This section will highlight upcoming events that will interest HNV farmland farmers HNV farmland planners and/or researchers. This page will be updated regularly with any upcoming events that are relevant to HNV farmland  planners and farmers including testing of the HNV farmland identification tool or training courses relevant to HNV farmers of HNV farmland planners such as plant, habitat or animal ID and management.

Contact if there is a relevant course you’d like advertised here.
Burren Winterage School, 24th-26th October 2016
The Burren Winterage School will raise many issues facing HNV farmers across Ireland today. This year’s theme is WORKING WITH NATURE – A FARMER-CENTRED APPROACH. There is a very diverse range of speakers from Neil McIntosh from the European Centre for Nature Conservation to farmers from around the country talking about their on-the-ground experience. We will explore the possibility of setting up an Irish HNV farmland network. It promises to be a very stimulating couple of days.For further programme and booking details:

2016 Magnificent Meadows course schedule

Have a look at the courses on offer from the Magnificent Meadows here

2016 National Biodiversity Data Centre course schedule

The National Biodiversity Data Centre run day courses on a range of interesting topics including Introduction to Grassland Identification and Summer tree and shrub identification. Click here for further details and to book

Past Events

National Rural Network Conference, 14th October 2016
The National Rural network Conference will be held on Friday October 14th in the Sheraton in Athlone. Registration is free and several items on the agenda relate to High Nature Value farmland areas. For further information and to register click here

HNV-Link project launch, May 16th
This week there is a co-ordinated launch of the HNV LINK Horizon 2020 project. See and press release here for further details.
Resourcing Upland Communities, May 26th and 27th.
A conference organised by the Irish Uplands Forum event  will be held in The Dunloe Hotel, Beaufort, Killarney, Co. Kerry. For further information click here. This promises to be a very interesting event with a range of topics being discussed and workshop and field visits included. Farmers, researchers and rural community organisations are encouraged to attend.

What Future for our Farming Systems?: Environmental Challenges and Integrated Solutions, March 1-2nd 2016

Click here for details on the conference programme, talk outlines and posters presented in Edinburgh in Scotland. The conference was organised by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Forest Research, James Hutton Institute and Scottish Natural Heritage

HNV farmland workshop, Aug 2015