Shirley Clerkin

Heritage Officer with Monaghan County Council

Shirley has a long interest in wetlands and tehier conservation and has managed several wetland surveys in Couunty Monaghan since 2006; including fen surveys, dragonflies, water beetles and turlough surveys. The Monaghan Wetland Map puts Monaghan literally “on the map” with regard to information on these important habitat types. Monaghan County Council has also undertaken an analysis of the benefits arising from the ecosystem services from a numer of wetlands in the county; and held a Wise Use of Wetlands Conference in 2008.