Welcome to the Irish Forest School Association

Annual conference and AGM 2018

21/22 April 2018
Brigit’s Garden, Galway


Booking for our Annual Conference and AGM in Brigit’s Garden Galway is now open at this link.
For those who booked and paid for a place at our cancelled Autumn Gathering, we would ask you to complete a new booking form as well here. Please click the membership option (at a special rate of €30) so that your membership is valid for 2018/19. If we do not receive your new form by 10th March, we will presume that  you are not coming along and will release your place to others.

The theme is Storytelling and Forest School and we are delighted to welcome Chris Holland, Lucy O Hagan, Sally O DonnellLaura Kennedy, Whole Land and Wondering Wild and our hosts in Galway, Carol Barrett and Kerry Walker as well as some other familiar faces. A detailed programme will shortly be up on our website.

Bookings are not confirmed until payment is made to the following account:
BIC: BOFIIE2D IBAN – IE10BOFI90671867489058
Account name: Irish Forest School Association

Sort code: Bank of Ireland 90-67-18

NB: Reference your name/membership number (if known) and organisation with your bank transfer. 
Once you have booked and paid, you will receive a confirmation email and further details. Do not hesitate to email membership@irishforestschoolassociation.ie if you have any queries. We look forward to meeting you in April as we continue the Irish Forest School journey.

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Membership of the IFSA

Membership of the IFSA is open to everyone interested in developing quality Forest School in Ireland. Membership is renewed annually in May as a part of the annual conference subscription.


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Supporting the development of forest school learning across Ireland 

The Irish Forest School Association was founded in 2016 to support the development of Forest School learning in Ireland. Our members comprise practitioners (that is trained Forest School leaders), researchers, teachers, early years’ practitioners, and organisations and individuals interested in innovation, creativity, education, play, science, environmental awareness and care, and the outdoors. Our mission is to support the development of quality Forest Schools in a diverse range of settings in Ireland. Our current model of practice draws much from the UK Forest School Association (FSA) model.