Ireland Study Tour – 27-30th Sept 2023

Study Tour To Ireland – Implementing CCF In Eastern Ireland

Wednesday 27th – Saturday 30th September 2023

We are delighted to announce that we plan to run a study tour to Ireland from Wednesday 27th – Saturday 30th September 2023, in conjunction with Pro Silva Ireland.


Forestry in Ireland has a similar history to that in Great Britain, with widespread deforestation up until the 20th century followed by an extensive reforestation programme based largely on the use of non-native species such as Sitka spruce. More recently, there have been increasing policy commitments to greater use of native species and to the wider use of Continuous Cover Forestry. For example, in 2019, a new grant scheme dedicated to supporting CCF was introduced by the Irish government. This forms part of wider measures designed to supporting the sustainability and resilience of Irish forests.

Pro Silva Ireland was founded in 2000 and now has over 100 members drawn from all parts of the Irish forest sector.

Our visit will be based in County Wicklow to the south west of Dublin and within easy access of Dublin airport and other means of public transport.

The indicative cost is £400 per person and will include your bus and excursions, three nights accommodation, three breakfasts, three packed lunches and two evening meals (note the Wednesday evening meal is not included, to allow you to travel at your own convenience and arrange to eat en route or when you arrive at the hotel at your own expense).
You will need to arrange and pay for your own travel but please do not book yet!

Please see the full Ireland – Outline programme and booking form for further information. Register to attend by completing the form included which should be sent to:

Please note, we have a maximum of 20 places in total, so please complete the registration form early to avoid disappointment.

Non-members may also apply. 


We are also offering two subsidised places to student members, which will cost £100 each (in addition to arranging your own travel). If you would like to be considered for one of these places, please email with a statement (1 side of A4/ 500 words) explaining exactly why you as an individual would like to attend this study tour, with as many details as possible. The deadline for this is also 18th August.