TRADITIONAL farming stories and a rich heritage of North Clare will be explored this Friday as part of Biodiversity Week.

Cuimhneamh an Chláir will hold a public event in Kilfenora Community Hall looking at their rich heritage of farming stories in their archive and examining what lessons they have for us today for care of the environment and biodiversity. The event takes place in Kilfenora Hall at 7pm.

Burren farming, hay-making versus silage-making, seed-saving, what animals to let graze your orchard, how hares play, what plants will heal broken bones, and more will be discussed.

Stories recorded with farmers over the last fifteen years in Clare will also be heard but organisers are hopeful those attending will also bring their own stories.

“Tell us about the mixed farms of your childhood, what grew around your home, what wild plants you knew, what has disappeared and what is still there. We know that older farmers today carry a wealth of knowledge about the interdependence of plants, animals, wildlife and humans,” project manager of Cuimhneamh an Chláir, Paula Carroll explained.

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