Irish Spring Conferences

BSBI Irish Spring Conference 2024

This year's Irish Spring Conference will be held on Saturday 20th April, at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin.

This is a really great opportunity to get together with other botanists in the wonderful setting of the Botanic Gardens, and enjoy some first-class talks and workshops on a variety of botanical topics - so keep the date free!

Come along to hear about exciting fern finds in County Clare, find out more about Ireland's newest book on aquatic plants from one of its authors (and a chance to get your hands on a copy!), learn about BSBI's fantastic new recording app and get inside information from the VCR of what may be Ireland's most idyllic location!

This is always a popular event, so if you plan to attend, please do book your place using the link below. Tickets are free, but donations towards costs and refreshments would be much appreciated.

The full programme for the day can be viewed here and an information sheet is provided with more details of the event and the venue.

BSBI Irish Spring Conference 2023

Our 2023 Irish Spring Conference took place on Saturday 22nd April at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin.

We had a great programme:

  • 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.