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Family Biodiversity Treasure Hunt @ Glendalough
May 14 @ 10:00 am – May 22 @ 5:00 pm

Free and available from the National Park Information Office, Upper Lake, Glendalough (open 10am to 5.30pm).

Bumblebee Identification Walk @ Glendalough
May 20 @ 11:00 am

Find out more about these fascinating insects on World Bee Day in Glendalough. Free, but booking essential. To book, email

Love Your Wetlands
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Love Your Wetlands
Join the An Taisce EU-LIFE Team at this stunning location to discover how freshwater ponds act as reservoirs for local biodiversity

Participants will be welcomed to An Tairseach, just outside Wicklow town, where there will be a brief talk about the importance of freshwater ponds to Irish wildlife followed by a visit to the wildlife pond just up the road on the organic farm. Participants will learn all about the benefits of both creating ponds for wildlife and how ponds can also benefit organic farmers. There will be plenty of opportunities to see the diversity of wildlife that the pond supports while learning how to use aquatic wildlife to classify your own pond.

*Please note that transport will be provided to get from the seminar room at An Tairseach to the carpark. From there a short but scenic walk over uneven ground from the carpark to the pond will also need to be undertaken.

**Light refreshments will be provided to attendees after the talk & before the visit to the pond.


An Tairseach Organic Farm & Ecology Centre

Kilmantin Hill



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Dawn at the Dunes
May 22 @ 5:00 am – 6:30 am

Awake with the birds and join us on this early  morning walk to welcome the sunrise at Brittas Bay, witness bird song,  visit the coastal habitats and hear more about conservation efforts underway as part of the Brittas Bay Conservation Project, sponsored by NPWS and Wicklow County Council  through the National Biodiversity Action Plan Fund.

Led by Alan Lauder project ecologist. Meet @ 5 am in South Beach Car Park for a gentle walk and talk, duration c. 1.5 hours.

For queries contact Deirdre Burns, Heritage Officer

Conservation Hike @ Glendalough
May 22 @ 10:00 am

Take a hike with a National Park guide discussing conservation issues in Glendalough. Free, but booking essential. To book, email