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Nature Writing

11 November , 7:00 pm 8:00 pm GMT


Richard Nairn

In Conversation with Darragh McCullough

In association with The National Botanic Gardens

Join RTÉ journalist and broadcaster, Darragh McCullough, in conversation with ecologist and writer, Richard Nairn. They will discuss Richard’s new book, Wildwoods (Gill Books), which is a documentation of Richard’s efforts to understand the trees that cover his woodland property and their historic, cultural importance in Irish life. During his career, Richard has worked as a nature reserve warden and was the first director of BirdWatch Ireland; he is currently acting as a scientific advisor to Woodlands of Ireland.

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Richard Nairn

Richard Nairn is an ecologist and writer who has spent a lifetime studying nature. He is an advocate of nature conservation and lectures regularly. During his career he has worked as a nature reserve warden and was the first director of BirdWatch Ireland. He is a scientific advisor to Woodlands of Ireland and is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. The author of numerous books, this is his first memoir.

Darragh McCullough

Darragh McCullough is a journalist, broadcaster and farmer specialising in agricultural and rural affairs. He is the longest-serving presenter on RTÉ television’s Ear to the Ground programme. He lives on his family farm in Co. Meath.

This is a pre-recorded online event

In the midst of these further strange and uncertain times, Dublin Book Festival is here to offer solace. While the Main Festival will still run this year from 27th November to 6th December with a myriad of events to explore from home, given the move to level 5 restrictions, the DBF team really wanted to play a small part in offering people some entertainment, comfort, and inspiration at this time. Welcome to The DBF Snug, a specially curated package of events, which will run from Tuesday 10th November to Friday 13th November.

Join us in John Boorman‘s estate, seek parenting advice from Dr Malie Coyne, escape to nature with Richard Nairn, and celebrate the launch of the next issue of Winter Papers with Kevin Barry and contributors. On Friday, we welcome Former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese to celebrate the publication of her memoirs. So sit back, snuggle up, and let Dublin Book Festival do the rest.