Celebrate Ireland’s unique nature and wildlife during National Biodiversity Week, 18 to 26 May!  There are dozens of free and exciting events happening around Ireland.

National Biodiversity Week provides us with lots of great opportunities to get up close and personal to nature. Explore and enjoy our unique landscapes, from beaches and bogs, to rivers and urban canals, to forests and mountainsides. It’s amazing what you can discover, even in a familiar place! There are guided walks, talks, wildlife surveys, exhibitions and more.

Photography competition!  As part of National Biodiversity Week celebrations, the Irish Environmental Network is holding a photography competition with the theme ‘Water and Nature’.

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List of Events

An afternoon by the Dodder

When: 18th May, 2.30pm
Location: Milltown, Dublin 6  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: An Taisce

The many splendours of life by the Dodder will be introduced by Christopher Moriarty  with Sylvia Reynolds (wild flowers) and Julian Reynolds (water snails plus ! ) Meet at the Dropping Well for a Read more…

Bird watching in Killiney

When: 18th May, 9am
Location: Killiney Hill, Co. Dublin  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: BirdWatch Ireland

Killiney Hill walk to watch and listen to the birds of the park on Saturday 18th May.  Meet at main Killiney Hill car park at 9:00am.
Contact:  info@birdwatchireland.ie,  01-2819878

Farnaght Wood Bio-Badge Tree Day

When: 18th May, 12 - 4 pm (volunteers need not stay for the whole time)
Location: NWT Farnaght Woodland Reserve, County Leitrim, Ireland  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Native Woodland Trust

Discover Ireland’s native trees firsthand while making your own nature trail at the NWT Farnaght Woodland Reserve  Opening up our woodlands for public enjoyment! At this Read more…

Fisheries Biodiversity Day

When: 18th May, 2-5pm
Location: River Hind, Lissadorn Bridge, Roscommon  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Inland Fisheries Ireland

Riverside guided walks @ 2.30pm & 3.30pm along the River Hind. Aquatic Display (macro-invertebrate and fish life). Inland Fisheries Ireland Staff present to answer questions.
Contact: Ken O Neill Inland Fisheries Ireland (087 3296306)

Guided walk along the Inagh River

When: 18th May, 6am
Location: Ennistymon, co. CLare   Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Inland Fisheries Ireland

As part of Fisheries Awareness Week, there is a walk along the Inagh River from the Falls Hotel Car Park, Ennistymon at 6am (morning).
Contact: Ken O Neill Inland Fisheries Ireland (087 3296306)

The Fascinating Plants of Irish Peatlands

When: 18th - 24th May
Location: Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co. Kildare  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Irish Peatland Conservation Council

Discover the fascinating plants of Irish peatlands at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre.  The variety of biodiversity within peatlands is fantastic.  One area that it great to explore is the Read more…

Biodiversity walk along the Hedgerows of Ballyboughal, Fingal

When: 19th May, 1pm
Location: Ballyboughal, Co. Dublin  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Forest Friends

A guided walk describing the richness found in local hedgerows. We will meet at O’Connor’s pub Ballyboughal, at 1 pm. Bring boots. We will adjourn to O’Connor’s pub after the walk.
Contact: Ann Lynch, 086 363 8487

Celebrating Peatland Biodiversity at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre

When: 19th May, 2-5pm
Location: Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co. Kildare  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Irish Peatland Conservation Council

Free family open day exploring the biodiversity of peatlands.  Join the Irish Peatland Conservation Council at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre to celebrate peatland biodiversity.  The centre will be open from 2-5pm where Read more…

Launch of Tuamgraney Local Biodiversity Plan

When: 19th May, 2pm
Location: Tuamgraney heritage centre, Tuamgraney, Co. Clare  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: CELT

Introduction to and launch of Tuamgraney Local Biodiversity Plan and official opening of the Tuamgraney Community Woodland Wildlife Park  The launch will take place at Read more…

National Dawn Chorus Day – various locations

When: 19th May

National Dawn Chorus Day is traditionally the day when wildlife enthusiasts the length and breadth of Ireland set their alarm clocks a little earlier than usual and go out to enjoy a morning of beautiful birdsong.  Of course, that isn’t the only day on which you can experience the marvel of the dawn chorus; the birds will be in full voice throughout early summer, and the best time to hear them is in the twilight period just before the sun comes up. Read more…

Red Grouse Restoration Project Open Day

When: 19th May, 2pm
Location: Moore Community Centre Ballydangan, Co. Roscommon  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Ballydangan Bog Red Grouse Restoration Project

Presentations by members of the project team followed by a visit to the Ballydangan Bog project site where best-practice red grouse management will be demonstrated.
Contact: Pat Dunning on 087-6231125.

Wicklow Wetland Safari – Family Fun

When: 19th May, 12 - 2 pm
Location: Leitrim River, Wicklow town  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Irish Wildlife Trust

Join this child-friendly outing with the Irish Wildlife Trust to learn more about the wildlife along the Leitrim River. Featuring pond dipping, plant / bug and bird identification and other educational activities.
Meet at the Parnell Bridge, Co. Wicklow
Contact: Conn Flynn,  enquiries@iwt.ie, 01-8602839

‘Nature walk and fishermen’s record’: sustainable use of native oyster and sea grass

When: 19th May, 5pm
Location: Inch Island harbour, Lough Swilly, Co. Donegal  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Coastwatch

Bring hankies, warm clothes and rain gear, especially boots. Dress like an onion, it might get warm. The following are very useful extras: A ruck sack, a biro and note pad, camera, Read more…

Glorious mud: a challenging round of the estuary exploring the mudflat habitats (Rogerstown Estuary)

When: 20th May, 2:30pm or 4:30pm
Location: Rogerstown Estuary, Fingal  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Coastwatch

A guided walk of this Natura 2000 and Ramsar site. We’ll set off at 2:30 pm at the public slipway for the Rogerstown Walk low tide loop. Good walkers – with wellies – will set off at 4:30pm from Read more…

Unveiling of a new biodiversity display panel and a walk in Booterstown Nature Reserve

When: 20th May, 12pm
Location: Booterstown Nature Reserve, Co. Dublin  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: An Taisce

Veronica Heywood will unveil the long awaited information sign and bird panel at the Booterstown Nature Reserve where it will be on public display for  everyone to enjoy and learn from Read more…

Wicklow’s Wonderful Wetlands Exhibition

When: 20th - 24th May, 9am-5pm
Location: County Buildings, Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Irish Wildlife Trust and Wicklow County Council

Come along to view this beautiful colourful exhibition  from the IWT about the importance of Wetlands to our everyday lives and find out more about wetlands on your doorstep from the recent county survey.
Contact: Deirdre Burns,  dburns@wicklowcoco.ie, 01-2819878

Children’s Biodiversity Nature Trail

When: 21st - 25th May, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Scarriff, Co. Clare, Ireland  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Irish Seed Savers Association

Bring all the family to enjoy our children’s biodiversity nature trail,suitable for all ages. A great way for children to enjoy nature.  Our Nature trail is open to Read more…

Free Guided Walk at Avondale House and Park, Rathdrum

When: 21st May, 2pm
Location: Avondale House and Forest Park, Co.Wicklow  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Wicklow County Council
Contact: Coillte T: 0404 46111

From Dippers to Lampreys- Wildlife in Wicklow’s Rivers

When: 21st May, 7:30pm
Location: Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs, County Wicklow  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Wicklow County Council

Hear about the results of a recent study of Wicklow’s rivers organised by the Heritage Office of Wicklow County Council. Featuring presentations by Donnchadh Byrne, Inland Fisheries Ireland and Alex Copeland from Birdwatch Ireland
Contact: dburns@wicklowcoco.ie

Garden tours

When: 21st - 25th May, 9:30-4:30
Location: Irish Seed Savers Association, Orchards & Gardens, Capparoe, Scarriff, Co. Clare  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Irish Seed Savers Association

Come along and enjoy our heritage vegetable and seed gardens and learn about the importance of biodiversity and how open pollinated seeds and seed saving can help.  Our seed and vegetable gardens are open to the public and Read more…

Gracedieu Waterford Tree Planting Evening

When: 21st May, 6 - 8 pm
Location: Gracedieu Community Woodland, Waterford City, Co. Waterford  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Native Woodland Trust

Support local biodiversity by planting your very own native tree at a Waterford City Community Woodland  Promoting community involvement in biodiversity conservation – at this event we will be carrying out a Read more…

Heritage Orchard tours

When: 21st - 25th May, 9:30-4:30
Location: Scarriff, Co. Clare, Ireland  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Irish Seed Savers Association

Daily guided tours of the Irish Heritage Apple orchards, as they blossom and form fruit. The story of their conservation and their place in future biodiverse farming.  Guided walking tour of orchards and Read more…

Night-time bat walk – Cavan

When: 21st May, 9:15pm
Location: Lough Ramor, Co. Cavan  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Bat Conservation Ireland

Join BCIreland on a night-time hunt for bats near you!
Contact: Tina Aughney,  info@batconservationireland.org, 0864049468

The Biodiversity Garden

When: 21st & 23rd May, 1 - 4pm
Location: Manch Estate, Ballineen, Co. Cork  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Irish Natural Forestry Foundation

Come and learn how to maximize your garden space for the benefit of biodiversity.  Learn about the importance of a pond habitat in your garden, see how we have created a garden with biodiversity as the main priority. Led by Lynn Wright.
Contact: Cillian Lohan, cillianlohan@hotmail.com, 087 9428246

Biodiveristy Walk along Santry River

When: 22nd May, 6pm
Location: Morton Stadium Santry Woods, Santry, Dublin 9, Co. Dublin  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Forest Friends

An evening walk in Santry Woods along the Santry River with particular emphasis on water biodiversity.  We will look at evidence for quality of water and pollution; and obstacles in the river, such as Read more…

Biodiversity Experience at Brittas Lake *Booking required*

When: 22nd May, 9.30am - 3.30pm
Location: Brittas Lake, Clonaslee, Co Laois  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Laois County Council

(Location by kind permission of Coillte)
Explore the wildlife and habitats of Brittas Lake and Woodlands with Dale Treadwell. Bug hunts, interactive games and more. For Primary Schools, booking required.
Contact: Catherine Casey ccasey@laoiscoco.ie or Ann-Marie Kelly amkelly@laoiscoco.ie, phone 057-8664000

BiodiverTeens: Engaging young people with biodiversity and its importance

When: 22nd May, 10am to 1pm
Location: The Mansion House, Dublin 2   Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: ECO UNESCO

Interactive Biodiversity zone and Special IEN Biodiversity Award at ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards showcase 2013.The BioZone will form part of the annual Young Environmentalist Read more…

Butterfly Training and Monitoring in Lullymore Island

When: 22nd May, 10am-1pm
Location: Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co. Kildare  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Irish Peatland Conservation Council

Butterfly identification and monitoring workshop  Lullymore West Bog is an abandoned cutaway peatland that has regenerated as wet grassland.  The site is important for its Read more…

Gairdin An Chraoibhin

When: 22nd May, 2-5pm
Location: Douglas Hyde Centre, Portahard, Frenchpark, Roscommon  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Roscommon County Council

Explore the garden which is landscaped with the most important trees and shrubs that are sacred in the Celtic world and show the connection between those plants and the ‘calendar-alphabet’ system of ‘Ogham’ which ties in with the months of the Celtic year.
Contact: nfeeney@roscommoncoco.ie

GAP Ireland’s better composting event to celebrate International Biological Diversity Day

When: 22nd May, 11 a.m -3 p.m
Location: The Muck and Magic Community garden, Coultry Gardens, Ballymun, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: GAP

Ireland certified master composters will be on hand to give advice on how to get started, the basics of composting, composting benefits and the various kinds of Read more…

Kilbeggan Biodiversity Evening River Walk

When: 22nd May, 6 - 7:30pm
Location: The Square, Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Native Woodland Trust

Biodiversity on the move. Join the NWT for a walking exploration of the river Brosna’s flowing biodiversity.  Life is always on the move. Rivers are important corridors for the movement of biodiversity through our Read more…

Night time Bat Talk and Walk – Kerry

When: 22nd May, 22nd May, 8pm
Location: Tralee, Co. Kerry  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Bat Conservation Ireland

The bat talk will take place in Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre, Ballyard Road, Tralee, followed by a bat walk at sunset at Ballyseedy Wood, meeting at South Car Park (Farmers Bridge end).
Contact: Tina Aughney, info@batconservationireland.org, 0864049468

The Kildare Bats in Churches Training Course

When: 22nd May
Location: Donadea Church of Ireland, Co. Kildare  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Bat Conservation Ireland

This training event will provide volunteers with the expertise to complete bat surveys of churches in Kildare. It will involve a site visit to Donadea Church of Ireland next to Donadea Forest Park.
Contact: Tina Aughney, info@batconservationireland.org, 0864049468

Nature Walk with Sean Purtill

When: 23rd May, 7pm
Brought to you by: Friends of Merlin Woods

Meet at Merlin Woods, Doughiska, Galway.

Exploring and filming a network of wetlands by kayak

When: 23rd May, 3:30pm
Location: Doonbeg Church, Co. Clare  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Coastwatch

Explore Doonbeg wetland infrastructure on foot & by kayak, from the smallest ditches to Doonbeg river, Lough and Bay. We’ll produce a short YouTube video of the diverse Read more…

Bat survey and walk as part of BioBlitz 2013 – Roscommon

When: 24th May, exact time TBC - for updated details, see www.ien.ie or the contact person for this event
Location: Lough Key Forest Park, Co. Roscommon  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Bat Conservation Ireland

Join BCIreland on a night-time hunt for bats near you as part of the BioBlitz 2013
Contact:  info@batconservationireland.org, 0864049468

Bat survey and walk as part of BioBlitz 2013 – Wicklow

When: 24th May, 9.45pm
Location: Wicklow Mountains National Park, Co. Wicklow  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Bat Conservation Ireland

Join BCIreland on a night-time hunt for bats near you as part of the BioBlitz 2013. Meet at BioBlitz Base Camp.

Contact: info@batconservationireland.org, 0864049468

Hedgerow Walk

When: 24th May, 2-4pm
Location: Croghan Organic Gardens, Croghan, Co.Roscommon  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Roscommon County Council

Hedgerow walk with hedgerow specialist Neil Foulkes
Contact: nfeeney@roscommoncoco.ie

Impacts of ‘Fracking’ – International Speaker in Dublin

When: 24th May, 24 May, 4pm
Location: Buswells Hotel, Dublin  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: No Fracking Ireland

An international expert on the impact of ‘fracking’ (unconventional gas extraction) will give a talk. Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith is an Australian legal expert and senior advisor to both the National Toxics Network (NTN), and to the International Persistent Organics Pollution (POPs) Elimination Network, which represents over 700 NGOs in over 100 countries committed to a toxics-free future. She was a member of the UN Expert Group on Climate Change and Chemicals and has published widely on a variety of chemical issues. Mariann has Read more…

Ireland’s BioBlitz 2013

When: 24th & 25th May
Brought to you by: National Biodiversity Data Centre, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Coillte and Centre for Environmental Data and Recording

The National Biodiversity Data Centre, in conjunction with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Coillte and the Centre for Environmental Data and Recording is organising Ireland’s BioBlitz event on 24 & 25 May 2013. The event will be held at four locations; Wicklow Mountains National Park, Co. Wicklow, Burren National Park, Co. Clare, Lough Key Forest Park, Co. Roscommon and Colebrooke Estate, Co. Fermanagh. Read more…

Ireland’s BioBlitz 2013 Location 1

When: 24th & 25th May
Location: Wicklow Mountains National Park, Co. Wicklow  Geotag Icon Map

Read Ireland’s BioBlitz 2013 post for details.

Ireland’s BioBlitz 2013 Location 2

When: 24th & 25th May
Location: Burren National Park, Co. Clare  Geotag Icon Map

Read Ireland’s BioBlitz 2013 post for details.

Ireland’s BioBlitz 2013 Location 3

When: 24th & 25th May
Location: Lough Key Forest Park, Co. Roscommon  Geotag Icon Map

Read Ireland’s BioBlitz 2013 post for details.

Ireland’s BioBlitz 2013 Location 4

When: 24th & 25th May
Location: Colebrooke Estate, Co. Fermanagh  Geotag Icon Map

Read Ireland’s BioBlitz 2013 post for details.

Plant Mandala (gathering materials)

When: 24th May, 7.00pm
Brought to you by: Friends of Merlin Woods

Meeting at Merlin Woods, Doughiska, Galway

Schools Biodiversity Poster Competition Exhibition

When: 24th May, 10am-6pm
Location: Lough Key Forest & Activity Park, Rockingham, Boyle, Co Roscommon, Ireland  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Roscommon County Council

Contact: nfeeney@roscommoncoco.ie

‘Wells, walls and wonderful flowers – a young Burren explorers’ outing’

When: 25th May, 11am
Location: Slieve Carran Nature Reserve, Carron, Co. Clare   Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Burren in Bloom

The Burren in Bloom festival are hosting ‘Wells, walls and wonderful flowers – a young Burren explorers’ outing’ at Slieve Carron Nature Reserve at 11am
Contact: Aine Bird, Burrenbeo Trust (091- 638096)

Celebrating Coastal Nature

When: 25th May, 3-5 pm
Location: Ballymoney, Co. Wexford  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Coastwatch

A guided beach walk to explore our local marine biodiversity. Wild food: ID, collect & use. Followed by Nature songs.
Contact: Paul or Karin Dubsky, 0868 111 684 or 053 94  25843

Come and talk to Bat Conservation Ireland at the Native Species Weekend at Dublin Zoo

When: 25th & 26th May, 10am – 5:30pm
Location: Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Bat Conservation Ireland

Bat Conservation Ireland will have a fun and interactive stand at the Dublin Zoo for children and adults.
Contact: Tina Aughney   info@batconservationireland.org   0864049468

Discover the Peatland Biodiversity information stand at the Native Species Weekend, Dublin Zoo

When: 25th & 26th May, 10am – 5:30pm
Location: Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Irish Peatland Conservation Council

*normal zoo admission rates apply*
Visit the information stand of the Irish Peatland Conservation Council at Dublin Zoo’s Native Species weekend and learn all about the wonderful biodiversity of Irish peatlands and Read more…

Fieldtrip to record the status of newly flooded managed retreat

When: 25th May, 12.45pm
Location: Tramore, Co. Waterford  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Coastwatch and Irish Wildlife Trust

Bring a picnic lunch!
Contact: Andrew Cox 087 222 9677, Karin Dubsky  086 8111 684, James McCarthan 086 265 6305

Get your river tree for free – visit the Native Woodland Trust stand at Native Species Weekend

When: 25th & 26th May, 10am – 5:30pm
Location: Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Native Woodland Trust

*normal zoo admission rates apply*
Celebrate the connection between our native trees and freshwater with a free water loving tree.  The alder is a beautiful native water-loving tree often found growing on river banks and Read more…

Guided tour along the Broadmeadow River in Ashbourne, Meath

When: 25th May, 12pm
Location: Ashbourne, Co. Meath  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Ashbourne Tidy Towns

The tour will explain the wildlife and biodiversity in and along the Broadmeadow River as it runs through Ashbourne. The Broadmeadow River rises just north of Dunshaughlin and runs for approximately 76 kilometres to its end point at Malahide estuary. The river is Read more…

Man, Trees and Water, an ancient Trinity

When: 25th May, 2pm
Location: Tuamgraney heritage centre, Tuamgraney, Co. Clare  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: CELT - Centre for Environmental Living and Training

A guided walk through ancient oakwood explaining the amazing relationship between trees, biodiversity and water.  A guided walk in an ancient Irish oakwood to a river in the heart of the wood, exploring Read more…

Night-time bat walk – Marley Park, Dublin

When: 25th May, 9:15pm
Location: Marley Park, Dublin  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Bat Conservation Ireland

Join BC Ireland on a night-time hunt for bats near you!
Meet in Main Car park (Adjacent to Marlay House), Co. Dublin
Contact: Tina Aughney,   info@batconservationireland.org,   0864049468

Plant Mandala (creating mandala)

When: 25th May, 11am
Brought to you by: Friends of Merlin Woods

Meeting at Merlin Woods, Doughiska, Galway

Shanakill/Rahoonane Community Organic Garden Open days – Kerry

When: 25th & 26th May, Saturday 25 May, 12 - 4 pm; Sunday 26 May, 11am - 4pm
Brought to you by: Shanakill / Rahoonane Community Organic Garden

A weekend of Activities to celebrate Ireland’s longest running community garden. See https://www.facebook.com/events/386334388151898/ for more details.

The Unique Biodiversity of Lough Melvin

When: 25th May, 3pm
Location: Lough Melvin Eco Park, Kinlough, Co Leitrim  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: The Organic Centre

A guided tour of the Eco Park by respected local environmentalist John Toner highlighting the unique biodiversity of Lough Melvin  The guided walk will last approximately 1.5 hours and take in all aspects of Read more…

Visit Crann’s stand at the Native Species Weekend Stand, Dublin Zoo

When: 25th & 26th May, 10am – 5:30pm
Location: Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Crann

*normal zoo admission rates apply*
Have fun learning about Biodiversity with Dale Treadwell of RTÉ’s Junior Channel at Crann’s stand.  Come to the Native Species Weekend at Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park on May 25&26 2013.  Visit the Crann stand Read more…

Visit to Sustainable Skerries, North County Dublin

When: 25th May, 12pm
Location: Skerries Mill, Skerries, Co. Dublin  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: An Taisce's Green Communities programme

A talk and tour at the farmers market before touring the allotments and viewing the solar powered irrigation system.
We will first visit the Farmers Market held in Skerries Mills every Saturday from 10 am until 4 pm. Here we will meet Read more…

Biodiversity beach walk

When: 26th May, 26 May, 11am
Location: South Strand, Skerries, Co. Dublin  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Irish Seal Sanctuary

A guided biodiversity beach walk, displaying and discussing local marine biodiversity. All are welcome.
Contact: Johnny Woodlock, 087-6490533

Biodiversity Day at the INFF

When: 26th May, 11am – 6pm
Location: Manch Estate, Ballineen, Co. Cork  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Irish Natural Forestry Foundation

An activity packed day for all the family with demonstrations, nature trails, and talks.  Biodiversity Day! Bug hunt and pond dip for children. Habitat building, for Read more…

Biodiversity Walk around The Ben of Fore

When: 26th May, 2pm
Location: Fore Abbey, Westmeath  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Directing Tourism

Learn about the Flora,Fauna and Wildlife in Hedgerow, Woodland and Hilltop and enjoy panoramic views of Fore Valley on a 2 hour guided looped walk up and over the Ben of Fore guided by Bartle D’Arcy. Book your place on this free event  by Read more…

Ceremonial planting of Oak trees at the Derry-Londonderry Peace Forum

When: 26th May, 10:45am
Location: Saint Columb's Park, Derry, Co. Derry  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Forest Friends

On Sunday 26th, the Rotary/ Cross Border Peace Forest (Ireland) project will be launched in association with Forest Friends Ireland. The President of Rotary International Sakuji Tanaka will launch the project at  10-45 to 11.am in St Columbs Park with Read more…

EcoLearn – Biodiversity and Communication

When: 26th May, 1.30 – 4.30pm
Location: Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co. Tipperary  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: The Village

Exploring nature in our neighbourhoods – an experience for the whole family.  Take part in an activity based nature walk and learn how we all can play a part in protecting and enhancing biodiversity and Read more…

Friends of Merlin Woods Walk

When: 26th May, 2.00pm
Brought to you by: Friends of Merlin Woods

Location: Meet at Merlin Woods, Doughiska, Galway
Walk, relax, chat and explore all the woods has to offer.

IWT ‘Wildwatch’ goes Wild in the Westmeath Woods!

When: 26th May, 26 May, 11am
Location: Mullaghmeen, Co. Westmeath  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Irish Wildlife Trust, Cavan Branch

Location: Mullaghmeen Forest Park, Co. Westmeath
About: IWT Cavan Branch would like to invite you to a nice walk through Mullaghmeen Forest Park. We will talk about the woodland ecosystem and the many trees,flowers and animals in the forest. All welcome!
Please bring lunch and rainproof gear. The meeting point is Supervalu carpark in Oldcastle at 11.00am
Contact: Barry Kavanagh, 0876555252

IWT ‘Wildwatch’ goes wild in the Woods in Galway!

When: 26th May, 26 May, 11am
Location: Oranmore, Co. Galway  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Irish Wildlife Trust, Galway Branch

Location: Rinville Forest Park, Oranmore, Co. Galway
About: IWT Galway Branch would like to invite you to Rinville Forest Park where we will explore the woodland ecosystem. There  will be a bug hunt and other fun activities. The event will be led by Sheila Murphy.
Contact: Sheila Murphy, 0877527938

IWT ‘Wildwatch’ goes Wild on the Beach in Galway!

When: 26th May, 26 May, 11.30am
Location: Salthill, Co. Galway  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Irish Wildlife Trust, Galway branch

Location: Grattan Beach, Salthill, Co. Galway
About: IWT Galway Branch would like to invite you to a beach safari where we will explore the shoreline and discuss the marine ecosystem. There will also be a demonstration of microplastics and their impact on the environment. The event will be led by Tom Gorman and Lenny Antonelli.
Contact: Lenny Antonelli, 0861002540

Liffey Riverside walk in Kildare

When: 26th May, 2pm
Location: St. Catherine's Park, Leixlip, Co.Kildare  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: An Taisce

Walk along the banks of the Liffey to discover the iconic plants of the Liffey Valley. Led by Dr Declan Doogue. The walk will be suitable for Read more…

Notice Nature at Mote Park

When: 26th May, 5pm
Location: Mote Park, Roscommon  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Mote Park Conservation Group

Identification of Trees and Wildflowers. Meet at Girl Guides Centre, Mote Park, Roscommon.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/MoteParkConservationGroup

Riverbank cleanup in Manch

When: 26th May, all day starting from 11am
Location: Manch Estate, Ballineen, Co. Cork  Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Irish Natural Forestry Foundation

Cleanup of the local area with emphasis on the riparian areas.  We will lead a team of volunteers on a cleanup of the local area and riverside, removing rubbish that has Read more…

Water & Biodiversity Field Exploration

When: 26th May, 2pm
Location: Coomhola Lodge, Priest’s Leap Road, Bantry, Co. Cork   Geotag Icon Map
Brought to you by: Coomhola Salmon Trust

Come learn about the wonders and riches of biodiversity in and along our rivers!  Bring wellies and a picnic!  We’ll supply dip-nets, species keys, and Read more…