CELT Woodland Promotion Open Day   

We’re thrilled to invite you to CELT’s upcoming Open Day on Sunday 22nd May, at the Slieve Aughty Centre.

Because it’s National Biodiversity Week, we are opening our doors, and getting some of our like minded friends together for a day celebrating our Native Woodlands!

All are welcome!

The day will be experiential and will offer something for everyone – from talks on Agroforestry and Native Woodlands, to Biodiversity walks, Forest bathing, foraging and film screenings. There will be plenty of traditional woodland craft, including willow weaving, log splitting and a biochar demonstration.

We’re really excited to host such a day, one that can connect us across all our communities through our love for woodlands. We look forward to welcoming you.

The day will run as follows:


@ 11am ~ “Introduction to Agroforestry Presentation” with Andrew St Ledger, Native Woodland Specialist with CELT and The Woodland League

@ 12pm ~ Native Woodlands Schemes, grants and applications, with Joe Gowran of Woodlands of Ireland


~A Taste of the Woods – Nourishment for Body and Soul ~Forest Bathing and Foraging – -gather from 9.45am for @ 10a.m. start time, with Sky Buitenhuis for Forest Bathing

-gather at 2pm for @ 2.15pm start time for Foraging with Olwyn Williams

(Can be taken in tandem as a natural follow on, or each as an individual experience)

~”A Woodland Walk focused on Biodiversity and the Gaelic Woodland Traditions, Brehon Tree Laws, and Unique Ogham alphabet of the trees” @2.15 with Andrew St Ledger

~Medieval Roundhouse visit @ 2.30 with Julius Brummelman

~Special Movie Screening Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees” at 2pm

~Biochar demonstration will run throughout the day

The day will also host plenty of craft demos and participation, with something for all interests.

We so look forward to welcoming you!

*Please note that we are taking advance registrations for our walks, as numbers are limited. Email coordinatorcelt@gmail.com to register in advance.

Registration is also possible on the day, if numbers allow.

Proudly supported by our friends in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications (through Irish Environmental Network).


Location: Slieve Aughty Centre, Kylebrack, Loughrea, Co. Galway. H62 DX77


Event link: https://www.celtnet.org/product-page/celt-open-day