Our Organisation Search
Quick Links
Toggle: Topics

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.