Moyvane is about to get even leafier

LEFT TO RIGHT: Jimmy Jones, Seamus Roche, Denny Flaherty, Raymond McGibney, Andy Smith, Eamon Collins, Gerry Crean, Chris Flahavan, Dianne Nolan Member and Nicolas Mulvihill helping out with tree planting in Moyvane.
LEFT TO RIGHT: Jimmy Jones, Seamus Roche, Denny Flaherty, Raymond McGibney, Andy Smith, Eamon Collins, Gerry Crean, Chris Flahavan, Dianne Nolan Member and Nicolas Mulvihill helping out with tree planting in Moyvane.

Tadhg Evans

Thanks to its existing nature trail, Moyvane was already up there as one of the leafiest villages in Kerry, but having just planted another 1,200 native trees and 200 hedgings on a plot adjacent to the trail, that reputation is set to blossom further.

The recent planting took place on a one-hectare plot provided by Kerry County Council (KCC) after recent works by Listowel Municipal District Staff, and further development is in the offing in the form of a stone walkway and fencing for the plantation.

"This project will be a welcome addition to our existing Nature Trail and when further developed and matured it will be a wonderful facility to have in the Village and will be move us closer to the top prize in the Tidy Town's competition, which is our ultimate goal," Seamus Roche of Moyvane Development Association said.

Moyvane Development Association (MDA) was formed in 1985 by a group of local people who were interested in brightening up and improving the appearance of the village and its environs.

Among the most ambitions projects in its history was the development of its award-winning nature trail through local woodland, which saw 1,200 hardwood native trees planted over the course of four years in the 1990s. This walkway and its leafy surrounds were extended in the early noughties.

The latest planting was carried out over two days after a joint effort by staff at SSE Tarbert Power Station, Moyvane Development Association (MDA) members and members of SOLAS and RSS schemes, and Seamus told The Kerryman that a recently acquired KCC Community Development Fund will help complete the next phase of the project, and they thanked all who helped with the recent work.

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