Great Irish Grassland Events

In 2022 the Great Irish Grassland project organised two events – see below. Check in here for news on future events, as well as on social media (e.g. @GrasslandsIrl).

Events are aimed at a range of people, abilities and interests – from people new to the area and interested in learning about grasslands, to more technical events aimed at grassland ecologists.

  • Workshop on Irish Vegetation Classification, with focus on grasslands – Sept 2022 – Newbridge House and Farm, Dublin

    The Irish Vegetation Classification (IVC) is a comprehensive national vegetation classification. It aims to categorise different types of habitats based on data about which species are present. This work is a collaboration between the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), BEC Consultants and the National Biodiversity Data Centre. Funding has been provided by the NPWS. Find out more here: Biodiversity Ireland.

    Philip Perrin (author of the IVC, BEC Consultants) and Fionnuala O’Neill (experienced grassland surveyor, BEC Consultants) will lead this one-day event where participants will get the chance to learn and try out the classification during both class- and field-based sessions.

    Photos coming soon.

  • Burren Grasslands Walk – Aug 2022 – Slieve Carran, Clare

    This was the first event organised and hosted by the Great Irish Grasslands project. On Saturday 13th August a group of almost 20 people braved the high temperatures and had a glorious walk at Slieve Carran /Keelhilla Nature Reserve in north Co. Clare. This area is also part of the Burren National Park. We saw some really lovely grassland plants and animals. Visit our ‘Grassland Stories’ section to read more.

    Grassland Event Led by Experts; Photo: Miriam Mortel