It rains so much in Ireland why not slow it down or collect this water before it runs off, down our gutters into storm drains? We set out to find out more about rainwater harvesting, water conservation, permaculture practices and ways to live more sustainably.

We invited local experts in ecology and environmental groups and organisations to tell us a little more about how everything is connected, and about what we can do.

Please join us for a series of talks in the format of two FREE webinars!

If you’ve missed this series of talks, you can watch them here.


Re-imagining Rain, Water and our Environment I

recorded on THU 10th JUNE 7-8:30pm


Donal Chambers
Course Coordinator
Sustainable Horticulture / Permaculture
Kinsale College
TOPIC: Water links us all – Practical ideas to conserve & protect water across our ecosystem

Emily O’Carroll Marangos
Clean Coasts Campaigns Officer
Environmental Education Unit
An Taisce – The National Trust for Ireland
TOPIC: Our work at Clean Coasts & how people can get involved‘Think Before You Flush’, sewage-related litter, and ‘Think Before You Pour’& actions you can take from home

Trees Please
with Helena Walsh and Tom Campbell
TOPICThe Importance of Planting Native Irish Trees  

Re-imagining Rain, Water and our Environment II

recorded on SAT 12th JUNE 11-12:30noon


Elaine Doyle
Engineers Without Borders Ireland
Clean Coasts
TOPIC: A Rainwater Harvesting Project and My Experience in Guatemala.

Bernadette Connolly
Development Coordinator
Cork Environmental Forum
TOPIC: Our Water Quality in CorkWater Testing, and Protecting Our Local Streams, Rivers, Lakes, and Beaches

Macha Shewolf
Ritual Performance
TOPIC: Devising ‘Irish Lake Whispers’  filmed at Upper Lake, Killarney, Co Kerry Bodies of Water I 

Linda Young 
Dance Performance  
TOPIC: Devising ‘The Dancing Body is Liquid’ (Bodies of Water V)

Garry Jones
The Harmonic Forge
TOPIC: Tone Staffs and Making Music with Water GWD Cork 2019 & The Music for GWD Cork 2021

Roksana Niewadzisz 
Ph.D. Student across Departments of Theatre and Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, UCC
TOPIC: Devising  ‘The Foam/La SchÍuma’ filmed at Mar IonioLo Scoglio Beach, Pulsano – Taranto, Puglia, Italy