Understanding the habitat of the freshwater pearl mussel

Friday 11th October
12pm
Cregg Hill
FREE EVENT

Guided field trip to Dawros River to see Freshwater Pearl Mussel populations.

Walking boots required. Max 15 people. Bookings to info@connemaragreenfestival.ie.

Environmental Farming Schemes in Connemara

Friday 11th October
Lecture Theatre 1, GMIT Letterfrack
FREE EVENT

CONFERENCE

2.30-3pm Connemara EIP

Joe Mannion and Brendan O Malley, Forum Connemara  tell us about an exciting new farm plan just launched  for the uplands of Connemara. This is an incentive scheme to pay Connemara farms to take all those actions that will enhance the ecology and environment of our uplands

3-3.30pm Freshwater Pearl Mussel EIP

Derek McLoughlin and Mary McAndrew tell us all about the Freshwater Pearl Mussel scheme for Connemara and success to date.

Bookings to info@connemaragreenfestival.ie.

Opening of the Festival and Book Launch

Friday 11th October
6pm
Connemara National Park, Visitor Centre
FREE EVENT

BOOK LAUNCH
‘Sophia Sturge and the Connemara Basket Industry in Letterfrack 1888-1905’ by Joan Johnson.

Launch by Peter Sturge M.B.E.

Children’s Willow Weaving Workshops

Saturday 12th October
11am – 1pm
Ellis Hall, Letterfrack

Children’s willow weaving  workshops with Carol and Kerry from Down to Earth Galway.

Workshop 1:
Suitable for children’s ages 5-7.
Pick your own willow and make a crown.

Workshop 2:
Suitable for children’s ages 8-12.
Pick your own willow and make a magical fish.

Limited to 10 children per workshop – email info@connemaragreenfestival.ie to reserve a place.

FULLY BOOKED

CONNEMARA GREEN FEAST BUFFET with Local Traditional Music

Saturday 12th October
7pm
Pangur Ban Restuarant, Letterfrack with chef John Walsh
Tickets €40 with free drink on arrival

Showcasing our local artisan food produce and foraging.

BOOKING REQUIRED: €40 per person – Limited places available. Book early to avoid disappointment. Vegetarian & vegan menu available on request. There will be no bar, people are welcome to bring their own wine/beer.

BOOKING CLOSED

Explore a special place – Derryclare Wood

Sunday 13th October
11am – 1pm
Derryclare Wood
FREE EVENT

Derryclare Wood, Connemara’s Native Woodland: An exclusive tour to this magical woodland with NPSW Ranger and Derryclare guardian Dermot Breen.

Children over 10 years welcome.
Booking essential on 095 41054 / 087 291 9721.

Woodland Walk and Celebration

Sunday 13th October
4pm
Meet outside the Country Shop, Letterfrack
FREE EVENT

LAST EVENT OF THE FESTIVAL!
Join us for a walk  and a celebration with music.

Wear sensible shoes.