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National Tree Week Begins In Tipperary

I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.”  Joyce Kilmer (1886 – 1918.)

Irish National Tree Week, organised by the Tree Council of Ireland, takes place from the 4th-10th of March 2012.

The theme for 2012 is ‘Trees – Our Past, Our Present, Our Future, ‘ and will be officially launched by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, with a tree planting ceremony at 1200 noon in Ardee, Co. Louth.

Here in Tipperary, residents are being prompted to plant more trees and are being asked to spare a thought and indeed celebrate our remarkable heritage of beautiful trees and woodlands here in the county.

Do recognise the significance of our trees and forests as being a living link to our past, an enjoyable and life-enhancing asset in the present time and of course a wise investment in our future.

No fewer than fifteen known events are taking place in Tipperary as part of this National Tree Week.

National Tree Week Events Being Held In Tipperary

Event (1): The Johnny Mc Carthy Woodturning exhibition.
Venue:  Bookworm Workshop, Liberty Square, Thurles.
Dates:  4th – 17th March. Organising Body:  Johnny Mc Carthy Woodturning.
Contact:  Johnny Mc Carthy,  Tel: 086 8326369.

Event (2): R.J. Gough’s “Worth Another Gander,”  Bog Wood Sculptors and Wildlife photography.
Venue:  Foyer of LIT Thurles.  Date:  24th February – 8th March
Organisation:  R.J. Gough/Thurles LIT/North Tipperary County Council
Contact:  Marion Carey Heritage Officer, Tel: 067-44677, or R.J. Gough, Tel: 087 2072090.

Event (3): Launch of National Tree Week in North Tipperary and Tree Planting Ceremony.
Venue:  Newtown, Portroe, Nenagh. Date and Time:  Wednesday 29th February, 10.30a.m.
Organisation:  North Tipperary County Council/Youghalarra School.
Contact:  Deirdre Cox, Environmental Awareness Officer, 067-44784

Event (4): Family Tree / Familiar Trees Art Workshop
Venue: The Common Thread Café, 15 Parnell St, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Date: 3rd March 2012. Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Organising Body: The Common Thread. Contact Person: Theresia Gushlbauer.  Tel: 086 8225054

Event (5): Tree Walk and Talk with George Cunningham
Venue:  St. Cronan’s R.C. Church, Roscrea. Date and Time:  4th March at 3:00pm
Organisation:  North Tipperary County Council. Contact:  Marion Carey, Heritage Officer, Tel: 067-44677.

Event (6): Woodland Walk and Talk with Brendan Lally, Forester, Coillte.
Venue:  Castletown, Portroe. Date and Time:  Monday, 5th March at 2:00pm (Meet at the Lookout at 2pm)
Organisation:  Coillte. Contact:  Brendan Lally, Coillte /Marion Carey,  Heritage Officer, Tel: 067-44677.

Event (7): Dale Treadwell, Crann  – Workshops and Tree Planting in schools throughout North Tipperary
Venue:  Various schools. Date:  5th – 9th March. Organisation: North Tipperary County Council
Contact:  Deirdre Cox, Environmental Awareness Officer, Tel: 067-44784

Event (8): Native Trees Display and launch of Green Books Collection
Venue: Clonmel Library, Emmet St., Clonmel, Co Tipperary. Date: March 6th to 10th March.
Organising Body: Tipperary Libraries. Contact: Marie Boland.  Tel: 052-6124545.

Event (9): Walk through Templemore Park and Presentation with Éanna Ní Lámhna.
Venue:  Templemore Town Park and Templemore Library. Date:  Tuesday, 6th  March  10.30am – 12.30am
Organisation:  North Tipperary County Council and Templemore Library
Contact:  Marion Carey, Heritage Officer, Tel: 067-44677 or Pat Bracken (0504) 32555.

Event (10): Treeyarn at the Common Thread
Venue: The Common Thread Café, 15 Parnell St, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Date: 6 to 10 March. Time: 11.00am – 5.00pm
Organising Body: The Common Thread Cafe. Contact Person: Theresia Gushlbauer.  Tel: 086 8225054.

Event (11): “Biodiversity Walk and Tree Planting,” with Joe Bourke, Holycross Development Association
Venue:  Biodiversity Garden, Cashel Road, Holycross Village. Date and Time: Wednesday 7th March. Time: 11.00am – 12.00 noon. Organisation:  Holycross Development Association. Contact: Deirdre Cox, E AO.  Tel: 067-44784.

Event (12): Forest Lakeside Walk
Venue:  Marl Bog Forest, Dundrum, Co Tipperary. Date:  Wednesday 7th March 2012. Time:  10:00am. 11:30am, 1:00pm.
Organising Body:  Coillte. Contact:  John Moore.  Tel:  087 8501683.

Event (13): Trees for Life, Trees for Community.
Venue: Knockanacree Community Woodlands & Cloughjordan Village main street. Date: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March
Time: Sat 10th 11.00am and 2.30pm.  Sun 11th 12.00noon. Organising Body: Cloughjordan Community Development Committee: Nature Links Programme. Contact Person: Gearoid O’Foighil.   Tel: 087 9009748.

Event (14): Twigs Gather and Tree Walk Clonmel
Venue: Gathering: Common Thread Cafe, Parnell St, Clonmel 11am to 1pm. Tree Walk: Minella Hotel Car Park, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary at 2.30pm. Date: 10th March 2012. Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm and 2.30pm for Tree Walk
Organising Body: The Common Thread cafe. Contact Person:  Theresia Gushlbauer.   Tel: 086 8225054.

Event (15):  Tree Identification, Uses and Folklore.
Venue:  Sean O’ Farrell’s Farm Cloncannon, Gortagarry. Date: March 11th. Time : 3:00pm.
Contact: Seán O’Farrell.  Tel: 087 9227957.

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