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LATEST: Site last updated 12th January 2015

Training Courses 2014/2015. See Latest News and Events page for details.

Further courses will be announced shortly.


The HLAI would like to thank all those who participated in or attended our 2014 All Ireland Hedge Laying Championship on Saturday 4th Oct at 10 Grangee Rd, Carrowdore, Co. Down BT22 2JB.

It was a great spectacle and the bad weather failed to materialise as the sun shone all day.

The competition was won by Nigel Carter of Northampton, run very close by Steve Bass of Brackloon , Co. Mayo who was 2nd, and Jason Brennan of Ballycastle, Co, Down who was 3rd. The Novice Class was won by Emmett Dolan of Birr Co, Offaly.

A full report of the day will be posted here shortly.

Almost 200 photos of the event are accessible on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/hedgelayingie or click on the link to 'HLAI on Facebook' in the Links page of this website.

Thanks again to everyone involved for a great day.


The HLAI have established a Facebook page with a link available to it on our Links page.


7 new trainees Accredited to City & Guilds AO20 standard through Sperrins Gateway Landscape Partnership project funded by the NI Challenge Fund (see Photo Gallery)

Irish Times article on threat to our hedgerows due to lack of management see Link Page

New website launched in UK for hedgerow foragers - see links page

HLAI Hands On Hedges DVD available direct from hlai@eircom.net 12 (plus 3.25 p+p)

Contact number for Northern Ireland enquiries 0044 (0)7591 405275

We now have a range of new Morris Billhooks For Sale. New prices to be announced shortly

We would like to acknowledge the financial support received from the Irish Environmental Network