Date: 02/02/2023
Time: 10:30 - 19:00
Location: Wexford County Hall, Carriglawn Y35 WY93

Coastwatch are organising 4 dove-tailed event to celebrate World Wetland’s Day in Co. Wexford.

All the events start (or are in) Wexford County Hall, Carriglawn Y35 WY93 on 2nd February. There may be other events on adjacent days (as yet to be finalised).

The fun information-filled full day event programme is as follows:

11:00 – A Wexford Welcome and ‘Zooming in on the Coastal Rim’ Exhibition Opening by HE Thomas Nader, Austrian Ambassador to Ireland
11:30 – World Wetlands Day Address Tobias Salathé, senior adviser to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and Workshop on coastal wetland restoration.
14:15 – Fieldtrips: 2 options to choose from: (1) Wexford North Slobs, an NPWS-managed Ramsar site with migratory bird focus or (2) Low coastal Natura 2000 site farmland and climate change; in cooperation with Teagasc.
and finally
17:00 to 19:00 World Wetlands Day Celebration with music, poetry and ‘Found’ (what people found on the shore)

This celebratory event involves a large team – so far we have scientists, geographers, journalists, coastal managers, planners, eNGO, educators, local farm and fishing community representatives, artists and musicians joining us. Among them: Tobias Salathe (Ramsar office Geneva), Jana Cox (Utrecht Uni coastal processes), Thomas Nader (Austrian Ambassador), Catherine Keena (Biodiversity Teagasc), Karina Fitzgerald (MSP), Cilian Roden (Lagoon specialist) and Sabine Springer (ecologist and artist).

REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL here: (cut and paste link)

Bring layers of warm clothing/rain gear and wellies for the farm trip. And if you have any wetland-related songs, poems or similar, or any items you found in a coastal wetland or the sea – please bring them along!

Queries on the day to Karin Dubsky (086 8111 684; or Mick Berry (086 8139 912;