The Parish Habitats and Biodiversity (PHAB) project supports farmers to enhance biodiversity and habitats across Glenroe-Ballyorgan Parish including within the catchment of the Keale and Ahaphuca Rivers and in the uplands of Glenroe-Ballyorgan in Co Limerick.

The project involves deploying an innovative habitat mapping technology to map the habitats of Glenroe-Ballyorgan, and assessing the quality of a subsection of the habitats. Farmers are supported to identify and implement capital measures to safeguard habitats (both farmed and not farmed), improve habitat quality, and create new habitats and biodiversity corridors. The project also engages the wider community to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of biodiversity.

The project commenced on August 1st, 2021, and will run for one year.

The project is now inviting expressions of interest from farmers in Glenroe-Ballyorgan community who would like to participate in the PHAB project by implementing biodiversity measures on their farms.  

Download Expression of Interest Form

If you would like to join the PHAB mailing list to be contacted regarding upcoming events or getting involved:

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PHAB is a collaborative project, led by Ballyhoura Development, in partnership with Glenroe-Ballyorgan Community Council, Ballyhoura Heritage & Environment, Teagasc, the Local Authorities Water Programme, the Technological University of the Shannon (formerly Limerick Institute of Technology), and the Irish Farmers Association.

To find out more, please contact Project Manager, John Hassett on 087 6555260 or [email protected].

This project is funded by the European Innovation Partnership Scheme, which funds projects that allow farmers, scientists, and other experts to collaborate to develop new practices that are environmentally friendly and economically sustainable.

The ultimate aim of these innovative partnerships is to road-test new ideas and practices which can then be used more widely by farmers and others to improve productivity and enhance resource efficiency.

Read about the latest project update: 

Parish Habitats And Biodiversity Pilot Project Hailed as ‘Positive Story’