Close-to-Nature continuous cover forest management day and practical guide launch, near Borris, Co. Carlow

Some of you know that I am away from Ireland presently due to family reasons. As such, I'm very sorry to be missing the very first Pro Silva Ireland Close-to-Nature forestry management day in my home area. I work voluntarily with the committee of Pro Silva Ireland who are organising this event (22 April 2017), …Read more Close-to-Nature continuous cover forest management day and practical guide launch, near Borris, Co. Carlow

Visiting the Sessile Oaks of Raheen Forest, Tuamgreany, East Clare, West Ireland

I was back in the woods with my ProSilva Ireland forest family last weekend. With foresters,  ecologists, forest owners, tree-harvesters, forestry students and newcomers, we visited the beautiful broadleaf and conifer-mixed Raheen forest near Scariff in Co. Clare (West Ireland). There are remnants of wonderful ancient Sessile Oak woods there (picture above), and they, and…Read more Visiting the Sessile Oaks of Raheen Forest, Tuamgreany, East Clare, West Ireland

The Holly and the Ivy from Hollywood

Dear Hollywood diary readers and the increasing number of visitors to Hollywood, Many thanks for your comments, interest and support for the Hollywood project over the year. They have meant such a lot for this long, meandering artful-forest work. Here's wishing you all a very merry Christmas from us all at Hollywood! PS - If…Read more The Holly and the Ivy from Hollywood

Live at Hollywood during the Rural Blackstairs Film Festival 2014

Eco artist Cathy Fitzgerald held a space for conversation about transforming a conifer plantation into a permanent, continuous cover forest during the 1st Blackstairs Rural Film Festival. See the photos here.

Co-producing knowledge with the more-than-human world: 2014 International Royal Geography Society society conference

Update 2016: some of the proceedings from the More-than-human-participatory research group' sessions are to be published by Routledge in a new text called Participatory Research in More-Than-Human Worlds Image above: recently a small robin has sought to move inside our house in Hollywood - we've been enjoying flying antics and stunning arias from this tiny…Read more Co-producing knowledge with the more-than-human world: 2014 International Royal Geography Society society conference

Green Sod Ireland Wild-Awake Walk for Earth Day 2014 near Blackstairs Mtns and Hollywood

Green Sod Ireland Wild-Awake Walk for Earth Day 2014 near Blackstair Mtns Co. Carlow and the smallest Close-to-Nature forest, Hollywood -with Mary White of BlackstairsEcotrails.ie and Cathy Fitzgerald ecoartfilm.com

Angel of the Ash trees – Ireland’s new forests-a-growing near Hollywood

In recent weeks Ireland has lost millions of trees to Storm Darwin, 12 Feb 2014. Here Cathy Fitzgerald talks about the beginnings of Hollywood, the smallest Close-to-Nature continuous cover forest in Ireland and the nearby forest plantings it has inspired