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Monday, September 24, 2012

Saving our Wetlands

The Irish Wildlife Trust and Waterford County Council co-sponsor  two events this week.  On Wednesday September 26   at 8.15 pm,  the co-chairs of the  of the Irish Ramsar Wetlands Committee, Olivia Crowe and Tadhg O’Mahony,  will facilitate presentations by members of the Committee.  The  event is entitled Saving our Wetlands  – The Role of the  Irish  Ramsar Wetlands Committee.   This talk will take place at the Edmund  Rice Centre, Barrack St Waterford and starts at 8.15 pm.  Admission free and all are welcome. 

 The following day, Thursday September 27,  there will be a conference entitled The Value Of Wetlands.  The opening address wil be given by Eamon de Buitleir.  Venue for this is the Education Centre Dunhill   (Dunhill Enterprise Park near the GAA field).  Registration takes place at 8.45 am and the conference begins at 9 am.  Fee is €35/€25 concessions and lunch is included.  Field trips to Fenor Bog and the Dunhill Wetlands included.  All welcome to these major events in the story of Irish Wetlands.

Monday, September 17, 2012

September Outing to Cuffs Grange

Highbank Organic Farm at Cuffs Grange is our destination for the first outing of the new season on Sunday September 23rd. Meet at 3 p.m. This will be a two hour walk around and through this wonderful organic orchard and farm. The event will be led by the owners of the farm Rob and Julie and will be a real treat for all the family. Highbank Farm is just off the main Callan to Kilkenny road, about 4 miles south of Kilkenny. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn first hand about so many aspects of sustainable farming and land management. Telephone 051-382629 for further information and car pooling arrangements.