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
30 years experience; I have laid hedges in 27 of the 32 counties.
I also carry out hedgerow surveys and produce management plans.
Presentations, talks and guided walks can be arranged.
Training on a one-to-one or group basis (max 6).
Area – will travel / NPTC Assessor / Provides Training /
Insurance: public liability
Address: Miskaun. Ballinamore Co. Leitrim
Contact: Ph 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