2018 Conference - Innovation and Partnerships in the Uplands

2018 Conference – Innovation and Partnerships in the Uplands

Our conference was held on 4th & 5th October in GN Mulranny Park Hotel, Mulranny, County Mayo.
The two day event featured talks, workshops, field trips and plenary sessions on a wide range of topics connected to the Irish Uplands.  Thanks to all who attended. 

The Irish Uplands Forum

IUF is a voluntary group of people who represent the views of a diverse group of stakeholders who live, work and recreate in Ireland’s upland areas. IUF is dedicated to the pursuit of a partnership approach to sustainable upland management which is centred on local community integration and involvement.

In 2016, we published our Statement of Strategy and Action Plan  2016-2020.  This document is available to download via the link below: 

Statement of Strategy and Action Plan 2016-2020

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Research Grant Now OPEN

Uplands Art & Photography Gallery

Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre is currently showcasing entries from our recent competition.  This will be on display until 31st October and open for all to view.

We invited children from local schools in the Nephin Beg Mountain region to submit Art and Photographs representing their impression of the Uplands.  

Mulranny National School was the overall winner and congratulations are due to all who took part and a big thank you to the staff at Ballycroy National Park for collecting and displaying the artwork.  

 

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Conference Programme 2018

Our final plans are coming together for the Irish Uplands Forum Conference 4th & 5th October 2018. There...
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Children’s Art & Photography Competition

In partnership with NPWS, we are running a Children’s Art and Photography Competition as part of our Conference...
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Heritage Council 

Upland Study Visit Grant Scheme (closed)

Our Uplands Study Visit grant  scheme , funded by heritage Council  is  now  closed  for online applications (Closing...
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News for June – EIPs

Our head of research, Mary Tubridy, has prepared an update for June on European Innovation Partnerships.  Please see...
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The Irish Uplands Forum (IUF) is a voluntary group of people who represent the views of a diverse group of stakeholders who live, work and recreate in Ireland’s upland areas. IUF is dedicated to the pursuit of a partnership approach to sustainable upland management which is centred on local community integration and involvement.

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The main object of IUF is to promote the development of a partnership approach to the sustainable management of Upland areas in Ireland. Its policy is to carry out projects, generally in conjunction with other bodies around the country.

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Objectives

The main objective of IUF is to promote a partnership approach to the sustainable management of upland areas in Ireland north and south.

Activities

Organise meetings, workshops and study visits to examine issues affecting the uplands

Provide practical support to established and start-up local community to support.

Sustainable local community management in upland areas.

Undertake research on socio-economic and environmental issues affecting biodiversity, landscapes and communities in the uplands.
Support the Leave No Trace programme to promote responsible use of the outdoor environment.

Contribute as an active member of Comhairle na Tuaithe to the implementation of the National Countryside Recreation Strategy

Provide a resource centre on sustainable development in upland areas.

Network with similar groups outside Ireland which support community based sustainable upland development.

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