'Let's Talk Climate!' Climate Action Training & Fernhill Park Tour
Friday 29th September 2023, 10.00a.m – 4.00p.m
Location: County Hall, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown (dlr) County Council, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, A96 K6C9 followed by return bus & guided tour of Fernhill Park, Enniskerry Road, Newtown Little, Dublin
Free Event supported by Age Friendly Ireland & CARO (Climate Action Regional Offices) & Accessible Hybrid Bus kindly provided by Dublin Bus.
Join Gavin Harte (Sustainability Consultant, Climate Action Coach and Environmental Activist) for this interactive training workshop will discuss items such as climate science, carbon footprints, energy saving, home energy upgrades etc. in the Assembly Hall, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire followed by bus trip and guided tour of Fernhill Park, Enniskerry Road with dlr County Council Senior Parks Superintendent, Ruairí Ó Dulaing.
Fernhill Park and Gardens is Dún Laoghaire’s newest Public Park, dating back to around 1823. The former estate is a unique collection of heritage buildings, gardens, parkland, woodland and agricultural land. Fernhill Park has a focus on environmentally sustainable practices in all aspects of the design, construction and day to day operation of the park including garden management (fruit and vegetables); water supply; waste water management; energy efficiency and renewable energy supply; ‘green’ transport; smart communications and accessibility, which will be discussed on the tour. Fernhill is also home to a unique plant collection and Droimeann Cattle onsite for biodiversity conservation of the Fernhill Meadows.
From 9.45a.m: Tea, Coffee & Scones in Assembly Hall, Level 2, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire
10a.m: Climate Action Training workshops with Gavin Harte with break during session
12.45 - Light lunch served in the Assembly Hall
1.30p.m - Free Dublin bus, Accessible Hybrid Bus to Fernhill leaving from outside Dún Laoghaire DART Station – designated Dublin Bus, Bus Stop at 1.30p.m, Crofton Road – opposite County Hall
2.00p.m: Arrival at Fernhill Park and tour with Ruairí Ó Dulaing, Senior Parks Superintendent
3.30p.m: Depart Fernhill Park parking area and returning to Crofton Road, opposite County Hall, Dún Laoghaire for 4p.m.
Spaces Limited and for further information and booking, contact
Karen Heffernan, Community Section, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire on (01) 205 4893 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org