Tag Archives: Gorse Fires


Earlier (1.30am).

Unidentified field. Howth, county Dublin in the background.

Thanks Remí




Yesterday evening.

Gorse fires break out on Shielmartin Hill in Howth (Irish Times)

Sam Boal/RollingNews

A gorse fire near Valleymount, Co Wicklow on Wednesday; tweets about the fire

This morning.

RTÉ reports:

An appeal has been issued for people not to set hill fires, as experts say that hundreds of acres of land across the Wicklow Mountains have been destroyed due to gorse fires.

It is believed that the natural habitat of a large number of creatures have been destroyed as a result of the fires, and the head of Wicklow Fire Service has said there is little doubt that the fires were started illegally.

Aidan Dempsey said given the Covid-19 issues,it is “doubly frustrating” to be sending crews and the Air Corps out to fight fires which he said “are not accidental“.

Wicklow gorse fires destroy ‘hundreds of acres’ (RTÉ)


Via Department of Agriculture

Meanwhile, separately…


Nothing to see from above here.

Previously: Father And Son


Bríd Sweeney wrote on Facebook:

Every picture tells a story…but this is not a happy one.

These were taken during the gorse fires yesterday [Sunday] and after things settled in Loughanure, Annagry and Belcruit [in Donegal].

A father and son working tiredlessly to maintain this fire…(along with 100s more).

Bríd Sweeney (Facebook)

Air Corps defends Donegal gorse fire response time (The Irish Times)

Full Garda investigation launched into devastating gorse fires (Highland Radio)