Free Biodiversity & Climate Change Training Conference – 12th May Fairways Hotel, Dundalk

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Biodiversity & Climate Change Training Conference


Louth LEADER Partnership are hosting a free Biodiversity & Climate Change Training Conference on Thursday the 12th of May 2022.

Venue: Fairways Hotel, in Dundalk from 9.30am to 3.00pm.


Peter Donegan – Peter Donegan is the series garden designer for RTE television’s DIY SOS The Big Build Ireland. In 2001 aged 24, Peter Donegan Garden Design was borne and swiftly won a host of awards for 17th & 18th century gardens & show gardens at national competition.

April 2019 Peter designed at RHS Flower Show Cardiff winning Silver & in 2020 was accepted to design at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Selected to represent Ireland to design & realise the Irish WW1 Centenary Peace Garden at Chateau de Peronne (2018). He returns to design there in 2022 the anniversary garden of Europes largest war museum.

Eanna NiLamhna – Irish biologist, environmental consultant, radio and television presenter, author and educator. She is one of the best-known public figures in Ireland in the area of nature and the environment, and was listed as one of Ireland’s ”Influential 100” in 2012. She is currently vice-president of the Tree Council of Ireland.

John Gibbons – an Irish environmental campaigner and the founder of the website. He also co-founded the healthcare publishing and communications specialists MedMedia Group. He has featured regularly in the Irish Times for the last 12 year, writing on all aspects of climate change and sustainability. His work has also appeared in ’The Guardian’ and he is a specialist contributor on TV and radio, including RTE, BBC, NewTalk and TodayFM.

Padraic Fogarty – Pádraic Fogarty is an ecologist and environmental scientist who was chairman of the Irish Wildlife Trust from 2009-2013, editor of ’Irish Wildlife’ magazine from 2009 to 2017 and currently acts as their campaign officer. He is author of ’Whittled Away – Ireland’s Vanishing Nature’, published in 2017.