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By Amanda O’Driscoll

Ellen Hutchins: Ireland’s First Botanist

Born on 17th March 1785 in Ballylickey, a small village located in a sheltered bay off the west coast of Ireland near Bantry, Ellen was a force who exerted herself with zeal and enthusiasm in identifying plant specimens in the area. At the time, Bantry was isolated with little in the way of experts to […]

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