Event Type: Festival
Event Definition: Family Fun
Start Date: 25-09-2019
End Date: 25-09-2019
Phone Number: +353 91 61458
Website: Event Website
A Free woodland festival will be organised by Western Forestry Co-op to help foster greater awareness of the benefits of forests for all. The day will include live demonstrations in thinning, woodland improvement, sawmilling, timber tasks tent, tree walks and woodland talks as well as food, crafts and family entertainment.
Come see the wood from the trees at Irelands first Woodland Festival on Sunday the 25th August at the Killegar Estate, Carrigallen in South Leitrim in the heart of the Lakeland country.
The Woodland Festival will celebrate all that’s good about trees and woodlands and what’s more it’s FREE. The festival is a time for people to engage with the woods, walk in the woods, learn in the woods and leave with a better understanding of a woodland and its trees, whether that be broadleaf or conifer, the differences of both, the variety of both, the biodiversity of both, what it means to work in and manage these woods, the people who work in and manage these woods, how they provide income and above all having spent time in nature. The Killegar estate is a mix of woodland and farmland set on 320 acres and contains old and young native woodland, mature broadleaf woodland with excellent examples of Oak and Beech trees, 22 hectares of conifer Sitka spruce and Japanese larch woodland, commercially planted Ash and 20 small research plots of Sitka spruce, Norway spruce, Oak, and Ash planted in 0.1 hectare blocks. This is an outdoor rustic woodland festival for people to come and enjoy the woods in all their glory.
Brought to you by Western Forestry Co-op westernforestrycoop.ie
Funded by Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine.