Events

Mar
26
Sun
2023
March outing with Dublin Branch @ Meet at the Sluice Car Park, Lucan (opposite McDonald's)
Mar 26 @ 10:30 am
March outing with Dublin Branch @ Meet at the Sluice Car Park, Lucan (opposite McDonald's)

Hosted by IWT Dublin Branch

Once again our March outing is along the River Liffey in Springtime, and once again it’s led
by the wonderful Tim Clabon.
It’s on March 26 th , at 10:30, Remember – that’s the day the clocks go FORWARD – one hour less sleep!
Meet: Sluice Carpark, Lucan. Opposite McDonald’s

More details: dublinbranch@iwt.ie
Apr
12
Wed
2023
IWT Webinar: Lynx and Wolves: top predators for Ireland?
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm

IWT Webinar: Lynx and Wolves: top predators for Ireland?

This webinar will look at new research into lynx and wolves in Ireland, both their history and their future. We’ll be talking to Dara Sands and Colin Guilfoyle.

Dara Sands
Dara Sands is a PhD researcher from County Down who now lives in Norway and works at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. His background is in conservation biology, but his current research project is focused on the social and political sides of conservation and rewilding. His talk examines the possibility of reintroducing and coexisting with wolves in Ireland.


Colin Guilfoyle
Col an ecologist from Newport, Co. Mayo who recently completed a masters with a research focus on using baseline biodiversity data to inform restoration and management in the Nephin Forest of Wild Nephin National Park. He recently published research which focussed on assessing the current ecological suitability of Ireland for the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx), one of Ireland’s extinct carnivores.

Date & Time: Wednesday 12th April, 2023,  07:00 PM

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qfnRacdSTc2raAQmChmOqQ

Apr
15
Sat
2023
Limerick April Outing
Apr 15 @ 10:30 am
Limerick April Outing

Summer Snowflake and other urban plants in Limerick City.

Leader: Paul Murphy.

The first of our outdoor events is coming up on Saturday 15th April 2023.

No booking required. It is  open to the public so feel free to bring along family and friends!

Meet at the Courthouse at Merchant’s Quay, Limerick city at 10.30am.

Merchant’s Quay, Limerick

V94EH90

More info: limerickbranch@iwt.ie

Apr
16
Sun
2023
Waterford branch April walk
Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm

This event is hosted by Waterford Branch

The next outing of the Waterford branch of the IWT is next Sunday, 16th April.

The April walk will take place on the Minaun hill.

Meet at 1.00 at Faithlegg  school
Sunday is predicted to be cloudy but dry.

More details: iwtwaterfordbranch@gmail.com

Apr
19
Wed
2023
Hope Spot webinar @ Online
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm

Join Fair Seas and the Irish Wildlife Trust on April 19th at 7 for a webinar on Ireland’s first ever Hope Spot – The Greater Skellig Coast.

Hope Spots are special places that are scientifically identified as critical to the health of the ocean. Existing spots include the Galápagos Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.

The Greater Skellig Coast Hope Spot is an area that stretches along the Wild Atlantic Way from Loop Head in Co. Clare to Kenmare Bay in Co. Kerry and incorporates the famous UNESCO Heritage site of Skellig Michael. This area was identified as an ‘Area of Interest’ in Fair Seas ‘Revitalising our Seas’ report that could be explored as a potential MPA. Fair Seas is a coalition of eNGOs and networks dedicated to increasing Ireland’s MPA’s to 30% by 2030, to give our species, habitats and coastal communities the opportunity to thrive.

At this event we will be hearing from the Fair Seas Team, Lucy Hunt, founder of SeaSynergy and one of the Hope Spot Champions, and Professor Dan Laffoley, Chair of the Hope Spot Council.

Apr
23
Sun
2023
April outing with Dublin Branch
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am
April outing with Dublin Branch

Hosted by IWT Dublin Branch

Join Dublin Branch member Niall Mac Coitir on a guided walk to see some of the trees, wild flowers and birds to be found in St. Anne’s Park.

Meeting at the Red Stables at 11:00 on Sunday, April 23rd.

See you there!

More details: dublinbranch@iwt.ie
Citizen Science – Explore a stream @ Doohamlet Community Centre
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am

Hosted by IWT Monaghan Branch

Join the Monaghan Branch to explore what lives in the local streams, and learn what this tells us about the quality of our watercourses.

This event takes place alongside open water. Children must be supervised at all times.

Meeting at Doohamlet Community Centre, Co. Monaghan at 11:00 on Sunday, April 23rd.

More details: monaghanbranch@iwt.ie
May
2
Tue
2023
IWT Webinar: Lessons from the Past – Whales & whaling
May 2 @ 7:00 pm

IWT Webinar: Lessons from the Past – Whales & whaling in Ireland 100 years ago

This talk looks at Ireland’s brief shore-based whaling industry that came to an end one century ago. Although depressing, the results highlight the potential for Irish waters to once again support a richer variety of large whale species, if given the chance.

Conor Ryan is Irish zoologist based in the Hebrides in Scotland, whale researcher and guide for National Geographic.

Date & Time: Tuesday 2nd May, 2023,  07:00 PM

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_178_ZIokSlG3YsEoFvo5lw

May
6
Sat
2023
Limerick May Outing
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Limerick May Outing

Bumblebee ID outing.

The bumblebee ID outing on Saturday 6th May 23 consists of two parts:

 

An introduction to bumblebees in the morning and a bumblebee walk in the afternoon. The leader is Liz Gabbett.

Bumblebee introduction: 11.00-13.00 in Askeaton Community Centre, The Quay, Askeaton, Co.Limerick. V94 EH9Y
Bumblebee walk: 13:30-15.00  Aughinish Nature Trail: meet in the carpark:
Google location 52.61403020178717, -9.061148731208213.

No booking required. It is  open to the public so feel free to bring along family and friends!

More info: limerickbranch@iwt.ie

May
20
Sat
2023
IWT People for Bees at the Bots – National Biodiversity Week 
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
IWT People for Bees at the Bots - National Biodiversity Week 

IWT People for Bees at the Bots – National Biodiversity Week

This World Bee Day, join the Irish Wildlife Trust for a biodiversity week event at the National Botanic Gardens exploring Ireland’s bees. This event is part of the IWT’s People for Bees programme, and will consist of a short talk and a walk around the beautiful National Botanic Gardens where we will learn about the biology of wild Irish bees, what we can do to protect them as well as how to identify and record Ireland’s common bumblebees. This free event is run in collaboration between the Irish Wildlife Trust and the National Botanic Gardens.

This event is supported by the Irish Environmental Network and the Heritage Council.

Date: 20th May

Time: 11:00 – 13:00

Location: National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin. Meet at the Visitor Centre

Booking essential – https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/iwt-people-for-bees-at-the-bots-tickets-620677000617

IWT Limerick Dragonflies, Butterflies & Woodlands Walk – National Biodiversity Week
May 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
IWT Limerick Dragonflies, Butterflies & Woodlands Walk - National Biodiversity Week

IWT Limerick Dragonflies, Butterflies & Woodlands Walk

The Limerick Branch of IWT are hosting two events in Curraghchase Forest Park on Saturday 20th May 2023 from 11.30-13.00 in association with Kilcornan Tidy Towns.

At this event you can choose to attend a Dragonflies and Butterflies walk at the Lake or a Woodland Plants walk in the Woods.

This event is supported by the Irish Environmental Network and the Heritage Council.

 

Date: 20th May

Time:  11.30-13.00

Location:  Curraghchase Forest Park, County Limerick

Booking  is essential please email        limerickevents@iwt.ie to book onto either the Dragonfly or the Woodland Walk

 

May
21
Sun
2023
Glengarriff Atlantic Rainforest Walk with Eoghan Daltun – National Biodiversity Week [Fully Booked]
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Glengarriff Atlantic Rainforest Walk with Eoghan Daltun - National Biodiversity Week [Fully Booked]

Glengariff Atlantic Rainforest Walk with Eoghan Daltun – National Biodiversity Week

***This Event is now Fully Booked***

Join the IWT for a guided walk to explore the NPWS Glengarriff Nature Reserve where we will learn about Atlantic rainforest ecosystems and visions for rewilding with Eoghan Daltun. 

 

Booking is essential email events@iwt.ie to to book on listing the number of people attending with you.   ***This Event is now Fully Booked***

 

Meet at the Glengarriff Nature Reserve Carpark at 10:30. Parking spaces are limited so carpooling is suggested.

 

This event is supported by the Irish Environmental Network and the Heritage Council.

 

 

Date: 21st May

Time:  10:30 – 12:30

Location: Glengarriff Nature Reserve

Booking is essential email events@iwt.ie to to book on listing the number of people attending with you.

Guided Nature Walk with IWT Waterford Branch – National Biodiversity Week
May 21 @ 1:00 pm
Guided Nature Walk with IWT Waterford Branch – National Biodiversity Week

Guided Nature Walk with IWT Waterford Branch

 

Join the IWT Waterford Branch for a biodiversity week nature walk. The route is on a way-marked trail, 4 kilometres in total along the coast from Arthurstown towards Duncannon, some of it through woodland so coastal and woodland species may be encountered.

We will meet at Passage East, Waterford at 1pm to take the ferry across to Ballyhack, Wexford where the walk will start from the carpark at Arthurstown at 13:20.

 

 

Date: 21st May

Time:  13:00

Location: Meet at Passage East, Waterford at 13:00 or Arthurstown. Wexford at 13:20

For event details contact deniscullen212@gmail.com

IWT Monaghan Native Trees Workshop – National Biodiversity Week
May 21 @ 2:00 pm
IWT Monaghan Native Trees Workshop - National Biodiversity Week

IWT Monaghan Native Trees Workshop – National Biodiversity Week

NATIVE TREE WORKSHOP – with John McKeon

Do you want to learn how to collect native tree seeds in your locality and use them to grow trees? Come along to the Castleblayney Community Gardens & Allotments where John McKeon will be hosting a native tree workshop. All the trees growing in John’s nursery are from seeds collected in and around County Monaghan, and he will be sharing his experience in (1) identifying and collecting seeds; (2) seed bed preparation, which is particularly relevant in heavy clay soils like we have in our county; and (3) seed storage, stratification and sowing, as required by the different seeds for successful propagation. John will also highlight good tree nursery management and problems that can arise. The species he has growing are Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Buckthorn, Wild Cherry, Bird Cherry, Crab Apple, Alder, Elm, Hazel, Holly, Oak, Rowan, Spindle, Guelder Rose, and Willow.

Date: 21st May

Time:  2pm

Limited spaces

Location: Castleblayney Community Gardens and Allotments (Eircode A75W773)

Booking  is essential please email monaghanbranch@iwt.ie to book your place

 

May
23
Tue
2023
Fair Seas ‘The Kingdom of Kerry’ film screening
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fair Seas: ‘The Kingdom of Kerry’ screening

Join the Irish Wildlife Trust and Fair Seas for the online premier screening of their award-winning film ‘Fair Seas: The Kingdom of Kerry’.
We will be joined by Fair Seas Communications Officer and films producer Jack O’Donovan Trá as well as cinematographer Dr. Lawrence Eagling and director Dr. Tasha Phillips from Swimming Head Productions. The event will begin with an update from Fair Seas and their work to ensure Ireland hits its 30×30 Marine Protected Areas targets. Following the screening we’ll have a Q&A about the film itself and the work of Fair Seas. Supported by the IEN and the Heritage Council.
May
25
Thu
2023
Rewilding our Waters, Return of the Sturgeon – National Biodiversity Week
May 25 @ 7:30 pm
Rewilding our Waters, Return of the Sturgeon - National Biodiversity Week

Rewilding our Waters, Return of the Sturgeon – National Biodiversity Week

 

Join the Irish Wildlife Trust for this National Biodiversity Week event on the potential to reintroduce sturgeon to Ireland and help rewild our waters. We have teamed up with Blue Marine Foundation and commissioned new research exploring the potential to reintroduce this endangered species to our waters. This fascinating fish uses rivers, estuaries and the sea in its lifecycle. Join us to find out more about this amazing Irish creature, the work going on to save it from extinction and the potential to reintroduce it to Irish waters.

 This event is kindly hosted by Patagonia. 

Our National Biodiversity Week programme is supported by the Irish Environmental Network and the Heritage Council.

 

Date: 25th May

Time:  19:30

Location: Patagonia Store, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 

No booking required, contact events@iwt.ie  for details 

Jun
6
Tue
2023
IWT Webinar: Bringing back the sturgeon
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm

IWT Webinar: Bringing back the sturgeon

For our final webinar of this season join us next Tuesday, June 6th at 7pm, for a look at efforts to restore sturgeon to Irish and British waters. With speakers from the Irish Wildlife Trust and the Blue Marine Foundation. This webinar will discuss the recent report entitled ‘Restoring the Sturgeon to Irish Waters’ and which is available on our website.

Register at this link https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4aDcU84uT2GVl6LIX-2tOQ

Date & Time: Tuesday 6th June, 2023,  07:00 PM

Jun
8
Thu
2023
Fair Seas World Ocean Day Conference
Jun 8 – Jun 9 all-day

Fair Seas World Ocean Day Conference

Fair Seas Ireland will host its inaugural conference in Cork next June on World Ocean Day 8th June 2023.  Fair Seas will bring ocean advocates, government, industry and key stakeholders together to map out the next steps for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Irish waters.  Sessions will focus on the designation and management of Marine Protected Areas and learning from best practices across the world. National and international experts and stakeholders will convene to share their experiences in developing Marine Protected Areas.


A list of speakers, visiting experts and the day’s events can be found on the conference website, here. More detail to come soon.

Early bird tickets are available until the 26th of January

Jun
11
Sun
2023
Guided Nature Walk with IWT Waterford Branch – June walk
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm
Guided Nature Walk with IWT Waterford Branch – June walk

Guided Nature Walk with IWT Waterford Branch

 

Join the IWT Waterford Branch for June nature walk.

The next outing of the Waterford branch of the IWT is on Sunday 11th June. The destination will be Kilcash, Slievenamon, Co.Tipperary (Cill Cais). The leader will be Emma Verling.

Date: 11th June

Time:  13:00

Location: Meet at Kilsheelan at 1.00 on the R706 (north of village) outside the primary school.  52°21’46.7″N 7°34’49.7″W

 

Jun
18
Sun
2023
June outing with Dublin Branch
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm
June outing with Dublin Branch

Hosted by IWT Dublin Branch

Join Dublin Branch for a marvelous guided tour of the park on Sunday, June 18th, and led by a Green expert on all the biodiversity of the Green. Meet at the Fusiliers’ Arch (top of Grafton Street) at 12 noon for an insight to a part of Dublin you may not recognise.

See you there!

More details: dublinbranch@iwt.ie
Jun
28
Wed
2023
IWT Limerick June outing
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm

IWT Limerick June Outing

The Limerick Branch of IWT are hosting the next outing to the farm of Nature Ambassador Sean Condon near Crecora, Co. Limerick, eircode V94DD3A

Date: Wednesday 28th June 23 at 6.30 pm.

Max group number: 20

Please book in by Mon 26th June 23 at limerickevents@iwt.ie

Booking  is essential please email        limerickevents@iwt.ie to book

Jul
15
Sat
2023
IWT Limerick July outing
Jul 15 @ 11:30 am

IWT Limerick July Outing

The Limerick Branch of IWT are hosting the next outing to the Grageen bog and fen, Co. Limerick

Date: Saturday 15th July 23 at 11.30 am.

Limited numbers, please book in by Thurs 15thJuly 23 at limerickevents@iwt.ie

Booking  is essential please email        limerickevents@iwt.ie to book

Jul
16
Sun
2023
July outing with Dublin Branch
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am
July outing with Dublin Branch

Hosted by IWT Dublin Branch

Join Dublin Branch for the ever popular Wild Flower walk on Bull Island. 

It’s on Sunday 16th July at 11am . 

Come along with Niall Mac Coitir of IWT Dublin Branch, to see some of the amazing variety of wildflowers on Bull Island at this time of year, including several species of orchid! The display rivals anything that can be seen in the Burren.

Meet at the Interpretative Centre, next to the Causeway at 11am.

The event will last about two hours. Wear sensible shoes and, this being Ireland, sunscreen AND rain gear.

Please be advised the terrain we’ll be covering is slightly rough so would not be suitable for buggies – and wear ‘sensible’ shoes!

See you there!

More details: dublinbranch@iwt.ie
Aug
3
Thu
2023
Bat walk with Waterford Branch
Aug 3 @ 9:30 pm

Hosted by IWT Waterford Branch

Join Waterford Branch for the Bat Walk this summer. 

It’s on Thursday 3rd August at 9:30pm . 

Meet at Killotteran carpark at 9.30 p.m. We will head along the Greenway at the back of Mount Congreve.

See you there!

Aug
12
Sat
2023
Nature Walk with Limerick Branch – Heritage Week 2023
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Nature Walk on West Limerick Greenway, including Barnagh Tunnel – Heritage Week 2023

 

A Nature walk on West Limerick Greenway, including Barnagh Tunnel. The leader is Paul Murphy, a local botanist. There are around 100 species of wild plants in the area, with a particular abundance of liverworts, mosses, and ferns.
This tunnel is one of the more evocative features of the now closed Limerick-Tralee Railway. It was opened in 1880 and is 115m long. It is situated at nearly 170m above sea level and was excavated with explosives and pickaxes. The rock cuttings on either side of the tunnel have reverted to nature and are an impressive sight.

Bring raingear and take care of children as it is an active cycleway.

Numbers are limited to 25 and places must be booked at limerickevents@iwt.ie.

Date: 12th August

Time:  11:00

Location: West Limerick Greenway, including Barnagh Tunnel, Co. Limerick

Aug
15
Tue
2023
IWT Bat Walk at the National Botanic Gardens – Heritage Week 2023
Aug 15 @ 8:45 pm – 10:45 pm

IWT Bat Walk at the National Botanic Gardens – Heritage Week 2023

 

Join the Irish Wildlife Trust for a free Heritage Week event hosted by the National Botanic Gardens.

At this exciting evening bat walk you will have the opportunity to walk the National Botanic Gardens at dusk with an Irish Wildlife Trust in search of beautiful bats. We will learn about the life-cycle of these fascinating creatures and hopefully get to see and hear some of the bats of the Bots.

Please bring warm clothes and a torch as this event takes place after sunset. Children are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. 

Booking essential – please book on or join the event waiting list using this link https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/heritage-week-bat-walk-with-the-irish-wildlife-trust-tickets-689892786897?aff=oddtdtcreator

Date: 15th August

Time: 20:45 – 22:45 IST

Location: National Botanic Gardens of Ireland Botanic Road Glasnevin Dublin 9

Sep
10
Sun
2023
Rocking along to Duncannon fort
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Rocking along to Duncannon fort by IWT Waterford Branch

Hosted by IWT Waterford Branch

Join Waterford Branch for the September Walk. 

It’s on Sunday 10th September. 

Bill Shepherd will lead a walk to the Suir estuary to Duncannon Fort, Co.Wexford,  on September 10th.

He will introduce us to the  geological heritage and landscape found within the fort stone walls. We willl also learn about the history of the fort itself with  a local tour guide. Low tide is at 10 so we plan to meet at the Passage car ferry at 10 to carpool or at 10.30 at Duncannon. The duration will be 2 .5 hours.

There will be a  voluntary contribution of 5€ on the day to help affray guide expenses.

Please sign up the form here if you are interested in the IWT walk led by Bill Shepherd.

Sep
16
Sat
2023
September Walk with Limerick Branch
Sep 16 all-day

Environmental Walk in the Sliabh Felim’s

An Environmental Walk in the Sliabh Felim’s in association with Limerick Climbing Club. The leader is our chairperson Mike Quirke.

Rock, plant and animals of Slieve Felim’s. See different plants from our Spring walk and also the same plants as last time, but in fruit. An easy climb for about 3.5 hours.

For IWT members:

The meeting place is in Murroe, Co. Limerick. Participants must book in with IWTLB at limerickevents@iwt.ie. by Thursday 14th September. Final details will be emailed to participants.

Sep
24
Sun
2023
Rockpooling September 2023
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am

Rockpooling September 2023

 

Hosted by Irish Wildlife Trust Dublin

The September outing is the popular rockpool event – loved by with younger ecologists and their parents.

Meet at the Martello Tower, beside the White Sands Hotel at 11:00. There’s a bus stop next to it, and the DART is within walking.

Bring nets and containers  – as will we.

No falling in – not even by accident. And that includes the young ones too.

Wear sensible, sensible, sensible footwear – no flip-flops.

Date & Time: 11:00 am start, Sunday 24th September.

Location: Martello Tower, Portmarnock.

More info: dublinbranch@iwt.ie

 

Sep
28
Thu
2023
Webinar: How well do you know Ireland’s seas? Ocean literacy survey results
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Webinar: How well do you know Ireland’s seas? Ocean literacy survey results

We’re back with our first webinar after the summer break. The Irish Wildlife Trust, Fair Seas and Dr.Emma McKinley will be on to speak about Ireland’s Ocean Literacy Survey
We will be hearing about the much anticipated results of the Fair Seas Ocean Literacy Survey of which nearly 1,300 Irish citizens had their voices heard. Preliminary results show that Irish people have a deep connection to the ocean as well as a great concern for its health and we will delve deeper into this and what it means for marine governance.
Dr. Emma McKinley is an expert in marine social sciences and sits on the Global Ocean Literacy Expert Group run by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. She has led research on ocean literacy across the UK, as well as working in South Africa and Nigeria. Her research focuses on understanding the complex relationship between society and the sea, taking account of diverse types of perceptions, attitudes and values held by different communities.
This event is part of Sustainable Development Goals week 2023. Fair Seas is an official Sustainable Development Goal champion Fair Seas was recognised for its ongoing work to protect, conserve and restore Ireland’s unique marine environment and its objectives align closely with goal 14 which is concerned with ‘Life Below Water.
Register below for this webinar
Oct
3
Tue
2023
Webinar: LIFE on Machair project
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Webinar: LIFE on Machair project

Join us on 3rd October at 7pm to learn about the LIFE Machair project with Project Manager Dr Catherine Farrell.

LIFE on Machair a six year project developed to work with farmers, landowners and local communities in a bid to protect and restore Ireland’s network of Machair systems and associated breeding wader and pollinator communities.

Catherine Farrell is leading EU LIFE on Machair. Catherine is a restoration ecologist who worked with Bord na Mona for a number of years to develop rehabilitation and restoration plans for their peatlands. She works to support community led nature restoration and highlight the multiple benefits and values of natural systems through her work in Ireland with the Community Wetlands Forum, Natural Capital Ireland and Hometree, as well as through global networks.
To attend this webinar register using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Sh3cECm6RymxpfVALb_DJQ
Oct
14
Sat
2023
October Event with Limerick Branch
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am

Fungi Foray in Curraghchase Forest Park

Join Limerick Branch for a captivating Fungi Foray in Curraghchase Forest Park on October 14th, 2023, at 10:00 AM. Discover the fascinating world of mushrooms in this enchanting natural setting. Hurry, as spots are limited!!

Numbers are limited and booking is required. Please book your place at limerickevents@iwt.ie by Thursday 12th October 2023. Final details will be emailed to participants.

Oct
15
Sun
2023
October walk with Waterford Branch
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm

Hosted by IWT Waterford Branch

Join Waterford Branch for the October Walk in Coillte na Leacan. 

Meet at Carpark at 13.30 or An Ché, Ros Mhic Threoin ar a 1.00 a chlog.

See you there!

Oct
17
Tue
2023
WildArt Competition 2023
Oct 17 – Nov 3 all-day

 

Express your creativity about Irish Wildlife by drawing, painting, building models or creating collages.

Theme: Autumn Woodland Wonders.

There are four age categories with a prize for the winner in each category. The age categories are 6 and under; 7 to 9; 10 to 12 and 13 to 16 years.

The prize for each winner is one wildlife book from our online shop, plus one year of Irish Wildlife Trust membership and a t-shirt from our online shop or organic range.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE COMPETITION IS 17:00 on the 3rd November.

 

More details click here

Oct
18
Wed
2023
IWT Limerick Branch: October Talks
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm

IWT Limerick Branch

Public Talk by Sinéad McDonnell, Environment Awareness Officer, Limerick City and County Council.
Date:  Wed 18th October
Time: 8.00pm
Venue: Mary Immaculate College, Limerick City
For details contact limerickbranch@iwt.ie
Oct
22
Sun
2023
Deer Rut at Phoenix Park 2023
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am
Deer Rut at Phoenix Park 2023

Deer Rut Phoenix Park

Hosted by Irish Wildlife Trust – Dublin branch

Once again, thanks to the marvellous OPW, we have an outing to see the fascinating annual deer rut in the Phoenix Park.

In late Autumn each year the Fallow Deer bucks mate, with a spectacular display of ‘maleness’.

We meet at the steps at the foot of the Papal Cross on Sunday, October 22nd, at 11:00 am. The paths are (hopefully) OK, but not, unfortunately, suitable for wheelchairs or buggies.

Bring binoculars (or even a scope!) if you have them!

Date & Time: 11:00 am start – 13:00 pm finish, Sunday 22nd October

Location: Phoenix Park, meeting point at the Papal Cross car park

Link: https://fb.me/e/8r3eBIqZ6

Nov
12
Sun
2023
IWT Waterford Branch: River Barrow Walk @ Meet at the village
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
IWT Waterford Branch: River Barrow Walk @ Meet at the village

 

Walk The River Barrow with Denis Cullen.

When: 12ú Samhain/12th November
Where: Inis Tíog/ Inistioge: River Barrow walk
Meet at: the village at 13.00 (NB NOT 13.30 due to shortening daytime)
What to bring: suitable footwear for gravelly tracks with wet leaves

For details and booking:  iwtwaterfordbranch@gmail.com

 

 

Nov
19
Sun
2023
Fossil Outing with Aodhán @ Portmarnack
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am
Fossil Outing with Aodhán @ Portmarnack

Fossil Outing with Aodhán

Hosted by Irish Wildlife Trust – Dublin branch

Join IWT Dublin Branch on fascinating fossil outing with Aodhán, our brilliant paleontologist, you will explore the fabulous fossil bank at Portmarnock.

Meet at the Martello Tower, beside the White Sands Hotel at 11:00. Wear appropriate footwear – good boots or wellies. And bring paper for rubbings – ordinary A4 sheets and crayons such as Twistables Crayons. And it’s now WINTER! Dress up well.

Date & Time: 11:00 am start, November 19th 2023.

Location: Martello Tower, beside the White Sands Hotel.

Nov
21
Tue
2023
Webinar Film Screening Fair Seas: The Atlantic Northwest
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us online at 7.30pm on the 21st of November for an online screening of ‘Fair Seas’ latest film ‘The Atlantic Northwest.’ The film recently won the award of Exceptional Merit at the Documentaries Without Borders Film International Festival.

We will have Dr. Easkey Britton speaking on what the beautiful North West coast of Ireland means to her as well as hearing a short extract from her new book ‘Ebb and Flow’. The film spoke to several different stakeholders about Marine Protected Areas, including anglers, divers, tourism operators and seafood producers. We will have several participants from the film on a panel following the screening to answer questions.

 

 

Register here https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ye5nSFO8RS6QBAefVTIZ2g

 

Nov
22
Wed
2023
A Talk On The EU Nature Restoration Law by Oonagh Duggan from BirdWatch Ireland @ Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
Nov 22 @ 7:45 pm
A Talk On The EU Nature Restoration Law by Oonagh Duggan from BirdWatch Ireland @ Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

A Talk On The EU Nature Restoration Law with Oonagh Duggan from BirdWatch Ireland

Hosted by Irish Wildlife Trust – Limerick Branch

Join IWT Limerick Branch for Public Talk on the EU Nature Restoration Law with Oonagh Duggan from BirdWatch Ireland in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

Date: Wed 22 November 2023
Time: 7.45pm
Location: Room T1.17 (Tara building), Mary Immaculate College, Limerick