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Sun, 19 May


Slieve Aughty Centre

A Free Open Day with Celt

Come and join us for a Free Open Day with Celt and celebrate Agroforestry & Biodiversity Week. Discover the benefits of trees & biodiversity for all!!

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 A Free Open Day with Celt
 A Free Open Day with Celt

Time & Location

19 May 2024, 10:00 – 16:00

Slieve Aughty Centre, Kylebrack West, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland H62 DX77

About The Event

The first of this year’s Open Days will take place on Sunday May 19th from 10am to 4pm and will have a special focus on Forestry Promotion.  A variety of special guests speakers, information and demonstration stalls will highlight and celebrate the multifunctional role and benefits of trees, including their role in tackling climate change & biodiversity loss, and beneficial to our everyday health and wellbeing! We have a super exciting line-up of talks, walks, demos and masterclasses with a number of wonderful and knowledgeable experts for you. 

Our Programme includes:

10- 11.30 : Food Foraging Talk and Walk with Olwyn William from Wild Foods

11 - 11.30 : A talk on Composting & Food Waste with Mark Molloy, Environmental Officer, Galway County Council

11.30 -12 : Community Woodland Project using the Miyawaki Method by Finola O'Siochru of the Kinvara Ballindeereen Tree Gang

12 -12.30 : The Multiple Benefits of Trees with Joe Gowran from Woodlands of Ireland

12.30 - 1.00 :  Restoring our Native Woodlands with David Smyth  from Native Woodland Trust

2 - 3.30 :  A Woodland Walk with Celt and The Woodland Leaque : "The Great Forest of Aughty"

3.30 - 4 :  Establishing a Food Forest with Jason McCormack from Food tree

Please book this free event.  If you need more information please contact

The Slieve Aughty Woods Cafe will be open and serving delicious organic food throughout the day.

Join us for a wonderful day out for all the family at the beautiful Slieve Aughty Centre !

Bígí Linn!

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