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Hedge Laying Training Days

Hedge laying is an ancient skill, involving a rejuvenative process that keeps the hedgerow young and vigorous indefinitely. It is considered the optimum form of management for our native hedgerows and it is hard to overstate its value in preserving habitats for our threatened wildlife. Join us in learning how best to manage and rejuvenate Ireland’s hedgerows.

Training days will teach you to begin managing your own hedgerows and to judge when it is necessary to seek the assistance of an accredited hedge layer. Training will involve a safety briefing, an introduction to the concept and benefits of hedge laying, and practical demonstrations and practice in the skills of hedge laying on a specially selected hedge, on a working farm. Tools will be provided, but participants must wear suitable outdoor and protective clothing.

  • Introduction to Hedge Laying: 4th & 5th October, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare – Click here.


You can become an accredited hedge layer by completing an accreditation award with the UK National Hedgelaying Society. Please contact us with any questions.

Other Events

  • Find us at the Ploughing Championships: 19-21st September, Co. Laois – Click here.
  • All-Ireland Hedge Laying Championships: 8th October, Co. Down – Click here.