Spanish gold in Northern Ireland

We would like to invite you to our event “Spanish gold in Northern Ireland“.  Rachel Carson Enterprises has succeeded in marrying the environmental project in the North of Scotland, the North Highland Way, aka the Camino of St. Brian, with the one of the Hispanic Society of Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland.  The common area in both areas is Spain.  Encouraging collaboration between Spain and the Emerald Isle is an exciting proposition, but the company has done it, through links in the Ulster Museum and the Botanical Gardens in Belfast.

The theme is trees.  With the company representatives going to Kildare in April to assist the Tree Council with planting and the exciting new venture with the Museum, Rachel Carson Enterprises is on a roll!

Join us for Spanish gold… real gold and real trees!

Kilcullen Tree planting – 6th April 2019

It was the the 700th anniversary of the Kilcullen Bridge… lots of families turned out.

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Rachel Carson Enterprises officially joined the Tree Council on Saturday last.. What an honour. The coordinator must be the most efficient person known to man – or woman. The volunteers worked hard and enjoyed the beautiful scenery around Kilcullen. The author planted a tree in honour of her old Irish hunter, Richard. He was cremated when he died and is on Dunnet Head, the most northerly point of the UK mainland, and home of the North Highland Way. The author also has a “Richard” cushion made from his mane and tail. The North Highland Way is the company’s environmental project in the north of Scotland.

Rachel Carson Enterprises became an official member of the Tree Council… a great honour. The coordinator must be one of the most efficient people known to man – or woman. Of course, we adjourned to the pub afterwards… A great day.

CEDaR Online Recording

https://www.nmni.com/CEDaR/CEDaR-Centre-for-Environmental-Data-and-Recording.aspx

We have teamed up with CEDaR to provide a recording system for trees, starting with the Spanish Armada tree in Cairncastle. In order not to spoil the surprise, this will not be recorded until after the trip to the tree on 9th June 2019 as part of the Spanish week. See www.tinasfreelance.com.

Tour to the  Spanish tree on Sunday, 9th June 2019.  Meet at the Carrickfergus railway station at 10am.  Car share (think of the environment).  Cost £20 per person.Booking essential via tinadirving@gmail.com. This will last until 2pm.   Possibility of lunch at the Ballygally Hotel extra. Minimum number 10. 

The author loves trees.. and draws trees all the time. The drawing is one of hers!

Trees are the lungs of life

The author is a keen environmentalist and is helping with promoting National Tree Week. She has already assisted the Lough Neagh Partnership in clearing some trees on Brackagh Moss in County Armagh and identified the Spanish Armada tree as an ancient tree on the North Antrim coast of Northern Ireland. When working in France in August last year, she took lots of photos of wonderful trees, and one of her main hobbies is drawing trees.

There are very few trees in Caithness and Sutherland, home of the North Highland Way, due to high winds. There are, though, a few small forests, and the Forestry Commission owns several forests up there.

There are some wonderful trees in Spain, knarled old olive trees, but Extramadura and the Cadiz were denuded of hard wood trees when King Felipe had the Spanish Armada built five hundred years ago.

We are planting 200 native sapling trees during National Tree Week in Kilcock Co Kildare on the 4th April all going well, we are planting 13 trees in Roscommon Town that week also. So if you wish to come to any of those dates you are very welcome there are a huge amount of events taking place check www.treecouncil.ie  for events