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How might the Strawberry tree have arrived in Ireland

This exciting talk is scheduled to take place during Heritage Week 2022 in Bantry

When: Sunday 14th August
Time:  7pm to 8:30pm

Where:  Bantry Library

Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo) is considered by many to be native to Ireland but Dr Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington’s research suggests it may be a more recent arrival. Following the trail of the first copper miners who reached the shores of Ireland, along with Irish place-names, folklore and DNA, Micheline weaves a fascinating story about the possible origins of the Strawberry Tree in Ireland.

This is a joint event between the Ellen Hutchins Festival and Bantry Historical and Archeological Society.

A free event, no booking required.