More Leave No Trace Events

I’m delighted to announce the following dates and venues for more small scale Leave No Trace (LNT) Awareness training workshops.

Thursday, July 2 – Westport.

Thursday, July 9 – Athleague.

Tuesday, July 14 – Letterfrack.

Thursday, July 16 – Boyle.

Tuesday, July 21 – Gort.

Thursday, July 23 – Benwiskin.

All awareness training events will be held outdoors, with an element of indoors only if the weather isn’t so good. Even if the weather isn’t so good, there will still be outdoors time involved, so do come prepared.

Most of all, come prepared for some fun in the great Irish outdoors. You will learn about the Seven Principles of the LNT outdoors ethics programme and leave with your LNT Awareness Certificate.

For more info and to book your place at a venu close to you, call me on 086 – 8318748 , or email info [at] tourismpure [dot] com.

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The Garden of Ireland

On Monday of this week, I was lucky enough to find myself in Wicklow – a rare trip across the country to The Garden of Ireland.

 

U-nail studded railway sleeper boardwalk at The Wicklow Gap

U-nail studded railway sleeper boardwalk at The Wicklow Gap

Over the Wicklow Gap I went, down through Laragh, with its wonderful broadleaf and well-spaced conifer forests and on towards Glenealy, to the beautiful and serene organic farm at Carraig Dúlra.

On their plot up on the hill, with impressive Red Kites soaring overhead, Mike and Suzie Cahn deliver organic farming training, specialising in how to grow fruit and vegetables. Indeed, my friend Tina Pommer, from Leitrim, will be giving a talk and walk on mushrooms over there sometime this coming autumn.

 

Coniferous forest with good ground vegetation at Laragh

Coniferous forest with good ground vegetation at Laragh

I was there to deliver an awareness course in Leave No Trace. I had a lovely day and would really recommend getting up to Carraig Dúlra, taking a practical, educational and, above all, interesting course in the outdoors of whichever type you prefer yourself. Mike and Suzie are excellent hosts, so you’ll have a great day.

 

 

 

Suzie talks about vegetable growing, Carraig Dúlra, Glenealy

Suzie talks about vegetable growing, Carraig Dúlra, Glenealy

Visit Carraig Dúlra’s website here.

Visit Leave No Trace Ireland here.

Tree Identification and Lore

Tree Identification and Lore

Tree Identification and Lore

I am currently in the process of developing a multi-evening course, entitled “Tree Identification and Lore”.

The course, which will be run in the West of Ireland, will concentrate on  showing how to identify Ireland’s native and main non-native trees, by studying leaves, bark, fruit, habitat, etc. It will be complemented by plenty of ‘treelore’, or tree related folklore.

Our native trees include Oak, Ash, Scots Pine, Yew and so on. The main non-natives of Sitka Spruce, Horse Chestnut, Sycamore, etc., will be discussed also.

Sounds great already, don’t you think ? My aim is to roll it out during March and maybe for eight weeks, to include at least one evening spent out in the woods. I’ll be holding it in MO, RN or G.

Register your interest right now, by emailing me on info at tourismpure dot com. I will be trying to locate it according to where attendees are from. Alternatively, just reply here by posting a comment.