Into the Wilderness with Byron Pace

Byron Pace speaks with the only full-time gamekeeper in Northern Ireland, our Irish Grouse Conservation Trust Gamekeeper, Alex Rodgers, about an ambitious project to restore a moorland to its historic, thriving state. Byron finds out from the recent winners of the Gold Purdey Award, how they are involved in an array of research collaborating NGOs and scientists to determine the long term conservation of these upland areas in a way which protects the eco-system, and allows wildlife to thrive alongside humans. Click on the link below to hear the full podcast


I.G.C.T. Presentation to Gun Club

Our Game Keeper, Alex Rodgers along with Graeme Campbell (DAERA representative from Greenmount) gave 2 informative presentations in January to The North West Gun Club. Both presentations demostrated how The Glenwherry Project is essential for sustainable shoot management in the modern era.

The Hon. Secretary commented "The Glenwherry Project has demonstrated just what can be achieved through hard work, tenacity and importantly when a partnership approach is adopted".

Gamekeepers Course 2017 - Trap Building

2017 intake for the gamekeeper's course has been a great success this year. The College of Agriculture Food & Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) in partnership with the Irish Grouse Conservation Trust (IGCT) and supported by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) launched the course 4 years ago aimed at those interested in game keeping and country sports. The course formally titled “Principles of Live Quarry Shooting” will lead to a City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate and is a stepping stone for those who wish to pursue a career in this area.

Gamekeepers to the Rescue!

NIEA send letter to Irish Grouse Conservation trust and Glenwherry Hill Farm thanking them for their help in halting wildfires at Slieve Beagh in May 2017.

Our gamekeeper Alex Rodger is especially mentioned as one of the key personnel to assist.

Please click below link to read NIEA letter of appreciation:

Moor to Celebrate

Article published in  BASC July/August publication.

The article written by Oliver McCullough, BASC Council Member and chair of the BASC NI Committee reflects very positively on the GHRP Project and all the partners.

It is very encouraging to receive such positive publicity at national level.

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IGCT Charity Clay Shoot 13th May 2017

The IGCT Charity Clay Shoot on 13th May 2017 was a great success!

Over 30 teams took part in the shoot held at Glenarm Castle. 

Huge, huge thanks to our sponsors Farrer & Co & Cunningham Coates and to everyone who took part, we couldn't have done it without you!

To see how teams faired on the day and more photos - please click on the links below.