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Molly Quirk's Glen Expands 8 September 2003

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Hon John Rimington MHK, is pleased to announce a significant enlargement of one of the Island's National Glens.

Molly Quirk's Glen, situated on the outskirts of Onchan, has been one of the most popular National Glens since it was first acquired in 1955.

The enlargement will provide for an additional 8 acres of land on the northern side of the Groudle River to be opened to the public and managed by the Department as a public amenity.

This development has been made through the generosity and charity of Mr. Harvey Briggs C.P. of Ballakilmartin Farm.

The Minister wishes to place on record his sincere thanks for this gift which makes a valuable contribution to the Department's policy of increasing the area of broadleaf woodland open to public access.

Anyone wishing to assist this policy by making a similar generous gift of land is most welcome to get in touch with the Department's Chief Forestry Officer, Mr Robin Pollard at the Department's St John's offices (telephone 801263).

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