An invitation to ProSilva Ireland members and friends to this year’s Farm Woodland Forum meeting.
The Forum will be in Ireland and run jointly by AFBI and
Teagasc, with bookings and registration through AFBI. This is an excellent venue. Ballyhaise
is a fine Agricultural College which supplies most of the farm woodland and forestry skills
training in Ireland. It has good examples of various broadleaved woodland blocks and
agroforestry mixed in with 200 ha of grassland – plenty of interest for the field visit. The
second field visit will be to Loughgall in Northern Ireland.
The overall theme is: “Farm Woodlands-Education, Research and Policy”
though we will welcome the usual mix of diverse papers. The College has good teaching, meeting and eating facilities. There is no
accommodation on site but the nearby (4 miles) town of Cavan has good hotels and plenty
of eating/entertainment options.
A special conference rate has been agreed for the Cavan Crystal Hotel.
Venue: Ballyhaise Agricultural College, Co Cavan, Ireland
Theme: Farm Woodlands-Education, Research and Policy
Dates: 21st -23rd June 2016
Afternoon: Indoor presentations followed by FWF AGM at the College
Arrive Ballyhaise College , Lunch 1pm.
Evening: Dinner at accommodation in Cavan
Morning: Presentations (Ballyhaise College), Lunch
Afternoon: Field visits on Ballyhaise College
Evening: Conference Meal, entertainment etc at accommodation in Cavan
Leave accommodation, travel to Loughgall (1 hr 15 mins), Field visits at Loughgall.
Afternoon: Depart for either Dublin or Belfast airports etc (both fairly convenient to
The organisers would still welcome any papers for presentation. Please contact Jim McAdam