Hedgehogs are among our most familiar and easily recognisable wild animals.
They are an iconic feature of the Irish countryside, but their numbers are dwindling.
We all need to do our bit to help provide new habitats for our local hedgehogs that urbanisation and intensive farming have destroyed.
Hedgehogs will usually begin hibernation in November under an excellent thick hedge or log pile. With the loss of such vital natural habitat, it's up to us to provide an alternative in our gardens. The easiest and most successful way to do this is to use a hedgehog house.
Please put it in a safe, sheltered spot in your garden.
We are constantly improving our hedgehog houses through testing and working closely with the conservation organisations in the U.K and Europe.