Love Your Land

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As well as a host of information, this will be a fun, social event, with traditional music and face painting, as well as a host of other activities.

Local businesswomen, Mairead O’Keeffe (New Leaf Health Store) , Sarah Evans (The Secret Garden) & Charlotte Kitto ( Web Designer) have joined forces to raise awareness of environmental issues and much needed funds for Kilmallock-based wildlife rescue team, Animal Magic.

A celebration of our land on a personal and national level, it was inspired by the work of Rosie & Denis of Animal Magic, in Kilmallock, who dedicate their every waking moment to rescuing and rehabilitating wild birds and mammals, as well as educating people about their native wildlife.

And so, ‘Love Your Land’ was born. The idea behind the event is simple – to cherish our land, whether that’s a couple of square yards of patio, an acre of garden, a farm, or our country of Ireland. This event is free to attend and will include speakers from Irish Wildlife Trust, local organic farms, bee keepers, poultry keepers & the LIFE project. The day will start at 12 midday with guided walks in the local woods with experts in trees, wildlife, folklore & foraging. The event will continue from 2pm at The Secret Garden, where there will be demonstrations on keeping bees, composting and using native plants. Guests of honour will of course be Rosie & Denis, who will be bringing along a selection of native Irish wildlife, including many native Birds of Prey. They will give a talk on what people can do in their own gardens to help wildlife, and on the day they will be releasing two rehabilitated hedgehogs into the garden at The Secret Garden

As well as a host of information, this will be a fun, social event, with traditional music and face painting, as well as a host of other activities.