Clare Local Development Company (CLDC) have engaged Dr. Frances Giaquinto and Nicholas Head to provide a free one day practical training course for the control of Japanese Knotweed for community members and landowners living in Lisdoonvarna/Doolin and Kilrush/Kilkee.

Learn how to:

  • Identify knotweed and to recognise the differences between the various types of knotweed
  • Assess the severity of an infestation
  • Work out the best control method
  • Use herbicide safely without causing harm to yourself or the environment.

Training will take place in the following locations

  • Lisdoonvarna (Pavilion Hall), Wednesday 7th September, 2022, 10am-3pm
  • Kilrush (Parish Hall), Wednesday 14th September, 2022, 10am-3pm

The training will be classroom and field based. All participants will receive a training manual which they can use for future reference.

To express an interest in participating in the training or to find out more, please email Gerry McDonagh, CLDC at or Fran Giaquinto at