LIFE05 NAT/IRL/000182

Woodland Restoration in Ireland

Student group during National Tree Week at Site 1, Clonbur

Enthusiatic search for life on deadwood found at site 1, Clonbur


Restoring Priority Woodland Habitats in Ireland

Getting the Message:
News & Events

Here are some of the events that took place during the project which were attended by woodland neighbours, members of the general public, representatives of statutory bodies, international guests, student groups and Coillte staff and contractors.

Event Location Date
Results of Project available 16-page colour booklet. Electronic copy from home page or order your copy through the Contacts page
Two Day Event: End of Project Conference and Field Day. Tue 6th Oct, indoor session. Wed 7th Oct field day at Site 1, Clonbur priority woodland associated with limestone pavement. McWilliam Park Hotel, Knock Road, Claremorris, Co Mayo Oct 6, 2009
Healthy Forests, Healthy People Exhibition.
Mobile exhibition on display across various venues in Ireland this year detailing Coillte's work in habitat restoration, forest recreation, nursery trees, nature conservation.
Dublin: ENFO May and June
Kilkenny: The Mall, MacDonagh Junction Jul 16th-Aug 6th
New Ross: John F Kennedy Arboretum Aug 6th-31st
Castlecomer Discovery Park: Sep 1st-17th
July Aug Sep 2009
Woodland Walk to celebrate Heritage Week
meet at 2pm, Saturday 22nd Aug at new car park entrance to Clonbur Wood
duration approx. 2.5 hours, bring the raingear and stout footwear
Clonbur Wood, Co Galway
Aug 22 2009
Lunchtime Lecture on Restoring Priority Woodland Habitats in Ireland ENFO, 17 St Andrews Street, Dublin 2 Jun 18, 2009
Training Day at Castletaylor, Co Galway on Woodland restoration techniques, native woodland planning, planting demonstration and related topics. Supported by Woodlands of Ireland, Sylviron Ltd, Forest Service, Coillte Nurseries and Coillte LIFE project team. Rafterys Rest, Kilcolgan at 11.00am field visit in afternoon Castletaylor Woodland Jun 5, 2009
Bloom in the Park 2009
1,000 tree giveaway by Coillte Nurseries in conjunction with Irish Wildlife Trust. Native trees, rowan, birch, hazel, spindle and guelder rose trees given to members of the public attending the event
Phoenix Park, Dublin
See Irish Wildlife Stand in the Engaging Stations section
May 28th to June 1st 2009
Biodiversity Day celebration. Launch of Healthy Forests, Healthy People exhibition ENFO, 17 St Adrews Street, Dublin 2 May 22, 2009
SAC Watch Training Course provided by Irish Wildlife Trust visit LIFE project. Meet at 2pm Site 4, Durrow, Co Laois May 9, 2009
Tree Planting during National Tree Week
1-7 March 2009
students from local primary school plant yew
Cahir Park Yew woodland, Co Tipperary Mar 5, 2009
free DVD available featuring woodland restoration at project sites. Request DVD through contacts page submit your postal address Dec 31, 2008
Field Day for forestry students of Teagasc, Ballyhaise Co Cavan Aghnaguig bog woodland Co Cavan Dec 01, 2008
Launch of Project DVD during European Forest Week, Wed afternoon 22nd Oct Visitors Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin Oct 22, 2008
National Ploughing Championships 2008 Exhibition 23rd-25th Sept
Opportunity to hear about woodland restoration in Coillte and view 30 min project DVD
11am-12pm Thursday 25th Sept
European Commission Stand 519, Row K, Cuffesgrange, Kilkenny Sep 25, 2008
Woodland Walk
Meet at 2pm, entrance to Castletaylor Wood. All welcome.
Castletaylor, Co Galway
Aug 30, 2008
Healthy Habitats Exhibition Coillte 2008 July and August
Lunchtime Lecture every Wednesday for 7 weeks until 23rd August.
Topics include: Habitat Restoration, Woodland Recreation, Biodiversity
ENFO, No. 17 St Andrew Street, Dublin 2 July 11, 2008
Public information event: Woodland walk at Clonbur, Co Galway. Meet at 7pm, Clonbur Community Hall. Clonbur Wood, Clonbur, Co Galway May 24, 2008
Public Information Event, presentation and woodland walk. Meet at 2pm, Castle Arms Hotel short presentation followed directly by visit to Knockanoran/Bishops Woodland. All welcome. Further info: 0879980161. Finished by 4pm/4.30pm Durrow, Co Laois (Site 4, alluvial woodland)
Meet at Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow (2pm, Fri 30th May)
May 30, 2008
Talk and Walk at Local Wood: Project Manager and Ecologist to vist senior classes at Durrow National/Primary School at 10am. Group to visit nearby Knockanoran/Bishops woodland for walk and discussion. Finish by 12.30pm Knockanoran/Bishops Woodland. Site 4, Durrow alluvial woodland May 30, 2008
Biodiversity Day 2008 Thursday 22nd May
Staff from Coillte HQ to visit woodland LIFE site and bog LIFE site
Meet at 10.30am, Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow Co Laois
11.00am, introduction to biodiversity in Coillte and LIFE projects
11.30am depart for sites
3.30pm approx. finish
Bring packed lunch raingear and wellie boots.
Durrow, Co Laois May 22, 2008
Training Day for private forestry contractors, forest managers and forest workers. A collaboration between Coillte LIFE05 project team, Woodlands of Ireland and Forest Service. Email through contacts page if you wish to attend. Site 4, Durrow (meet at 10am Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow, Co Laois) Jan 11, 2008
Our Limestone Landscapes - Exhibition 12th Nov - 14th Dec. Joint venture Dept Env NI, NPWS, Dept Env, Heritage and LG and Irish Wildlife Trust. ENFO, 17 St Andrew Street, Dublin 2 Dec 14, 2007
Project Launch by Minister of State for Forestry, Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Food. Mary Wallace TD Site 6, Cahir Park, Co Tipperary Dec 07, 2007
Society of Irish Foresters Field Day Site 1, Clonbur Sep 28, 2007
Stand at National Ploughing Championships EU Commission Tent, Tullamore Sep 26, 2007
Information evening and site visit Tubber community hall, Co Clare for presentation, then visit to Site 2, Attyslany Sep 05, 2007
Yew woodland walk & Forest Park Open Day (approx. 1 hour walk) Main car park Coillte Forest Park
Currahchase, Co. Limerick
Sep 02, 2007
2pm + 3:30pm
Notice to Nature Evening Talks + Walks
Talk on Yew Woodland during Heritage Week
Craft Granary, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
(re. Site 6, Cahir Park)
Aug 27, 2007

Press article "Connaught Tribune"
Site 1, Clonbur
Jun 08, 2007
Poster Presentation IALE 2007 International Association of Landscape Ecology World Conference, Ede-Wageningen, Netherlands Jul 08-12, 2007
Feature article during National Tree Week "Inside Coillte" magazine
Site 1, Clonbur
Site 6, Cahir Park
Jun 01, 2007
Press article - Woodland walk "Connaught Tribune"
Site 1, Clonbur
Jun 01, 2007
Woodland walks and information stand in conjunction with National Sheep Shearing Championships Site 1, Clonbur, Co Galway Jun 1,2,3 2007
National Press during National Bio-diversity Week Irish Times supplement sponsored by Heritage Council May 22, 2007
Information afternoon Presentation and site visit 3.30pm Clarion Hotel, Sligo
5pm Site 3, Hazelwood, Sligo
May 09, 2007
Press Article "Sligo Champion" regional newspaper
Site 3, Hazelwood
Apr 25, 2007
Press Article "Sligo Weekender" regional newspaper
Site 3, Hazelwood
Apr 24, 2007
Press Article during National Tree Week "South Tipp Today" regional newspaper
Site 6, Cahir Park
Mar 14, 2007
Woodland Walk Site 1, Clonbur, Co Galway Mar 10, 2007
Woodland Walk for local student group Site 1, Clonbur, Co Galway Mar 09, 2007
Radio interview Connemara Local Radio Mar 08, 2007
Woodland Walk Site 6, Cahir Park, Co Tipperary Mar 06, 2007
Public Consultation Site 5, Currahchase, Co Limerick Feb 15, 2007
Project Launch Site 3, Cahir Park Woodland t.b.c.
Site visit by Social & Environmental group Site 4, Durrow, Co Laois Dec 08, 2006
Training Day Native Woodland Scheme in conjunction with Woodlands of Ireland and the Forest Service Site 1, Clonbur, Co Galway Nov 03, 2006
Public Consultation Site 7, Castletaylor, Co Galway Oct 18, 2006
Consultation and site visit Site 9, Camcor, Co Offaly Oct 14, 2006
Information Exhibition Stand National and World Ploughing Championships, Tullow, Co Carlow Sep 28, 2006
Consultation + site visit by Social & Environmental group Site 7, Castletaylor, Co Galway Sep 26, 2006
Woodland walk organised in conjunction with Society of Irish Foresters Site 1, Clonbur, Co Galway Sep 02, 2006
Public Consultation Community Hall, Clonbur, Co Galway Aug 31, 2006
Information Day for St Josephs Primary School, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo Site 1, Clonbur May 23, 2006
Press release Irish Independent Newspaper May 09, 2006
Woodland walk with local student group Site 1, Clonbur, Co Galway Mar 08, 2006

Contact Us

PR/Administrator: Breda Lyons
Phone: + 353 (0)56 7753362

Project Manager: Sean Quealy
Mobile: + 353 (0)86 2854054

Coillte acknowledges the funding received from the EU LIFE-Nature programme

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Coillte, registered in Ireland 138108