Events

Jun
12
Sun
June outing Dublin branch
Jun 12 @ 11:00 am
Dublin Branch is visiting the Kingfisher Ecology Project in Blarney Park Allotments on Sundrive Road in Kimmage.
The Project is a scheme aimed at Developing the riparian biodiversity along the River Poddle so as to enhance the environment.
Showing people, particularly local people, the wonderful links between them and the nature on their doorstep.
Raising awareness about Climate Change and food security.
Join us on Sunday the 12th June at 11am to learn more about the project.

Date & Time: 11:00 am start, Sunday 12th June

To get there – just beyond Supervalu on Sundrive Road is Pickles Café. Beside it is the Sun Dry Launderette. Opposite that is a lane. It’s at the very end of that lane.

For more information contact dublinbranch@iwt.ie

Jul
3
Sun
Orchid Walk on Bull Island
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am
Orchid Walk on Bull Island

Orchid Walk on Bull Island

Hosted by Irish Wildlife Trust – Dublin Branch

Come along with Niall Mac Coitir of IWT Dublin Branch, to see some of the amazing variety of orchids on Bull Island at this time of year. Meet at the visitor center at 11am.
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!

Date & Time: 11:00 am start, Sunday 3rd July

Location: Meet at the visitor center, North Bull Island

To book on and for more details contact dublinbranch@iwt.ie

Jul
6
Wed
Webinar: Revitalising Ireland’s Seas
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am
Webinar: Revitalising Ireland's Seas

Webinar: Revitalising Ireland’s Seas

This webinar will feature a discussion on the new Fair Seas ‘Revitalising Our Seas Identifying areas of interest for Marine Protected Area Designation in Irish waters’ report.

The report aims to kick-start the conversation of where additional MPAs may be designated, using analysis of species hotspots in Irish waters.
Fair Seas is an Irish coalition campaign that seeks to build a movement of ocean stewardship across the island of Ireland. Our aim is for Ireland to become a world leader in marine protection, giving our species, habitats and coastal communities the opportunity to thrive. Key to this is ensuring Ireland secures an ecologically coherent network of well-managed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Irish waters.
Ireland has committed to designating 30% of its waters as MPAs by 2030. However, the current figure of MPA coverage in Ireland stands at just 2.1%. Ireland therefore has a significant task ahead in scaling up marine protection to achieve spatial conservation targets as well as requirements under EU nature laws to bring its marine waters to a Good Environmental Status and ensure recovery of depleted fish populations.

 

Register for this virtual event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VeeHalkRT7eAeaWJsC9x9g

Aug
13
Sat
IWT Limerick Branch Outing
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am
IWT Limerick Branch Outing

IWT Limerick Branch August Outing 

Our Limerick Branch are running a botanical outing to Loughmore Common near Limerick City on Saturday morning 13th August at 10:00. The event will be guided by botanist Tom Harrington. 

 

This is an IWT members only event. To book a place contact Lyn at limerickbranch@iwt.ie

**This event is fully booked**

 

Date: 13th August 

Time: 10:00am

Location: Confirmed upon booking

IWT People for Bees at the National Botanic Gardens
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
IWT People for Bees at the National Botanic Gardens

IWT People for Bees at the National Botanic Gardens 

Learn all about Ireland fascinating wild bees

Join the Irish Wildlife Trust for a free Heritage Week event hosted at the National Botanic Gardens. The event is all about Ireland’s wild bees and will combine an informative talk with a bee identification walk around the Gardens. No prior knowledge of bees is needed.

The event will begin at the Visitors Centre with a talk on the bees of Ireland and how we can help protect them. We will then take a walk around the National Botanic Gardens where we will demonstrate how to find and identify bees with a focus on bumblebees. The skills and knowledge gained from this event will allow you to begin monitoring bees in your own garden or community.

Children are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Booking is compulsory for this event please register with the link below if you wish to attend.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/iwt-people-for-bees-at-the-national-botanic-gardens-tickets-395934780587

Date: 13th August 2022

Time: 11:00

Location: National Botanic Gardens Dublin

Aug
18
Thu
Creative Heritage Inspired by Nature and its Music
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Creative Heritage Inspired by Nature and its Music

Creative heritage inspired by nature and its music

Hosted by: Irish Wildlife Trust Monaghan Branch & Local Authority Waters Programme

Join the Irish Wildlife Trust Monaghan Branch & Local Authority Waters Programme for an event to explore some of the many ways the sound of nature has influenced Irish creative culture. Attendees will follow the journey of an Irish sound recordist Dean McDonnell, who is documenting Ireland’s different habitats & rich array of wildlife across the north-east through the medium of sound recording. Writer and medieval Irish scholar, Fearghal Duffy, will share his learnings on the ecology of early Irish literature, examining the influence of sounds from nature on Irish medieval poetry, whilst local musicians Tara & Rossa Gilsenan will play a few tunes inspired by the Irish countryside. Particular focus will be given to our immense wealth of wetland habitats, so synonymous with the inter-drumlin landscape of counties Cavan & Monaghan and coastal environment of County Louth.

 

Booking is essential for this event. Please book using this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-heritage-inspired-by-nature-and-its-music-tickets-390366736417

Date: 18th August

Time: 19:30 – 21:00

Location: Doohamlet Community Centre, Doohamlet, A75 Y798 Castleblayney

Bat Walk St Anne’s Park
Aug 18 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Bat Walk St Anne's Park

Bat Walk St Anne’s Park

Hosted by: IWT Dublin Branch

Join the IWT Dublin Branch on this IWT Heritage Week Event where we will learn all about Irelands bat’s.

We will explore a section of St Anne’s Park at dusk to any hopefully see and hear some of these fascinating native flying mammals. This event is free of charge and family friendly.

Space is limited on this event and booking is essential. To request a place on the event please email dublinbranch@iwt.ie

 

Date: 18th August

Time: 20:30

Location: St Anne’s Park, Raheny, Co Dublin

Space is limited on this event and booking is essential. To request a place on the event please email dublinbranch@iwt.ie

 

 

Aug
20
Sat
IWT People for Bees (Monaghan)
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
IWT People for Bees (Monaghan)

IWT People for Bees (Monaghan)  

Learn all about Ireland fascinating wild bees

The Irish Wildlife Trust works with the National Biodiversity Data Centre to support the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan and the Bumblebee Monitoring Scheme. With the new skills learnt through our People for Bees programme, participants have the knowledge and confidence to start carrying out bee population monitoring and habitat creation in their communities, thus completing two of the objectives of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan – “Making Ireland more pollinator friendly” and “Bee population monitoring”.

Children are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Booking is compulsory for this event please register with the link below if you wish to attend.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iwt-people-for-bees-monaghan-tickets-394331735837

 

Sep
6
Tue
IWT Webinar: Mushrooms and Fungi
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm
IWT Webinar: Mushrooms and Fungi

Mushrooms and Fungi

This webinar presents an overview of the importance of mushrooms and fungi in Ireland from leading mycologist Maria Cullen 🍄
To attend this free Irish Wildlife Trust webinar use this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_86_3l-iKQgma82WKt1_5Ag

Date and Time: 6th September, 19:00

Sep
18
Sun
Rockpooling September 2022
Sep 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Rockpooling September 2022

Rockpooling September 2022

 

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 11:30. 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: 11:30 am start, Sunday 18th September.

Location: Martello Tower, Portmarnock.

More info: dublinbranch@iwt.ie

 

Oct
4
Tue
IWT Webinar: An Irish Atlantic Rainforest
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm
IWT Webinar: An Irish Atlantic Rainforest

An Irish Atlantic Rainforest

Our next webinar will be on October 4th and we’re delighted to be hearing from Eoghan Daltun who’ll talk to us about his new book ‘An Irish Atlantic Rainforest’.
To attend this free Irish Wildlife Trust webinar use this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B3R4-knpRkiu8GBknA-6AA

Date and Time: 4th October, 19:00

Oct
15
Sat
Fungi Foray – Fully booked!
Oct 15 @ 11:00 am
Fungi Foray - Fully booked!
THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED!!!
Hosted by Limerick Branch.
The next outing is a Fungi Foray in Cratloe led by Tom Harrington.
Date: Saturday 15th October 2022
Time: 11.00am
Oct
16
Sun
IWT walk to Castlemorris woods
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm
IWT walk to Castlemorris woods

IWT walk to Castlemorris woods

Hosted by Waterford Branch.

This walk will take place on Sunday 16th October. Meet at 1.00 at Centra, Knocktopher, Co. Kilkenny.

52.4868, -7.2188

Take junction 10 off the M9.
Leader: Denis Cullen
In order to get an idea of who will attend, please fill in the Google doc link.
Oct
23
Sun
The 2022 Deer Rut
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am
The 2022 Deer Rut

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 23rd, 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 23rd October

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

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/813026436515408

Oct
25
Tue
Public Talk October 2022
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm
Public Talk October 2022

Hosted by Limerick IWT Branch

The October Talk by the Director of the National Biodiversity Data Centre, Liam Lysaght, is
Tracking Change in Ireland’s Butterflies’ 
Liam is an active recorder, and co-ordinator of the Butterfly Monitoring Schemes organized by the National Biodiversity Data Centre.
Date: Tuesday 25th October 2022
Venue: Mary I, Room T1.17
Time: 7.30pm
More details: limerickbranch@iwt.ie
Nov
13
Sun
IWT Sunday walk to Tintern and Saltmills
Nov 13 all-day
IWT Sunday walk to Tintern and Saltmills

IWT Sunday walk to Tintern and Saltmills

Hosted by Waterford Branch.

This walk will take place on Sunday 13th November.

Meet at Passage East at 13.00 for possible car-pooling.

Tintern Abbey carpark at 13.40.

Leader: Denis Cullen

Nov
17
Thu
IWT Webinar: The Secret Life of Crows with Ricky Whelan
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm

The Secret Life of Crows with Ricky Whelan

Join us for another free and fantastic webinar. The Secret Life of Crows talk takes a look at the corvid family, its members, ecology, complex societies and outstanding intelligence. It explores the crows place in a human dominated world both now and historically. The talk has recently been updated to include the summary findings of the Laois Rookery Survey 2022 which Identified 173 unique rookery sites in the county through a combination of fieldwork and citizen science.
This fun but factual exploration of the crow family is certainly for the crow fan but it may even convert a few of those more dubious of the corvids.

Date: 17th November

Time: 19:00

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GC1PT2HWRSeOAjDHB3rVBQ

Nov
24
Thu
IWT Limerick Branch: Environmental Talk
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm
IWT Limerick Branch: Environmental Talk

Environmental Talk: ‘Farming for Nature – the Burren and beyond’

This talk will be delivered by Brendan Dunford.
Date:  Tues 29th November
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Mary I in Room T1.17, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick City
*This is a only members event*
Nov
25
Fri
IWT Webinar: EU Nature Restoration Law
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

EU Nature Restoration Law

Join us to learn more about the Eu Nature Restoration Law and what it will mean for Ireland.

 

Date: 25th November

Time: 1pm to 2pm

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uTdVIkVJR_SEZnRNfCPjkw

Nov
27
Sun
Fossil Outing Portmarnock
Nov 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fossil Outing Portmarnock

Fossil Outing Portmarnock Dublin

 

Hosted by Irish Wildlife Trust Dublin

Join us this November for an outing to explore the fabulous fossil bank at Portmarnock with Aodhan our brilliant paleontologist.

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.

Wear appropriate footwear such as boots or wellies and bring paper and crayons for making rubbings. Ordinary A4 paper and twistable crayons will do fine.

Date & Time: 11:00 am start, Sunday 27th November.

Location: Martello Tower, Portmarnock.

More info: Dublin Branch

 

Nov
29
Tue
IWT Limerick Branch: November Talks
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm
IWT Limerick Branch: November Talks

IWT Limerick Branch: Birds, Bats & Bogs – Biodiversity of Co. Limerick and the role of the National Parks & Wildlife Service

This talk will be delivered by David Lyons.
David is a District Conservation Officer with NPWS covering Limerick and North Tipperary. Before that he worked for 17 years as a Wildlife Ranger in East Clare and started in the service as an Education Guide in the Wicklow Mountains National Park. He has a particular interest in Bats and Nature Education in Primary Schools.
There will be a small door charge of €3 per person.
Date:  Tues 29th November
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: LG9 Library Building, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick City
For details and booking contact limerickbranch@iwt.ie
Dec
9
Fri
IWT Webinars: COP 15 – A Paris Moment for Nature?
Dec 9 @ 11:40 am – 12:40 pm

IWT Webinars: COP 15 – A Paris Moment for Nature?

Join us this Tuesday 13th December at 19:00 for a webinar from the UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal. Our guest speaker will be our very own campaign officer Padraic Fogarty. We’ll be discussing the news from the conference and what it can do to help save nature on our planet.

To attend this free webinar register using the link below;

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZSxJEorIQEKj0y29f6XBxA

 

Dec
11
Sun
IWT walk December
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm
IWT walk December

IWT walk December – Dungarvan Bay and Abbey Castle

Hosted by Waterford Branch.

Cuan Dhún Garbháin agus Dún na Mainistreach.

Meet at the car park by the Shandon Roundabout in Dungarvan next to Waterford Council’s offices at 1.00.
We will head down to the seawall at the harbour by the town park, walk to Abbeyside and on to Killongford Bridge and back to Dungarvan via the Greenway.

The main focus will be on birds. Bring your binoculars!

Leader: Denis Cullen
Dec
18
Sun
IWT December Outing
Dec 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
IWT December Outing

IWT Dublin Branch Outing

 

Hosted by Irish Wildlife Trust Dublin

Join us this December for an outing to the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin.

Our December outings BC (Before Covid!) were to the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin
where a brilliant guide showed us that “The Bots in Winter” were not simply dormant but
were waiting to spring (the obvious word) into life in the following months. We will be back this year!

Date & Time: 11:00 am start, Sunday 18th December.

Location: the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin.

More info: Dublin Branch

 

Jan
8
Sun
Waterford Branch: Carrigavantry and Ballyscanlan Lake Walk
Jan 8 @ 1:00 pm
Waterford Branch: Carrigavantry and Ballyscanlan Lake Walk

08 Jan: Waterford: Carrigavantry and Ballyscanlan Lake Walk

IWT Waterford Branch will be leading a visit to Carrigavantry and Ballyscanlan Lake, Co. Waterford (Carraig an Bhruinnteora agus Loch Bhaile Uí Scanláin). The Walk will be led by Denis Cullen. 

 

Location: Meet at the carpark opposite the Applegreen garage in Tramore

Date: Sunday 8th January.

Time: 13:00

Event contact: iwtwaterfordbranch@gmail.com 

 

Jan
10
Tue
IWT Webinar: Rights of Nature
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm

10 Jan: IWT Webinar: Rights of Nature 

The Citizens’ Assembly has recommended that Ireland’s Constitution be changed to include reference to biodiversity, perhaps to allow for recognition of Rights of Nature. This webinar will explore the ideas behind Rights of Nature and what it might mean for Ireland. We will talk to James Orr and Katie Holden about the campaign for the Rights of Nature to be recognised in Ireland.

Register for this free webinar using this registration link

Jan
22
Sun
Dublin Branch Bull Island Birding Outing
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am
Dublin Branch Bull Island Birding Outing

22 Jan: Dublin: Bull Island Birding Outing

IWT Dublin Branch loves to start the year with an annual January outing to Bull Island to see the birds, especially the Brent Geese. We are fortunate this year to be led by two volunteers from Birdwatch Ireland. It promises to be a great morning. Bring binoculars and telescopes if you have them, but we should have some to share. And remember – wrap up well.

 

Location: Meet at the end of the Causeway, opposite the wonderful carved tree.

Date: Sunday 22nd January

Time: 11:00

Event contact: dublinbranch@iwt.ie 

Feb
8
Wed
IWT Limerick Branch: February Talks
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm
IWT Limerick Branch: February Talks

IWT Limerick Branch: ‘The Work of the Maigue Rivers Trust’

This talk will be delivered by Liz Gabbett.
Liz Gabbett has been the project officer for the Maigue Rivers Trust in Co. Limerick, Cork and Tpperary since June 2020. Her work involves working with communities in the catchment by providing learning opportunities that enhance their understanding of their local rivers and streams, and coordinating citizen science projects. Her farming background has enabled her to foster a positive working relationship with farmers and landowners across the Maigue catchment. She studied Zoology in the University of Aberdeen and has been an active citizen scientist on various projects since 2007.
Please note that there is a small entry fee of €3 to defray costs.
Date:  Wed 8th February
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: RT117 (Tara building), Mary Immaculate College, Limerick City
For details and booking contact limerickbranch@iwt.ie
Feb
9
Thu
Webinar: The Lesser Horseshoe Bat
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm

Webinar: The Lesser Horseshoe Bat

This webinar will look at the Lesser Horseshoe Bat and the recent action plan that was published for it’s conservation in Ireland. To learn about this fascinating native mammal we will be chatting with Dr Kate McAney.

Kate McAney is Ireland Mammal Programme Manager at the Vincent Wildlife Trust. Kate McAney obtained a PhD from University College Galway in 1987 for her research on the summer activity and diet of the lesser horseshoe bat in County Clare. Since 1991 she has been working in Ireland for the Vincent Wildlife Trust, a UK-based wildlife charity, and has spent most of that time working on practical conservation actions for the lesser horseshoe bat. In 2022 she co-authored the Lesser Horseshoe Bat Species Action Plan with Dr Ferdia Marnell, National Parks and Wildlife Service.

 

 

Date & Time: Feb 9, 2023,  07:00 PM

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bft3gzqHQ6abCBXVai_5Xg

Feb
12
Sun
February Foraging with Samuel Arnold Keane
Feb 12 @ 9:30 am
February Foraging with Samuel Arnold Keane

February Foraging with Samuel Arnold Keane

This is a Dublin Branch event 

We are going to have an absolutely marvellous outing on Sunday, February 12th when Samuel Arnold Keane will take us foraging!

With foraging edible ‘weeds’ we end up taking care and protecting wild pieces of land. We form a relationship with land that is otherwise labelled as ‘neglected’ or disused. It is this type of ‘wild’ land that we so desperately need to allow insect life- and therefore bird life, and indeed human life to become sustainable. In an urban setting, foraging can be a strong practice in community building, while gathering, preparing, preserving wild foods and materials into many various uses. It is an activity than can include all ages and abilities.

The Sunday low tides for 2023 are seriously low, so we are meeting at Dalkey Dart Station at 9:30 to walk to Whiterock Beach in Killiney. Wear sensible shoes, and bring a small container or two for your ‘forage’

Samuel has a wonderful new book on foraging, and he will have copies to sell. They are €10 each, and you will need CASH.

Date & Time: 12th February, 09:30

Meeting Point: Dalkey Dart Station

Contact: dublinbranch@iwt.ie

Waterford branch Outing
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm

This event is hosted by Waterford Branch

The next outing of the Waterford branch of the IWT is next Sunday, 12th February to Marlfield Pond, Clonmel with a look at the Greylag Geese and Whooper Swans on the way.

They can best be seen at Darrigal on the Portlaw to Carrick road  (R680) or at Tibberaghny ( best viewed from the high road at Brownswood)

We therefore plan to meet at Kilmeaden railway station at 1pm.  S 51497 10762

We will stop briefly at the Tesco carpark on the ring road, Clonmel at 2pm for anyone who prefers to join us there. S 20964 23363

 

More details: iwtwaterfordbranch@gmail.com

Feb
22
Wed
IWT Limerick Branch: Public Talks
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm
IWT Limerick Branch: Public Talks

IWT Limerick Branch: ‘Some of my favourite botanical sites and plants in Limerick ‘  by Sylvia Reynolds

This talk will be delivered by Sylvia Reynolds.
Sylvia is the author of Flora of Limerick, and recently retired as Limerick recorder for Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland.
Please note that there is a small entry fee of €3 to defray costs.
Date:  Wed 22nd February
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: RT117 (Tara building), Mary Immaculate College, Limerick City
For details and booking contact limerickbranch@iwt.ie
Mar
7
Tue
IWT Webinar: Irelands’ native woodland
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

IWT Webinar: Irelands’ native woodland

This webinar will talk with Richard Nairn, an ecologist and writer based in County Wicklow. In this webinar he will talk about Ireland’s native woodland including its wildlife, management and policies for its protection. 

 

Date & Time: Mar 7, 2023,  07:00 PM

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C7mtHS2VQA6l2vPysl516w

Mar
12
Sun
Waterford branch Outing March
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm

This event is hosted by Waterford Branch

The next outing of the Waterford branch of the IWT is next Sunday, 12th March to the Woodhouse Estate, Stradbally, Co. Waterford.

Eastát Tigh na Coille, An Sráidbhaile, Co. Phort Láirge

Meet at the gate of the Woodhouse Estate at 1.00 o’clock.

 

More details: iwtwaterfordbranch@gmail.com

Mar
21
Tue
IWT Limerick Branch: Environmental Talk
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm
IWT Limerick Branch: Environmental Talk

IWT Limerick Branch: Environmental Talk

Limerick Climbing Club are holding an environmental awareness talk on Tuesday March 21st, at 7.30 in Mary I, room T.1.17.

The topic is ‘Birds of the Irish Uplands’, which covers the birds of our local hills and mountains that we are likely to see or hear, and wonder how they live their lives in places that we are happy to visit briefly. Our speaker, Tom Tarpey, is a local birdwatcher, a member of BirdWatch Limerick and consultant, with many years of experience, from the Shannon estuary to the Galtees, with all habitats in between. We have invited members of the Limerick branch of the Irish Wildlife Trust, and we hope to see many of you there too. Incidentally, identification swatches for many groups of insects will be on sale. (€5 each).

Date:  Tuesday 21st March
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Room T.1.1.7 (Tara building), Mary Immaculate College, Limerick City
For details and booking contact limerickbranch@iwt.ie
Mar
25
Sat
Rewilding for people and nature
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Rewilding for people and nature

 

Rewilding is recognised as among the quickest, easiest and cheapest ways of addressing the climate and biodiversity crisis. It is exciting and hopeful but has also made some nervous. This event will look at how we can make rewilding work for people as well as nature at a landscape scale.

 

Date and time: March 25th from 10am to 1pm

Location: Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre, Co. Longford, Keenagh, Co. Longford, N39 XT18

 

Speakers:

Alan McDonnell – Programme Development Manager, Trees For Life and Affric Highlands Rewilding Project

Sue Moles – Conservation Ranger for County Longford NPWS

Padraic Fogarty – Irish Wildlife Trust Campaign Officer

This event is now booked out – to put your name on an overflow list please

Email: irishwildlife@iwt.ie

Mar
26
Sun
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
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
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
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