S.I. No. 180/1970 - Game Birds Protection Order, 1970.


S.I. No. 180 of 1970.

GAME BIRDS PROTECTION ORDER, 1970.

I, SE?N FLANAGAN, Minister for Lands, being satisfied that the species of game birds specified in the first column of the First Schedule to this Order are in special need of protection in the whole of the State and that the species of game birds specified in Article 4 of this Order are in special need of protection in the areas specified in the Second Schedule to this Order, do hereby, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 6 of the Game Preservation Act, 1930 (No. 11 of 1930), and the Game Preservation Act, 1930 (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 1958 ( S.I. No. 186 of 1958 ), order as follows:—

1. This Order may be cited as the Game Birds Protection Order, 1970.

2. The Interpretation Act, 1937 (No. 38 of 1937), applies to this Order.

3. (i) The killing or taking, in the whole of the State, of each of the species of game birds specified in the first column of the First Schedule to this Order is hereby prohibited for the period mentioned in the second column of that Schedule opposite the mention in the said first column of such species of game birds.

(ii) The killing or taking of grouse in the counties of Cork, Kerry and Mayo is hereby prohibited for the period from the 12th day of August, 1970 to the 31st day of August, 1970, both days inclusive, and the prohibition imposed by this paragraph is in addition to the prohibition imposed by paragraph (i) of this Regulation.

4. The killing or taking, in the areas specified in the Second Schedule to this Order of pheasant, partridge, grouse, quail, landrail, plover, snipe and woodcock and of mallard, teal, widgeon and other species of wild duck and of brent goose, barnacle goose, greylag goose and other species of wild goose is hereby prohibited for the period of one year from the making of this Order.

5. The Game Birds Protection Order, 1969 ( S.I. No. 161 of 1969 ), is hereby revoked.

FIRST SCHEDULE

Species

Period of Protection

Grouse .. ..

From the 1st day of October, 1970, to the 9th day of December, 1970, both days inclusive.

Hen Pheasant ..

From the 1st day of October, 1970, to the 31st day of January, 1971, both days inclusive.

Cock Pheasant ..

From the 1st day of October, 1970, to the 31st day of October, 1970, both days inclusive.

Partridge .. ..

From the 1st day of October, 1970, to the 31st day of October, 1970, both days inclusive, and from the 16th day of November, 1970, to the 31st day of January, 1971, both days inclusive.

Quail and Landrail ..

From the 12th day of August, 1970, to the 28th day of February, 1971, both days inclusive.

Mallard, Teal, Widgeon and other species of wild duck

From the 12th day of August, 1970, to the 31st day of August, 1970, both days inclusive, and from the 1st day of February, 1971, to the 28th day of February, 1971, both days inclusive,

Brent Goose, Barnacle Goose and Greylag Goose

From the 12th day of August, 1970, to the 28th day of February, 1971, both days inclusive.

White-fronted Goose and other species of wild goose exclusive of Brent Goose, Barnacle Goose and Greylag Goose

From the 12th day of August, 1970, to the 31st day of August, 1970, both days inclusive, and from the 1st day of February, 1971, to the 28th day of February, 1971, both days inclusive

Plover, exclusive of Green Plover (Lapwing) .. ..

From the 12th day of August, 1970, to the 31st day of August, 1970, both days inclusive, and from the 1st day of February, 1971, to the 28th day of February, 1971, both days inclusive

Green Plover (Lapwing)

From the 12th day of August, 1970, to the 28th day of February, 1971, both days inclusive.

Snipe and Woodcock

From the 1st day of February, 1971, to the 28th day of February, 1971, both days inclusive.

SECOND SCHEDULE

1. The North Bull Island, Dollymount, in the County Borough of Dublin.

The area within an imaginary line drawn from the south-eastern end of the Bull Wall, proceeding along the north-eastern side of the Bull Wall until it reaches Clontarf Road, then turning north-east along the south-eastern side of Clontarf Road to a point 533 yards west of Sutton crossroads, then following the coast line in a south-easterly direction to a point 633 yards south-east of Sutton Cross where it reaches Strand Road, then continuing in a south-easterly and southerly direction along the coast side of Strand Road to the Southern end of Martello Terrace, then leaving the road and continuing south along the coast line to a point 87 yards south of the Martello tower, and thence going direct to the south-eastern end of the Bull Wall.

2. The Lough in the County Borough of Cork.

The area known as the Lough. Cork, bounded on the north by the front garden walls of the houses known as Lough View, on the east by Lough Road, on the south by Glendalough Park and on the west by the boundaries between private property and Corporation land extending from the junction of Hartland's Avenue and Glenda-lough Park to the southern end of St. Finbarr's Park and thence to the southern end of Hartland's Road.

3. The Iniskea Islands in the County of Mayo.

The area within an imaginary line drawn from a point 150 yards south of the centre of Carrickalaveen in a north-easterly direction to a point 700 yards east of Gubnacusha in the townland of Iniskea North, proceeding in a north north-westerly direction to a point 300 yards north-east of the most northerly point of Carrickmoylenacurhoga, then turning due west to a point 2,000 yards north of the centre of Carrickaweelion, then turning south south-west to a point 900 yards west of the said centre of Carrickalaveen and thence going direct to the said point 150 yards south of the centre of Carrickalaveen.

4. Coosan Lough in the County of Westmeath.

The area comprised of the land for the time being covered by the waters of Coosan Lough, County Westmeath, together with the land forming the islands in the aforementioned lake.

5. Lough Carra in the County of Mayo.

The area comprised of the land for the time being covered by the waters of Lough Carra, County Mayo, together with the land forming the islands in the aforementioned lake.

6. Blanket Nook in the County of Donegal.

The area within an imaginary line drawn from the point where the townland boundary between the townlands of Ballymoney and Grange meets the high water mark in a south-westerly direction and parallel to the former railway embankment, for a distance of 1,105 yards to the point where it last touches the high water mark, then following the high water mark in a south-easterly direction for a distance of approximately 150 yards to where it reaches the west side of a public road, then continuing along the west hedge of that public road in a southerly direction for a distance of 664 yards, then leaving the said public road and continuing first in an easterly and then in a north-easterly direction along a cart track for a distance of 154 yards, then following the south side of the canal which runs alongside an embankment, first in a north-easterly direction for 528 yards, then a south-easterly direction for 286 yards, then in a north north-easterly direction for 618 yards, and finally in a north-easterly direction for approximately 99 yards to the point where it meets the townland boundary between the townlands of Grange and Blanket Nook, then continuing along that townland boundary for a distance of 415 yards to the point where it meets the high water mark, and finally continuing in a north-westerly direction along the high water mark for approximately 150 yards to the point where the townland boundary between the townlands of Ballymoney and Grange meets the high water mark.

7. Trawbreaga Bay in the County of Donegal.

The area which consists of that part of Trawbreaga Bay which lies east or south of an imaginary line drawn in a south-westerly direction from the point where the centre of the stream forming the townland boundary between the townlands of Knockamany and Lag meets the high water mark and through the northern point of Tough Rock to the high water mark beyond.

8. Ballymascanlan Estuary in the County of Louth.

All that part, other than the baronial waters of the Barony of Dundalk Upper which lie either between the townlands of Bally-ascanlan and Bellurgan or west of an imaginary line drawn due north for a distance of 1,100 yards from the point where the townland boundary between the townlands of Marsh North and Dowdallshill meets those waters of the Ballymascanlon Estuary which is on the northern side of an imaginary line drawn from the point where the townland boundary of the townland of Marsh North meets the centre of the disused railway embankment along that centre to the western end of that embankment and from thence projected due west to the point where it meets the townland boundary of the townland of Ballymascanlon.

9. Lough Funshinagh in the County of Roscommon.

The area comprised of the land for the time being covered by the waters of Lough Funshinagh, County Roscommon, and the land forming the islands in the aforementioned lake together with the lands adjoining the southern and eastern shores of such lake and lying (at any time) between the waters of the said lake and an imaginary line drawn from the point where the townland boundary between the town-land of Carrickbeg and the townland of Inchiroe and Gortfree meets the shore of the said lake, in a southerly direction along the said townland boundary, to the point where it meets a public right of way, then continuing along that public right of way in an easterly direction to where it meets a public road and thence along that road to where it meets the townland boundary between the townland of Lisfelim and the townland of Inchiroe and Gortfree, then continuing along the public right of way at that point and which runs approximately parallel to the last mentioned townland boundary to the point on that right of way which is 275 yards distant from the centre of the junction between that public right of way and the main road in Ballagh, and finally continuing in a westerly direction and in a straight line to the most northerly point on the shore of the said lake.

10. Lough Croan in the County of Roscommon.

The area comprised of the land for the time being covered by the waters of Lough Croan, County Roscommon, and the land forming the islands in the aforementioned lake together with the lands adjoining the northern shore of such lake and lying (at any time) between the waters of such lake and an imaginary line drawn from the point where the townland boundary between the townlands of Ballylion and Cornalee meets the shore of the said lake, in a north easterly direction along the said townland boundary, to the point where it meets the north side of a public road, then continuing along that side of that road to the "T" junction in the townland of Carrowntlieve, then continuing in a south-westerly direction along the public road then joined to the townland boundary between the townlands of Carrowntlieve and Turrock, and finally continuing in an easterly direction along that townland boundary to the point where it meets the said shore.

GIVEN under my Official Seal, this 30th day of July, 1970.

SE?N FLANAGAN,

Minister for Lands.

EXPLANATORY NOTE.

The effect of this Order is to extend, in respect of the 1970/71 period, the annual close seasons prescribed in the Game Preservation Act, 1930 , for the game birds listed in the Order.