Tipperary Celebrates National Tree Week

National Tree Week takes place here in Tipperary, from the 4th-10th of March 2012, organised by the Tree Council of Ireland.

The theme for National Tree Week 2012 is ‘Trees – Our Past, Our Present, Our Future, ‘ and will be officially launched by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, with a tree planting ceremony at 12:00 noon, in Ardee, Co. Louth.

In Tipperary, residents are being prompted to perhaps plant a trees and are encouraged to celebrate our remarkable heritage of beautiful trees and woodlands, by attending at least one of the fifteen events taking place this week in Tipperary as part of this National annual event.

National Tree Week Events Being Held In Tipperary

Event (1): The Johnny Mc Carthy Woodturning exhibition.
Venue
Bookworm Workshop, Liberty Square, Thurles.
Dates
4th – 17th March. Organising Body Johnny Mc Carthy Woodturning.
Contact
Johnny Mc Carthy,  Tel: 086-8326369.

Event (2): R.J. Gough’s “Worth Another Gander,”  Bog Wood Sculptors and Wildlife photography.
Venue:  Foyer, LIT Thurles.  Date:  24th February – 8th March. Organisation:  R.J. Gough/Thurles LIT/North Tipperary County Council. Contact:  Marion Carey Heritage Officer, Tel: 067-44677, or R.J. Gough, Tel: 087-2072090.

Event (3): Launch of National Tree Week in North Tipperary and Planting Ceremony.
Venue:  Newtown, Portroe, Nenagh. Date and Time:  Wednesday 29th February, 10.30a.m. Organisation:  North Tipperary County Council/Youghalarra School. Contact: Deirdre Cox, Environmental Awareness Officer, 067-44784

Event (4): Family Tree / Familiar Trees Art Workshop
Venue: The Common Thread Café, 15 Parnell St, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Date: 3rd March 2012. Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm. Organising Body: The Common Thread. Contact Person: Theresia Gushlbauer.  Tel: 086 8225054

Event (5): Tree Walk and Talk with George Cunningham
Venue:  St. Cronan’s R.C. Church, Roscrea. Date and Time:  4th March at 3:00pm. Organisation: North Tipperary County Council. Contact:  Marion Carey, Heritage Officer, Tel: 067-44677.

Event (6): Woodland Walk and Talk with Brendan Lally, Forester, Coillte.
Venue:  Castletown, Portroe. Date and Time:  Monday, 5th March at 2:00pm (Meet at the Lookout at 2pm) Organisation:  Coillte. Contact:  Brendan Lally, Coillte /Marion Carey,  Heritage Officer, Tel: 067-44677.

Event (7): Dale Treadwell, Crann  – Workshops and Tree Planting in schools throughout North Tipperary
Venue:  Various schools. Date:  5th – 9th March. Organisation: North Tipperary County Council. Contact:  Deirdre Cox, Environmental Awareness Officer, Tel: 067-44784

Event (8): Native Trees Display and launch of Green Books Collection
Venue: Clonmel Library, Emmet St., Clonmel, Co Tipperary. Date: March 6th to 10th March. Organising Body: Tipperary Libraries. Contact: Marie Boland.  Tel: 052-6124545.

Event (9): Walk through Templemore Park and Presentation with Éanna Ní Lámhna.
Venue:  Templemore Town Park and Templemore Library. Date:  Tuesday, 6th  March  10.30am – 12.30am. Organisation:  North Tipperary County Council and Templemore Library. Contact:  Marion Carey, Heritage Officer, Tel: 067-44677 or Pat Bracken (0504) 32555.

Event (10): Treeyarn at the Common Thread
Venue: The Common Thread Café, 15 Parnell St, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Date: 6 to 10 March. Time: 11.00am – 5.00pm. Organising Body: The Common Thread Cafe. Contact Person: Theresia Gushlbauer.  Tel: 086 8225054.

Event (11): “Biodiversity Walk and Tree Planting,” with Joe Bourke, Holycross Development Association
Venue:  Biodiversity Garden, Cashel Road, Holycross Village. Date and Time: Wednesday 7th March. Time: 11.00am – 12.00 noon. Organisation:  Holycross Development Association. Contact: Deirdre Cox, E AO.  Tel: 067-44784.

Event (12): Forest Lakeside Walk
Venue:  Marl Bog Forest, Dundrum, Co Tipperary. Date:  Wednesday 7th March 2012. Time:  10:00am. 11:30am, 1:00pm. Organising Body:  Coillte.
Contact:  John Moore.  Tel:  087 8501683.

Event (13): Trees for Life, Trees for Community.
Venue: Knockanacree Community Woodlands & Cloughjordan Village main street. Date: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March. Time: Sat 10th 11.00am and 2.30pm.
Sun 11th 12.00noon. Organising Body: Cloughjordan Community Development Committee: Nature Links Programme. Contact Person: Gearoid O’Foighil. Tel: 0879009748.

Event (14): Twigs Gather and Tree Walk Clonmel
Venue: Gathering: Common Thread Cafe, Parnell St, Clonmel 11am to 1pm. Tree Walk: Minella Hotel Car Park, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary at 2.30pm. Date: 10th March 2012. Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm and 2.30pm for Tree Walk. Organising Body: The Common Thread cafe. Contact Person:  Theresia Gushlbauer.   Tel: 086 8225054.

Event (15):  Tree Identification, Uses and Folklore.
Venue:  Sean O’ Farrell’s Farm Cloncannon, Gortagarry. Date: March 11th.
Time
: 3:00pmContact: Seán O’Farrell.  Tel: 087 9227957.

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