Community Woodlands Awards – €2000 top prize

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Does your community have a area of woodlands? You might be eligible to enter the RDS Forest Service Irish Forest Awards 2019.

Community Woodlands

Community Woodland Award

The Community Woodland Award is designed to encourage and reward projects involving the communal ownership and/or management of forests and woodlands which have been established and managed in a sustainable way that is beneficial to the local community, environment, and/or economy. Entry is open to woodland-related community-based projects including participants in the NeighbourWoods Scheme and amenity or conservation forestry projects.

Recent winners of the Community Woodlands include:

2019: Vartry Reservoir, Co. Wicklow

2018: Colin Glen Forest Park, Co, Antrim

2017: Castlecomer Discovery Park, Co. Kilkenny


Prizes and Awards Night

Award winners will be announced at the 2020 RDS Spring Awards which will take place in the RDS Concert Hall in April next year. Focusing on sustainable, climate-smart agriculture, the RDS Spring Awards have gone from strength to strength in recent years and attract over 250 attendees.


  • The winner in each Forestry Award category will receive €2,000 and an RDS Silver Medal
  • The runner-up in each category will receive €1,000 and an RDS Certificate of Merit
  • Category winners will also receive a specially commissioned trophy.

Other categories

To Enter the Competition…

Download the Application Form – CLICK HERE – complete and return to the RDS by post or email:

RDS-Forest Service Irish Forest and Woodland Awards

RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4


Or via email to

On or Before: Wednesday, July 31, 2019.


If you have any queries contact: Paul Farrelly, Agriculture & Enterprise Programme Manager

Telephone: 01 240 7215                  Mobile: 087 783 5135                     Email:

Other Categories in the Irish Forest and Woodland Awards:

1. Production Forestry

2. Teagasc Farm Forestry Award

See RDS-Forest Service Irish Forestry Awards for full details.

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