« BackKillarney hosts conference on upland communities

A conference in Killarney has brought issues facing communities in upland areas under the microscope.

At The Irish Uplands Forum Conference 2016 - Resourcing Upland Communities, this years conference was held at the Dunloe Castle Hotel, Killarney. The forum Briought together community based groups which are concerned with caring for upland environments, sustaining hill farming and delivering the benefits of recreational development to local communities. From Left, John O'Sullivan, Local Conference Organiser and member of MacGillycuddy's Reeks Mountain Access Project, Mayor of Killarney Municipal District Cllr. Bobby O'Connell, Patricia Deane, Rural Recreational Officer, South Kerry Development Partnership, Frank Nugent, Frank is a founding member and current chair of the Irish Uplands Forum and Dr Brendan O'Keeffe, Senior Lecturer in Geography and Director of Quality in Mary Immaculate College.Photo:Valerie O'Sullivan

The Irish Uplands Forum Conference was held in the Dunloe Castle, Hotel.

The event brought together community groups concerned with caring for upland environments, sustaining hill farming and delivering the benefits of recreational development to local communities.