Book Launch: The Irish Forestry Society 1902-1923

Invitation to the launch of
The Irish Forestry Society 1902-1923
by Hugh Crawford

Éanna Ní Lamhna
will launch our latest publication in
The Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
at 3.00pm on Thursday, 2 November 2023.

The Irish Forestry Society was founded in 1902 by Dr Robert T. Cooper, an Irish physician based in London, who was greatly concerned by the level of deforestation in Ireland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He was joined by others who shared his view despite their widely differing political, social and religious backgrounds.

More than a century ago, these visionaries realised the importance of forests to Ireland’s national economy and to the wellbeing of our country. Together they formed a powerful organisation which changed the course of Irish forestry during its brief existence. The formation of the Irish Forestry Society was a brave initiative during tumultuous times in Irish political life, yet its story was lost shortly after the Society’s demise in 1923.

We would be delighted if you can attend the launch.
Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP to or 086-258-2240

There is a bus service (Route 99) from Heuston Station to the Visitor Centre