Explore what’s on during Biodiversity Week below!

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Featured image credit: Lining the Nest, by Colette Gemmell

Biodiversity & Blue Dot Waters @ Sliabh Beagh
May 28 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Please contact smcquaid@monaghancoco.ie to book your place

Hedge Bothering @ Kindlestown Woods, Wicklow
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Wicklow County Council and Astrid Adler at Kindlestown Woods for this immersive walk through the woods and learn all about the lives of the plants around us. Full details and reservations here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hedge-bothering-tickets-631622769707

Sustainable Gardening Course @ Tipperary
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

One day gardening course covering gardening organically, planting for pollinators, taking cuttings and much more.

Tipperary County Council are delighted to announce this FREE Sustainable Gardening Course to celebrate National Biodiversity Week. This course will be run by horticulturist and environmentalist, Aoife Munn and will cover many topics including:

– New thinking in planting plans

– Pond Building

– Working with peat free compost

– Pruning

– Grow your own vegetables

– Taking cuttings and much more…

The course will be run on Sunday 28th of May from 10am to 4pm in Cabragh Wetlands.

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to improve their area for biodiversity but is particularly of interest to Tidy Towns Groups, residents groups and green schools coordinators.

Please note that all information you provide will be shared with Aoife Munn and Tipperary County Council for the purposes or administrating and running the course.

Reserve you spot: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/sustainable-gardening-course-sponsored-by-tipperary-county-council-tickets-627986854587


Biodiversity of Lough Gill @ Parkes Castle, Leitrim
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Biodiversity of Lough Gill @ Parkes Castle, Leitrim

A hands-on, family-friendly look at what’s living in Lough Gill!

Join Parkes Castle guide, Dara, for a look at the wonderful and wiggly creatures living in Lough Gill.

For further information please email parkescastle@opw.ie

Location: Parkes Castle F91 FP71 Fivemilebourne

Reserve a spot: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/biodiversity-of-lough-gill-tickets-635828850207

Biodiversity Woodland Talk with Strokestown Park Guide & Historian Oisin O’Driscoll @ Roscommon
May 28 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for a family-friendly exploration of our historic, 300-year-old woodland to learn about the importance of forestry in preserving Ireland’s biodiversity for future generations, and how these woodlands are threatened by invasive species and deforestation. Combining folklore with ecology, this easy-going and interactive walk through the woods is suitable for children and families of all ages.


Places are limited, please register your place by contacting us on 0719633013 or email info@strokestownpark.ie

Linking ancient woodland: Guided woodland walk @ Lahardaun, Galway
May 28 @ 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm

In support of National Biodiversity Week, on Sunday 28th May, CELT, in association with Abhainn Dá Loilíoch Woodland Group, will provide a FREE guided walk through the scenic woodlands and riverside at Lahardaun. Meeting at 1.45pm at Chevy Chase forestry entrance (1km north of eircode H62 PD82). The area is being studied as part of a Citizen Science project to monitor biodiversity with a view to enhancing it by creating a wildlife habitat corridor linking ancient woodland sites and also ultimately to improve water quality. Group members will explain some of the finds of visiting ecologists and how we are gradually developing the project with the cooperation of local landowners and support of the Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) and Galway County Council. The walk will take approximately 2 hours. Please register by email to coordinatorcelt@gmail.com

A Beginner’s Guide to Insect Identification @ Cork
May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A Beginner’s Guide to Insect Identification @ Cork

Cork Nature Network is delighted to celebrate Biodiversity Week with the talk ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Insect Identification.’

Our speaker John O’Sullivan will outline what characteristics to look for when identifying insects, where to look, and how insects benefit the biodiversity of our local ecosystems. The talk will be held indoors at the Glen Resource Centre followed by an opportunity to walk through the Glen Park and apply what we’ve learned and do some insect spotting!

For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/608460320197

Queries: eventscnn@gmail.com

Bird and Bat Box Building @ Cavan
May 28 @ 2:00 pm

“Bird and Bat Box Building” with Donna Mullen. This is taking place at Castle Lake, Bailieborough, County Cavan. You can find out more on our website here and book here or through our website.

Victorian Walled Garden & Strokestown Meadow Tour with Strokestown Park General Manager John O’Driscoll @ Roscommon
May 28 @ 3:00 pm

Strokestown Park General Manager John O’Driscoll began his career in Strokestown Park as the Head Gardener almost 25 years ago and has a degree in horticulture from the National Botanic Gardens. He has lead the continued restoration and development of the estates Victorian Walled Garden & Woodlands, along with the establishment of the parks substantial meadow located at the front of the estate. This is a unique opportunity to take a guided tour with John and discover the rich and varied biodiversity that exists in these spaces thanks to his passionate vision.


Places are limited, please register your place by contacting us on 0719633013 or email info@strokestownpark.ie

3 Sisters Estuary Riches @ Strand Hotel, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford
May 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
3 Sisters Estuary Riches @ Strand Hotel, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford

Join Coastwatch & Waterford Tidy Towns to discover life on the beach, citizen science and hear music and spoken word.

Join us for this Biodiversity Week fieldtrip hosted jointly by Coastwatch and Waterford Tidy Towns. Meet at the Stand Hotel to explore the beach and discover the life in sandflat, pool and reef habitats. Briefing on citizen science and local authority stream work.

We will hear music from Martyn Simpson and stories/ poetry of the coast from others.

Refreshments and some presentations at the hotel.

We wish to thank the Irish Environmental Network for their support for this event.

Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/3-sisters-estuary-riches-strand-hotel-dunmore-east-co-waterford-tickets-636486386917


Coastwatch is piloting a new theme – Cool Biodiverse Blue Carbon (CBBC) into its 2023 Biodiversity fieldtrips and events around UN World Biodiversity Day May 22nd

From May 18th to 28th we will be exploring the coastal rim from barely land through intertidal to shallow sublittoral. It includes our beautifully flowering saltmarshes and rare coastal wet woodlands and bogs, intertidal mudflats and peat, mussel and seagrass beds and meadows, kelp forests.

Join us for a free fieldtrip near you to identify these habitats, look into their biodiversity and carbon storage value, share observations on habitat health and historic presence, consider pressures, protection and restoration. Results from fieldtrips will be pooled to draft a first CBBC leaflet for Irish shores. Participant local and traditional knowledge on wise use and protection is particularly welcome.

Riders on the storm: honest chats about a world on fire @ Greystones, Wicklow
May 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Riders on the storm: honest chats about a world on fire @ Greystones, Wicklow

Join the guardian of Ireland’s oldest food forest Astrid Adler, youth activist Orla Murphy, and Wicklow’s new Biodiversity Officer Laura Kehoe, as we chat about our role in this world, how we can transform society and the ground beneath us, and how we find joy along the way.

May 28th, 7pm, The Happy Pear, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

Reserve your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/riders-on-the-storm-honest-chats-about-a-world-on-fire-tickets-635293057637

Bat Talk and Walk @ Limerick Bat Group
May 28 @ 8:30 pm

Bat Rehabilitation Ireland and Limerick bat group will be holding a bat talk and walk in Patrickswell, Co. Limerick, as part of Biodiversity Week 2023.

Meeting point is yet to be confirmed.

This talk and walk will begin at 8.30pm on 28 May 2023 and will be led by Albert Nolan of Limerick Bat Group and Susan Kerwin of Bat Rehabilitation Ireland.

Details: – Please wear appropriate footwear and warm outdoor clothing, wear a hi viz vest and bring a torch.

– Children welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

– Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at this event.

All Events are weather dependent. 

Please check Limerick Bat Group’s Facebook Page for any updates: Limerick Bat Group | Facebook Queries through Facebook page or limerickbatgroup@gmail.com.

To learn more about Limerick Bat Group, please visit their Facebook page for further information: Limerick Bat Group | Facebook and to learn more about Bat Rehabilitation Ireland, please visit their website: https://batrehabilitationireland.ie/ This event is free and open to all. It is being held as part of Biodiversity Week 2023.