CAFRE Traditional Farm Orchard Management Training Event

Friday 1st March 2019
80 Carlaragh Road, Limavady, Co Londonderry.

One interesting aspect of local farm heritage in past years was to plant a few orchard trees such as apples, pears, plums and damsons to provide fruit for the family and produce for local markets.

This tradition has also made a great contribution to nature conservation by providing roosting havens and a rich food source for birds and mammals, while the blossom remains a splendid source of nectar and pollen for bees and other pollinating insects.

The value of these orchards in the rural landscape has been recognised by DAERA’s Agri-environment schemes over the last decade or more. As a result many farmers have renovated their small orchard sites and replanted fruit trees on the farm.

If you have fruit trees on your farm that need some pruning attention, or you would like to learn more about the establishment and management of traditional orchards, a free training event will take place on Friday 1st March 2019 at Raymond and David Hyland’s Farm, 80 Carlaragh Road, Limavady, Co Londonderry. At this event informative presentations and practical demonstrations will be given on orchard health, establishment, nutrition, the pruning and shaping of fruit trees, ecology in the orchard and pollination matters.

If you are an interested in attending please email or Tel 028 2075 2100

Rush control methods best suited to Northern Ireland

Tuesday 5th March 2019
Magilligan Field Centre, 375 Sea Coast Rd, Limavady BT49 0LF

Join Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust, CAFRE and NI Water to discuss the findings from rush control demonstration project sites across Northern Ireland. NI Water will also discuss MCPA and its impact on water quality.

EVENTS ARE FREE & OPEN TO ALL. It is essential to register. To book email or Tel 028 207 52100

Take a journey back in time to see historic sites that helped to map Ireland. (Presentation & Bus Tour)
Friday 8th March 2019
Peter Thompson Hall, 68 Freehall Road, Castlerock BT51 4RA

£15 pp (Eventbrite admin fees applicable)

Some 200 years ago, the countryside around Lough Foyle was busy with surveyors occupied with measuring and mapping landscapes for the Ordnance Survey.
This tour of the Ordnance Survey’s Lough Foyle base-line will start with a morning talk by Prof. Lilley, followed by a leisurely field-visit by bus to selected historic surveying sites around Binevenagh, with lunch at the Drummond Hotel in Ballykelly. Transport is provided. Stout footwear and rain-gear is recommended.

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