The Association maintains a list of its members that carry out hedge laying works (List last updated Jan 2017)

In order to maintain professional standards of work, members are expected to achieve a professional qualification through the National Proficiency Tests Council (NPTC)(UK), or equivalent.

CERTIFIED HEDGELAYERS – NPTC ASSESSOR

NPTC Assessor – Has proved competence over and above basic standard.
Can assess candidates to basic standard

NEIL FOULKES
Neil has 30 years experience and has laid hedges in 27 of the 32 counties. He also carries out hedgerow surveys and produces management plans. Presentations, talks and guided walks can be arranged. Training on a one-to-one or group basis (max 6).
Will Travel / NPTC Assessor / Public liability Insurance / Provides Training
Address: Miskaun, Ballinamore Co. Leitrim
Contact: 071 96 44765 / neilfoulkes62@gmail.com


PAUL O’HAGAN
Area – Northern Ireland / NPTC Assessor / Provides Training / DARD demonstration farm .
Address: 1 Brackagh Road, Moneymore, Magherafelt, Co.Derry BT45 7RR
Contact: 0044 796 31871 / paul.ohagan3@yahoo.co.uk

CERTIFIED HEDGELAYERS – NPTC AO20 CERT.

NPTC AO20 Cert. Indicates the ability to lay hedges to a basic standard

CLIVE LYTTLE
I have been teaching traditional countryside skills including hedelaying and drystone walling for over twenty years. After joining the hedgelaying society I attained my hedgelaying qualification in 2008 and continue to work in the countryside, teaching and laying hedges. Full public liability insurance for teaching and contract work.
Ireland North and South / NPTC AO20 Cert / Insurance / Provides Training
Address: Welig Heritage Crafts, 63 Cloughey Road, Nunsbridge, Portaferry, BT22 1NH Co. Down
Contact: 0044 427 71542 / 0044 7732600907 / clivelyttle@btinternet.com

EAMONN McLOUGHLIN
Midlands / NPTC AO20 Cert / Insurance / Provides Training
Address: Tinnamuck, Moate, Co. Westmeath Contact: 05793 36209 / 00 353 86 3482951 / eamonnmcloughlin64@gmail.com

EMMETT DOLAN
Offaly / NPTC AO20 Cert / Public liability Insurance .
Address: Kilcormac, Birr, Co. Offaly
Contact: 086 3022806 / dolan.emmett@gmail.com

EOIN DONNELLY
Master hedge layer with 40 years’ experience of working on all types of hedges, in a number of styles. Training can be arranged on a one-to-one or group basis. Powerpoint presentations and talks given to interested groups. Consultation service available. NPTC AO20 Cert / Insurance / Provides Training. Wexford, Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow, Wicklow, Kildare, Laois, and Dublin
Address: The Bodgers Hovel Coolgarrow Enniscorthy Co. Wexford Y2 A5V6
Contact: 087 1262490 / thebodgershovel@gmail.com

JAMES CARROLL
Dublin /south east / NPTC AO20 Cert / Insurance
Address: Chapel Lane, Glenealy, Co. Wicklow Contact: 0404 44849 / 00353 86 8464515 / James@stickman.ie

JOE GOWRAN
NPTC AO20 Cert / Insurance / lapsed NPTC Assessor. Covers area 40 mile radius of Drumcliffe, County Sligo__
Address: Drumcliff South, County Sligo
Contact: 071 9145504 / 00353 87 7428084 / joegowran@gmail.com

JOHN MCKEON
Monaghan, Meath, Cavan / NPTC AO20 Cert / Insurance / Provides Training
Address: Annadrumman, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan, A75 PD23 Contact: 042 9740926 / 087 1462790 / johnmckeon51@eircom.net

MARK McDOWELL
Leinster / NPTC AO20 Cert / Public liability Insurance / Provides Training
Address: Rathgar, Dublin 6 Contact: 00 353 85 1645 990 / macdubhghaill@hotmail.com ________________________________

PAUL McNALLY
Mayo (and nearby) / NPTC AO20 Cert / Provides Training
Address: Derrynacanna, Ballintober, Claremorris, Co. Mayo Contact: 094 9030665 / 086 8613968 / pmcwoodman@gmail.com

STEVE BASS
I have been NPTC accredited since 2008 and also have the Coillte Chainsaw Safety Certificate. I provide a service for farmers in agri-environment schemes and take on private contracts. Last season I laid over 800 metres of hedges in Ireland covering all counties.
Will travel / NPTC AO20 Cert / Provides Training
Address: Brackloon, Shrule, Co.Mayo
Contact: 087 9175183 / stevebasswoodworker@gmail.com