Iveragh Learning Landscapes this Weekend

Iveragh Learning Landscapes starts this Saturday

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.

Itinerary 2017

Friday  6th October

17:00-19:00 Registration and Networking

19:00-20:30 Talks

Engaging Communities, Áine Bird (Burrenbeo Trust)

Gaias Graveyard and Tasks for the Future, Helena Kettleborough (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Mindscapes, Anders Szczepanski (University of Linköping, Sweden)

21:00 Guided Walk: Ancient Rock Art, Aoibheann Lambe

Get together/Networking, The Blind Piper

Saturday 7th October 

10:00-12:00 Workshop 1

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

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

c. Supporting Children Learning in the Outdoors, 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 2

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. Playshop Community Activation, Anita Mckeown
j. Reading & Writing the Iveragh Landscape, Paddy de Bushe
k. Autumnal Introduction to Forest Schools, Ciara Hinksman & Lucy Bell


Wild Food Feast with Darach Ó Murchú
Magical Music Session with John Moriarty
Stargazing in Gold Tier Dark Sky Reserve with Steve Lynott

Sunday 8th October 


Workshop 3

l. Herbal Medicine for the Home, Niall Hogan

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

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)


Debrief and Feedback


Guided Trip: Church Island


Iveragh LL Schedule 2017 05.09

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