|Some of the people that planted trees in Terryland Forest Park
|Tom O'Connell & family at the Terryland Plantathon
|Reconditioned Spades, Rakes & Shovels made for Terryland Forest by Cumann na bhFear
|Irish, Russian and Czech volunteers at the Terryland Plantathon
|Maidhc Danín Ó Sé , James Harrold, Michael Longley and Brendan Smith at the Cúirt Planting
Tom Cuffe is a well-known local expert in natural heritage studies, always in high demand from schools across Galway city and county.
|Caroline McDonagh, Michael Tiernan & Michael McDonnell with High Nelly bikes in Terryland Forest Park
|Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh & daughter at Terryland Plantathon
Sandy River Bridge: Repainting of Metal railings and removal of commercial signage
Construction of a Pedestrian Entrance in the wall of the Sandy Road Carpark (leading into the Terryland Forest Park)
Constructing a Pathway
Repairing the Terryland Forest Park stone wall entrance at Sandy Road
Repainting the Park Seats & Benches
Painting a Giant Forest Themed Mural on Conservation Volunteers' Shed
Cleaning Graffiti of Terryland Forest Park signage
Zero Tolerance Policy Towards Anti-Social Drinking
Huge amounts of damage are being done every week to parks, waterways, graveyards, forests and seashores across Ireland. The culprits can be a minority of young oftentimes underage drinkers of alcohol who gather in groups around campfires fueled by tyres as well as wood ripped off neighbouring trees. But there are also families and senior citizens from private and council housing who regularly dump their domestic waste in public green spaces.
By their wanton destruction of mainly taxpayer-payer funded property, they are turning larges sections of parks into no-go areas for the general public.
The clean-ups that we are carrying out are treating the symptoms and not the cause of this endemic societal problem.
By inaction, the Irish state sadly accepts this behaviour as a normal part of modern life. Such toleration only adds to ordinary people's growing disillusionment with a government that it seems is not working in the interests of the common people.
In most other countries across Europe, a zero-tolerance policy towards such mindless thuggery is implemented. The result is that parks and forests are clean and welcoming environments for all people of all ages to enjoy.
So it is time that we collectively demand an end to the stranglehold that the anti-patriotic, aggressive selfish criminals have on Ireland. It is our country not theirs!