Email: [email protected]

Mobile: (086) 6012371

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The Laois Farm Forestry Group are currently focusing on developing into an entity which will market timber on behalf of its members. This requires the compilation of a database to assess the private forestry plantation within the county. This database will then allow for the coordination of activities such as thinning operations and construction of roadway access. It will also allow those with smaller plantations to achieve economies of scale, whether they are selling their produce on the market or they are obtaining contractors to carry out works. Group Facilitator, Eoin Phelan is currently compiling this database by conducting visits and phone calls in order to gather the necessary data. Eoin’s position as Facilitator for the Group is funded by Laois Partnership under the Rural Development Programme.

Knowledge Transfer

Organising Events and Tours

Clustering of Timber Resources

Preparation for Thinning

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Call for expressions of interest to join a Knowledge Transfer Group for Forestry

The Laois Farm Forestry Group is organising a Forestry Knowledge Transfer Group (KTG) scheme for forestry specifically aimed at private forest owners within Laois. The aim of the group will be to help forest owners become better forest managers.


There will be 7 meetings and events in total and the cost of attending will be reimbursed (€70 per meeting/event). Where the number of forest owners exceeds the places available, selection will be on the basis of creating groups with members whose forests are at the same forest management stage. Once this criterion can be achieved it will be first come first served thereafter.


If you wish to take part in this KTG scheme please send the details listed below to the following address;


  • Eoin Phelan, Laois Farm Forestry Group, c/o 7 Kellyville Park, James Fintan Lalor Avenue, Portlaoise, Co. Laois



  • or by text to 0866012371


                        Closing date for receipt of expression of interest is Tuesday 9th Of October 2018


Click here to download expression of interest form