Only one week until Pro Silva Ireland’s Monuments and Forestry Open Forest Day.
The open day takes place next Saturday October 6 at Coillte’s Burren forest property, Co. Cavan, part of the Marble Arch Global Geopark.
While this forest visit has the theme of Monuments and Forestry, the usual Pro Silva forest principles will also be discussed.
The day’s objective will be to look at alternative options to clear-fell and explore the forest’s potential for aiding the preservation of the Burren’s valuable ancient structures.
The open day will begin with a series of lectures at the Marble Arch Caves and Global Geo Park Centre followed by a visit to the Burren property which will provide an opportunity to see the potential for forest cover to protect cultural features at the site.
Pro Silva Ireland October 2012 Open Forest Day: Forestry and Monuments, Another Approach.
Date: Saturday October 6, 2012
Venue: Marble Arch Caves and Global Geo Park Centre and The Burren, Co. Cavan.
Directions: See below for a site location map. The Marble Arch Centre is marked A and the Burren Forest is located nearby to the west.
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Meet: 10am for tea and coffee at Marble Arch Caves and Global Geopark Centre
Lectures: Begin 10.30am and include:
– Marble Arch Caves and Global Geopark Manager Richard Watson: “Forests Growing Tourism As Well As Trees”.
– Chief Forest Service Archaeologist Emmet Byrne: “Megalithic Features Of The Burren”.
– Pro Silva Netherlands Secretary Martijn Boosten (Co-author of Cultural Heritage In Sustainable Forest Management): “Forestry And National Monuments – The Dutch Approach”.
Walking Lecture Tour:
– Depart Marble Arch at 12 noon and drive to The Burren, approximately 30 minutes away.
– 12.30pm First stop and lunch
– 4.30pm Finish.
There will be also be an option of visiting a nearby stone enclosure with local guides.
A €20 donation is appreciated to cover the cost of the visiting Pro Silva Europe foresters. Please bring your own packed lunch, wet weather clothing and boots. Detailed directions to follow.