Events

2020 Events:

  • Teagasc Clinics, Enniscorthy, Kilkenny, Dungarvan – January 2020
  • Waterford Forest Owners Group AGM, Dungarvan – 4th Feb 2020
  • All other events are postponed until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted..

2019 Events:

  • Waterford Forest Owners Group AGM, Dungarvan – 29th Jan 2019
  • Early management, Durrow, Co. Waterford – 1st May 2019
  • Talking Timber, Charleville – 11th June 2019
  • Talking Timber, Abbeyleix – 13th June 2019
  • Birch plantation, Durrow – 19th June 2019
  • Continuous Cover Forestry Walk, Curraghmore House with Liam Byrne, Pro Silva to discuss development of amenity forestry through sustainable silviculture practices.  Followed by AGM- 27th June 2019
  • Ash dieback event, Callan – 3rd July 2019
  • Energy in Agriculture, Gurteen – 20th August 2019
  • Forest visit with group representatives to meet forest owners, 12th September 2019
  • Forestry walks & talks, JFK Arboretum – 9th October 2019
    • Many thanks to speakers Kevin Naughton, JFK Aboretum, John Casey, Teagasc and Andy Walsh, Husqvarna and to all the organisations represented at the event: the Forest Service, Teagasc Forestry, Waterford Institute of Technology, Wood Marketing Federation, Murray Timber Group, Laois Sawmills, None So Hardy, Doyle Harvesting, Roland Forestry and Husqvarna – Ballyrue, New Ross.
  • Teagasc Forest Research Day, Oak Park, Carlow  – 16th October 2019
  • Science week, forest management and bushcraft, Foulksmills 9-10th November 2019 – talk by timber harvester Pat Doyle on the management of the forestry on site, the species planted and end uses of the timber to two scout groups.  Other activities included: kick sampling in a river, macroinvertebrates, an assault course, camping,   and bushcraft skills
  • Visit to broadleaf site in Murrintown, Co. Wexford 11th November – site visit with contractors pre first Woodland Improvement scheme intervention

2018 Events & Training:

  • Waterford AGM Dungarvan – 8th February 2018
  • Irish foresters AGM / Tour JFK – 20th April 2018
  • Talking Timber Brandon House -19th June 2018

2017 Events & Training:

  • Waterford forest owners group AGM, Dungarvan – 17th February 2017
  • Site visit to harvested site in Kilmacthomas – 2nd May 2017
  • Agriforvalor seminar in Thurles – 25th January 2017
  • AGM in Ballaghtobin House , Callan , Co. Kilkenny – 7th January 2017
  • Agriculture even ( Energy ) in Gurteen College – 22nd August 2017
  • Teagasc Event in Mitchelstown -3rd October 2017
  • Simwood conference in Paris – 13th October 2017
  • Hardwoods event in Mitchelstown – 24th October 2017

2016 Events & Training:

2 mai
  • Visit to Murrays’ Sawmill, Ballon – 7th April 2016
  • AGM & Forestry Expo, Mullinavat – 16th June 2016  
  • Bannow & Rathangan Show, Co. Wexford – 14th July 2016
  • Dungarvan Show, Co. Waterford – 25th August 2016
  • Piltown Show, Co. Kilkenny – 27th August 2016
  • Agroforestry, Duncormick – 20th October 2016

2015 Events & Training:

  • WIT Harvesting & Bioenergy Demonstration- 22nd April 2015
  • Workshop on wood mobilisation: role of forest cooperatives – 6th May 2015
  • Timber 2015 Irish Forestry, Woodland & Bio Energy Show – 9th & 10th May 2015
  • Harvesting Eucalyptus for wood fuel production- 21st May 2015
  • Forest Measurement & Assessment Following Thinning – 10th June 2015
  • AGM (Mullinavat) – 18th June 2015
  • CS30 & CS31 Chainsaw Course (Newbawn, Co. Wexford) – 29th June – 3rd July 2015
  • Teagasc Talking Timber Event (Tullow, Co. Carlow) – 15th September 2015
  • Broadleaf Thinning Demonstration (Stradbally, Co. Waterford) – 17th September 2015
  • Teagasc Conifer Thinning Event (Kilbrin, Co. Cork) – 13th October 2015
  • Broadleaf Thinning Demonstration (Mullinavat, Co. Kilkenny) – 15th October 2015

Events delivered in 2014:

  • Teagasc Forestry Advisory Clinic – 21st January 2014
  • Laois Farm Forestry Group information day – 21st March 2014
  • Bio Energy Conference – 9th April 2014
  • Teagasc, Coilte & the DAFM – Storm Damaged Forest Demo – 8th April 2014
  • Creane & Creane Business & Community Awards – 11th April 2014
    IWP site visits (51)
  • Harvesting Demonstration – 30th April 2014
  • UCC Workshop- Deer in Forestry – 7th May 2014
  • Visit to Corbett’s Farm Broadleaf Plantation- 14th May 2014
  • Irish Wood Producers Launch, Woodstock – July 10th 2014
  • Talking Timber Event, Kildalton – 26th August 2014
  • IFA & Treemetrics Forest Assessor – 27th August 2014 Ballyfin, 18th September 2014 Mullinavat
  • Teagasc COFORD & Forestry Service Demonstration Broadleaves Thinning – 16th October 2014
  • SIMWOOD Regional Learning Lab – 30th October 2014

2013 CS 1

The following training courses were delivered during 2013….

  • Business Diversification Training Course – Wexford Local Development and Ennis Consulting
  • Forestry Certification Course –  Waterford Institute of Technology
  • Chainsaw CS30 & CS31 –  Tree Care Ireland and  IFA Farm Business Skillnet
  • Timber Measurement  – Waterford Institute of Technology and the BioEnergy Association
  • Safety Information Day – With contributions from Teagasc, Tree Care Ireland, Worrell Harvesting, the Health & Safety Authority and FBD.   Safety Information Day Invitation.
  • Forestry Measurement – Frances McHugh, Teagasc
  • Energy Crop Management – Teagasc, Oakpark and IFA Farm Business Skillnet