Events for 2015

June 10th 2015 – Forest measurement & assessment following thinning – meet in Kill Co. Waterford at 7.30pm (Bring a tape measure, pen & paper)

June 18th – Information night & AGM – Venue to be confirmed. time 8pm

September 15th 2015 – Teagasc Talking Timber Event – Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow, Co. Carlow

September 17th – Broadleaf thinning demonstration – meet in Stradbally, Co. Waterford at 10.30am

October 13th – Teagasc Conifer thinning event – Kilbrin, Co. Cork

October 15th- Broadleaf thinning demonstration – meet at the rising sun, mullinavat, Co. Kilkenny at 10.30am

November – Forest Owner Groups Workshop – date and location to be confirmed

Future Energy Policy For Ireland Public Consultation Seminar – 27th February 2015

Where: Brandon House Hotel, New Ross, Co. Wexford

When: February 27th 2015   9.30am-1.30pm

Speakers include:  Ken Spratt, Assistant Secretary, DCENR; Dr. Brian O’ Gallachoir, Principal Investigator in Energy Policy and Modelling, UCC and Brendan Hennessey, Membership Liaison Officer, Social Justice and Policy, St. Vincent de Paul.

To book a place: Telephone Maria 090-6482744 or email:


Please click on link below to see the seminar agenda

future energy seminar 27th February 2015 AGENDA

Teagasc Event- Reforestation Demo

Teagasc in conjunction with Coilte and the forest service, DAFM, are holding two Reforestation Demo Events.

The events will take place on Thursday 26th February at the Rising Sun, Mullinavat, Co. Kilkenny and on Wednesday the 4th March at the Community Centre, Feakle, Co. Clare.

Arrive anytime between 11-12.30pm.  Guided tours will leave every 20 minutes and take approximately 2.5hours.  This is an outdoor event so don’t forget to bring appropriate footwear and raingear!!!!

This is a free event.  All are Welcome.

For more information contact Michael Somers (Teagasc) on 087-1216163

The Laois Farm Forestry Group in association with Irish Wood Producers Ltd. are hosting a first thinning demonstration on Thursday 13th of November 2014 at 11.00 am.

The event is taking place in John McDonald’s plantation, Ballyhuppahaun, Rosenallis, Co. Laois. Liam Kelly, Teagasc, will highlight the principles of first thinning in conifers and John McDonald will briefly highlight security issues involved in harvesting plantations. Following the site visit, Treemetric’s will give a presentation which will compare the harvest volumes from the site with the survey conducted earlier in the year.

This promises to be a very informative event and will benefit many members of the group especially those with forestry approaching the first stage of thinning.

The meeting point is the Deadman’s Inn, Ballyfin, Co. Laois at 10.45 am. Don’t forget to bring appropriate footwear and rain gear. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Deadman’s Inn.

If you have any queries, contact Eoin Phelan on 085-1100785