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Welcome to Omeath Biodiversity, created by Omeath District Development to identify, protect and promote the diverse species of plants, animals, birds, wildlife, fauna and flora of the area, and to promote environmental awareness and practices in our Community.

We hope this will be a platform for the Community to share knowledge, their photographs, ideas and projects that will promote and protect our environment for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.

Under our remit we work in partnership with Omeath Tidy Towns on strategic plans, and have successfully worked in collaboration on a number of recreational and aesthetic enhancements for the village.

Community Biodiversity


This Community Biodiversity Action Plan has been created with a grant from The Community
Foundation for Ireland (CFI) Environment and Nature Biodiversity programme. Omeath District Development CLG were successful with their grant

application to Community Foundation Ireland. They partnered with Simon Barron, an Ecologist
with BEC Consultants Ltd, for this project to bring together the plan since 2019. 
The Community Biodiversity Action Plan (CBAP) for Omeath is intended to work towards the
promotion and celebration of biodiversity within the village and the surrounding area and to provide
a plan by which the biodiversity can be enhanced. It was therefore important that all of the Omeath
area be covered by the CBAP. 





A kick sampling water study' in the Ryland River Omeath

Kick Sampling in rivers is a technique used to evaluate the water quality of a river by examine species diversity and invertebrates in a river bed by disturbing the river sediment of a flowing river and identifying species by using a fine mesh net.
Examples of invertebrates thay were being looked for in the kick sampling study were dragonfly, mayfly, water beatles, fly lava and chalcid wasps and from the sample analysis the quality of the river can be determined.

A BAT ASSESMENT OF OMEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For Omeath District Development Company
Dolmen Centre, Omeath, Co Louth.

By Donna Mullen M.P.P.M and Brian Keeley BSc Hons

Date of survey May 2023