Irish Hedgerows are an integral part of our countryside. At this time of year
the prominent species are Blackthorn, Whitethorn, Ivy, Holly, Hazel ,
wild roses, brambles and Gorse.They are a haven for wildlife, nesting birds, newly fledged
birds and host foods for many of our Irish butterflies and insects.
Many of our hedgerows date back to 18th and 19th Centuries when landlords
enclosed commonage grounds and turned them into fields.
They are visually attractive and provide shelter for stock and
a natural larder of food for birds.Drainage channels at the base of hedgerows
provide necessary water for many creatures and a home for aquatic plants and animals.