Case study # 1:  Bee Garden at Moneypenny’s Lock, Newry Canal


Group: Inland Waterways Association of Ireland Newry Portadown branch

County: Armagh

Overgrown area adjacent to Moneypenny’s Lock on the historic Newry Canal transformed into a bee-friendly garden. Invasive species removed from an unused site and area converted to a pollinator friendly garden that benefits the local community. For more information, click here.




Case study # 2:  Tidy Towns Special Pollinator Award 2016 National Champions: ‘Monaghan: Trees for Bees – Biodiversity Town and the Push for Pollinators’

Group: Monaghan Tidy Towns

County: Monaghan


As part of their Dispersed Urban Orchard project, Monaghan Tidy Towns purchased heritage varieties of fruit trees from SeedSavers and sold them for a fiver to Monaghan Town residents. The locations of all planted trees were mapped by the group to ensure that a network of pollinator friendly flowering resources provided food  throughout the whole town.  For more information, click here.




Case study # 3: Tidy Towns Special Pollinator Award 2016 National Champions: ‘Birr Tidy Towns Pollinator Plan’

Group: Birr Tidy Towns

County: Offaly

Birr Tidy Towns carried out more than a dozen pollinator friendly actions from the Pollinator Plan’s Local Community Guidelines. The group recognised and protected the pollinator habitats they already had, reduced mowing, carried out pollinator friendly planting, providing nesting resources for all types of bees, reduced pesticide use and helped raise awareness.  For more information, click here.