We have completed the Garden Bird Survey for 2017/2018. Now we can enjoy watching the birds without having to count them! The results have been entered into the BirdWatch Ireland online database and will contribute to the countrywide results. We are analysing our local data and will shortly have results for the Kilcornan area. Twelve gardens throughout the parish were observed and counts recorded. A big thank you to Noreen Walsh, Christine Kelly, Mike Stokes, Lyn Nolan, Ann Keane, Ann McCarthy, Ralph Drew, Chris Enright, Catherine Browne, Catherine Foley, Kay Travers and Louis McMahon for their unstinting commitment to the task from the beginning of December to the end of February. We are still looking for more 'Bee Patches' - areas of grass left uncut until the Autumn to provide food for the pollinators - so please contact us if you are willing to not cut your grass! The Tree Day in Curraghchase was postponed until this Sunday 11th March due to the inclement weather over last week. Activities include a Tree walk with Albert Nolan (Limerick Leader nature columnist), Birdwatching with Will Hayes, learning about planting native trees with Seán Hartigan and learning about bats in Curraghchase with Limerick Bat Group. Turn up any time between 11.00 and 14.00. Finally a reminder about the 2018 TLC cleanup on Good Friday. We are hoping that local residents will get together either on the Friday or during the week to do a good clean up of their own side roads. We will be doing the N69 on the Friday. Registrations in the Community Centre from 9.30 on that day. As usual bags and some other equipment will be provided. More details later. Bígí linn are an lá sin!