The Halo GAA Centre of Excellence, Co. Wexford

Site Location: Ferns, Co. Wexford
Quantity of trees planted: 1,000
Date planted: 25th March 2023
Site Owner: Wexford GAA Centre of Excellence
Sponsor: Des Walsh


We would like to acknowledge the County Chairperson, Micheal Martin, for actively supporting this project along with Vice Chairman Bobby Goff and Seamus O’Brien, Groundsman and Caretaker. As always the Environmental section of Wexford County Council, coordinated by Cliona Connolly, was brilliant in preparing the ground for the planting and providing much needed sustenance after the job was finished.

For the tree planters we thank Siofra Higgins, Mollie Levingston, Ruby Grouse, Mary Canavan, Olga Fitzpatrick, Martin Hempenstall, Cliona Connolly, Tiernan Cady, David Tobin, Frank Burke and Maisie the German Shephard.

Trees planted

The following is a list of the 1,000 trees planted at this site.
Scots Pine
Birch Pendula
Malus Sylvestris
Prunus Avium
Prunus Padus
Sorbus Aria
Sorbus Acuparia
Cratageus Monogyna
Prunus Spinosa
Ilex Holly
Viburnum Opulus
Rosa Canina

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Site Details

The Halo Tiles Wexford GAA Centre of Excellence is the home for our county teams and development squads as well as our underage blitz days. The site just outside Ferns is over 50 acres of well drained land. The centre hosts thousands of players from all codes on an annual basis and phase two commenced in September 2022 which will see a sensory garden for our inclusion project, the addition of two new pitches and a training area, a spectator area and the development of an entrance from the old N11. This will be completed in December 2023. Following the completion of this, we plan to develop additional dressing rooms, expand our high-performance gym and provide additional car parking. Further information about our plans can be found at

Wexford GAA are proud to be part of the GAA Green Clubs Programme and are developing a Energy Master Plan for a sustainable future.




ferns, co. wexford


Wexford GAA Centre of Excellence


25th March 2023

For more information, or if you can help to make our 100 Million Trees Project a success, please email us below