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Liam Kelly

Forestry Advisor

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Directions to his office: Mullingar Local Advisory Office.


Liam graduated from UCD in 1991 with a Bachelor of Agriculture Science (Forestry) honours degree. He worked in the private sector for 10 years, mainly on forest establishment and management. He joined Teagasc as a Forestry Development Officer in 2001. He is currently based in Mullingar and covers the midland counties of Westmeath, Longford, Laois, Offaly and Kildare.

Liam’s main focus is to provide forestry advice and training to landowners and forest owners in his area. He has been involved with developing the innovative and popular Forest and Energy Section at the Tullamore show since 2005. He has held the national role of Forest Events Coordinator with Teagasc since 2007. He has led the establishment of a number of forest owner groups within the midland region and organises a national workshop annually for all their main representatives. He participates on a number of industry working groups, focusing on afforestation in particular.

Liam has been the safety representative for the Teagasc Forestry Development Department since 2014. He has completed three different FETAC Level 5 Certificates in Health & Safety. He was the Teagasc representative on the recent HSA working group that produced the suite of ten forestry safety guides.

He is interested in broadleaves and the uses of hardwood timber. He was involved with grey squirrel management. He also has a special interest in Norway spruce as a species.

He completed the Teagasc Diploma in Leadership Development (level 9) in 2017 and has been a long-time member of the Society of Irish Foresters.