Date – 31 August 2017 - 2 September 2017
Time – 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
The Ireland branch have organised their Autumn branch tour to take place in Cork, Ireland, over three days. If you would like to come along please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday August 31, 2017
Optional meeting for late evening dinner at Pilgrims restaurant, Rosscarbery.
Website with menu http://pilgrims.ie/. Please advise in advance of desire to attend.
Friday September 1, 2017
9.30 Meet at Main street, Glengarriff (1-hour drive approx. from Clonakilty)
9.40 Assemble at boat departure point to Ilnacullin (Garnish) Island
10.00-12.00 Arrive Garnish Island and tour
12.20 Lunch at Casey’s Hotel
13.10-14.30 Arrive at Glengarriff Bamboo Park and tour
15.00 Arrive Bantry House Gardens and tour
16.30 Depart for Option 1, or if numbers are large option 2 or 3
1. 16.45 Ballycommane House & Gardens, Exotic Plant Species on half an acre with materials from Azores noteworthy see http://www.ballycommane.com/html/about.html
2. 16.45 Fruithill Farm, Organic growers and organic industry suppliers, see https://www.fruithillfarm.com/about/ Or 3.17.00 Peter Ross Vegetables, Gurteeniher, Drimoleague, Cork, Co Cork.
6 PM Day visits finish
Return to Clonakilty or optionally (Recommended) to have dinner at Glebe Gardens, Baltimore on way to Clonakilty. Visiting Bridgestone award winning Chef Rob Krawczyk and nice gardens to walk after dinner, see http://www.glebegardens.com/.
Day 2 Saturday September 2 2017
9.15 (to be confirmed, possibly a quick Thursday evening visit) Mike Walsh Vegetables, Rosscarbery (supplying high quality, local origin for Chef’s)
10.00 Jonathan Doig, Organic Vegetable grower, Upper Froe, Rosscarbery
11.30 The Hollies Centre for Sustainability, Ballineen (Cob houses, permaculture)
Or back up The Manch Project, Manch Estate, Irish Natural Forestry Foundation, Ballineen. See http://greeneconomyfoundation.ie/projects/the-manch-project/
Lunch 1.15PM (Bandon, TBD)
14.30-16.00 West Cork Daffodils (bulbs), Castlelack, Bandon, Co. Cork (cut flower, bulb export)(not confirmed) see http://www.westcorkdaffodils.ie/
Castlelack is about 15 miles from Cork city and so people should be on their way easily we hope
16.00 Meeting summary and finish