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Coillte Forest Parks open and free as Phase 1 begins

Coillte's forest parks will be open and car parks will be free of charge to people within a 5km radius, as Phase 1 of...

Coillte sells stake in Connemara wind farm as part of €136 million deal

Coillte has sold its 50% stake in Cloosh Valley wind farm in Connemara as part of a €136 million deal to divest from wind...

Coillte stake in Galway Wind Park up for sale

Coillte, the state agency with responsibility for Forestry, is selling its share of Galway Wind Park in Cloosh Valley, Connemara. Coillte owns a 50% stake...

Funding boost for walking and cycling in Galway’s forests

Forest trails in Galway much enjoyed by cyclists and walkers will receive over €225,000 for maintenance and improvements this year. The funding was announced by...

National Tree Week 2022 gets underway today

National Tree Week 2022 has kicked off today with a ceremonial tree planting by the president of the Tree Council of Ireland, Eanna Ní...

Events organised for this year’s National Tree Week

National Tree Week 2022 has been officially launched this week by President of the Tree Council of Ireland, Eanna Ní Lamhna, and Coillte CEO,...

Shocking arson at Ballybane playground

A newly installed bit of equipment at a playground in Ballybane was only there a few days when it was destroyed in an act...

Green light for walking trails network in Clarinbridge

Residents of Clarinbridge will be able to get out and enjoy nature with a new network of walking trails approved by the county council. The...

Top Five Courses in County Galway

In the last few years, Galway has become one of the fastest-growing areas throughout Europe. With the population expanding each year and city-centers growing,...

Forests near Ballinasloe getting upgrades to walking trails

Tourists and local in East Galway will get to better enjoy walking trails in nearby forests, with funding allocated for improvement works. Galway TD Denis...

Man convicted of writing insult to Gardaí on cell with own feces

A man convicted of writing "pig are scum" on the walls of a Garda station cell in his own excrement was sentenced to five...

Minister could face no confidence motion over forestry licencing backlog Fitzmaurice says

Galway TD Michael Fitzmaurice has said that the Minister for Agriculture could face a motion of no confidence if the forestry sector continues on...

Brothers of Charity propose ambitious walking trails network for Clarinbridge

The Brothers of Charity have submitted plans to the County Council to create a network of more than 4km of walking trails in Clarinbridge. Planning...

Mobile tower plans to address broadband “blackspot” near Recess

Planning permission is being sought to erect a 30m telecomms tower at Coillte Forest Athry to provide better broadband and mobile coverage in the...

People encouraged to visit forests as part of National Walking Day

People across Galway are being asked to participate in National Walking Day on Sunday, 27 September, by visiting one of Coillte's local forests. National Walking...

Significant increase in visitors to Galway forests since lockdown

New figures released today reveal that there has been a large increase in visitor numbers to some forests in Galway. Portumna Forest Park and Derroura...

Have you seen this dog? Cash reward offered for safe return of missing Riley

A cash reward has been offered for the safe return of a family pet who has been missing for two weeks. Riley went missing on...

Huge reduction in number of people visitng Galway forests

Coillte forests in Galway saw a massive reduction in visitors in the week after the introduction of new restrictions on movement due to the...

Plans lodged for 4MW solar farm in Clifden

Plans have been submitted for a 4MW solar farm with battery storage facilities at Tooraskeheen, Clifden. Lir Energy is seeking planning permission for a 201m²...

Dangerous section of Portumna Forest Park wall which allowed deer onto road repaired

Sections of the Portumna Forest Park wall have been repaired, including one completely fallen section which was ‘highly dangerous’  as it gave deer unhindered...

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