Monaghan County Council

Comhairle Contae Mhuineachain


Hedgecutting Notice

Hedgecutting Notice


Important Notice to all Landowners and Occupiers of Land in relation to Hedge cutting


Monaghan County Council  would like to remind all landowners and occupiers that Section 40 of the Wildlife Act 1976, as amended by Section 46 of the 2000 Amendment Act, prohibits the cutting, grubbing, burning or destruction of vegetation, with certain strict exemptions, from 1 March to 31 August.

There is provision in the legislation for some restricted exemptions from the prohibition during the closed period – e.g. for works undertaken in the ordinary course of agriculture or forestry, for public health and safety reasons, including road safety, the destruction of noxious weeds, for the clearance of vegetation in the course of road and other development works or the development of sites for building works.


Gareth McMahon

A/ Senior Engineer,

Roads and Transportation

28th February 2022

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Original SMS Content: Monaghan County Council would like to remind all landowners that cutting,grubbing, burning or destruction of vegetation is prohibited from 1 March to 31 August