Did you know?
- The Park is named after historic figure Min Ryan from Tomcoole in Barntown, who played a huge role in Ireland’s development in revolutionary years.
- Min Ryan public park and playground, opened in June 2020 in Wexford Town, providing high quality and attractive open public space that is accessible to all.
- Min Ryan Park opened to the public in Summer 2020. This landmark public park is designed to complement the quality of life for people in Wexford by providing a high quality and attractive open public space, which is accessible to all.
George Lawlor who was previously chairman of Wexford county council was instrumental in the construction and then extension of the park and getting it to where it is today. George began by looking at bio diversity. Min Ryan is known for it’s rich, bio diverse eco-systems such as a wetland area, wild flower meadows and native woodland habitats.
100 Million Trees Project
The 100 Million Trees Project is a new national initiative developed by brothers, Richard and David Mulcahy, which aims to see the planting of 100 million native Irish trees across the island of Ireland throughout the next decade, as a community-driven initiative to reverse the immense environmental damage caused by the reduction of forests worldwide and the loss of huge areas of biodiversity.
The project’s ambitious aim will be achieved through densely planting between 500 and 2,500 native Irish trees at a time across small areas of land using ‘the Miyawaki method’. Named after Japanese Botanist, Professor Akira Miyawaki, who developed the technique in the 1970s as a means to restore degraded land, the Miyawaki Method of overplanting trees, has been successful in creating over 1,700 forests worldwide.
By planting excess trees together these grow 10 times faster, 30 times denser, create an area 100 times more biodiverse and most importantly create a very rapid carbon sink. This inexpensive approach requires significantly smaller planting areas and can be carried out on unused or fallow land across Ireland. Dense areas of afforestation can also actually play a role in reducing the impact of forest fires, while at the same time provide excellent areas of biodiversity.
So far in Min Ryan Park the following trees have been planted: (500 so far)
- Scots Pine
- Birch Pendula
- Malus Sylvestris
- Prunus Avium
- Prunus Padus
- Sorbus Aria
- Sorbus Acuparia
- Cratageus Monogyna
- Prunus Spinosa
- Ilex Holly
- Viburnum Opulus
- Rosa Canina
Here’s a websites if you want to know more !