Our Story

Welcome and thank you for visiting Sycamore Lane!

Based in Ireland, Sycamore Lane is an environmental enterprise helping individuals and companies to offset greenhouse gas emissions.

We are so concerned by the alarming nature of climate change and the impact of human activity on the planet that we have made it our mission to serve mother nature to create a positive and enduring environmental legacy.

As a carbon offset company, we are focused on providing tree planting and carbon offset solutions to our customers in a range of carbon offset subscription plans. We are committed to operating the Sycamore Lane business as a force for good and to offer our customers value with values. Consequently, our business model is purposely and passionately fused with our environmental initiative…the Song Garden.

The Song Garden is a tree planting initiative set up to express our corporate conscience. As creators of original song lyrics, we believe in the importance of song as a social frequency that connects hearts, minds and souls, so we operate a social enterprise business model based around collaboration, cooperation, contribution, and caring, which is described in more detail in our Social Responsibility charter.

We collaborate with singers, bands, and performing artists to offset emissions from musical activity and to produce songs in the Song Garden. We also offer a range of song lyric digital gifts and books based on Sycamore Lane song lyrics.

Our mission is to leave a positive legacy for future generations by using our song lyrics to plant trees and offset carbon emissions.

For anyone interested in the origins of Sycamore Lane, we started as an original song lyric. Here it is:

Sycamore Lane
 
Funny how the years fly by
And all of us wonder why
And sweet memories I recall
Vivid in a shard of light
Someone, somewhere defines us all
Even better when they coincide
‘Cause fate knows best
And we don't get to decide
 
And now as I wonder why
‘Cause the years slipped right by
If the place is just the same
If you found love again
Since we held hands and laughed our way down Sycamore Lane
 
I see that grass is growing down the middle of Sycamore Lane
'Twas not so long ago I listened to the birds proclaim their love
Now only silence to whisper your name
 
Maybe this is fate's reply
As I think of you I cry
How you smiled and looked at me
How I felt when we first kissed
It’s been a while now
But I remember like yesterday
 
Now I'm here to say goodbye
‘Cause time has passed me by
But the place is just the same
Whatever you became
Since we held hands and laughed our way down Sycamore Lane
 
I see that grass is growing down the middle of Sycamore Lane
'Twas not so long ago I listened to the birds proclaim their love
Now only silence to whisper your name
Only silence to whisper your name
 © Sycamore Lane 2020

The Origin Story

In 2014, after years of humming music in his mind, Eamonn Maguire realized that he could lyricize the sounds. Not realizing that they were song lyrics waiting to be freed, he dabbled in poetry, but it wasn’t harmonizing with what he was hearing. It was only when he started to translate the sounds into song lyrics that the creativity began to flow. 6 years later he had written 1160 original song lyrics inspired by what he describes as music of the mind.

Maguire’s passion for song lyrics marked the beginning of the end of an international financial services career. He was determined not to have ‘Worked in Financial Services’ as the defining inscription on his gravestone. Frustrated, by the absence of meaning and purpose of his life, he began to explore how best to achieve self-transcendence, acknowledged by Abraham Maslow on his deathbed as the greatest omission from his work, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

After 2 years of soul searching and planning, which included 9 strategic pivots that resulted in going back to the drawing board each time, Maguire eventually found a way to infuse his passion for song lyrics with a noble purpose for the benefit of people and planet. Sycamore Lane was born. He hopes that the environmental legacy will outlive his presence on planet earth, and in the process achieve his own version of self-transcendence.