Shannon: Public Consultation on Grassland Amenity Biodiversity Action Plan

Published on September 14, 2021

Shannon Tidy Towns are inviting residents of Shannon to attend a public consultation on the 15th September by zoom. This will be the 2nd opportunity to attend and we are really hoping we get as many residents as possible to take part!   We really need representatives from each of the main areas of Shannon, as it is only the locals living in these areas that can help us. We are trying to put plans in place to make the most out of your green areas. By attending the zoom this will all make sense and you will no doubt be excited with the potential our green spaces have for locals. We all love the new Town Park but if you live the far side of Drumgeely or Ballycasey it may be too far to go sometimes. We would love to spread Natural Play areas across the town. We need to know where you think would work well.

Another example we need to know is, if you would like a ball park and if so where? If older residents live facing these areas perhaps this is not ideal, perhaps you’d rather see it in another location? Have your say.

Perhaps your area needs a focal point, more meadows and cut paths, picnic tables/seats more tree coverage for privacy from roads,  a wood to play in or a community orchid. Is there a wooded area beside you that has potential to be more than a dumping ground?

We need your say. We are so so lucky to have so many green spaces in Shannon but just cut grass is not making the most of them. We have this grant now and an expert employed to look at all of Shannon and design this for us so we can work with the council in the coming years to  bring the plans to fruition but we need the locals to give their opinion.

Please attend, listen and contribute your thoughts.


Aidan Park, Ballycasey Park, The Black Path, The back of St John School, Drumgeely, Cill Cáis, Cluain Airne, Tullyglass and Traderee. The bottom of Corrib Drive, School principles and teachers.

Sports club volunteers who know their land as there is so much opportunity to work with nature and do our part for biodiversity.

It is an excellent opportunity to have your say on how you think the green spaces could be used for the best. We here at Shannon Tidy Towns have done a lot of work this last year to get this off the ground but we need your help.

We had a disappointing turn out on our last public consultation as it was a busy time during Heritage Week, so we’d really like your participation this time. It is the 15th September.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 811 4009 7856

Passcode: 859329

Meeting ID: 811 4009 7856

Feel free to contact us for any questions but all will be explained on the night