Browse our upcoming hedge laying training days and other events.

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.

This season, we’re also delighted to have a coppice day available for those wanting to explore traditional woodland management.

More dates and locations will be added throughout the season.

Introduction to Hedge Laying
2nd December
Tinamuck, Co. Offaly
Introduction to Hedge Laying
8th December or 9th December
Ballyvorisheen West, Co. Cork 
Introduction to Hedge Laying
10th December
Boherbue, Co. Cork 
Farm Walk: Agriculture in the Nature Restoration Law
16th December
Cooltrim South, Co. Kildare 
Introduction to Hedge Laying
20th January or 24th February
Monageer, Co. Wexford
Coppice Day
3rd February
Annacurra, Co. Wicklow
Hedge Laying
10th & 11th February
Celbridge, Co. Kildare


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