European Vegetation Conference 2005
Conference Excursion

The conference will be followed by an excursion from 24th to 30 June 2005. This will give delegates an opportunity to explore the daiversity of habitats in Ireland and challenges for management arising from landuse changes. The first 3 days of the excursion will be based in Galway, the following 4 days will be based in Kerry, and delegates have the option to participate for 2, 4 or 7 days. Areas to be visited include the Burren karst region, the Connemara blanket bogs and machair, raised bogs and fens in the midlands and the Killarney National Park.

The excursion will begin on the morning of Friday 24th from the College and end on the evening of Thursday 30th June back at the college.

The complete cost of the excursion, to include guides, transport, entrance fees, seven lunches, six nights accommodation, and evening meals whilst in Kerry, will be €550.00. Evening meals are not included for the first 3 days but there is a wide selection of restaurants in Galway.

Delegates who do not wish to participate in the complete excursion may choose to attend:

  • The Galway based days from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th for €240.00

This will include guides, transport, entrance fees, three lunches, and three nights accommodation at Corrib Village in Galway.

  • The Kerry based days from Monday 27th to Thursday 30th for €330.00

This will include guides, transport, entrance fees, 4 lunches, 3 nights accommodation and dinner in the Lake Hotel in Killarney.

Provisional excursion timetable

Date

Fri. 24/06/05

Sat. 25/06/05

Sun 26/06/05

Mon 27/06/05

Tues. 28/06/05

Wed. 29/06/05

Thurs. 30/06/05

Location

Burren

Midlands

Connemara

Travelling

Killarney

Killarney

Travelling

AM

Lough Bunny & fens

Clonmacnoise & alluvial meadows

At leisure

Coast via Black Head -

limestone grassland & coastal vegetation

Boat trip on lake to visit bog & woodland

(weather permitting)

Muckross House

Travel via Adare & Shannon to

AM

Mullaghmore turloughs, lime-stone pavement & grassland

Roundstone & sand dunes

Cliffs of Moher

Reenadinna yew Woodland

Lunch

Cassidys Pub (lunch)

Clonmacnoise (lunch)

Roundstone (packed lunch)

Liscannor (packed lunch)

packed lunch en route

Reenadinna (packed lunch)

Coole Park (lunch)

PM

Slieve Carran grassland, scrub & woodland

Clara Bog - raised bog vegetation

Slyne Head machair

Ferry

Boat trip on lake to visit bog & woodland

Peninsula walk - woodlands

Coole Park

PM

Poulnabrone Dolmen

Blanket Bog

Killarney

END

Evening meal

At leisure

At leisure

At leisure

Lake Hotel

Lake Hotel

Lake Hotel

Accommodation

Corrib Village

Corrib Village

Corrib Village

Lake Hotel

Lake Hotel

Lake Hotel

Delegates planning on attending the post conference excursion should provide their own travel insurance.

 

Please note that the excursion ends on the afternoon of the 30th June 2005. If delegates would like to arrange accommodation in the college for that night they should do so directly with Corrib Village. If delegates are flying from Shannon airport they will be able to disembark from the excursion at the airport en route back from Kerry to Galway on the morning of 30th June 2005.