Walk in the woods to protest forest sale

Musicians and actors assembling in Avondale on Sunday

Christy Moore will be taking part in the event protesting against the Government’s plans to sell the harvesting rights of public forests.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Christy Moore will be taking part in the event protesting against the Government’s plans to sell the harvesting rights of public forests. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

 

A walk in the woods is to take place in Avondale Forest Park, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow on Sunday to protest against the Government’s plans to sell the harvesting rights of the public forests.

Musicians Christy Moore and Paddy Casey, Actors Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack, politicians Richard Boyd Barrett, Catherine Murphy and Fiach McChongail and others from various sectors, are to take part in the event which will include music, readings and poetry.

The walk, which is to start at 1 pm, is being organised by the recently established Natural Resources Protection Alliance and the Woodland League. The event organisers intend to plant a native Irish Oak to commemorate Charles Stuart Parnell – who was known as the “Great Oak of Avondale”.