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Invitation to all farmers in Clare

Are you a local farmer worried about the future?

Invitation to Climate Change and Farming in Clare: Challenges and Solutions. 

Monday March 9th, 7pm  to 9.30pm, Old Ground Hotel, Ennis

Climate Scientist Prof John Sweeney of NUI Maynooth and BASE Ireland farmer Michael Costello (Biology, Agriculture, Soil and Environment) will speak about Climate Change and the implications for Irish agriculture in Ennis on Monday March 9th. This will be followed by small group discussions led by local regenerative farmers and others on topics including: Agroforestry, organic beef and dairy farming, free-range pig farming, direct sales, farmer co-ops, buffer zones & wetlands, Community Supported Agriculture and organic herbal farming. This is an opportunity to talk to farmers who are involved in these different activities and explore agricultural solutions to the challenges posed by climate change.

Everyone is welcome especially farmers and land owners.

This workshop is fully funded by the Garden Of Eden Projects and is free to you

The schedule for the evening is as follows :

7pm Professor John Sweeney, National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Farming and Climate Change in Ireland.

7.30pm Michael Costello, farmer and secretary of BASE Ireland. Harmony between – soil, nature and production.


8pm Regenerative Farmers’ Introductions

(1-2 mins each)

Fergal Smith, Moy Hill Farm

Eva Hegarty, Burren Free Range Pork

Ross Hennessy, Shanbally Farm

Dermot O’Meara, Sunny Meadow Farm

Ragna Cloontabonive, Cloontabonive Regenerative Farm

Brendan Dunford, Burren Programme

Andrew St Ledger, Woodland League

Wetland Systems, Feidhlim Harty