May 16, 2022 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Kilkenny Castle
Bat Walk at Dusk @ Kilkenny Castle

Explore the hidden world of Kilkenny Castle Park: join our Dusk Bat Walk for adults

For a chance to experience the acoustic world of Irish bat species, Bat Conservation Ireland will be giving a bat walk at Kilkenny Castle. These nocturnal mammals, while not blind, rely on echolocation to orientate and hunt insects during the hours of darkness. In the company of Dr Tina Aughney, wander the grounds of Kilkenny Castle with bat detectors to eavesdrop on the wonderful hunting calls that bats make as they fly. The numerous bat species known to hunt along the River Nore in Kilkenny city include the common pipistrelle, soprano pipistrelles, Leisler’s bats and Daubenton’s bats.

Booking is required. To register please contact kilkennycastleinfo@opw.ie

Please wear warm comfortable clothing and sturdy footwear.

Please bring a small torch.

The duration of the walk 1 to 1.5 hrs

Estimate time to start 9 pm

For further information, please visit: https://kilkennycastle.ie/event/bat-walk-at-dusk/?instance_id=1580

View this event on Bat Conservation Ireland’s website: https://www.batconservationireland.org/event/bat-walk-at-dusk-kilkenny-castle