Green Foundation Ireland and The Heritage Council invite you to participate in an evening online talk:
Farm Buildings, Bats
and the Heritage Council
THURSDAY 25 MARCH 2021 – 19:00 to 20:30
(log-on details will be issued nearer the time to those who register)
As always at our events, an important part will be
the Q&A session which will allow full participation
by those attending.
While admission is FREE to this event, you MUST register beforehand as places are strictly limited.
Please secure your place by booking here.
Jonathan is a farmer in County Meath who, along with his family, has restored a stable yard and overhead grain store/loft to their former glory. The courtyard at the farm, which is a mixed beef and tillage enterprise, dates back to the late 18th century and is shown on the first edition of the Ordnance Survey map. The stable yard is adjoining the basement section of a Norman Castle, and the buildings were used as a coach man’s residence, the storage of the coach and stables for horses.
Anna is Project Manager of the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme at the Heritage Council since 2008. Prior to this she was the Assistant Conservation Officer for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. She also was engaged as Built Heritage Officer for Mourne Heritage Trust and as Conservation Officer for Waterford County Council.
Chair of Green Foundation Ireland, Donna is an environmentalist and works as an ecologist, drawing up nature trails and sustainability plans. Her work involves spending many happy hours surveying buildings for bats, and she helped draw up the guidelines on bat surveys for the Heritage Council (Traditional Farm Building Scheme). She is a founder member of both Bat Conservation Ireland and the Irish Environmental Network, and has also served on the board of the Irish Wildlife Trust.
Common Pipistrelle Bat
This talk will explore the Traditional Farm Building Scheme – how it works and its implications for wildlife conservation.