About The Estate > Projects

There are a number of ongoing projects on the Estate to futher protect and enhance the environment.


As in the case of upland farming in Ireland generally we are not capable of earning sufficient income from farming alone and it is our objective to responsibly develop all the resources of Sillahertane. Only by doing this can we control deer numbers, which left unchecked would destroy any natural regeneration of native tree species. Also we must act against the Rhododendron, which has already taken over most of the old woodlands and will continue to invade open ground making afforestation more difficult.