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Ireland’s first Woodland Festival
August 25, 2019
Ireland’s fist ever Woodland Festival takes place on Sunday next, August 25th, in Killegar Estate, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim.
This free event is hosted by the Western Forestry Co-Op and is funded by the Department of Agriculture..
It is a chance to engage with the woods, walk in the woods and to leave with a better understanding of a woodland and its trees..
Included are live demonstrations in thinning, woodland improvement, sawmilling and more.
There will be food, crafts and family entertainment.
This is a celebration about all that is good about trees and woodlands.
It features an outdoor rustic woodland, timber tasks tent, woodland walks and talks and woodland games.
A craft area includes charcoal making, wood turning and a chainsaw carver.
There is also a family treasure hunt
The Killegar Estate is a mix of woodland and farmland set on 320 acres and contains old and young native woodland, mature broadleaf.
There are excellent examples of oak and beech trees and 22 hectares of conifer Sitka spruce and Japanese woodland..