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2018 Laois Farm Forestry Group Annual General Meeting


The LFFG held their 2018 AGM on Friday 9th February 2018 in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel. Those in attendance heard about the progress made by the Group throughout the previous year. Michael McEvoy detailed the financial status of the Group while Secretary Eoin Phelan outlined all the events and projects undertaken over the course of the year. Guestspeaker, John Kelly from Laois Sawmills spoke to the Group about the operations at Laois Sawmills and highlighted the differences in selling timber on a volume or weight basis. Chairman, John McDonald addressed the meeting and thanked everyone for their assistance during his tenure as chairman.The following officers were elected:

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Michael McEvoy

Eoin Phelan

Larry Fullam

Fintan Hennessy

Ivor Clegg

Andy Dunne

John McDonald

Eamonn Kennedy



Dermot Cooney

John Joe Dunne

Martin Flynn

John Kelly

A good turnout gathered at Michael McEvoy's plantation in Spink where Local Teagasc forestry advisor, Liam Kelly, demonstrated the principles surrounding second thinnings and plot measurement. It was a very informative evening with those present urged to take ownership of their plantations throughout the various management operations that take place throughout its lifecycle. Many thanks to Liam for all the information provided and to Michael for hosting the event and for the refreshments provided on the night.

If you would like to join the Laois Farm Forestry Group and receive updates on future events Contact Michael McEvoy 087 9880296 or Eoin Phelan 086 6012371

Forestry Open Evening at Michael McEvoy's, Spink 22nd May 2018

McEvoy Event

Enjoying the summers evening at the Forest Open Event at Michael McEvoy's