PEATLANDS GATHERING 2021 Videos

DAY 1 - Session 1

SPEAKERS: Dr Catherine Farrell, Trinity College Dublin

Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform Minister Malcolm Noonan, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

 

Dianna Kopansky, United Nations Environment Programme, Global Peatlands Initiative

 

Seamus Boland, Irish Rural Link, Chairperson of Peatlands Council

 

Suzanne Nally, NPWS

 

John Connolly, Trinity College Dublin 

 

Ellen O'Carroll and Cathy Moore, School of Archaeology, UCD & Archaeological Consultant

DAY 1 - SeSSION 3

SPEAKERS: Chair: Pat Fitzgerald, Irish Peatland Society

 

Seamus Caulfield, University College Dublin, Ceide Fields

 

Mike Long, University College Dublin

 

Derek McLoughlin, Paddy Crushell, Colm Gavin, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Wetlands Survey Ireland, and Pearl Mussel Project

 

Shirley Clerkin, Monaghan County Council

 

Andrew Jackson, University College Dublin 

The event took place online on October 7&8, 2021, with 5 sessions on Day 1 (Session One begins with an introduction by organiser Catherine Farrell & keynote address from Minister Michael Noonan. You can watch all the sessions from both days below or click for a playlist:  Day 1 & Day 2.

Day 1 - Session 2

SPEAKERS: Chair: Catherine O'Connell, Irish Peatland Society

 

Christine Domegan, National University of Ireland,

 

Fernando Fernandez, National Parks and Wildlife Service

Philip Perrin Botanical, Environmental & Conservation (BEC) Consultants Ltd.

 

Nuala Madigan, Irish Peatland Conservation Council

 

Terry Morley National University of Ireland, CarePeat

 

Shane McGuinness, Community Wetlands Forum & UCD

DAY 1 - SESSION 4

SPEAKERS: Chair: Florence Renou-Wilson, UCD

 

Ken Byrne, University of Limerick

 

Shane Regan, National Parks and Wildlife Service

 

 Chris Uys, Abbeyleix Bog Project

 

Matt Saunders, Trinity College Dublin, SmartBog

 

Bernard Hyde, Environmental Protection Agency

 

Stuart Brooks, IUCN UK Peatland Programme

DAY 1 - SeSSION 5

SPEAKERS: Chair: Paul Johnston, TCD

 

Patrick Morrissey, Environmental Protection Agency

 

Ray Flynn, Queen's University Belfast

 

Kate Flood, National University of Ireland, Galway

 

Laurence Gill, Trinity College Dublin

 

Heather Lally, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

 

Florence Renou-Wilson, University College Dublin

DAY 2 - Keynote address by MatThijs Schouten

SPEAKERS: Dr Catherine Farrell, Trinity College Dublin - Introduction

Keynote Address - Matthijs Schouten, University of Wageningen

DAY 2 - SeSSION 6

SPEAKERS: Chair: Shane McGuinness, CWF & UCD

 

Tina Claffey, Nature Photographer

 

Fergal Monaghan, Hen Harrier EIP project

 

Alex Copland, Inis Environmental Consultants Ltd.

 

Monica de Bath, Creative Rathangan Meitheal

 

Catherine Farrell, Trinity College Dublin, INCASE project

DAY 2 - SeSSION 8

SPEAKERS: Chair: Niall Ó Brolcháin, NUIG

 

Ken Bucke, Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine 

 

Caroline Lalor, FarmPEAT

 

Munoo Prasad, Compost/AD Research, Limerick University and Cyprus University of Technology

 

Hedda Dick, Coillte Nature

 

Gary Lanigan, Teagasc

 

Michael Fitzmaurice, Turf Cutters Association

DAY 2 - SeSSION 7

SPEAKERS: Chair: David Wilson, Earthy Matters

 

Niall Ó Brolcháin, National University of Ireland, Galway

 

David Wilson, Earthy Matters Environmental Consultants 

 

Mark McCorry, Bord na Mona 

 

Francis Mackin, RPS

 

Ben Gearey, National University of Ireland, Cork 

 

Philip Blackwell, Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine

DAY 2 - KEY MESSAGES

Chaired by journalist Ella McSweeney, each of the session chairs delivered the key messages from their sessions. (each speaker is allocated 5 minutes)

 

Session 1: Chair: Catherine Farrell (TCD)

Session 2: Chair: Catherine O'Connell (Irish Peatland Society)

Session 3: Chair: Pat Fitzgerald, Irish Peatland Society

Session 4: Chair: Florence Renou-Wilson

Session 5: Chair: Paul Johnston (TCD)

Session 6: Chair: Shane McGuinness (CWF & UCD

Session 7: Chair: David Wilson (Earthy Matters)

Session 8: Chair Niall Ó Brolcháin (NUIG)

PEATLANDS GATHERING DAY 2 - panel discussion

The event closed out with a panel discussion chaired by journalist Ella McSweeney, with:

 

Pippa Hackett, Minister of State for Land Use & Biodiversity Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine

Andy Bleasdale, National Parks and Wildlife Service

Andrew Jackson, University College Dublin

Alan Matthews, Trinity College Dublin

Geraldine O'Sullivan, Irish Farmers’ Association

Nuala Madigan Irish, Peatland Conservation Council

Farewell & thankyou –  Organiser Catherine Farrell, TCD