CABINTEELY RESIDENTS ORGANISING TO BE THE VOICE OF THE WILDLIFE UNDER THREAT IN THEIR COMMUNITY.

The residents of the Deansgrange/Cabinteely area surrounding Clonkeen College are being invited to a Public Meeting on Monday next, February 3rd to be held in the Parish Centre behind St Brigid’s Church in Cabinteely village at 8pm.

The focus of this meeting will be to seek support in the protection of wildlife whose habitat is under threat by the expected development of the former pitches, which were sold to a developer in 2017. For the last number of years, the pitches while providing an important resource to the school were also shared by a large flock of Brent Geese who winter here and in other parts of Dublin.

Spokesperson for the organisers, Barbara Scully said “we are aware that some steps have already been taken which has limited the area available to the geese to feed and this concerns us greatly. As a community we seek to not only be the voice of our neighbours but also of our wildlife whose protection has never been more important. Most light bellied Brent Geese who migrate from the high Arctic in Canada, spend the winter in Ireland. We have a duty to protect their habitat and that of other wildlife in Clonkeen such as curlews, egrets, herons, foxes and bats. They are a vital part of our community.”

The organisers have also contacted the General Election candidates in the Dun Laoghaire to attend this meeting to hear views of the community.

For more information contact Barbara Scully on 087 6534308 or by email barbara@sherwood.ie

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