Farm visit to see Grouse Management

Friday 11th October
11am
Cregg Hill
FREE EVENT

Red Grouse Conservation Project. Farm visit to Cregg Hill.

Meet in Avoca car park. 4×4 vehicles and walking boots required.

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.

Celebrate with GRETB Letterfrack Green Campus

Friday 11th October
1pm
Community Garden (laneway near Letterfrack Lodge)
FREE EVENT

Raising of GRETB Letterfrack Green Flag  for Litter & Waste and Biodiversity.

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.