AHSI Autumn Conference and AGM - 2019

Agricultural History Society of Ireland (AHSI)

AHSI Autumn Symposium and AGM (2019)

Trees and Forests : Woodlands in the Irish Landscape 

Saturday 9th November,
Helen Roe Theatre
Merrion Square

Cost (including lunch) €25 for non-members, €20 for members, €5 for students


Enrolment from 9:30
Session 1
10:10–10:15 Welcome remarks — Jim McAdam, QUB (Chairperson, AHSI)
10:15–11:00 A history of Irish forestry – 1900 to date – Prof. Áine Ní Dhubháin, UCD
11:00–11:45 Seán MacBride and the development of Irish forestry – Michael Somers, Teagasc
11:45–12:00 Coffee/tea
12:00–12:45 Reflections on forestry in Northern Ireland – Malcolm Beatty, Charted Forester
12:45–13:15 AGM, Agricultural History Society of Ireland

13:15–14:15 Lunch (in house: coffee/tea and sandwiches will be available at the venue, included
in registration fee)

Session 2
14:15–15:00 Forests, chases and rights of free warren in medieval Ireland, 1169–c. 1399
– Dr Fiona Beglane, IT Sligo
15:00–15:45 Silvicultural advancements: species choice and management
– Dr Richard Walsh, Teagasc
15:45–16:00 Wrap up – Jim McAdam

Image credit: Today is a good day (Creative Commons Licence)