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Pine Martens in Ireland

9 Apr 2022

By Sat 2 Apr 2022December 28th, 2022BIODIVERSITY, Events


Pine Marten Boxes presented to Minister of State Pippa Hackett

On 18 June 2022, as part of Green Foundation Ireland’s Pine Marten Project, our Chairperson DONNA MULLEN presented pine marten boxes to Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Senator PIPPA HACKETT and to local farmer JOE ROCHE. Both were delighted to receive them and the Minister gave special thanks to GFI in her speech. Minister Hackett was attending an Open Day hosted by the Ballymoney Community Group in County Wexford.

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Event Details


Green Foundation Ireland and the Vincent Wildlife Trust Ireland invite you to an afternoon in-person talk:


SATURDAY 9 APRIL 2022   –   14:00 to 16:00

Venue: Moynalty Steam Threshing Museum
Moynalty, Kells, County Meath, A82 C6K7.

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Please click here for a map of the Moynalty Steam Threshing Museum – the Sat Nav code is N 53’47.229, W -6’53.303 and the Eircode is A82 C6K7.

As always at our events, an important part will be the Q&A session
which will allow full participation by those attending.

Event Programme


Ruth Hanniffy
Ruth is the Species Conservation Officer at the Vincent Wildlife Trust Ireland. She studied Zoology at the National University of Ireland Galway, undertaking a dietary analysis of the lesser horseshoe bats at Dromore Stables in County Clare. She then completed a Masters in Wildlife Management and Conservation at the University of Reading, carrying out analysis of the density and habitat preference of small mammals on Paxton Pits Nature Reserve in Cambridgeshire. Following this she joined the Environment Agency for 8 years as a Biodiversity Officer working on river enhancement and restoration on the River Thames and its Tributaries.

Upon returning to Ireland Ruth worked with Inland Fisheries Ireland as a fisheries assistant carrying out National Water Framework Directive fish surveys of lakes and rivers throughout Ireland. Ruth is a wildlife and landscape photographer.

You can find out more about the Vincent Wildlife Trust Ireland here.


While admission is FREE to this event, registration is NECESSARY as places are strictly limited. Please secure your place by booking here.


This talk looks at protecting pine martens in Ireland – and your hens !

Once common throughout the country, by the 20th century pine martens had become extinct from the majority of Ireland, surviving only in a few isolated and fragmented populations mainly in the west. Recent abundance estimates suggest that the total population of pine martens in Ireland is approximately 2,700 individuals, making it Ireland’s rarest native mammal species.

This talk forms part of Green Foundation Ireland’s Pine Marten project.