Irish Conference

Irish BSBI Conference 2017

This year's Irish BSBI Conference will be held on Saturday 25th March in the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin. There is a packed line-up of botanical talks and workshops, with something for all skill levels - scroll down for the programme. Advance bookings (via PayPal) have now closed but enquiries about late registration should be emailed to Paula O'Meara.

You'll be able to follow the action as it happens on Facebook and on Twitter @murlong77 and @BSBIBotany - check out the hashtag #IrishBSBIConference if you want only tweets about the Conference and nothing else!

After the Conference, check out the BSBI Ireland webpage to find out more. 

Draft Programme

10.00 – 10.20       Registration and welcome (main auditorium)


10.30 – 11.10      ‘Dactylorhiza in Ireland’, Ian Denholm

11.10 – 11.30      'Tales from the wilderness: the continuing adventures of the Irish Rough Crew', Rory Hodd

11.30 12.00     Tea/coffee

12.00 – 12.20     'Botanising with D.A. Webb', Daniel Kelly

12.20 – 12.40     'The new team in Cork', Clare Heardman/Edwina Cole/Finbarr Wallace


12.40 14.00      Lunch (not included; two restaurants available in Botanic Gardens)



14.00 – 14.45      Atlas Q&A – all you ever wanted to know about BSBI Atlas 2020

14.45 – 15.15      Flash talks – project updates and more

15.15 15.45     Tea/coffee

15.45 – 16.45       For VCRs: DDb workshop, with Jim McIntosh

                               For others, ID workshops:

  (i) ‘Rushes - ID tips to get you started’, with Lynda Weekes (30 mins)

  (ii) ‘How to tackle aquatics’, with Joanne Denyer (30 mins)

16.50 – 17.50     Paul Green and AN Other(s) - mini-workshops on ID of some tricky groups


There will be a help/ID table, so bring along any tricky specimens!

We will gather for chats, grub and a drink nearby in the evening, details TBC.

Cost to attend

Cost to attend:

  • VCR - 20/£17
  • BSBI member - 25/£21
  • BSBI member, if student/OAP/unwaged - 20/£17
  • Non-member - 30/£25