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Posted on 20.07.18

This week DMP and Coillte received the 5th report this year of sheep worrying in the Ticknock, Kilmashogue, Tibradden area.  Sheep worrying by dogs is an animal welfare issue and has the potential to negatively impact on farmers livelihoods.  Dog walkers are reminded that their dogs must be under effectual control at all times as set out in the Control of Dogs Act.  DMP and Coillte request that all dog walkers visiting the DMP area put their dogs on leads along boundaries with farmlands, on the open hill and at all times if their dog/s do not respond to a call to heel.  DMP and Coillte ask that dog walkers lead by example in this matter.

For information this is a link the IFA Protocol for Farmers on Sheep Kills by Dogs.

Posted on 20.07.18

A massive thank you to Fergal Mullally for taking time out from his holiday to give a really excellent talk on the Keplar project and Goldilocks planets. The presentation was projected onto the side of the DMP Volunteer Ranger Hut in Ticknock to a group who had hiked from Tibradden at 22:00 on Friday 13th, they were led by DMP Volunteer Rangers Paul (Fergal's Dad) and Tom along with Imelda from the Hell Fire Rangers. Thanks to Justin Garvey for permission to use his photo.

Posted on 19.07.18

Posted on 19.07.18

The fire risk index is still in high to prevent forest fires Coillte advise:

1. DO NOT light fires or BBQs

2. REPORT any suspicious activity you see

3. REPORT any forest fires you see to the fire brigade

4. DO NOT approach forest fires under any circumstance

5. KEEP access points & forest entrances clear for emergency services

Posted on 04.07.18

The full schedule of July DMP events has been published in the Upcoming Events section.

Posted on 03.07.18

Coillte Notice:

The RED warning for forest fires has been extended until this Friday (6th July). Please be very careful around all forests this week and do not light any fires or BBQs.
Coillte recommend the following steps to prevent forest fires at this time;
DO NOT light fires and be careful of all activity involving fires
REPORT any suspicious activity you may observe...
REPORT any forest fires you see to local fire brigade
DO NOT approach forest fires under any circumstance, they are extremely dangerous
KEEP access points and forest entrances clear for emergency services.

Posted on 02.07.18

Hell Fire Rangers is a voluntary group based in Tallaght who bring children hiking in the Dublin Mountains, supported by their parents. This year over the course of four hikes the children completed the 42.6 km Dublin Mountains Way (DMW).  On June 10th the young hikers walked from Tibradden to The GAP (11km), along the way Gary Tyrell a DMP Volunteer Ranger spoke to the group about climate change.  On June 24th the children completed their last section of the DMW, The GAP to Shankill (12km), they were joined on this hike by DMP Volunteer Rangers Tricia McGrath and Gary Tyrell.  At the end of the hike, having completed the full DMW, the children were presented with DMW badges. Well done to the Hell Fire Rangers!!

Posted on 02.07.18

Photo from Abarta website, 02.07.18

Abarta Heritage have just made available a free digital publication, ’Sacred Skies and Earthly Sinners – The Hellfire Club Archaeological Project’, detailing the results of the HellFire Club dig in 2016.

Posted on 30.06.18

DMP had a stand at Tallafest today between An Taisce 'Climate Change Ambassador Stand' and 'Stop Food Waste/Master Composters'. It was great to be there, thanks so much to Tallafest's Kattia for the invite.

Posted on 28.06.18

Last Friday Coillte received reports of sheep worrying in the Ticknock/Kilmashogue area. Visitors bringing their dogs onto Coillte land are reminded that along boundaries with farmland and on the trails that cross the open hill Coillte and DMP ask that dogs be put on a lead ensuring that dog walkers have effectual control of their dogs at all times. Thank you for your co-operation.

Posted on 27.06.18

The beautiful sunny and dry weather has resulted in a Red Fire Warning in forest areas. Coillte requests that all outdoor use of fires, barbecues and other open ignition sources should be avoided on forest lands and in other high-risk areas until further notice.

 A fire continues to burn in Carrickgollogan & Barnaslingan, Coillte requests that the public avoid these forests until further notice to allow Coillte and Dublin Fire Brigade fire crews to quench the fire.

If you see a fire please ring 999/112.

(photo from Dublin Fire Brigade Facebook Post 26.06.18 at 14:02)

05/14/18

Posted on 14.05.18

Works will commence on 15.05.18 to upgrade and repair sections of the mountain bike track in Tiknock. Mountain Bikers please abide by safety signage.

Posted on 24.02.18

On Sunday February 25th Mountain Meithal are starting trail upgrade works on the section of the Dublin Mountains Way/Fairy Castle Loop/Wicklow Way between Tiknock - Fairy Castle - Tibradden. The trails will remain open, please abide by safety signage. The upgrade works will take place every second weekend for a number of months. If you are interested in lending a hand check out mountainmeitheal.ie/volunteer/

Posted on 15.02.18

Dogs are welcome on the Coillte estate, Coillte’s policy is that dogs must be under effectual control at all times.  Spring has sprung and sheep are about to have lambs in the uplands.  In addition some birds make their nests on the ground and the young chicks are very vulnerable to disturbance by dogs. To protect livestock and wildlife we are asking that dog owners and dog walkers would put their dogs on leads in certain sensitive areas.  You will see that signs have been erected at access points from Tiknock, Tibradden and Cruagh onto the open hill to ask dog owners and dog walkers to please put their dogs on leads on these walking routes.  We ask that all dog owners and dog walkers obey these signs to protect farmers livelihoods and biodiversity.

 

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