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Blossom Week at Irish Seed Savers Association

May 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until May 27, 2018

Irish Seed Savers Association, Capparoe, Scarriff
Co Clare, Ireland
Free

This year as part of National Biodiversity Week, Irish Seed Savers will be hosting Blossom Week which will culminate with our Annual Plant Share event on 27th May. There will be FREE entry to our gardens and orchards all week (up to and including 26th). On each of the 6 days (21-27) FREE tours will be given showcasing the importance of protecting Ireland's food biodiversity and heritage. The tour will focus on our organic seed gardens, heritage orchards, and our…

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DCU Institute of Education: Forest Replanting

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
DCU St. Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Free

Teams of reps from DCU and Forest Friends will meet members of the public at the entrance to the new Cregan Library and guide groups to the adjacent “Driseog” forest where they will receive a demonstration in tree planting alongside pupils from the St Pat’s primary school. Members of the public will also be encouraged to get their hands dirty during the planting/re-planting so they are requested to bring gloves, suitable footwear and clothing (FF will endeavor to supply limited…

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DCU Community People for Bees Project Action Day

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
DCU Community Garden, DCU Glasnevin Campus Co. Dublin, Ireland
Free

The talk will cover the importance of wild bees and pollinators and the biodiversity actions possible for pollinator conservation based on the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. It will take place in the DCU community garden and include a discussion on the practical skills of bee monitoring, and how you can get involved. This event focuses on the thing we can all do to take action for biodiversity in Ireland. Using the DCU Community Garden as an example, participant will guided through…

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Biodiversity Zone: Young Environmental Awards 2018

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Round Room, Mansion House
Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Ireland
Free

The Bio Zone is an interactive biodiversity zone at ECO-UNESCO's Young Environmentalist Awards Showcase 2018. The Bio Zone aims to raise awareness of biodiversity issues among young people through the creation of innovative, interactive activities and displays. The Bio Zone will form part of the annual Young Environmentalist Awards Showcase and Awards Ceremony. The Showcase is open to the public between 10am and 1pm and all visitors can visit and interact with the Bio Zone and the interactive Biodiversity stand.…

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Blossom Week at Irish Seed Savers Association

May 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until May 27, 2018

Irish Seed Savers Association, Capparoe, Scarriff
Co Clare, Ireland
Free

This year as part of National Biodiversity Week, Irish Seed Savers will be hosting Blossom Week which will culminate with our Annual Plant Share event on 27th May. There will be FREE entry to our gardens and orchards all week (up to and including 26th). On each of the 6 days (21-27) FREE tours will be given showcasing the importance of protecting Ireland's food biodiversity and heritage. The tour will focus on our organic seed gardens, heritage orchards, and our…

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Celebrating Biodiversity in Lough Foyle Exhibition: A Cross-Border event

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Moville Town Library, Crawford's Square, Back Ln,
Gort North, Moville, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Free

A display in the Moville Town Library about cross-border biodiversity in Lough Foyle. Event is open to all those interested in learning about the vast biodiversity in Lough Foyle!

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Griffith Park Survey

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on May 24, 2018 at 11:00am

Griffith Park, 27 St Michael's Rd,
Drumcondra, Co. Dublin, D09 C8W7 Ireland
Free

Based on the survey and interview responses, new initiatives may be put in place to educate park users on the role trees play in environmental conservation and climate mitigation. In addition, Forest Friends would also love to provide methods so that park users can identify the various tree species within the park. While out collecting surveys, Forest Friends interns will also hand out small bags of pollinator plant seeds and a leaflet with information on how to plant the seeds…

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Let’s Biodiversity!

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Poppintree Park, Poppintree Park
Ballymun, Dublin, Ireland
Free

We’ll be introducing students to the amazing biodiversity that can be found in urban parks. Let’s find mini-beasts! Worms, beetles, spiders, centipedes, millipedes, woodlice, birds, butterflies, bees, even weevils! Using viewing jars, students will critically analyse each species to figure out how their unique features help them thrive! How does it move? How might it eat? How does it get its food? Why are they important in their environment? Everything has a role to play! Let’s look at trees! Larch,…

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The Liffey in the City – Wildlife of Our City’s River

May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dublin Civic Trust, 18 Ormond Quay Upper Co. Dublin, Ireland
Free

The event is to highlight the importance of the river ecosystem, its habitats and the animals and plants that depend on it as an important habitat which it flows largely unobserved through the centre of the city. Lunchtime lectures on the Liffey's bird and wildlife as the river flows through the busy and often ignoring city and its population. Weather permitting a group will be taken along the quayside. Illustrated talks with Niamh Fitzgerald of Birdwatch Ireland and Dr. Julian Reynolds,…

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Dining with Dippers

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Camcor River Park, Birr
Co Offaly , Ireland
Free

The event involves a gentle (c.1km) walk along surfaced footpaths beside the River Camcor in Birr to observe Irish Dippers during their peak nesting season and learn about their ecology. There will also be the opportunity to observe, learn and chat about other species and habitats present on the walk. Dippers on the River Camcor have been part of scientific studies into the ecology of this species, and their wider aquatic habitat, for 15 years. This has included the provision…

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Woodland Project 1994-1996 County Clare: Bee Habitat project

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Oak Wood Hotel, Shannon
Clare, Ireland
Free

This is the fourth year we have been distributing Bee Garden packs (which include Irish Wild Flower seeds) with a brochure that explains the risks we are experience with regard to the bees. This year from Seed Savers in an attempt to increase the necessary habitat for the bees to survive. There will be a talk on awareness of our project with a historical outline of our biodiversity actions over the 25 years. Including research on native woodland, bat meetings…

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Nature in Culdaff and the Sea Shore – Guided Nature Walk

May 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Culdaff Beach Car Park, Beside the Culdaff Football Club
Culdaff, Inishowen, Co. Donegal,
Free

Guide: Aengus Kennedy, Nature NorthWest. A nature walk that will take in the varied plant and bird life of the streetscape, the adjoining roads and the sea shore. Suitable for all age groups. Wheelchair friendly. Meet besides Culdaff Beach Car Park, near the Culdaff Football Club.

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Blossom Week at Irish Seed Savers Association

May 23 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until May 27, 2018

Irish Seed Savers Association, Capparoe, Scarriff
Co Clare, Ireland
Free

This year as part of National Biodiversity Week, Irish Seed Savers will be hosting Blossom Week which will culminate with our Annual Plant Share event on 27th May. There will be FREE entry to our gardens and orchards all week (up to and including 26th). On each of the 6 days (21-27) FREE tours will be given showcasing the importance of protecting Ireland's food biodiversity and heritage. The tour will focus on our organic seed gardens, heritage orchards, and our…

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Urban Nature Explorers: Biodiversity Trail

May 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Rd.,
Ballymun, Co. Dublin, D09 HK58 Ireland
Free

Urban Nature Explorers: Biodiversity Trail is offers the general public an opportunity to engage with different ecological features that support a wide range of biodiversity within an urban setting. The Trail includes different stations located around our centre including: living wall; constructed wetland; bug-hotel; sensory garden; rain-fed pond; vegetable garden; green roof and green wall. Each station offers an opportunity to learn more about species inhabiting our urban green spaces and how to conserve biodiversity in urban back gardens and…

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The Bogtastic Biodiversity of Girley Bog

May 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Girley Bog NHA, Kells Co Meath Ireland
Free

The group will meet at Causey Farm for a guided walk onto Girley Bog NHA. IPCC staff will lead the walk and will discuss the importance of designated sites like Girley Bog as habitats for biodiversity. IPCC staff will showcase some of the restoration works that have been completed on the bog and the wildlife monitoring work that is taking place. Participants will have the opportunity to observe and identify some of the wonderful biodiversity on the bog including birds,…

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Bat Walk, Newtown Woods, Tramore, Co. Waterford

May 23 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Newtown Woods, Tramore, Co. Waterford Ireland
Free

Bat Walk, Newtown Woods, Tramore, Co. Waterford @ 9pm (Meet at car park, Newtown Cove, Tramore) We will take a dusk walk through woodland and learn more the variety of bat species that live here, as well as other forest wildlife. Target Audience: All are welcome, however, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, also some parts of walk may not be accessible to wheelchairs or buggies Please bring rain gear and comfortable footwear for walking along woodland…

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Bat Walk along the Canal in Naas, Co. Kildare

May 23 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
naas library, Harbour View, Naas West, Naas,
Kildare, Ireland

Bat Walk along the Canal in Naas, Co. Kildare @ 9.30 (Meeting place is at Naas Public Library)   As this walk will conclude after dark, please bring a torch if you have one.   All are welcome, however, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.   Some parts of walk may not be accessible to wheelchairs or buggies.

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Blossom Week at Irish Seed Savers Association

May 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until May 27, 2018

Irish Seed Savers Association, Capparoe, Scarriff
Co Clare, Ireland
Free

This year as part of National Biodiversity Week, Irish Seed Savers will be hosting Blossom Week which will culminate with our Annual Plant Share event on 27th May. There will be FREE entry to our gardens and orchards all week (up to and including 26th). On each of the 6 days (21-27) FREE tours will be given showcasing the importance of protecting Ireland's food biodiversity and heritage. The tour will focus on our organic seed gardens, heritage orchards, and our…

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Little Learners Project

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Montessori School, 40 Drumcondra Road
Drumcondra, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Free

A hands on project for children aged 4-10 years attending the Little Learners school in Drumcondra. The children will grow pollination plants, learn how to tend to plants, and provide food and water for birds throughout the year. They will also develop a vertical garden, grow trees, wild flowers, herbs, vegetables, and help build bird houses.

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Griffith Park Survey

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on May 24, 2018 at 11:00am

Griffith Park, 27 St Michael's Rd,
Drumcondra, Co. Dublin, D09 C8W7 Ireland
Free

Based on the survey and interview responses, new initiatives may be put in place to educate park users on the role trees play in environmental conservation and climate mitigation. In addition, Forest Friends would also love to provide methods so that park users can identify the various tree species within the park. While out collecting surveys, Forest Friends interns will also hand out small bags of pollinator plant seeds and a leaflet with information on how to plant the seeds…

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Woodland Bats of Kerry – Biodiversity Walk & Talk

May 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tralee Bay Wetland Centre, Ballyard
Tralee, Co Kerry Ireland
Free

This event will combine an informative talk on Irish bats with walk in the beautiful Balllyseedy Wood. Join the Irish Wildlife Trust Kerry Branch at the Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre at 8pm to hear the background on Irish bats, their little quirks and how they live. We will then leave the centre after the talk heading to the south entrance of Ballyseedy Woods. At the woods, participants will walk the woodland paths with our IWT guides in search of nocturnal…

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Bats in the Botanic Gardens: Explore the Botanic Gardens after Dark!

May 24 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
National Botanic Garden, Glasnevin
Co Dublin ,
Free

*Places Available By Booking Only* Join the Irish Wildlife Trust on a nocturnal tour of Dublin's National Botanic Gardens. The event will allow visitors a glimpse at what goes on in the gardens after the gates close and darkness falls. Find out which creatures roam this beautiful garden by night. At this event, you will learn about Ireland's nocturnal biodiversity in this historic site. We will use bat detectors to hopefully hear the calls of our native bats as they…

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Blossom Week at Irish Seed Savers Association

May 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until May 27, 2018

Irish Seed Savers Association, Capparoe, Scarriff
Co Clare, Ireland
Free

This year as part of National Biodiversity Week, Irish Seed Savers will be hosting Blossom Week which will culminate with our Annual Plant Share event on 27th May. There will be FREE entry to our gardens and orchards all week (up to and including 26th). On each of the 6 days (21-27) FREE tours will be given showcasing the importance of protecting Ireland's food biodiversity and heritage. The tour will focus on our organic seed gardens, heritage orchards, and our…

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Greening the City – Creating Space for Biodiversity

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dublin Civic Trust, 18 Ormond Quay Upper Co. Dublin, Ireland
Free

Illustrated lecture with Dr. John A. McCullen (OPW) on the importance of city trees, followed by an Urban gardening workshop with Rebecca Jeffares, a landscape historian. The workshop will demonstrate container planting for city dwellers focusing on new and innovative ways to use the little outdoor space they have to grow fresh vegetables, herbs or lovely flowers. Whether city residents live in an apartment with either a balcony or no outdoor space at all, they can start a productive and…

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Sheskinmore, Conservation in the 1980’s

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McGlinchey’s Field Studies Centre, Sandfield, Ardara, Ireland
Free

Biodiversity week is being celebrated at Sheskinmore this year with a visit from an old friend. Richard Nairn was the Director of BirdWatch Ireland in the 1980’s and worked closely with the first ranger John Hennigan to protect and secure the purchase of lands at Sheskinmore. Richard is an environmental scientist and has written several natural history books. His most recent is about Dublin Bay, Nature and History (2017). In 2005, he published Ireland’s Coastline, Exploring its Nature & Heritage.…

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The Soil Salon: Exploring Life on Land

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WeCreate Work Space, Cloughjordan Ecovillage,
Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Free

Using a participative and engaging format, Cultivate will host this evening workshop to highlight Sustainable Development Goal 15 and promote a sustainable use of our ecosystems and ways to preserve biodiversity. The facilitated conversation and presentation will highlight the development of Sustainable Development Goal 15 over the past 25 years from its roots in the Rio Earth Summit and the Convention on Biological Diversity. The free event, which will launch the 2018 Convergence Sustainable Living Festival, will focus on the…

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Come celebrate the hidden world of moths and discover the amazing lives of these nocturnal insects.

May 25 @ 8:00 pm - May 26 @ 12:00 am
Knockanrawley Resource Centre, 8 O'Duffy Terrace
Gortavalla,, Co. Tipperary, E34 RW01
Free

On the Night participants will learn how to make up a moth attracting brew which is painted onto trees to attract moths. Introduction from 8.30pm followed by a tour of the garden to see how they help moths, followed by trapping and identification. A moth trap will be created and species caught will be shown to the group. A fact sheet will be provided on gardening for moths and a photo ID guide of the 25 most common species. Suitable…

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Bat Walk along the shores of Lough Ramor, Cavan

May 25 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Lough Ramor, Lough Ramor
Virginia College, Co. Cavan, Ireland
Free

Bat Walk along the shores of Lough Ramor @ 9.30 pm. Meet adjacent to the car park of Virginia College (Secondary School)   We will take a dusk walk through woodland and learn more the variety of bat species that live here, as well as other forest wildlife.   Please bring rain gear and comfortable footwear for walking along woodland tracks.   As this walk will conclude after dark, please bring a torch if you have one.   All are…

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Bat Walk of O’Brien’s Bridge, Co. Clare

May 25 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on May 25, 2018 at 9:30pm

Vandeleur Gardens, Killimer Rd, Ballynote West,
Kilrush, Co. Clare, Ireland
Free

Bat Walk of O’Brien’s Bridge, Co. Clare @ 9.30 pm. (Meeting Point is at the Playground in O’Brien’s Bridge) We will take a dusk walk through local habitats and learn more the variety of bat species that live here, as well as other wildlife. Please bring rain gear and comfortable footwear for walking along woodland tracks. As this walk will conclude after dark, please also bring a torch if you have one. All are welcome, however, children under 16 must…

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Go Wild in Galway 2018

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orbsen Buidling, NUIG
Galway , Ireland
Free

Indoor and outdoor events across the city will feature a wide range of biodiversity including: cetaceans, terrestrial mammals, birds, bats, invertebrates, fish, pollinators, plants, native raptors and nature for health & wellbeing. People can drop into the central HQ to meet the experts, join workshops, learn about Galway's wildlife and ongoing conservation work, see wildlife specimens and take information away. We will host a series of short films and talks with people across Galway sharing and celebrating their experiences and…

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Blossom Week at Irish Seed Savers Association

May 26 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until May 27, 2018

Irish Seed Savers Association, Capparoe, Scarriff
Co Clare, Ireland
Free

This year as part of National Biodiversity Week, Irish Seed Savers will be hosting Blossom Week which will culminate with our Annual Plant Share event on 27th May. There will be FREE entry to our gardens and orchards all week (up to and including 26th). On each of the 6 days (21-27) FREE tours will be given showcasing the importance of protecting Ireland's food biodiversity and heritage. The tour will focus on our organic seed gardens, heritage orchards, and our…

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Celebrating Local Plants and Wildlife at Sonairte

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sonairte, Laytown
Co. Meath, Ireland
Free

Increase local awareness of the unique local habitat of the River Nanny Salt-marsh estuary. This event will be full of fun and wonder as we play lots of nature connection games, and discover the world of local plants and animals. We will be based in Sonairtes woodland and down by the bird watching area of Sonairte's nature trail. This is along the River Nanny estuary (an Special Protected Area). Inspiring discovery for both children and their parents! There are some…

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Explore the Biodiversity of Clarisford Park

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Clarisford Park, Killaloe,, Co. Clare, Ireland
Free

Explore the extensive wildlife of Clarisford Park, Killaloe, Co Clare. Discover life under water, on land, and in the sky. Investigate underwater invertebrates; identify trees and flowering plants in the park. Look for signs of mammals, go on a bug hunt, discover the birds and capture flying insects. Participants will get to use bug jars, pooters, hand lens, binoculars, nets and identification charts to get a close up look at some beautiful local wildlife and discover why these plants and…

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Explore the biodiversity of Carlingford Lough (SOLD OUT)

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Carlingford Lough, Co. Louth, Ireland
Free

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT Join the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, Ulster Wildlife and Love Your Lough to explore the biodiversity of Carlingford Lough. Explore the wildlife of the Lough as it is today, including a visit to the harbour seal haul-outs at Green Island and Block House Island and the rich birdlife of the Lough. We will also explore the past biodiversity of the Lough and how the Lough once abounded with native oysters, Common skate and…

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Entomology and Ecology

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
McGlinchey’s Field Studies Centre, Sandfield, Ardara, Ireland
Free

Biodiversity week is being celebrated at Sheskinmore this year with a visit from an old friend. Richard Nairn was the Director of BirdWatch Ireland in the 1980’s and worked closely with the first ranger John Hennigan to protect and secure the purchase of lands at Sheskinmore. Richard is an environmental scientist and has written several natural history books. His most recent is about Dublin Bay, Nature and History (2017). In 2005, he published Ireland’s Coastline, Exploring its Nature & Heritage.…

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Nature Walk: Lough Derravaragh

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Castlepollard Civic Offices, Car Park near CCO Ireland
Free

To mark National Biodiversity, NPWS Ranger Triona Finnen is leading a nature walk in Coolure.   Come along on Sat. 26 May to see this area of high biodiversity value on the shores of Lough Derravaragh.   Lough Derravaragh is a Natural Heritage Area (NHA) and a Special Protection Area (SPA) which is home to a variety of bird species.   You can also expect to see a variety of plants, butterflies, moths, and other species of interest on the…

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Dublin City Green Trail: Exploring Biodiversity in Dublin Cities Green Spaces

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St. Stephen’s Green, Fusiliers Arch Co. Dublin, Ireland
Free

The Green Trail is a 2 hour long guided tour of Dublin city's wildlife hotspots open to the general public that will allow participants to embark on a journey of discovery of nature, wildlife and biodiversity in the heart of the city. The trail explores plant and animal species diversity in semi-natural habitats in Dublin City Centre; in particular it will incorporate urban garden, amenity grassland, woodland, freshwater and parkland areas of St. Stephen's Green, Iveagh Gardens, Merrion Park, and…

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Celebrating Local Plants and Wildlife at Sonairte

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sonairte, Laytown
Co. Meath, Ireland
Free

Increase local awareness of the unique local habitat of the River Nanny Salt-marsh estuary. This event will be full of fun and wonder as we play lots of nature connection games, and discover the world of local plants and animals. We will be based in Sonairtes woodland and down by the bird watching area of Sonairte's nature trail. This is along the River Nanny estuary (an Special Protected Area). Inspiring discovery for both children and their parents! There are some…

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Commons North Woodland Biodiversity & Butterfly Walk

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Commons North Woodland Walk, Entrance to walking path
Lanesborough, Co. Longford Ireland
Free

Once a site of local industry, the Commons North Woodland is now a beautiful example of a local biodiversity site. The former lime quarry in now an accessible wildlife walking area, with bats inhabiting the old quarry sites. On this walk, we will explore the biodiversity of the woodland, which is home to badgers, bats, birds and rare butterflies. This site contains woodland, limestone pavement and quarry ponds. Our Irish Wildlife Trust guide will help you explore the plants and…

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Family Forest Fun

May 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
John O’Sullivan Park, Lees Road
Ennis, Co. Clare Ireland
Free

Join us for a day full of activities! Activities include: opening circle & song scavenger hunt temporary nature art story for inspiration followed by: Making your own willow wishing hoop closing circle & song bringing home some forest magic Cost: Free. Booking necessary.

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Dublin’s Longest Nature Trail: Explore the Grand Canal

May 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Grand Canal, Dolphin's Barn Bridge Co. Dublin, Ireland
Free

Larry Gordon, of the Grand Canal group, will lead us on a walk along the canal, starting at Dolphin's Barn Bridge. The Canal is a wonderful artery of wildlife from central Ireland right into our capital city, and Larry will explore and explain this flow of biodiversity traffic. For Decades bats, birds, otter and fish all use the Grand Canal to find food and navigate within our urban landscape. It is still and essential biodiversity habitat for Dublin City and…

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Dublin City Green Trail: Exploring Biodiversity in Dublin Cities Green Spaces

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Stephen’s Green, Fusiliers Arch Co. Dublin, Ireland
Free

The Green Trail is a 2 hour long guided tour of Dublin city's wildlife hotspots open to the general public that will allow participants to embark on a journey of discovery of nature, wildlife and biodiversity in the heart of the city. The trail explores plant and animal species diversity in semi-natural habitats in Dublin City Centre; in particular it will incorporate urban garden, amenity grassland, woodland, freshwater and parkland areas of St. Stephen's Green, Iveagh Gardens, Merrion Park, and…

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Go Wild in Galway 2018

May 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
An Taibhdhearc Theatre, 19 Middle Street Co. Galway, H91 RX76 Ireland
Free

Go Wild in Galway is a free festival of wildlife taking place across Galway city from dawn until dusk on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May. Join us for wildlife field trips, talks and workshops on the native wildlife of Galway city including terrestrial mammals, birds, bats, invertebrates, fish, pollinators, plants, native raptors, cetaceans and how nature benefits your health & wellbeing. Go Wild is a partnership of organisations including The Vincent Wildlife Trust, BirdWatch Ireland, NEAR Health (NUIG), GMIT, Irish Wildlife…

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Blossom Week at Irish Seed Savers Association

May 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until May 27, 2018

Irish Seed Savers Association, Capparoe, Scarriff
Co Clare, Ireland
Free

This year as part of National Biodiversity Week, Irish Seed Savers will be hosting Blossom Week which will culminate with our Annual Plant Share event on 27th May. There will be FREE entry to our gardens and orchards all week (up to and including 26th). On each of the 6 days (21-27) FREE tours will be given showcasing the importance of protecting Ireland's food biodiversity and heritage. The tour will focus on our organic seed gardens, heritage orchards, and our…

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The Butterflies of Lullymore West

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore
Rathangan, Kildare
Free

The event will start with a presentation on the butterflies of Lullymore West and how habitat management has helped to conserve endangered species such as Marsh Fritillary over the past 10 years. The talk will also discuss how important citizen science monitoring schemes are in understanding Ireland's butterfly populations. The talk will be followed by a guided butterfly walk to Lullymore West bog. Participants will have the opportunity to use butterfly nets for a close up of the different butterflies…

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Nature Walk on An Taisce Burren land

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Burren National Park Information Point, Corofin, Co. Clare, Burren National Park Information Point, Laghtagoona,
Corofin, Co. Clare, Ireland
Free

Met at the Corofin Burren Centre, and take a short bus ride to National Park. Approx 2 km walk with stopping at different habitats on the land. Walking boots and rain wear recommended. Special habitat is our Burren Woodland which is developing on the land - identification of trees. It also appears that a new sink hole is developing and one of our members is a geologist - so we shall invite him along to survey.

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Whale Watch: Loophead

May 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Loop Head, Loop Head
Clare, Ireland
Free

Find out about Irish whales and dolphins on a free land-based whale watch guided by the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group. Learn about the field-craft behind whale watching and how best to identify the different species that can be seen off Clare. There will also be a range of whale artifacts and discussion on whale and dolphin biology, ecology and IWDG's ongoing research on Irish whales and dolphins. Limited optics will be provided on the day. Please wear suitable walking…

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Seashells of Dublin Bay (RAMSAR site): Biodiversity and identification outdoor workshop

May 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bull Island, Bull Island Co. Dublin, Ireland
Free

An informative walk and identification training workshop in Bull Island training individuals on seashell identification. Participants will need strong footwear and raincoats. Open to all. The training will be led by Karin Dubsky.

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Regenerating Nature at Cloughjordan Ecovillage

May 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cloughjordan Ecovillage Ampitheatre, Cloughjordan
Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Free

A tour of the ecovillage highlighting some of the biodiversity features of the award-winning sustainable community will be followed by a talk on the new community amphitheater with Padraic Fogarty author of 'Whittled Away: Ireland's Vanishing Nature'. A public interview with Padraic on how communities can play a part in restoring biological diversity and strengthening resilience will follow the talk. This will be facilitated by Peadar Kirby and will explore the Convention on Biological Diversity, the overall objective of the…

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