Irish Spring Conferences

BSBI Irish Spring Conference 2023

Our 2023 Irish Spring Conference will place on Saturday 22nd April at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin. Registration is essential but there is no fee to attend: click here to visit the event page and to register.

We have a great programme lined up:

  • 10.00 - Arrival, check in and refreshments from cafe
  • 10.30 - Welcome (Robert Northridge)
  • 10.35 - Irish Plant Atlas 2020 Report (John Faulkner)
  • 10.50 - Presentation on Plant Atlas 2020
  • 11.00 - Working on the Flora of Wexford, start to finish (Paul Green)
  • 11.30 - Break
  • 11.50 - My First Year as a VCR (Ciarán Flynn)
  • 12.05 - Flora and Protected Species of Bull Island (Melinda Lyons)
  • 12.55 - Lunch break
  • 13.55 - Recording the Irish Flora in the pre-Linnaean era: influences and confluences (Declan Doogue)
  • 15.00 - Break
  • 15.30 - Old Maps and New Fern Records in the Slieve Aughty Uplands of Galway and Clare (Cilian Roden)
  • 16.05 - Fumaria (Fumitory) workshop (Paul Green)
  • 16.50 - Close (Robert Northridge)

Irish Conference Archive

If you'd like to know what to expect at an Irish BSBI conference, check out our Conference Archive, where you can read about the events, view slides from the talks, and download some workshop handouts.

BSBI Irish Spring Conference 2022

Our 2022 Irish Spring Conference took place online on Saturday 2nd April. You can click on the links to watch recordings of the talks, or go straight to the BSBI Irish Spring Conference 2022 playlist on our YouTube channel.

During the break we showed a slideshow of members' photographs.

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.