Western Forestry Co-op is proud to present.

Woodland Festival – Sunday the 25th August at the Killegar Estate, Carrigallen in South Leitrim.

Come see the wood from the trees at Irelands first Woodland Festival on Sunday the 25th August at the Killegar Estate, Carrigallen in South Leitrim in the heart of the Lakeland country.

The Woodland Festival will celebrate all that’s good about trees and woodlands and what’s more it’s FREE.  The festival is a time for people to engage with the woods, walk in the woods, learn in the woods and leave with a better understanding of a woodland and its trees, whether that be broadleaf or conifer, the differences of both, the variety of both, the biodiversity of both, what it means to work in and manage these woods, the people who work in and manage these woods, how they provide income and above all having spent time in nature. The Killegar estate is a mix of woodland and farmland set on 320 acres and contains old and young native woodland, mature broadleaf woodland with excellent examples of Oak and Beech trees, 22 hectares of conifer Sitka spruce and Japanese larch woodland, commercially planted Ash and 20 small research plots of Sitka spruce, Norway spruce, Oak, and Ash planted in 0.1 hectare blocks. This is an outdoor rustic woodland festival for people to come and enjoy the woods in all their glory.

The Woodland Festival will include:

The Woodland Festival will include:

  • Timber Tasks Tent to include chainsaw sharpening and maintenance, tree planting and maintenance, tree health
  • Woodland Talks varying from the environmental importance of trees, to the planting and care of our trees, tree identification, Pioneer Woodlands, Native woodland management, timber mobilisation, wood fuel for energy, forest management etc.
  • Woodland Walks on Tree identification and Mycology
  • Woodland Demo’s to include: Woodland improvement operations, Small scale extraction, Conifer thinning, Mobile sawmill
  • Woodland Games such as pinball all made of wood by Fuinseog Woodland Crafts
  • Woodland Craft Area to include charcoal making, wood turning, chainsaw carver, basket weaving, wattle and daub, willow craft
  • Family events including a woodland treasure hunt, tree identification, bouncy castles, face painting, DJ
  • Local wood-based business will showcase some of their wood products including local sawmills, stake manufacturers, wood chip and firewood
  • Woodland Information area to include stands from Tree Council of Ireland, Woodlands of Ireland, Crann, ITGA, Teagasc and the Forest Service
  • Market/traders areas for crafts, food and drink along with music to picnic on the terraced lawns at the front of the house

Keep an eye on our Facebook page and our dedicated website woodlandfestival.ie for more updates