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    24 Nov

    More Biodiversity needed.

    David KelleherEmailClare County Council has an obligation to the people it serves to keep a balance, of green areas preserve existing habitats. Eespecially this 10. 5 acres of unspoilt existing habitat so close to the centre of the county town. A habitat is the community in which an individual population of species of plant and […]

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    13 Nov

    Preserve Green areas

    John Carey CorkEmailI am very concerned with the current plans to redevelop the lands next to the retirement village of Pairc na Coille If these plans go ahead, we will be losing a very important asset in Ennis town and we risk setting a dangerous precedent by allowing for the sacrifice of an important nature […]

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    31 Oct

    Tony Conroy resident Pairc Na Coille

    My home has been here at Páirc na Coille for 12 years now. Most mornings I wake up to bird song and that is thanks in large part to living in close proximity to a substantial area of woodland. This area consists of native trees and undergrowth crucial to the survival of the wildlife that […]

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    31 Oct

    Timothy Murray, Dublin; Concerns over this development

    Ireland is home to eight species of Bat of which seven can be found in County Clare. The lesser horseshoe bat has been recorded at the woodland adjacent to Páirc na Coille retirement village. This particular Bat is seldom recorded in Ireland and can only be found in Clare, Cork, Galway, Kerry, Limerick, Roscommon, and […]

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    31 Oct

    Michael Mcmahon Dublin and Clare

    As a nature lover and I am deeply saddened to hear of the possible re-development of the area of woodland and undergrowth at Pairc na Coille that has served the people and wildlife of Ennis town so well over the years. In Ireland, in times past, it is said that a squirrel could forage its […]

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    31 Oct

    Martha Dillon. Pairc Na Coille

    When I open my front door here in Pairc na Coille there is a beautiful large dense area of trees andshrubs less than a hundred yards away facing my house.This area is home to thousands of creatures.Bats including the protected species, the lesser horseshoe bat, birds, foxes, insects, bees, moths,butterflies, badgers, etc. We have in […]

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    31 Oct

    Margaret Hrynizak and Bob Oniskiewilz. Pairc na Coille

    We are living in pairc na coille for the past 6 years. Coming from Poland we find it a beautiful place to live. We are very interested in gardening and nature in general. What a joy it is to see and hear all the birds in the big green area across from our house. There […]

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    31 Oct

    Kevin Tiernan. Willsgrove Ennis

    The urbanization of townlands across Ireland is a recent phenomenon necessary for ensuring a sufficient stock of housing and amenities is delivered for a fast-growing and aging population. The use of land for the purpose of redevelopment is a complex subject as is the case with the 10.5 acre site next to Páirc na Coille […]

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    31 Oct

    David Dillon. Connolly Co Clare

    My concern is the effect this development would have on the bat population. especially the lesser horseshoebat who all forage here. They need dense vegetation for foraging and this area is ideally suited. Thelesser horseshoe bat has become rare in Ireland in recent years and is now mainly confined toCounties Cork, Clare, and Kerry.One of […]

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    31 Oct

    Bridie & Martin Slattery. Pairc Na Coille

    We live in the retirement village in Paírc na Coille. What a beautiful place this is. We are surroundedby nature. Very rare in the town of Ennis now, as nearly every green area that was, is now replacedby housing.We would invite anyone to come and see this dense area of trees and wildlife, birdsong, hummingbees, […]