Official launch of LIFE IP Wild Atlantic Nature in Ballycroy, Co.Mayo

The official launch of LIFE IP Wild Atlantic Nature took place in Ballycroy Community Centre on 13 May 2022. The event was attended by more than 120 people representing a cross-section of society including government, businesses, civil society and academia. The project was launched by Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Malcolm Noonan TD and Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Pippa Hackett TD. Guest speakers included Martin Gavin, Leenane Development Association, and Michael Davoren from the Burren programme. The event was widely covered in local and national media including RTÉ, The Irish Times, The Farmers Journal, The Western People, The Connaught Telegraph and MidWest Radio. A project promotional video premiered at the event was extremely popular and since viewed more than 3,000 times on social media. The project launch report is available to view here.

Wild Atlantic Nature Team