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The 2nd All-Ireland Pine Marten Symposium

The 2nd All-Ireland Pine Marten Symposium

On behalf of the organizing committee we are pleased to invite you to the 2nd All-Ireland Pine Marten Symposium to be held at Ti Chulainn Community and Conference Centre on the 14th and 15th October 2016.

This two-day meeting has been organized to build on the success of the first meeting held in Galway during 2014 and bring together advances in research, practical conservation and management techniques for this enigmatic species.

We hope this meeting will appeal to the following:
• pine marten researchers e.g. third level institution staff and students
• practical conservation organisations e.g. VWT, UWT etc
• land managers e.g. Forest Service, Coillte, NIEA/NPWS
• environmental consultants
• anyone with an interest in pine marten!

Day One
The first day of the event will be focused on 15-minute talks by those involved in research, conservation and management of the species.
Day Two
The second day will involve a field trip to visit the pine marten den box scheme within the Ring of Gullion. This will be followed by practical sessions to demonstrate techniques for erecting pine marten den boxes.

Please see below the full agenda.

Day One: £20/€25 (includes abstracts, tea/coffee + lunch)
Day Two: £15/€20 (includes transport from venue to field sites + lunch)

If you would like to present at the meeting please submit a title, 150 word abstract, author details and corresponding author by June 30th 2016 to David Tosh at [email protected] with the email title MARTEN ABSTRACT SUBMISSION.


The event will be held at the Ti Cuhulainn Cultural Activity Centre, located in the heart of the Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This stunning location is only 20 minutes drive from Dundalk or Newry on the border of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Find out more about the venue here:

Getting to Ireland
Details of airlines that fly to Dublin (Republic of Ireland) and Belfast City and Belfast International airports are given via the links below:
Dublin Airport:
Belfast City:
Belfast International:

Getting to and from the venue:
Less than an hour from Belfast, directions to the venue can be found here
Just over an hour from Dublin airport, directions from Dublin can be found here
A mini-bus service will be arranged to pick people up from Newry and Dundalk on the morning of Day One.

Local Accommodation
Accommodation in the area is available here:

Murtaghs Pub and B&B, Crossmaglen Tel: 028 3086 1378

Cross Square Hotel –

Caitlin’s Cottage, Crossmaglen –

Flagstaff Lodge, Cloughoge –

Mountain View Self Catering Cottage, Mullagbawn

Anduff Mountain View , Anduff

Bru An Tsosa Self Catering Cottage –

Ballard Cottage –

Event Details

The 2nd All-Ireland Pine Marten Symposium takes place on October 14, 2016 until October 15, 2016.
It starts at 10.00 and ends at 16:30.

Event Location

Ti Chulainn Cultural Activity Center, Bog Rd, Mullaghbawn, Newry, Armagh, BT35 9TT

For more information on this event, contact David Tosh at [email protected]

Book online

Lottery Funded
NIEA DoE N&M DC Biodiversity

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