Eoghan Daltun: An Irish Atlantic Rainforest

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Saturday 8 July 2023

2:15 pm


Whiddy Island

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Join us on a special trip to Whiddy Island with Eoghan Daltun, the author of 'An Irish Atlantic Rainforest: A Personal Journey into the Magic of Rewilding'. Eoghan joins us from the home on the Beara peninsula.

The ticket price includes the return ferry to Whiddy Island. The ferry leaves Bantry Pier for Whiddy Island at 14.15 sharp. It will leave Whiddy at 16.30 to return to Bantry.

Eoghan will be in conversation with fellow West Cork writer Elizabeth Rose Murray

Admission: €25 including ferry


On the Beara peninsula in West Cork, a temperate rainforest flourishes. It is the life work of Eoghan Daltun, who had a vision to rewild a 73-acre farm he bought, moving there from Dublin with his family in 2009. An Irish Atlantic Rainforest charts that remarkable journey. Part memoir, part environmental treatise, as a wild forest bursts into life before our eyes, we’re also invited to consider the burning issues of our time: climate breakdown, ecological collapse, and why our very survival as a species requires that we urgently, and radically, transform our relationship with nature.


This is a story as much about doing nothing as taking action – allowing natural ecosystems to return and thrive without interference, and in doing so heal an ailing planet. Powerfully descriptive, lovingly told, An Irish Atlantic Rainforest presents an enduring picture of the regenerative force of nature, and how one Irishman let it happen.



Eoghan Daltun

Eoghan Daltun is a sculpture conservator, a farmer and, above all, a rewilder. Reared in Dublin, he has travelled widely, as well as living abroad in London, Paris and Prague...

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Elizabeth Rose Murray

Elizabeth Rose Murray writes novels for children and young adults and short fiction. Her books include The Book of Learning – Nine Lives Trilogy 1 (2016 Dublin UNESCO Citywide Read for Children), The Book...

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