Lough Leane-Darby's Garden

Ross Island - beech trees

About Just Forests

We work with people to create a just and sustainable world. By basing our sustainability stories and activities on values-related and universally understood, time-tested, old-fashioned ideas, such as love, family, community, stewardship and citizenship we are helping to create a just and sustainable world. WHY NOT JOIN US AND BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD?

Just Forests is an Irish Registered Charity founded in 1989. If you would like to know more about our Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) work with Irish schools please visit our main website at: www.justforests.org

Irish Woodworkers for Africa Ltd trading as (T/A) Just Forests is registered under the Charities Regulatory Authority of Ireland – Registered Charity Number: 20027643. CHY (Revenue) Number 10686

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About Killarney Celebration of Trees

A totally new way of engaging people in nature

This is an initiative of Just Forests in association with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Killarney National Park, Killarney Tidy Towns, Killarney Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and the Trustees of Muckross House.

The Killarney Celebration of Trees 2016 is a totally new way for Just Forests of engaging people with Killarney’s natural heritage, climate change and our dependence on natural resources for our economic, social and cultural survival, while at the same, actively promoting and developing eco-tourism, commerce and enterprise in the greater Killarney area. We want to re-connect people with nature while challenging them to take the necessary steps to ensure nature continues to nurture us. It is ‘more about walking and talking and less about typing and skyping’.

The objectives of the Killarney Celebration of TREES weekend would be very much in keeping with the spirit of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of which Ireland is a signatory. The SDGs are particularly supportive of sustainable tourism as they are determined to protect the planet from degradation, including through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change, so that it can support the needs of the present and future generations. Let’s work together to create a world where people live in harmony with nature.

Please consider giving a small donation of whatever you can to help our cause.

Contact Information

Phone: +353 (0)86 8049389
Email: tomroche@justforests.org
Killarney Celebration of Trees Office
(temporary) address:
57 High Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Management Committee

Carmel Brosnan – former Killarney Town Clerk (retired)
Kathleen Mangan – member Just Forests
Rory D’Arcy – principal St. Oliver’s National School, Ballycasheen
Johnny McGuire – Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce
Pat Dawson – Regional Director Killarney National Park
Garrett Doolan – Arboricultural Consultant, Killarney
Paul Neary – Engineer Kerry Co Council (Killarney)

Website Developers

This Killarney Celebration of Trees website was developed by 5 students from Tralee Institute of Technology while on work experience with Just Forests under the direction and guidance of Tom Roche

Sponsors and Supporters

Just Forests wish to acknowledge the support of the following:
Peter O’Toole (Muckross) and Peter Cox (Killarney) for the use of a number of photographs used on this website.
Conservation International – New York
Irish Environmental Network (IEN)
Killarney Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
Killarney Mountain Meitheal
Killarney Tidy Towns
The Trustees of Muckross House
Kerry County Council
Department of Arts, Heritage and The Gaeltacht

Kerry County Council

Kerry County Council

Killarney Tidy Towns

Killarney Tidy Towns