Do you want to be an Irish Squireen? This is Your Land!
There is a group in Ireland, determined to preserve the natural beauty of the landscape decided to take a new approach which benefits everyone, everywhere. Emerald Heritage is headed by Lyn Nelson, Founder and Director. She states in the group’s website that:
“..we are trying to preserve and enhance Ireland’s wonderful landscape. I was born and raised on the north coast of Ireland and have the local press there to thank for setting the Emerald Heritage wheels in motion. It was whilst persuing the pages of these newspapers that I first came to learn about the serious situation facing our native Irish woodlands and how deforestation over hundreds of years had impacted so dramatically on our landscape.”
So where is this place? It is located in Glens Wood (an extension of Craigagh Wood) located within the famous ‘Nine Glens of Antrim. This is a beautiful place as this is where The Game of Thrones used most of their scenes (the Westeros).
According to their mission statement:
Emerald Heritage was formed by Irish people for Irish people in response to the erosion of both Ireland’s landscape and aspects of our shared culture.
Not content to sit back as great swathes of Ireland’s natural habitat and history was put to the sword, never to return, we decided to act.
For an island famed for its sublime scenery and emerald hue it may come as a surprise to many to learn that Ireland is the least wooded country in Europe with just 1% of our native woodland remaining. Centuries of unchecked development has resulted in this sad statistic and unless something is done the landscape, together with the plants, birds, and animals that call it home, will be lost forever.
1%? That’s really sad considering that Ireland is famous for being “green’ and losing this beauty is extremely sad. I got excited when I read the FAQs. You know why? It says there that you can own a piece of land regardless of where you are in the world. I’ve always considered Ireland as a spiritual home and if this will help protect her natural resources and beauty, why not? One day I will visit and this will ensure that I will be a Squireen of my land, to plant my tree if I want to. Oh yes, to walk around and drink the beauty while listening to Enya, Clannad or The Chieftains!
Everything you need to know about owning a piece of land is in the FAQs section of the website. There are videos you can watch under the About Us section (which you should check as it gives you an idea how Emerald Heritage came into existence).
So what do you think? Sounds exciting huh? Sounds like a deal worth having!
Below is the press release for your information:
Emerald Heritage strives to preserve the Glens of Antrim
Buy the gift of your Heritage for your family for Christmas and
Help save the most de-forest land in Europe
Why not go ‘green’ this Christmas with the ultimate Irish gift? A gift that celebrates your ancestry, reclaims a piece of your Irish heritage and makes a valuable contribution to the protection of the Emerald Isle’s landscape.
Emerald Heritage offers a perfect solution to the annual dilemma of what to buy for family and friends for this holiday. With prices starting at just $50 for a square foot plot you can become an Irish landowner with a fully legal and authenticated souvenir piece of land, yours in perpetuity to pass on to future generations. Visit your land at any time, plant a tree there or memorialize a loved one with a plaque. You can also use the courtesy title Squireen [an old Irish term for landowner] on utility bills or just to have some fun! Perhaps more importantly, purchasing a plot means you’re playing your part in preserving and protecting this ancestral homeland of leafy glades and tumbling waterfalls, rugged cliffs and a welcome as warm as a roaring turf fire.
Emerald Heritage was created to safeguard Irish heritage and to conserve a breath-taking landscape under serious threat. In a marked contrast to its Emerald Isle moniker, Ireland is now the most de-forested country in Europe with just 1% of our native trees left standing.
With your help we can arrest this slide and begin to rebuild. Buying land is saving land, each plot purchased making a genuine contribution to conservation and keeping at bay the developers’ bulldozers.
The Emerald Heritage land is situated in the stunning Glens Of Antrim, an officially designated an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where many pivotal scenes were filmed for HBO’s critically acclaimed series Game Of Thrones. The Glens (as they’re known locally) is also a region renowned for championing all aspects of Irish culture, from the Gaelic language to sport, dance and traditional music. So if you’re proud of your Irish heritage, or know someone who is, why not go ‘green’ this Christmas and buy them the perfect Irish gift?
After all, why just have an affinity with the Old Country, when you can own a piece of your own?
See the video on the land and our mission https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn0IpZE8YnQ&feature=youtu.be
For more information on how to participate and to get your family a foot of land in Ireland for Christmas go to: http://emerald-heritage.com/