Flogas and Irish Men’s Sheds ‘caught on camera’ by RTE Nationwide

Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

Flogas sponsored a 60 strong group of volunteers from its charity partner, the Irish Men’s Shed Association who travelled to Killarney last November from all over Ireland to tackle the invasive rhododendron plant at Killarney National Park. Their efforts were ‘caught on camera’ by RTE Nationwide, who broadcast the story on Friday 19th January 2024.

The volunteers joined forces with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Killarney Men’s Shed and Killarney Meitheal Group for a concentrated attack on the rhodo, which is a serious threat to the native flora and fauna of Ireland.

Flogas and Irish Men’s Sheds ‘caught on camera’ by RTE Nationwide

Irish Men’s Sheds volunteers from all over Ireland with support from Flogas and local businesses, tackling and clearing Rhododendron with the Meitheal Group at Killarney National Park. Their story to be broadcast on RTE Nationwide on Friday 19th January 2024. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan – Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

Flogas supplied hi-vis jackets, goodie bags to the Men’s Shed volunteers and sponsored a dinner on the last night for everyone involved. Flogas also organised for a special guest, Olympian rower Monika Dukarska, to take part in a very interesting and engaging post-dinner ‘fireside chat’ about her life and career to date with interviewer Jerry O’Sullivan of Radio Kerry.

Flogas and Irish Men’s Sheds ‘caught on camera’ by RTE Nationwide

Flogas and Men’s Sheds at Killarney

Louisa-Jane Dupre, marketing co-ordinator with Flogas Ireland said, “Flogas has been a partner of the Irish Men’s Shed Association since 2020 and we’re delighted to be backing their involvement in this very important sustainable initiative in what is arguably one of the most beautiful parks in Ireland.”

Flogas and Irish Men’s Sheds ‘caught on camera’ by RTE Nationwide

Men’s Shed together with Killarney Meitheal Group, tackling and clearing Rhododendron, in Killarney National Park. – Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

You’ll find the story here on the RTE Player
https://www.rte.ie/player/series/nationwide/SI0000001172?epguid=IH10002393-23-0008

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