Unlock the Recreational Enterprise Potential of your Forest or Farm - Co. Wicklow
Friday November 27 2009 at the Kippure Estate, Manor-Kilbride, Co. Wicklow
"Unlock the Recreational Enterprise Potential of your Forest or Farm" is a Seminar hosted by County Wicklow Partnership in association with the Wicklow Private Woodland Owners Group and Teagasc which took place on Friday November 27 2009 at the Kippure Estate, Manor-Kilbride, Co. Wicklow.
For further information, contact Frances McHugh, Forestry Development Officer, Teagasc
Travel directions to this event (enter your starting point at "A" and click return).
9.30-10.00 - Registration & Tea/Coffee
10.00 - Introduction & Welcome (CWP)
Session One - Focus on Wicklow Private Woodlands Owners Group (WPWOG)
10.05 - Overview & Background of WPWOG Joe Walker, Chairman WPWOG
10.10 - Presentation of key findings of WPWOG study – Timber Production Forecast, Potential Markets, Needs of Forest Owners, Paddy Purser, Purser Tarleton Russell Ltd
10.40 - Discussion - Question & Answer Session
11.00 - Tea/Coffee
Session Two - Focus on Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Farm Enterprises
11.20 - Fairymount Farm, Roscrea, Tipperary (award winning 4-star tourism farm enterprise), John & Linda Kenny
11.50 - Cronin’s Yard, Mealis, Beaufort, Killarney (innovative on-farm tourism enterprise), John & Esther Cronin
12.20 - Kippure Estate, Manor Kilbride, Wicklow (successful outdoor activity & tourism centre - Seminar Venue), Tim & Della Kyne
1.00 - Lunch
Session Three - Focus on supports for Tourism Enterprises
2.00 - Current Trends in Outdoor Recreation - National and Regional Perspective, Michael Brady, Regional Development Officer, Fáilte Ireland
2.20 - Forestry Tourism – Meeting the Challenges, Maria Heneghan, Rural Tourism & Artisan Food Specialist, Teagasc
2.40 - Co. Wicklow Outdoor Recreation Strategy 2009-13, Brian Kehoe, CEO, County Wicklow Partnership
3.00 - The Tinahely ‘Walkers Welcome’ Experience, Pat Mellon, Rural Recreation Officer, County Wicklow Partnership.
3.15 - Discussion - Question & Answer Session.