Irish BSBI Conferences archive

BSBI Irish Spring Conference 2021

120 recorders, members and non-members participated in our first ever online BSBI Irish Spring Conference on Saturday 27th March. All the conference talks are on BSBI's YouTube channel and are linked here:

During the break, we also showed an excellent slideshow of Exciting Finds from around Ireland.

Thank you to all our lovely conference speakers.

Irish BSBI Conference 2020

Sadly the 2020 Conference, scheduled for March 2020, had to be cancelled due to Covid-19.

Irish BSBI Conference 2019

The 2019 Conference was held on Saturday 30th March at the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin. County Recorders, BSBI members and interested members of the public came together and everyone was welcome, whether a beginner botanist or an old hand. It was a great opportunity to catch up, to hear what’s going on in the botanical world across Ireland, and to make plans for the upcoming final Atlas 2020 recording season.

Scroll down and click on the links to download PPTs of many of the talks, as well as workshop hand-outs.

You can read blogposts about the 2019 Conference here and here, or follow the action via the #IrishBSBIConference hashtag on Twitter.

Irish BSBI Conference 2019: talks & workshops

  1. The winter Burren: Roger Goodwillie, BSBI County Recorder for Co. Kilkenny
  2. Mapping the black poplar, one of Ireland's rarest trees: Daniel Buckley, National Parks and Wildlife Service
  3. The long overdue rediscovery of moss campion (Silene acaulis) in H34: John Conaghan, BSBI County Recorder for West Galway
  4. Update on the conservation status of six rare vascular plants: Fionnuala O’Neill, BEC Consultants
  5. New book: ‘ Photographic Guide to Aquatic and Riparian Plants in Ireland’: Joe Caffrey, Inland Fisheries Ireland
  6. 20 sites, 20 species: Mark O’Callaghan, National Botanic Gardens
  7. The story of frankincense: Noeleen Smyth, National Botanic Gardens

Irish BSBI Conference 2018

This year's Irish BSBI Conference was held on Saturday 24th March at the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin and it was a huge success! Here's  the flyer with the programme, so you can see what was on offer, here's the hashtag for the event on Twitter and here's a report about the day's proceedings put together by Jessica, one of the delegates. Click on the links below to download the presentations.

Highlights of the 2018 Conference

Irish BSBI Conference 2017

The 2017 Irish BSBI Conference featured a packed line-up of botanical talks and workshops, with something for all skill levels - you can still download pdfs of the talks, just scroll down this page. To find out what people were saying about the event,  go to the conference hashtag #IrishBSBIConference or click on this blogpost which summarises some of the feedback.

Talks from the 2017 Conference

Tales from the wilderness: the continuing adventures of the Irish Rough Crew - Rory Hodd

Botanising with D.A. Webb - Daniel Kelly

The new team in Cork - talks by Edwina Cole and by Finbarr Wallace

Flash talks – project updates and more:

Workshops on tackling tricky plants:

Irish BSBI Conference 2016

12 & 13 March at the National Botanic Gardens. We had a great conference, with a series of interactive workshops, and a number of great talks. Below are some of the talks for you to download and view.

Irish Members’ Conference 2014 presentations

Many of the speakers have made their talks available to download. Click on the links below to access them: