An exploration of both the natural and man-made heritage of the region with morning presentations and afternoon field trips.
Saturday, 1 July 2017 — Saturday, 8 July 2017
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Gleann Cholm Cille, as it exists today, is the result of the interaction of man and the landscape over thousands of years. This course gives an understanding of the natural and man-made heritage of this spectacular valley of St Columba.
Topics include: the landscape before the arrival of man, the impact of the first inhabitants, the bogs and their flora and fauna, patterns of land use and other environmental themes.
The course format comprises a series of illustrated talks in the morning followed by guided walks each afternoon. The walks are not over-strenuous but a moderate level of fitness is required. Participants should bring walking shoes and rain gear.
Walk to the Silver Strand
MondayThe wild Irish Boglands
Flora, Fauna, History, Conservation
TuesdayEarly man in Ireland
Lifestyle, buildings, tombs, impact on the environment
Neolithic tomb walk at Malinmore
WednesdaySome threatened Irish habitats
Meadows, dune systems, wildflowers
Nature Walk in Gleann Cholm Cille
ThursdayEarly Christianity in Gleann Cholm Cille, holy wells
Walk – Turas Cholm Cille
FridayTraditional buildings, field systems, place names
Walk part of Sliabh Liag or part of walk towards Port