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Since our establishment in 1986 SWS Forestry have grown to be one of the country’s leading forestry contracting companies.  Today we manage over 36,000 hectares (over 89,000 acres) of forest for private landowners.  We have the experience and expertise to ensure that an investment in forestry will be secure and provide the maximum return for the landowner.

Our professional field personnel are registered with the Society of Irish Foresters and have self-assessment recognition from the Forest Service for approval purposes.  Our Foresters undertake ongoing studies and research, both nationally and internationally, so we can offer the most up to the minute advice.


SWS Forestry Services provides a wide range of services connected with all forms of woodland and forestry management. Our experienced team of forestry professionals provide the following services:

Land Acquisition
All our experienced foresters are ideally placed to identify suitable investment land country wide.

The grants for landowners, farmers and investors to become engaged in forestry are substantial. The grant covers all establishment costs and annual premium is paid for up to twenty years to compensate for loss of agricultural income. There are a number of options available to suit you as the Afforestation Scheme or Native woodland Scheme. SWS Forestry offers a full development package, which includes assessment, consultation with landowner, grant application, establishment and maintenance of plantation until year 4 or until it is satisfactorily established.

Harvesting Services
Many of the private forests planted in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s are now ready for first thinning. SWS Forestry offers a full range of harvesting services from inventory, road construction, harvesting, harvesting operations and sale of timber. We are actively involved in harvesting and marketing of timber to maximise return for investors.

SWS Forestry is at the frontline of biomass development in Ireland with the involvement in the installation of Ireland’s first biomass Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant in Grainger Sawmill in 2003.  We hope to continue to develop local biomass markets for first thinning and maximise return for investors. SWS Forestry has a management team of experienced professionals to establish, manage and market your forestry from “Seed to Sawdust”.

Other Sevices that SWS Forestry provide are;
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