Controlled Burning Not Permitted

Proposed burning of agricultural waste in accordance with the provisions of the Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) Regulations 2009, Section 5(1)(a)

In the lead up to the vegetation fire season (i.e. fires on grasslands, forests and peatlands), and in light of the on-going Covid-19 Emergency, as a measure to reduce non-emergency calls to Fire Service calls centres, controlled burning by the agricultural community is not permitted in County Longford from 1.00 pm today, 30th March 2020 until further notice.

Please note that all notices informing Longford County Council of controlled burning will not be accepted for the duration of this emergency and persons must refrain from all forms of controlled burning at this time.

If a 999/112 call is received relating to any controlled burning event on property, the Fire Brigade will be mobilised to attend and extinguish the fire.  All the costs associated with the attendance of the Fire & Rescue Service will be invoiced to the property owner.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated co-operation with this measure.

For further advice on this matter, our contacts are:
Email: or
Post:    Longford County Council, Áras an Chontae, Great Water Street, Co. Longford, N39 NH56       

Telephone: (043) 334 3300

Note: Controlled burning is the process that allows farmers to dispose by burning untreated/uncontaminated wood, trees, trimmings, leaves, bushes or similar materials generated by agricultural practices