Butterfly Conservation Ireland’s reserve at Lullybeg has a wealth of nature to offer everyone. Blessed with an extraordinary range of habitats, the site boosts thriving populations of rare butterflies as well as the more frequent species, a high number of Ireland’s dragonflies and some rare plants.

This event will involve habitat creation for the Dingy Skipper, Dark Green Fritillary, Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet moth and other species. Bring work gloves, boots and loppers.

Directions: This is reached from Allenwood by taking the R414 west and crossing Shee Bridge 1km from Allenwood on the left. Continue for 4 km and the Bog of Allen Nature Centre is on the right. Turn right here and continue for 100 metres to the T-junction. Turn left here along the track and continue. Pass through three gates. After the third gate, turn sharp left along the rough forest track for 500.

Supported by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (NPWS) and the Local Biodiversity Action Fund 2023

Time: 27th 11am

Meeting point: Lullybeg (53.277, -6.9706)