Welcome to another episode of Ours To Protect on Clare FM. This week, Pat meets Clare County Council’s recently appointed Biodiversity Officer Barry O’Loughlin.

Barry worked for many years as an ecologist including with Bórd na Móna where he was involved in wetting industrial peatland sites in the midlands.

He has long been associated with conservation work including the Shanakyle bog restoration project, which was the first in Clare involving the rewetting of a raised bog.

All of Barry’s experience will be invaluable in his post as Clare County Council’s Biodiversity Officer.