On Air Now East Coast FM 2:30AM - 6:00AM Email
Now Playing World Of Our Own Westlife

Coillte Holds National Fire Training Day In Wicklow

Junior Minister for Agriculture with responsibility for forestry, Wicklow T.D. Andrew Doyle, has launch Coillte’s National Fire Training Day today, at the Avondale Forest Park in Rathdrum.

A series of presentations covering practical advice on firefighting, climate change and health and safety have taken place with the National Fire Service and the Air Corps showcasing a series of practical firefighting demonstrations using fire trucks and helicopters.

Coillte and the Forest Service are hoping to educate the public on how to be more fire aware this summer, and to understand the importance of reporting any forest fire sightings to their local fire brigade.

There were 90 incidents of fire on land owned by the company last year, including the week-long wildfire across the Slieve Bloom Mountains and  gorse fires on Bray Head in July. 

More from Wicklow News


  • Rob & Laura

    6:00am - 10:00am

    They’re like your best friends, just having a chat over a cuppa, a laugh and providing great craic! There’s fantastic contests, a host of segments like ‘Listopia’ and ‘The Word on Entertainment’ all played out against a backdrop of the best mu

  • Declan Meehan

    10:00am - 12:00pm

  • Tommy Greene

    12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Tommy Greene with More Music Variety

Co Wicklow Weather

  • Bray

    Sunny intervals

    High: 13°C | Low: 9°C

  • Wicklow

    Sunny intervals

    High: 13°C | Low: 9°C

  • Arklow

    Sunny intervals

    High: 13°C | Low: 9°C

  • Blessington

    Light rain shower

    High: 13°C | Low: 6°C

  • Baltinglass

    Light rain shower

    High: 14°C | Low: 6°C

Listen Live