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Iveragh Learning Landscapes is a weekend of talks, walks and workshops encompassing local natural and built heritage, outdoor education, land stewardship and well-being. Based in the beautiful Iveragh peninsula between the villages of Waterville and Caherdaniel, workshops will take place both indoors in various venues and outdoors in some of the most spectacular locations in the area, including Derrynane National Park and Lough Currane in Waterville.

Workshop topics range from, sand dune ecology, herbal medicine and identifying and cooking edible seaweeds to Leave No Trace outdoor ethics, Forest Schools, ocean literacy and how to use the outdoors as an educational tool. Guided walks include visits to local rock art sites, a trip to church island on lough Currane and a Dark skies evening event.

Sample itinerary 2017

Friday 6th October

5.00pm Registration opens in Caherdaniel hall


Engaging Communities, Áine Bird (Burrenbeo Trust, Galway) Gaias Graveyard and Tasks for the Future, Helena Kettleborough (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)

Mindscapes & Landscapes, Anders Szczepanski (University of Linköping, Sweden)

Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics, Noel Doyle

7.00pm – 8.30pm

9.00pm Guided Walk to local Rock Art site/ Get together in The Blind Piper bar

Saturday 7th October

Workshop block 1: 10.00am -12.00pm

a. Making the Invisible Visible, Vincent Hyland (Wild Derrynane)

b. Seaweed Discovery, John Fitzgerald (Atlantic Irish Seaweed)

c. How the sea stays with you and adventures to the shore, Lucy Hunt (Sea Synergy) & Karin Bacon (Marino Institute)

d. Mindscapes of Learning, Anders Szczepanski

e. Wild Food Foraging, Darach Ó Murchú

f. Our Freshwater Ecology, Rod Robinson (Waterville Lakes and Rivers Trust)

Workshop block 2: 2.00pm – 4.00 pm

f. Herbal Medicine for the Home, Niall Hogan

g. Landscape Art, Dana Winder

h. Community Engagement: The Active Stewardship Model, Áine Bird (Burrenbeo Trust)

i. Tasty! Ice-cream Playshop, Anita Mckeown

j. Reading & Writing the Iveragh Landscape, Paddy de Bushe

k. Autumnal Introduction to Forest Schools, Ciara Hinksman & Lucy Bell

l. Documenting Biodiversity in your local – make your observations count, Liam Lysaght (National Biodiversity Data Centre)

Evening Events:

Wild Food Feast with Darach Ó Murchú

Wind Rustling Through the Iveragh Music Session with John Moriarty

Stargazing in Gold Tier Dark Sky Reserve with Steve Lynott

Sunday 8th October

Workshop block 3: 10.00am – 12.00pm

m. Herbal Medicine for the Home, Niall Hogan

n. Hedge Schools, Aoibheann Lambe

o. Yoga, Alex Carey (Carey Yoga and Nutrition)

p. Storytelling the Landscape, Sean O’Laoghaire

q. Theraputic Landscapes: Connecting with Green and Blue Space, Ronan Foley (University of Maynooth)

r. Coastwatch Survey Training, David McCormack, (Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre)

Debrief and feedback session 12.30-1.00pm

Afternoon excursion to Church Island leaves at 2.00pm

For more details contact iveraghlearninglandscapes@gmail.com

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