Conservation Events – Leinster: April 2017

Seal Rescue Ireland – Wexford

Where: Courtown Seal Rescue Centre, Courtown Harbour, Gorey

When: Every Thursday in April.

Time: 11am

Event Information: ABC Thursdays. A is for Animal, B is for Book, C is for Craft! This multi-sensory way of learning is set to engage young children & build their knowledge of the natural world more & more each week! Mum or Dad can enjoy a coffee or tea and get involved creating something for their little ones to take home! Don’t forget to greet the seals too! €4 per child.

Contact: Text 083 828 1479 to book.

Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) – Longford

Where: National Animal Centre, Derrglogher, Keenagh.

When: Saturday, 1st April

Time: 11am

Event Information: As part of the National Reptile Survey the Irish Wildlife Trust is running a Surveyor Training Workshop for volunteer reptile surveyors in the Longford. The IWT are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help survey Ireland’s reptiles this spring and summer. If you would like to get involved as an IWT citizen scientist then come along to this informative workshop to learn all about Ireland’s reptiles and how to look for them.

The workshop will consist of a morning session on Irish lizard identification & surveying, followed by an outdoor site visit to run through some reptile surveying techniques. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Ireland’s reptiles while helping protect your wildlife.

Booking is essential for this workshops as spaces are limited. Workshops are free of charge for IWT members and cost €5 for non members.

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Birdwatch Ireland – Laois Branch 

Where: Abbeyleix Square, Portlaoise.

When: Sunday, 2nd April

Time: 9am

Event Information: Visit to some Co Laois wetlands.

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Birdwatch Ireland – Dublin Branch

Where: Fitzpatrick’s Castle Hotel, Killiney

When: Tuesday, 4th April

Time: 8pm

Event Information: The Hen Harrier, aka the Silver Hawk, by Barry O’Donoghue of NPWS. Fitzpatrick’s Castle Hotel, Killiney

Contact

All indoor branch meetings take place in Fitzpatrick’s Castle Hotel, Killiney, 8:00pm. Free car parking. Public transport details on branch website.

 

Birdwatch Ireland – Carlow Branch

Where: Tinryland Parish Hall

When: Friday, 7th April

Time: 8pm

Event Information: Birds of Prey, by BirdWatch Ireland’s Niall Hatch.

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Seal Rescue Ireland – Wexford

Where: Courtown Seal Rescue Centre, Courtown Harbour, Gorey

When: Sat, Apr 8 – Sun, Apr 23

Time: 10am

Event Information: Easter Discovery Trail. Running all Easter School Holidays!
€2 per child. Children attending the centre are offered an Easter Discovery Trail activity sheet and have to find all the answers to the questions around the centre to receive a very sweet treat on completion! Fun AND educational!

Birdwatch Ireland – Dublin Branch

Where: Dropping Well pub car park

When: Sunday, 9th April

Time: 10.30am

Event Information: Walk by the River Dodder to look for Kingfisher, Dipper and other river and woodland birds.

Contact

All indoor branch meetings take place in Fitzpatrick’s Castle Hotel, Killiney, 8:00pm. Free car parking. Public transport details on branch website.

Seal Rescue Ireland – Wexford

Where: Courtown Seal Rescue Centre, Courtown Harbour, Gorey

When: Every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday of the Easter school holidays.

Time: 6pm

Event Information: Join us and the seals ‘Under the Sea’ for marine themed movie screenings this Easter holidays!’ Movie nights will be running over the Easter School Holidays from 6:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays of both weeks of the holidays. It will be €5 admission with free popcorn included!

MONDAY 10th APRIL – FINDING NEMO

TUESDAY 11th APRIL – THE SONG OF THE SEA

WEDNESDAY 12th APRIL – SHARK TALE

MONDAY 17th APRIL – FINDING DORY

TUESDAY 18th APRIL – PONYO

WEDNESDAY 19th APRIL – HAPPY FEET

Birdwatch Ireland – Westmeath Branch 

Where: Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar

When: Thursday, 13th April

Time: 8pm

Event Information: General Meeting and Branch AGM.

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Birdwatch Ireland – Kildare Branch 

Where: Townhouse Hotel, Naas

When: Thursday, 13th April

Time: 8pm

Event Information: The Terns of Rockabill and the Work of the Irish Rare Breeding Birds Panel, by Steve Newton (BirdWatch Ireland).

Contacts

Branch Website: www.birdwatchkildare.com

Birdwatch Ireland – Kildare Branch 

Where: The centre of Calverstown village

When: Saturday, 15th April

Time: 10am

Event Information: Outing to McCall’s Farm in Calverstown Demesne, south of Kilcullen.

Contacts

Branch Website: www.birdwatchkildare.com

Seal Rescue Ireland – Wexford

Where: Main Beach in Courtown, Co. Wexford

When: Saturday, 15th April

Time: 1pm Sharp

Event Information: Easter Seal Release! Seal Release at the Main Beach in Courtown, Co. Wexford. Please see our Facebook page for updates on who will be released!

 

Seal Rescue Ireland – Wexford

Where: Main Beach in Courtown, Co. Wexford

When: Sunday, 16th April

Time: 1pm Sharp

Event Information: Easter Seal Release! Seal Release at the Main Beach in Courtown, Co. Wexford. Please see our Facebook page for updates on who will be released!

 

Birdwatch Ireland – Dublin Branch

Where: Botanic Gardens Auditorium

When: Thursday, 20th April

Time: 8pm

Event Information: Birding in Goa and Kerala, by Philip Clancy (Tolka Branch). A report on our recent two-week trip to southwest India.

Contact

All indoor talks take place in the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Glasnevin at 8:00pm (car park opens at 7:30pm).

Bookings (when necessary) online at www.dublinbirding.ie or by email to dublinbirding@gmail.com.

Birdwatch Ireland – Dublin Branch

Where: Botanic Gardens Auditorium

When: Saturday, 22nd April

Time: 8am

Event Information: Annual Tolka car outing for Hen Harriers. Destination to be decided later (either Slieve Bloom or Slieve Beagh). Call Dermot for news or if you need a lift.

Contact

All indoor talks take place in the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Glasnevin at 8:00pm (car park opens at 7:30pm).

Bookings (when necessary) online at www.dublinbirding.ie or by email to dublinbirding@gmail.com.

Birdwatch Ireland – Kilkenny Branch 

Where: Main car park.

When: Saturday, 22nd April

Time: 10.30am

Event Information: Outing to Coill an Fhaltaigh Millennium Forest, off the Callan Road, 4 km southwest of Kilkenny.

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Birdwatch Ireland – Carlow Branch

When: Sunday, 23rd April

Event Information: Bus outing to Wexford with guide Eric Dempsey. Final details to be confirmed. Will visit Tacumshin Lake, Carne, Churchtown and Rosslare Backstrand to look for summer migrants and resident birds. Final details to be confirmed. Please email powera2@tcd.ie to book.

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Birdwatch Ireland – Laois Branch 

Where: Parish Centre, Portlaoise

When: Tuesday, 25th April

Time: 8pm

Event Information: The flora and fauna of Laois (birds, butterflies, moths, plants, fungi) by branch members Richard Duff and Hugh Shepherd.

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National Biodiversity Data Centre – Dublin

Where: National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin

When: Thursday, 27th April

Time: 10am

Event Information: Bryophytes and their role as indicators of habitat type. This event is being held in partnership with the National Botanic Gardens. Their ongoing support of the programme is greatly appreciated. This workshop is aimed at the professional ecologist to meet needs of Continuing Professional Development programmes. Workshop leader: Dr Joanne Denyer, Denyer Ecology

Price: €50

Booking: Click here

Birdwatch Ireland – Laois Branch 

Where: Main car park.

When: Sunday, 29th April

Time: 9.30am

Event Information: A walk in Togher Wood, Portlaoise, and on adjacent bog, to see spring migrants.

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