13 August, 10am - 3pm
- Woodbrook Natural Burial Ground
- Woodbrook, Killann, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford
- Co. Wexford
Woodbrook House is a large listed family home in Co Wexford. In 2012, we started the first natural burial ground in Ireland. We are holding an open day at the burial ground on August 13th as part of Historic Houses of Ireland's Heritage Week project. It will be attended by Colin McAteer, director of the burial ground, and by Harry McGrenaghan of Green Coffins Ireland who will showcase the making of an Irish willow coffin. Eventually, the natural burial ground will become a piece of woodland of Irish native trees.
Also present will be Giles FitzHerbert, owner of Woodbrook House, who has long been interested in promoting sustainable ideas and projects and who hosted a major eco festival, the Irish Green Gathering, at Woodbrook in 2007 and 2008. Also on display will be a prototype compost toilet designed by Octavian FitzHerbert.
The Open Day will run from 10 am to 3 pm.