National Transport and Wildlife Corridors-Roadside Wildflora-Using Native Irish Wildflowers

Wildflowers for Irish Roadsides:

Roadsides sown with wildflowers (case studies)

Boyle, road re-alignment , Co. Roscommon 2016 for Clare Construction

M9 Carlow By Pass 2007 to 2013, ongoing works to 2016. Case study is live, please request access

Cullahill / Cahsel M8 motorway photographs 2008

Curlew Mountains, Boyle, Co. Roscommon 1996-98 (case study)

Claremorris to Knock N17  N60  Castlebar - Claremorris (case study)

SEM50_2002_native_flora.png (194337 bytes)South Eastern. Motorway M50:

 Floral Survey and native species collection June 2002.

Species are being locally collected to re-sow on the motorway.

Sowing started October 2002

South Eastern Motorway Euro route1 (case study)

Luas Line 2003.   Wildflower seed is being locally collected and grown on to supply a number of planting projects such as embankments in Dundrum / Sandyford, and the terminal station, where we have an order to supply species such as sedums to grow between the tracks, where the seed will be dispersed along the tracks by the carriages.

Re-establishment of Esker Ridges, Co. Offaly  (case study)

N2 Finglas/Ashbourne Road Scheme. Flora sown at Roundabout Junction with N2.

M4 Kinnegad Enfield Kilcock Motorway (advice given)

N5 Castlebar-Westport. Flora supplied.

N6 Kinnegad to Athlone (2001 Floral/ Seed survey carried out by DBN for internal business needs) part of our Esker Ridge project.

N7 Nenagh-Limerick Dual Carriageway/Motorway

Limerick Southern Ring Road - Phase 2. Flora sown, alas no details provided.

N8 Fermoy to Mitchelstown

N8 Cullahill/Cashel, native seed collected and species removed from the exact route of the road, project funded by Design By Nature.  

N8 Urlingford/Cashel (2002/ Harvesting Native species prior to special meadows being destroyed as road passes through, works funded entirely by DBN) N8 Meadow (case study)

N24 Waterford/Mooncoin B/P Currently sown with wildflowers. a case study exists on this web.

N25 Waterford Bypass Currently sowing with wildflowers, 2002.

N9-N10 Kilcullen - Waterford Motorway SchemeN9 Moone By-Pass sown with wildflowers (case study)
or even an unauthorised sowing of wildflowers by DBN

N14/N13 Junction (Manorcunningham) to Lifford. Sown at by road.

N15 Clar-Barnesmore Gap
N15 Ballybofey/Stranorlar B/P
N15 Bundoran/Ballyshannon B/P Sown with wildflowers 1998
N15 Lifford/Stranorlar/Ballybofey The N15 road received advice by phone and seed was supplied but its exact sowing location is unknown to DBN.

M50 Tallaght to Ballinteer Flowers purchased 2001 by Co Council.

N52 Mullingar Eastern Bypass - Incorporating N52 Belevdere Realignment Offaly roadsides sown with wildflowers

More roads sown with wildflowers

  • Cork to Dunmanway 1987

  • Sligo By Pass Current 2002

  • Letterkenny By Pass 2000

  • Donegal Town 2000

  • Newtown Mount Kennedy 1984 central meridian (UK seed was used but not supplied by DBN, who gave advice only)

  • Clonmel By Pass 1995

  • Co Louth Roadsides 1998- 2001


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