh Chase Forest Park. Their lecturer, Anne Dolan, was keen for her students to learn about the LEAF programme and encourage these soon to be teachers to bring their own [...]

  • July 18, 2018

Native Woodlands Conference, Wicklow

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LEAF Officers, Ray Foley and Niamh Ní Dhúill, attended the Native Woodlands Conference in Delgany, County Wicklow, April 30th to May 1st. The conference brought together academics, foresters, government departments, land owners and other stakeholders with an interest in restoring Ireland's native woodlands. The conference consisted of talks and site visits, including a trip to [...]

  • July 18, 2018

LEAF National Operators Meeting, Greece

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LEAF Coordinator, Niamh Ní Dhúill, attended the LEAF National Operators Meeting (NOM) in Greece, between the 20th and 22nd of April. These annual NOMs provide an opportunity for National Operators to meet and engage with other countries that are running the LEAF programme. National Operators get to share ideas and look at ways to improve [...]