Autumn Gatherings 2020

The Irish Forest School Association are delighted to announce the launch of our regional networks. These regional networks form our Autumn Gathering for 2020 – ‘Nurturing Connections in New Directions’.

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We want to build local networks of forest school practitioners to share ideas, to deepen our practice and to help make FS available more widely across Ireland. IFSA feels this is a core part of our work as a national organisation to ensure the quality of FS practice here.

On the weekend of 17/18 October 2020 there will be five gatherings, either on Saturday 17th or on Sunday 18th of October, in different parts of the country:

  • Dublin: Bushy Park, D6W; hosted by Ruairi Shelley & Ross Wareham (Sat 17th)
  • Northwest: Clevaragh Forest, Co. Sligo; hosted by Tricia Mc Loughlin (Sat 17th)
  • North: Glasswater Wood, Co. Down; hosted by Amy Dixon (Sat 17th)
  • West: Lees Road, Ennis, Co. Clare; hosted by Grainne Vaughan & Veronica McGuire (Sun 18th)
  • South: Killeagh, Co. Cork; hosted by Niamh Geoghegan (Sun 18th)

Each Gathering will be hosted by regional forest school practitioners, find out more about our hosts here.

This event is designed as a skill-share type of sharing of best practice and ideas with each other.

Booking are now open: There is no cost to current IFSA members who have priority booking until 5th Oct after which it will be opened to non-members at a cost of €10.

Each event will be strictly limited to a maximum of 15 persons and will comply with all Covid-19 regulations. Participants will provide their own food and drinks and, as always, wear warm and waterproof clothing.

The event is subject to Government Covid-19 guidelines.