Ireland Officer

Sarah Pierce


Telephone: +353 85 139 6418

Twitter: @BSBI_Ireland

Facebook: @IrishSectionBSBI

The Ireland Officer supports BSBI County Recorders and members, and works with partner organisations on botanical projects and surveys.


Irish Autumn Meeting & AGM

This year's Autumn Meeting & AGM was held online on September 25, and featured a range of fantastic talks covering recent rare plant finds, Fragrant orchid identification tips, the cultural significance of plants and much more. Recordings of the talks will be posted soon - keep an eye on the Irish Autumn Meeting & AGM page for further details.

Irish Grasslands Project 2021

We are delighted that the Irish Grasslands Project is running for a second year, offering free field and webinar training, thanks to NPWS funding. See the Irish Grasslands Project page for full details.

Aquatic Plant Project 2021

This year we are continuing to offer free training sessions as part of the Aquatic Plant Project, also thanks to NPWS funding. See the Aquatic Plant Project page for full details.

Rare Plant Project Ireland launches

An exciting new three year project launches in Ireland to to learn more about rare plant species. Find out more on the Rare Plant Project Ireland page.

Irish Spring Conference goes online!

We held the first ever online Irish Spring Conference on Saturday 27 March 2021. For more details of this very enjoyable event, including links to recordings of the talks, check out Irish Conferences.

County Annual Reports for 2020

Every year we ask County Recorders to summarise the most interesting and exciting news from their counties. Here is a collation of their 2020 Annual Reports. Take a look - it is a great read! Individual County reports will also appear on county pages.

Information and Resources

Irish Botanical Projects - current and past BSBI Ireland projects.

Resources for Botanists in Ireland - Recording resources, record centres, Rare Plant Registers, and more.

Irish Botanical News - Our big annual publication edited by Paul Green.

Ireland News Archive - Previous issues of the Irish BSBI Newsletter and older stories from this webpage.

Local BSBI Groups

These are informal groups run by volunteers. They are a great way to improve your skills and meet other botanists. Get involved with a group near you!