Ours To Protect – Tips [Week 3]

Ours to Protect – Weekly Tips

For this week’s episode, Pat Flynn visited the Rineanna Biodiversity Garden in Shannon.


The Shannon Airport Group’s sustainability strategy is based on its vision to “embed sustainability into the heart of our people, business and community” and delivering our sustainability strategy is a key strategic priority for our business.”

The Shannon Airport Group ran a competition among primary schools in the area to design the garden.

The Group identified an acre of land in a prominent location on the Shannon Group Campus near the entrance to the Shannon Free Zone and Shannon Airport where the winning garden design has been developed.

Pat spoke with Sinead Murphy, head of sustainability for The Shannon Airport Group.

  • ‘Low-mow’ means low or restricted mowing. A low-mow zone is an area that is only mowed once or twice a year, leaving native plants and grasses to grow.
  • Leaving even a small ‘Low-mow’ or ‘No-mow’ area in a section of your garden will do some good.
  • Engagement with local groups and schools has been very important to this project.
  • If you have a large area you want to designate for biodiversity, get an expert or someone with some knowledge of plants, flowers, insects etc to see whether you have anything of particular interest or something rare in your garden/on your land.



Find out more

The Shannon Airport Group is working smarter and harder every day to help secure a cleaner, greener future.

If you’d like to find out more about our drive toward greater sustainability, email: sustainability@snnairportgroup.ie