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CIF-International Forestry Tour to Ireland

Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut Forestier du Canada is hosting a one week cultural and forestry tour of Ireland in conjunction with Teagasc (pronounced "chaugs", the Irish equivalent of FPInnovations) the week of May 12th to 18th 2019.

 

For more information, please download the brochure.

Program:

Sunday – May 12th
Host: TED WILSON

  • Participants arrive in Dublin – evening reception and dinner
  • Informal meet and greet – with Society of Irish Foresters from Dublin area
  • Overnight in Dublin – Hotel TBA

Monday – May 13th
Host: NUALA NI FHLATHARTA
AM – Ashtown (Dublin) Teagasc Centre.

  • Welcome from Teagasc & Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Marine
  • Official welcome from Minister of State for Forestry
  • Outline of forestry in Ireland – history, policy and practice
  • Outline the Teagasc Forestry programme (Teagasc)
  • Short perspectives on Canadian forestry by the visiting group
  • Tour of Teagasc forestry research
    • tree breeding work - labs/glasshouse/tunnels
    • Shade experiment
    • Ash dieback research
  • Lunch at Ashtown Research Centre
  • Commemorative tree planting

PM – Travel to Durrow CO Offaly.

  • Teagasc Silviculture Research Experiments, Niall Farrelly
  • Travel to and overnight in TULLAMORE

Tuesday – May 14th
Host: LIAM KELLY
AM – Travel to the Slieve Bloom area.

  • Coillte – Forest operations and the Glendine Sitka spruce stand
  • Lunch – Location TBA

PM – Visit Birr Castle and Estate.

  • Travel to and Overnight in KILLALOE

Wednesday – May 15th
Host: JONATHAN SPAZZI
AM – Visit the Cliffs of Moher

  • Lunch

PM – Raheen Forest Estate; historical 200 ha Mc Lysaght private estate. Section of the mature Estate (150 ha) leased by Coillte for industrial timber (SS clearfell), 50 ha privately managed with a range of integrated sylvicultural systems: CCF, clear felling and conservation management - Includes a 300-year-old sessile oak section under NW Scheme and a community woodland section (Nighbourwood). Near scenic lakeside village of Killaloe. Points of interest include history of Irish forestry, Sitka spruce harvesting, silvicultual systems, sustainable production and recreation.

  • Overnight in KILLALOE

Thursday – May 16th
Host: MICHAEL SOMERS & IAN SHORT
AM – Travel to Bansha and meet with the directors of the Limerick and Tipperary Woodland Owners Ltd. on John Kavanagh’s property. This will include private forestry and growers’ groups; hardwoods and estate forestry.

  • Visit the Rock of Cashel
  • Lunch (Horse and Jockey)

PM – Visit Jim Dunnes’ specialty Sawmill and Jim O’Brien’s Hurley mill in Drangan.

  • Travel to and overnight in THURLES
  • Evening program - Music session and story-telling in Jim Ryans of Upperchurch.

Friday – May 17th
Host: MICHAEL SOMERS
AM – Visit the Castlecomer Discovery Park, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny.
Joint venture with Coillte and the community.

  • Lunch in Castlecomer

PM – Visit Coillte’s Ballintemple Nursery and seed centre.

  • Travel to and overnight in Laragh near WICKLOW

Saturday – May 18th
Host: PADDY PURSER AND LIAM BYRNE plus Ted Wilson
AM – Travel Laragh and tour of forestry in the Wicklow mountains.

  • Private forestry - Knockrath Estate owned by the Brabazon family
  • Continuous Cover Silviculture
  • Lunch

PM –

  • Visit Glendalough Monastic ruins
  • Tour of the Glendalough craft distillery
  • Return to Dublin
  • Evening dinner and farewell social in Dublin
    • Overnight in DUBLIN
When
3/12/2019 - 3/18/2019
Where
DUBLIN IRELAND
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