Moths are often considered a nuisance and the culprit of pesky holes in your clothes, however Limerick man Kevin Hannon has spent years discovering rare species of the insect throughout the county and studying these unassuming yet fascinating insects.

For this week’s episode of Ours to Protect, Live 95’s Aislinn Kelly met Kevin in Limerick city to talk about these pollinators and what they mean for our environment. 


What’s the difference between a moth and a butterfly? 


What do moths do for our environment? 


How can I help Ireland’s moths? 


Learn More! 

Moth’s Ireland tells you all about what moths are native to our shores…


If you are inspired by Kevin’s records, start making your own discoveries with the National Biodiversity Data Centre…