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Blooming Bees

One third of our bee species are threatened with extinction. We know it’s because we have drastically reduced the areas where they can nest and the amount of food (flowers) our landscape provides. We can stand back and watch the problem happen, or we can try to do something about it. The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is about all of us, from farmers to local authorities, to schools, gardeners and businesses, coming together to try to create an Ireland where pollinators can survive and thrive.

The plan provides an important framework to bring together pollinator initiatives from the North and South, and is the start of a process by which we can collectively take positive steps to protect our pollinators and the service they provide into the future. It is a shared plan of action. By working together we can reverse pollinator losses and help restore populations to healthy levels.

For more see http://pollinators.ie

This animation was funded by Kildare County Council & Wicklow County Council and the Creative Ireland Fund. Animation & Design: Mark Flood, Audio & Sound Design: John Davis, Post-production & FX: Paul Madden

Click here to link to "Colour in Kildare Heritage" - Our new colouring book!!!

Kildare County Council appointed a Heritage Officer in November 2002. The Heritage Officer Programme is a partnership arrangement between the Local Authority and the Heritage Council.

Some of the principal areas addressed by the Heritage Officer include:

- Promoting interest, education, knowledge and pride in Kildare's heritage
- Providing advice and information to the public and Local Authority staff
- Data collection
- Liasing with other bodies in the promotion of heritage
- Strategies, policies and projects

Heritage has been defined in the Heritage Act 1995 as including the following 13 elements:

Archaeological objects
Architectural Heritage
Heritage Gardens and Parks
Heritage Objects
Inland Waterways
Wildlife Habitats


Heritage Contact Details

Bridget Loughlin,
Kildare County Council,
Aras Chill Dara
Devoy Park, Naas,
Co Kildare.