Join us for a celebration of local community heritage action featuring showcases, workshops, fieldtrips, networking and a community feast. This one day event will include training workshops for community groups where they can ask questions and share solutions on locally led heritage conservation projects while having the opportunity to network with others. With contributions from the Burrenbeo Conservation volunteers and Heritage Keepers programme participants, groups will be encouraged to showcase their projects while considering wider questions around climate change, biodiversity loss, community fragmentation and more. The event will also include the launch of the Clare Stories of Change exhibition where Clare based changemakers will share their climate actions. The exhibition of Clare Stories for Change will also be open to the public on Sunday morning.
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Who should attend the event?
Anyone looking to get involved or take action in their community including; community heritage groups, community biodiversity groups, tidy towns groups, community development organisations.
09.30 Registration, Tea & Coffee
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome and house keeping
10.15 – 12.00 Skills sharing presentations with Q&A’s.
- Paula Carroll, Cuimhneamh an Chláir – Oral History Recording
- Feidhlim Harty, FH Wetland Systems – Do’s and Don’ts of Ponds
- Deirdre Bennett, Planting for Pollinators
- Mary Dillon, Magnificent Meadows – Managing Grassland for Nature.
12.00 – 13.00 Heritage Keepers Presentations
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch (buy locally or bring your own)
14.00 – 16.00 Skills fieldtrips and workshops
- Mitch Corbett, Planting Trees with Hometree (Fieldtrip)
- Pat O’Connor, Protecting and enhancing local waterways (Fieldtrip)
- Elaine Lynch, Graveyard recording and community archaeology (Fieldtrip)
- Setting up, problem solving and maintaining momentum in community groups – Burrenbeo Conservation Volunteers, Gort River Walk Development Group, Kilnaboy Heritage Group, Mountain Meitheal (indoor workshop)
16.30 – 17.00 Stories of change exhibition launch
17.15 – 18.00 Chill and chat/Market stalls – groups provided with space to display their information
18.00 – 19.30 Community feast prepared by William McElhinney of Wildstrands
On Friday evening and during the day Saturday, people can also sign up for a feast prep workshop with the aim to provide people with the opportunity to connect or maybe reconnect with local plant-based food and develop a skill set on how to integrate a future food and an often forgotten Irish heritage food seaweed back into our diet to create enjoyable, nutritious and healthy meals.
- 10.00 – 11.30 Morning Yoga and meditation session (open to all levels)
- 11.30 – 13.30 Coffee, cake and community chat
For further information on workshop contributors see Communities for Heritage 2022- Speaker Biographies