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Connemara Green Festival
12th, 13th & 14th October 2018

Inspiring Action for Conservation

Theme for 2018 – ‘Eating for Conservation’

Raising funds for awareness of the conservation of the Freshwater Pearl Mussel

The Connemara Green Festival celebrates Mother Nature, aims to raise awareness of the unique ecology of Connemara and raise funds for biodiversity projects. The festival is now in it’s 4th year.

Our theme this year is ‘Eating for Conservation’ and the festival will raise funds for awareness of the conservation of the Freshwater Pearl Mussel.

The festival takes place from Friday 12th October to Sunday 14th October and is based in Letterfrack village, Connemara, at the foot of the majestic Connemara National Park on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Enjoy inspiring events including walks with local ecologists and historians, nature workshops, foraging on the seashore, hill walks, learning about local fauna and flora, outdoor activities, vegetarian cooking demonstrations, pond dipping in the Connemara National Park, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and boat trips in Letterfrack Bay. Kids and adults are welcome and many events are free to attend.

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Some Highlights

Mini-Conference on the threats and opportunities for the Freshwater Pearl Mussel

Friday 12th October

11.30pm-12.30pm
Field Trip to Dawros River

2pm-5pm
Freshwater Pearl Mussel Mini-Conference

FREE EVENT

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Opening of Festival – with a taste of the forest

Friday 12th October
6.00pm
FREE EVENT

Come celebrate the new stages of our Waterfall – Atlantic Link Walk

Meet: Outside Country Shop in Letterfrack village
Venue: New picnic table at Atlantic viewing point

CONNEMARA GREEN FEAST

Saturday 13th October
7.00pm
Tickets €35

FULLY BOOKED

Buffet showcasing our local artisan food produce. You will be welcomed with a complimentary drink and entertained with local traditional music.

Venue: Pangur Ban Restaurant, Letterfrack with chef John Walsh.

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO ACTIONS FOR CONSERVATION

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Passion for Taste at Artisan House

Sunday 14th October
1.00pm-2.15pm
Cost: €12

Talk/cooking demonstration/sampling of fishy dishes with Michael O’Meara

Meet chef/foodwriter Michael O’Meara in the kitchen of his publisher, Artisan House, Letterfrack.

Space is limited so please reserve in advance on artisanhouse.ie.
Tel 087 333 4627 for further information.

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