Game Preservation Act, 1930


Miscellaneous and General.

Prohibition against burning of gorse, etc.

28.—(1) It shall not be lawful for any person save with the permission in writing of the superintendent of the Gárda Síochána for the district to burn or otherwise destroy between the 1st day of April and the 14th day of July (both days inclusive) in any year any gorse, furze, whin, heath, fern or greg-ling growing on any lands not then cultivated or in course of cultivation.

(2) Nothing in this section shall be construed as applying to or rendering unlawful the cutting or grubbing of isolated bushes or clumps of gorse, furze, or whin in the ordinary course of good husbandry or the mowing of any fern in the like course of good husbandry.

(3) Any person who burns or otherwise destroys any gorse, furze, whin, heath, fern or greg-ling in contravention of this section shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding ten pounds.