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Why Choose Me

My Commitment to my clients:

To use my knowledge, skills and talents to help people connect to and nurture our natural and built heritage. I will continue to rely on my roots to ‘dig’ deep into a range of sources to find those golden nuggets that will add to your interpretation projects and to inspire appreciation of our heritage features. Branching out into the future, I will tend to the growth of my interpretation skills and follow the 15 Principles of Heritage Interpretation.

 Environmental background

  •  My Masters degree in Environmental Resource Management gave me knowledge and a broad understanding of sustainable living issues.
  •  Conservation Management plans for historic properties
  • Research for a variety of environmental issues (e.g. water conservation)

Garden/horticulture background:

  • Experience with garden plans, knowledge of plants, native and non-native benefitting Ireland’s biodiversity
  • Wildflower meadow plans
  • Worked in heritage gardens e.g. Fernhill Gardens, Dublin, Powerscourt Gardens Wicklow, Castle Leslie, Monaghan, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, and overseas at Blithewold Gardens and Green Animals, USA
  • Landscape horticulture degree.

Heritage trail background

  • Heritage themed walks and guided tours developed and led.
  •  Developed nature trails
  • Training in heritage interpretation
  • Understanding of Trail Development and management
  • I know the beginning sections of the Dublin Mountains Way very well

Community engagement

  • Worked with community groups, school groups and environmental organisations (Irish Wildlife Trust, An Taisce, Dublin Civic Trust, school groups in Roscommon, Monaghan and Dublin)
  • Presentation skills – informal presentations/workshops to community groups, ‘Train the Trainer’
  • Experience with grant proposals