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16 October 2014
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EOIN Ó COISNEACHÁIN

 

Woods like these once cover Ireland.Bhí an t-am ann nuair a bhí an tír iomlán clúdaithe le crainnte - ach faraor, ní mar sin atá anois. Fear amháin atá ag déanamh a sciar chun an scéal a athrú ná Eoin Ó Coisneacháin. Tógadh é ar fheirm beag taobh amuigh de Bhéal Feirste agus le déanaí thug é féin, a dheartháir agus a athair faoi chrainnte a phlandáil ar tríocha acra den fheirm céanna sin. Mhínigh sé do Eoghan Ó Néill cad chuige….

This country used to be so covered with forest from top to bottom that a squirrel could hop from branch to branch and travel from one end of the country to the other without touching the ground - at least, that's what they say! One man who is doing his bit anyway to bring the trees back to the land is Eoin Ó Coisneacháin. Working with his father and brother, Eoin recently planted thirty acres of trees on his father's farm outside Belfast. In conversation with Eoghan Ó Néill, he explains why…

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