Sunday 20 May 2018

Irish farmers warned of low flying aircraft which may frighten nervous animals

(Stock image)
(Stock image)
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Irish farmers have been warned to expect low flying aircraft that might frighten nervous livestock.

As part of project to collect geological information, aircraft will be flying as low as 60m over Galway, southern Mayo and parts of Roscommon, Offaly, Clare and Tipperary.

Tellus - who will be carrying out the project - have said that soundof the plane is similar to that of a passing lorry.

However it may startle sensitive animals, such as horses and nervous livestock.

The plane pass itself can be identified by its twin propellers and red tail with a black stripe.

It flies at a higher level of 240m over urban areas.

During summer 2016, Tellus will be collating geochemical and geophysical information on Ireland's rocks, soil and water through airborne surveys and ground sampling. 

The data - which will be freely available to all - will be used by the Geological Survey to make new geological maps.

Anyone who is concerned over the upcoming project can contact Tellus direct.

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