Iveragh Learning Landscapes

Date(s) - 06/10/2017 - 08/10/2017
5:00 pm




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

7.00pm – 8.30pm Welcome and opening Talks

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

  • John Fitzgerald – Wild Atlantic Seaweed – Seaweed identification and tasting
  • Lucy Hunt and Karin Bacon – Seashore workshop
  • Anders Scezpanski –
  • Darach ó Murchú – Wild food foraging
  • Vincent Hyland – Wild Derrynane – Making the invisible visible in Derrynane

Workshop block 2: 2.00pm – 4.00 pm

  • Niall Hogan – Derrynane herbal Medicine clinic
  • Dana Winder
  • Aine – Burrenbeo Trust – Community Engagment
  • Anita Mckeown – Playshop
  • Paddy De Bushe – Reading and writing the Iveragh Landscape
  • Rod Robinson – Waterville Lakes and Rivers Trust – Our freshwater ecology

Evening events:

Foraging feast with Darach Ó Murchú followed by stargazing

Sunday 8th October

Workshop block 3: 10.00am – 12.00pm

  • Niall Hogan – Derrynane Herbal Medical Clinic
  • John Fitzgerald – Wild Atlantic Seaweed – Seaweed identification and tasting
  • Aoibheann Lambe – Hedge Schools
  • Alex Carey – Carey Yoga and Nutrition
  • Sean O Leary – Storytelling

Debrief and feedback session 12.30-1.00pm

Afternoon excursion to Church Island leaves at 2.00pm

For more details contact iveraghlearninglandscapes@gMAIL.COM

about us
Standing on the shore of the beautiful Portmagee Channel, just off the Ring of Kerry are the Portmagee Seaside Cottages. This group of 6 self catering cottages is run by the Lynch Family who offer visitors a warm welcome, and top quality accommodation in one of Ireland’s most stunning locations. If you prefer a more traditional Irish experience we offer 2 Farmhouses on the family farm.Or maybe stay in Old Stones Cottage a luxuriously restored fisherman’s cottage.
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