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May
21
Sat
Learn how to draw a Fossil, with artist Hazel Ramsay @ Kerry County Museum
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate Biodiversity Week and National Drawing Day and learn how to draw a fossil with artist Hazel Ramsay. You can learn all about fossils in Kerry and even win a family ticket to Kerry County Museum and the Aqua Dome. Simply drop into the Kerry County Museum in Tralee any time between 10:00am and 4:00pm and draw a fossil from our collection with Hazel. You can also bring one of your own fossils along – we’d love to see them! No booking required, all welcome, children should be always accompanied by an adult.

Location: Kerry County Museum, Denny Street, Tralee

Link to event: https://www.kerryheritage.ie/event/learn-how-to-draw-with-artist-hazel-ramsay/

Make Your Own Swift Box – Parent & Child @ The Rediscovery Centre
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Make Your Own Swift Box - Parent & Child @ The Rediscovery Centre
Swift populations have declined in recent years and this is attributed to the loss of natural breeding sites. Swift boxes give the birds a safe place to breed. During this workshop, Nessa Doran O’Reilly, programme manager at Rediscover Furniture, will help you and your child assemble a Swift box. Working as a team you will learn how to use a marking gauge, how to glue and pin, and also how to pilot drill and screw your nest boxes together ready to be brought home. All tools and materials will be supplied.
* Ticket is for one adult and one child
* The minimum age to participate in this workshop is eight years old and all children must be accompanied by one adult.

Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/make-your-own-swift-box-parent-child-tickets-333465733987

Make Your Own Swift Box – Parent & Child @ The Rediscovery Centre
May 21 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Make Your Own Swift Box - Parent & Child @ The Rediscovery Centre
Swift populations have declined in recent years and this is attributed to the loss of natural breeding sites. Swift boxes give the birds a safe place to breed. During this workshop, Nessa Doran O’Reilly, programme manager at Rediscover Furniture, will help you and your child assemble a Swift box. Working as a team you will learn how to use a marking gauge, how to glue and pin, and also how to pilot drill and screw your nest boxes together ready to be brought home. All tools and materials will be supplied.
* Ticket is for one adult and one child
* The minimum age to participate in this workshop is eight years old and all children must be accompanied by one adult.

Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/make-your-own-swift-box-parent-child-tickets-333465733987

May
22
Sun
CELT Woodland Promotion Open Day – Biochar demonstration. Craft demos and Participation
May 22 all-day
CELT Woodland Promotion Open Day - Biochar demonstration. Craft demos and Participation

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:

Talks

@ 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

Walks

~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

Biodiversity Bugs with Anna @ The Organic Centre
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Family Fun craft workshop for Biodiversity day with art therapist and regular favorite Anna Mulvihill.  Part of a free program of events for Biodiversity week.

Link: https://www.theorganiccentre.ie/event/biodiversity-bugs-with-anna-12-4pm/346

CELT Woodland Promotion Open Day – Special Movie Screening “Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees”
May 22 @ 2:00 pm
CELT Woodland Promotion Open Day - Special Movie Screening “Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees”

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:

Talks

@ 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

Walks

~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

CELT Woodland Promotion Open Day – A Woodland Walk focused on Biodiversity and the Gaelic Woodland Traditions, Brehon Tree Laws, and Unique Ogham alphabet of the trees
May 22 @ 2:15 pm
CELT Woodland Promotion Open Day - A Woodland Walk focused on Biodiversity and the Gaelic Woodland Traditions, Brehon Tree Laws, and Unique Ogham alphabet of the trees

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:

Talks

@ 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

Walks

~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