Events

Jan
10
Wed
2024
Public Talk: ‘Caring for the fish and the river environment of the Lower Shannon’ by Pat O’Connor
Jan 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Public Talk: 'Caring for the fish and the river environment of the Lower Shannon' by Pat O'Connor
Pat is a Director of Salmon Watch Ireland and lives in Limerick. Salmon Watch Ireland is a membership organisation dedicated to the restoration of salmon abundance in Ireland. It is the successor organisation to Stop Salmon Drifts Nets Now which, from 2004 to 2007, led the successful campaign for the abolition of mixed stock fishing for salmon (commonly known as drift netting) off the Irish coast. To learn more about the group, visit their website.
As usual, the Public Talk is free, and does not require booking. Come along and bring a friend!
Further details on the venue room number will be forwarded in due course.
Date & Time: 10th January 2024 @ 7:30pm
Location: Room: T117 (Tara building, same building as the Limetree theatre), Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.
Jan
14
Sun
2024
Monthly Walk With IWT Waterford Branch
Jan 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Monthly Walk With IWT Waterford Branch

The regular monthly walks with IWT Waterford Branch will start again for 2024 this Sunday!

 

Location: Meet at Passage East for a beach walk in the Woodstown direction.

Map co-ordinates: 52.23853, -6.97120

Time & Date: 1pm 14/01/2024

Jan
25
Thu
2024
WEBINAR: What does the EU Nature Restoration Law mean for agriculture and nature?
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm

 

Join us for a webinar on the importance of the EU Nature Restoration Law and what it means agriculture and nature. After a quick overview of the law and what has happened so far, we will hear from Dr. Guy Pe’er, who specialises in agroecology and conservation biology. He has a particular interest in agriculture, the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and how it affects both people and nature.

For more details on Dr. Pe’er’s work, visit his page on iDiv or find him on X.

This event require registration. Please register here.

Jan
28
Sun
2024
Bull Island Outing with IWT Dublin Branch
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bull Island Outing with IWT Dublin Branch
Starting the year with what is, hopefully, a January annual – an outing to Bull Island to see the birds, especially the Brent Geese. The walk will be led by two volunteers from Birdwatch Ireland. Everyone will meet at 11:00 on Sunday, January 28th, at the end of the Causeway, opposite the wonderful carved tree.

Bring binoculars and telescopes if you have them, but the branch should have some to share.

And there will be some clambering – so sensible footwear is required.

And remember to wrap up well.

Location: Bull Island
Time & Date: Meet at the causeway at 11am, January 28th.
Feb
4
Sun
2024
Forage on Killiney Beach with IWT Dublin Branch
Feb 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Forage on Killiney Beach with IWT Dublin Branch
We will follow the tide out, at the great reveal- of the green slip of seagrass, purple sleabhac, the crunch of bladderwrack, caught up in lengths of kelp and sea spaghetti… all a Dart ride away!
What to bring: Bring a basket / net bag and scissors or foldable knife to collect seaweeds harmoniously…some wellies or the courage to go barefoot. And be sure to wrap up well!
Location: Killiney Beach. Committee members will be at Killiney Dart Station from 11:15am to meet attendees.
Time & Date: Heading to Killiney beach at 12pm. February 4th 2024.
Feb
7
Wed
2024
Fair Seas: The Atlantic Northwest Film Screening
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fair Seas: The Atlantic Northwest Film Screening

Join us for an in person screening of Fair Seas latest film ‘The Atlantic Northwest.’ The film recently won the award of Exceptional Merit at the Documentaries Without Borders International Film Festival and has been selected as a finalist for the Big Blue Film Festival in Oregon USA. The film spoke to different stakeholders including anglers, divers, tourism operators and seafood producers on what the ocean means to them and how they think Marine Protected Areas will affect their local area.

After the screening we will have a panel discussion focused around Marine Protected Areas in Ireland and the chance to discuss ideas with a number of experts from different fields.

Event requires registration. Please register here.

Location: Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny. Port Road, F92 C8HD, Letterkenny, Ireland.

 

Feb
17
Sat
2024
A Nature Restoration Law and Irish Ecosystems
Feb 17 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
A Nature Restoration Law and Irish Ecosystems

Join us at Tralee Wetland centre on Saturday the 17th February at 3.30pm for an event exploring some of the ecosystems and species found in Kerry and across Ireland. We will also discuss the importance of national and EU legislation, such as the Nature Restoration Law and the new Irish Marine Protected Area bill, in protecting and restoring these areas and the species that rely on them.

Gerard Skollard from the IWT Kerry branch will speak about some of the work being done in Kerry by IWT and other environmental groups.  Sean Kelly, Member of the European Parliament will join us to talk about his ‘Bee Better’ campaign and the need for healthy pollinator populations. We will also hear from Louise Overy on some of the work being done in the community around seagrass, oysters and elasmobranchs. Grace Carr, Marine Advocacy Officer with the IWT will give an overview of the Nature Restoration Law and it’s importance to marine ecosystems.  Fair Seas will also give an update on the national Marine Protected Area legislation and where we are in the process

More speakers are to be confirmed so keep an eye on our social media and future newsletters for more details.

This event requires registration, so please register here: REGISTRATION LINK

Date: Saturday the 17th February

Time: 3.30pm

Location: Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre, Ballyard Rd, Ballyard, Tralee, Co. Kerry.