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.
- 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)
- 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
- 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