Date(s) - 25 September 2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The National Botanic Gardens
Burrenbeo Trust are heading East! On this our 10th year, we are holding a series of Burren talks in Dublin, bringing the wonders of this place and the work of Burrenbeo Trust to a wider audience, while also bringing the Burren a little closer for our many Dublin based members.
On the 25th September at 8pm in the National Botanic Gardens, the first talk in the series will be ‘The Burren flora -a national treasure’ with Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington.
Botanist Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington recently took early retirement from the Botany Department, NUI Galway, where she taught plant ecology. She has led annual botanical field courses in the Burren for 30 years and has supervised postgraduate students in the Burren, focusing on sustainable agriculture and working with the Burren Farming for Conservation Programme staff. She specialises in wetland ecology, including turloughs, flood-meadows (the Shannon callows) and peatlands and has published widely on these subjects.
The talks are being hosted by the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland. We are very grateful to Mark Rutledge for the initial idea and for his help making this happen.