The Past is our Future: Stories of Clare traditional farming, environment & biodiversity, Fri 24 May 2024

“The Past is our Future” is a celebration of traditional farming in Co. Clare and what it can teach us about the environment and biodiversity. It takes place in Kilfenora Community Hall, Main St. Kilfenora, this Friday 24 May 2024 at 7pm.

This is Biodiversity Week so we bring you stories from the Cuimhneamh an Chláir archive that remind us of the wealth of environmental knowledge carried by older farmers. We’ll hear about hay-making versus silage-making, seed-saving, what animals to let graze your orchard, how hares play, what plants will heal broken bones, and much more

We also invite you to bring your own stories. Tell us about the mixed farms of your childhood, what grew around your home, what wild plants you knew, what birds you heard, what has disappeared and what is still there.

This is a free event, all are welcome. No booking needed. More information here. Supported by The Heritage Council and Clare Libraries.