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Featured image credit: Dolphin Blade – by John Holden

May
20
Fri
Ponds in Conservation @ Tralee Bay Wetlands
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

A fun and accessible introduction to pond habitats. Discovering what lives there and tips on how you can create them at home.

Free event but please register. More info: https://www.kerryheritage.ie/event/ponds-in-conservation/

Venue: Tralee Bay Wetlands Eco and Activity Park

Derrynane Rockpool Explorer
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Outdoor workshop. Rock pool Explorer with Vincent Hyland of Wild Derrynane.

Discover the fascinating near inshore wildlife of Derrynane’s rock pools.

Free tour. No booking necessary. Meet at Derrynane House main car park.

More info: https://www.kerryheritage.ie/event/derrynane-rockpool-explorer/

A Mind For Our Times: The Living Legacy of John Moriarty @ Killarney House
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Dr. Kevin J. Power, lecturer in philosophy of mind, environmental ethics, philosophy of death and dying, as he discusses the complex yet captivating message of John Moriarty who weaves ecology, spirituality, philosophy, myth and folklore.

A native of Moyvane but living the last years of his life in Coolies, Mangerton, John Moriarty’s time spent in contemplation and reflection yielded monumental works such as Dreamtime, Invoking Ireland, and Night Journey to Buddh Gaia, all published between 1994 and his death in 2007.

Much more than an author, Moriarty can increasingly be seen in a prophetic light; ringing environmental alarm bells which are only just now resounding in public consciousness.

‘A Mind For Our Times’ lecture by Dr Power will explore the increasing relevance of this overlooked figure of Irish intellectual heritage.

More info at www.innerchapter.com

Please register in advance by telephoning Killarney House Reception on 01-539 3620.  Email: infokillarneyhouse@housing.gov.ie

Location: Killarney House, Killarney, Muckross Road, Kerry

Link to event: https://www.kerryheritage.ie/event/a-mind-for-our-times-the-living-legacy-of-john-moriarty/

May
21
Sat
Farmyard Bioblitz @ Kerry UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come along and join us in counting plants, animals and insects on a farm in the Kerry Biosphere.

A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. At a BioBlitz, scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members work together to get a snapshot of an area’s biodiversity.

More info and tickets:

May 14th: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/farmyard-bioblitz-tickets-276638833197

May 21st: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/farmyard-bioblitz-tickets-305517810997

Learn how to draw a Fossil, with artist Hazel Ramsay @ Kerry County Museum
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate Biodiversity Week and National Drawing Day and learn how to draw a fossil with artist Hazel Ramsay. You can learn all about fossils in Kerry and even win a family ticket to Kerry County Museum and the Aqua Dome. Simply drop into the Kerry County Museum in Tralee any time between 10:00am and 4:00pm and draw a fossil from our collection with Hazel. You can also bring one of your own fossils along – we’d love to see them! No booking required, all welcome, children should be always accompanied by an adult.

Location: Kerry County Museum, Denny Street, Tralee

Link to event: https://www.kerryheritage.ie/event/learn-how-to-draw-with-artist-hazel-ramsay/

Maharees Wildflower Walk @ Béal Geal
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour of our beautiful sand dune wildflowers at Maharees with wildlife biologist Ciara Dolan.
Using hand lenses and species spotter sheets funded by Kerry County Council, learn to identify our coastal flowers in bloom during May.

Free event but numbers are limited so booking essential. Book by either emailing mahareesconservation@gmail.com OR by sending a private message to our Facebook page: Maharees Heritage and Conservation

Bookings need to be made by Tuesday 17th May, 5pm.

Location: Béal Geal (Blue Flag Beach car park), Maharres, Maharees, Kerry

Link to event: https://www.kerryheritage.ie/event/maharees-wildflower-walk/

Explorers Kraken Beach Event @ Inny Strand
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Free, family fun Kraken Beach Event with lots of prizes to be won! Join Sea Synergy on the beach to create sand sculptures of the mythical giant Kraken, go on treasure hunts and mini litter picks to celebrate European Maritime Day. All ages of children and adult welcome! Funded by the Marine Institute.

The event is at Inny Strand, but meet by Smugglers Inn Restaurant, Waterville, Murreagh, Co. Kerry

Book via link: https://roller.app/nationalaquarium/products/krakenemdevent?date=20220521#/sessions

or contact Sea Synergy on: Tel: 087 455 4034 // Email: info@seasynergy.org

More info: https://www.kerryheritage.ie/event/explorers-kraken-beach-event/

May
22
Sun
Maharees Bird Walk @ Kilshannig
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Witness the amazing array of bird species that depend on the Special Protection Area and Special Area of Conservation around Maharees.
With binoculars funded by Kerry ETB – learn to identify the bird species without having to get too close!

Free event but numbers are limited so booking essential. Book by either emailing mahareesconservation@gmail.com OR by sending a private message to our Facebook page: Maharees Heritage and Conservation

Bookings need to be made by Tuesday 17th May, 5pm

Link to event: https://www.kerryheritage.ie/event/maharees-bird-walk/