Biodiversity Project

Learning about Invasive Species


As part of their biodiversity studies a group of TY students visited Baurisheen, Glann road on the shores of Lough Corrib where staff from Inland Fisheries Ireland were cutting an Invasive weed (Lagarosiphon Major)

click here to see how our day out went 


Spring Clean Up


St Paul’s TY students participate in Spring Clean 2018

sponsored by An Taisce


St Paul’s transition year students helped out in the national Spring Clean initiative which was held on Friday, 24th of March in Oughterard.

The group of students which included the Biodiversity class helped out the local tidy town’s volunteers in this Spring Clean effort. They cleaned planters, bins, the bottle bank, cleared weeds and rubbish from public carpark and removed ivy and moss off Church walls- all in one and a half hours!




Getting ready to start work at public carpark



Maura Casserly, secretary of Tidy towns said “The students were fantastic, they got great work done”. 



The lads working on the planters





 The bottle bank got a sprucing up



Una O Halloran another tidy town’s volunteer commented “It was great to get such fantastic help, we got so much done so quickly.. the students should be given a half day now!!


Removing ivy off the stone walls


The girls worked on the bins- not a pleasant job!




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