A Forestry centenary.

  • Niall OCarroll Ballynakillew, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
  • Padraic M. Joyce 27 Linden Grove, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
Keywords: Planting, history, Irish forest, tradition.


Avondale House opened its doors as a school of forestry in October 1904, a year now mainly celebrated as the year of 'Bloomsday', the day celebrated in James Joyce's Ulysses, and of the founding of the Abbey Theatre. In its first year it had eight students - apprentices - as they were then called. The passing of a round century since that date gives us a suitable opportunity to reflect on progress, achievements and mistakes. This account will try to do that for forestry in Ireland over the period.
How to Cite
OCarroll, N. and Joyce, P. M. (2004) “A Forestry centenary. ”, Irish Forestry. Available at: https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/9957 (Accessed: 18April2024).