You are cordially invited to attend the annual
Irish UNESCO Global Geoparks Forum 2022
online event on Thursday, 8 December from 10.00am to 13.00pm
of the forum this year is Geoparks and people working together;
engagement between geoparks and their communities.
will be opened by Koen Verbruggen, Director, Geological Survey
Ireland and Dr Marie Cowen, Director, Geological Survey of Northern
then hear updates on plans and projects from the three UNESCO Global Geoparks;
Burren and Cliffs of Moher, Copper Coast and Cuilcagh Lakelands, and from the
aspiring Geoparks; Antrim, Joyce Country & Western Lakes and Mourne
representative from each of the UNESCO Global Geoparks will speak about their
experience of working with their Geoparks;
- Brid Fahy,
farmer, entrepreneur, food producer, is the owner of Linalla Ice cream and a
founding member and former chairperson of the Burren Ecotourism Network.
- Barney Devine, Local Co-ordinator for the Cuilcagh and
Slieve Anierin Project, a project which involves a series of activities aimed at
recognising and highlighting the valuable natural, built, historical and
cultural heritage of this unique cross-border area.
- Sean Corcoran, a renowned environmental artist
whose distinctive sand art has been used in promotional campaigns across
Ireland and aboard. He runs a gallery in the Copper Coast Geopark has been
heavily involved in local development.
speaker Neil Haran, a consultant with extensive social sector experience who
has worked with the public service, education, not for-profit, and
social policy sectors – both in Ireland and overseas, will provide insights
into building and maintaining positive and mutually beneficial relationships
between agencies and local communities.
please register on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/irish-unesco-global-geoparks-forum-2022-tickets-464318638547