An Irish Atlantic Rainforest with Eoghan Daltun
Friday / Dé hAoine
‘The stories are absorbing, the writing charismatic and the ideas thought-provoking.’ Irish Independent
‘Daltun writes with passion and purpose of the way we should live now.’ RTÉ Guide
‘Fascinating … a manifesto for saving our own corner of the planet through letting things be.’ Irish Times
An Irish Atlantic Rainforest It is the life work of Eoghan Daltun, who had a vision to rewild a 73-acre farm he bought, moving there from Dublin with his family in 2009. The book charts that remarkable journey. Part memoir, part environmental treatise, as a wild forest bursts into life before our eyes, we’re invited to consider the burning issues of our time: climate breakdown, ecological collapse, and why our very survival as a species requires that we urgently and radically transform our relationship with nature.
This is a story as much about doing nothing as taking action – allowing natural ecosystems to return and thrive without interference, and in doing so heal an ailing planet.
Powerfully descriptive, lovingly told, An Irish Atlantic Rainforest presents an enduring picture of the regenerative force of nature, and how one Irishman let it happen.
Eoghan Daltun is a sculpture conservator, a High Nature Value farmer and, above all, a rewilder. Originally from Dublin, since 2009 he has lived with his two sons, Liam and Seánie, on their 73-acre farm near Eyeries on the Beara Peninsula, West Cork.