Eire Ecology

Eire ecology is a team of hardworking individuals with a passion for the environment.

We believe in providing ecological services for developments by incorporating the needs of the natural world.

Through consultation, we determine our clients’ needs and apply our experience of environmental legislation to create a plan to move the project from planning through to post-construction.

We work closely with Council planners, NPWS, Engineers and Hydrologists to provide clients with a cohesive plan.

John Curtin

John is highly experienced with over 10 years’ experience in providing ecological consultancy on large scale industrial and residential developments.

John is responsible for coordinating bat surveys and mitigation required on major infrastructural projects has extensive experience in ecological assessment and is a member of Bat Conservation Ireland.

John delivers project management advice for various projects and liaises with the relevant local authorities, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and statutory consultees.

Karolina Illien

Karolina completes a broad variety of administrative and organisational tasks in Eire Ecology.

Karolina is responsible for planning, coordinating and ensuring projects are completed in a timely and cost-effective manner to include project coordination, data management, Health and Safety, training and general administration.

Working for you, to get your project moving


Habitat survey | Annex I
habitats, Fossitt (Irl),


Bat survey | Undertaken for Windfarm sites and NIS’s.


Ornithological Surveys | Vantage point, Transects, Tape Lure


Report writing | Appropriate Assessment Screening, Bat report, Biodiversity report


Mapping | Mapinfo, GPS


Other | Plant identification, mammal tracks, Marsh Fritillary

Shane O Neill

Golden Eagle Trust

Shane is an experienced ornithologist. Although Shane is exceptionally experienced with raptors (Co-author Hen Harrier Survey, NPWS 2015) he also has experience with breeding birds, waders and all aspects of ornithology.

In addition to our core team, we work in collaboration with a number of subcontractors that are experts in their field which include a number of Ornithologists and an arboriculture consultant.

Keith O’Dowd

Dog trainer/handler

Keith is an established dog trainer who has specialised in windfarm collision monitoring for over five years.

Keith coordinates our dog handlers and team of German wire-haired pointers. Keith takes pride in overseeing the ongoing training and development of the dog team.

Keith and Bubby have recently achieved an 83% searcher efficiency at trials on a wind farm site in Boggeragh Co. Cork containing a high percentage of conifer plantation – a difficult habitat to search within.

We use GPS to track dog and handler and calculate collision rates for your wind farm.



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Co. Galway

+353 (0) 85 1179428


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