4-6 November 2022
Éanna ní Lamhna
Eanna NI Lamhna holds science degrees from UCD. Her thesis on the ecology of sand dunes and salt-marshes was published in the Journal of Life Sciences. She set up the Irish Biological Records Centre in 1974 and is responsible for the original distribution maps of mammal and insects. She lectured postgraduates on sustainability for over 20 years in TU Dublin. Her publications include a series of five studies on Irish Air Quality, six books including Wild Dublin and her most recent – Wild and Wonderful - published by O Brien Press in September..
She was President of An Taisce from 2004 – 2009 and is currently president of the Tree Council of Ireland. She is a judge of Environmental initiatives undertaken by local groups on a county level such as Pride of Place and Love where you live. She is a highly respected radio and television broadcaster on environmental issues. Apart from the weekly Mooney goes Wild nature programme of which she is the mainstay since it began in 1995, she has a regular television slot on Virgin Media’s Six o Clock show. She was included in Irelands “influential hundred “list in 2012. She is a much sought-after speaker and lecturer. She is a fluent Irish speaker appearing regularly on TG 4 and on Radio na Gaeltachta and has been a Heritage Expert under the Heritage in Schools Scheme, since 2000. She writes regular columns on Wildlife in various Irish magazines including the Irish Garden, Intercom, and Woman’s Way, and now writes the weekly Eye on Nature column in the Irish Times.
She has one of the most instantly recognisable voices on the airwaves and is noted for her no-nonsense, straight-talking take on environmental matters.
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