Update to Article:¬†Following the survey it was confirmed that there are hedgehogs in the area. Photos of the study are shown below: (Note: The original article appears below the photo gallery below…)

 

Original Article: The Irish Hedgehog Survey is a project led by researchers in NUI Galway. The aim of the survey is to gather information on the status of the Irish hedgehog population. The local area hedgehog survey will help us understand how hedgehogs use the habitats in our cities, towns and countryside. This is a citizen science project which means that volunteers play the very important role of collecting the data for the survey.
One of our Tidy Towns Team Kathleen Flynn is taking part in this important Irish Hedgehog Survey along with her Grandson Cormac, age 11, this will take place between Friday 2nd July and Wednesday 7th July 2021 in ten locations around Durrow, Harps GAA Grounds, Lions Soccer Grounds, Our Lady’s Meadow Primary School, Erkindale Drive, Derrywood, Sean Doire, Durrow Bridge, The Pound on Derry Road, Laneway at Derry Wood and Derry Road.
We will update more information as it becomes available.

 

Read more about the Irish Hedgehog Survey Protocol [PDF]