By:National Biodiversity Data Centre
The National Biodiversity Data Centre held the second Annual Recorders’ Event in Waterford on 26 and 27 August 2008.
By:Irish Whale and Dolphin Group
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group is hosting their second international whale conference from 19-21 September 2008 in Killiney, Dublin.
By:National Biodiversity Data Centre
A Butterfly Monitoring Workshop will take place in the Castlecomer Discovery Park, Castlecomer on Tuesday 28th April at 7.00pm.
A Public Illustrated Talk by Lorcan Scott,
By:Clare County Council
Clare County Council and the Clare Biodiversity Group have been focusing on a countywide promotion and raising awareness of biodiversity since the early 2000s
1st All Ireland Mammal Symposium will take place at the Waterford Institute of Technology on the 6th-8th November 2009
By:National Biodiversity Data Centre
The National Biodiversity Data Centre will host its 3rd Annual Recorders' Event on 20 & 21 August 2009.
Ireland's First Annual Raptor Conservation Conference will be Held in Ballyvaughan, Co Clare on Saturday, 07 November, 2009.
All Ireland Conference on Bird Conservation 2010. Sligo, 26th-28th March 2010.
Annual Darwin Day Lecture as arranged by the Humanist Association of Ireland. Thursday 11th February 2010, 7.30 pm. Trinity College Dublin
To celebrate International Year of Biodiversity 2010 the National Biodiversity Data Centre and its partners is pleased to announce an exciting programme of events for 2010.
Led by John Feehan | Ferbane, Co. Offaly | Monday 28th June to Friday 2nd July 2010
Fortnightly chance to search for interesting species, learn to identify some new ones, and have fun recording our biodiversity! Prizes!!
INVITATION: Launch of research on awareness, understanding and impact of biodiversity in 2010.
Friday 11th to Sunday 13th June. Carran Field Centre, Co. Clare.
2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity. Kilkenny Local Authorities have organised events to mark this important year and celebrate Kilkenny’s biodiversity.
led by John Feehan. Ferbane, Co. Offaly, Monday 28th June to Friday 2nd July 2010
Celebrating Bee 4 Biodiversity as part of Clonmel Junction Festival
Setting priorities for 2020
The light installation "Love Motel for Insects" has been turned on at Sculpture in the Parklands. This is Brandon's largest light installation to date and truly dramatic. Please open attached images. We hope to see you down here...
20-24th September 2010 : International Academy for Nature Conservation, Isle of Vilm, Germany
26th & 27th August, 2010. Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford.
September 18th, Lough Boora Parklands, Co. Offaly
Kilkenny 1-3 October 2010
Lecture by Marguerita Gioria, UCD. OHAS Research Centre, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Wednesday 15th September 2010.
Lecture by Dr Andy Fogarty, Lecturer, School of Science [AIT]. OHAS Research Centre, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Wednesday 29th September 2010.
Agriculture and Food Science Building, University College Dublin. Thursday, 7th October 2010 at 8pm. All welcome.
Friday 15th and Saturday 16th October 2010. National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin
Seminar presented by the Tree Council of Ireland in association with the
Arboricultural Association [Irish Branch] and the Society of Irish Foresters. Monday, 18th October 2010. National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Co. Dublin.
Saturday 16th October 2010, Murroe, Co. Limerick.
The Heritage Council is making two Biomimicry Training bursaries available to interested candidates on the upcoming biomimicry workshop taking place in Dublin Zoo: 22nd-24th November 2010.
Saturday, 5th of March 2011. Medical Biology Centre, Queens University, Belfast.
Talk by Professor Ray Parker Friday 28th Jan 2011 at 8:30pm. Mulranny Amenity Centre, Co. Mayo
Project launch at 11.00am on Tuesday 1st February 2011, Great Hall, Queen's University Belfast
The Annual Augustine Henry Forestry Lecture. Thursday, 10th March 2011 at 7.30pm, Royal Dublin Society, Ballsbridge, Dublin.
10th March at 6.30pm. Light House Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin
3rd Annual Social Marketing Conference of The Centre for Innovation and Structural Change at NUI Galway. Friday 15th April.
National Biodiversity Data Centre 2011 Workshop Programme : 9th April
Cape Clear Bird Observatory, Cape Clear, Co. Cork. April - September
Irish Wildlife Trust
29th April-29th of May 2011
The Biodiversity Spraoi and will run fortnightly for 3 months with 6 challenges to complete.
Biodiversity seminar. Saturday 14th May 2011. National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7.
Biodiversity Festival in the South East — celebrate our living earth! 13 - 22 May 2011. Waterford, Wexford and Tipperary.
20 — 21 May 2011
Based in Ferbane, Co. Offaly. Monday 4th July to Friday 8th July, 9.30pm to 3.30pm daily.
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of September. Drogheda, Co. Louth.
2nd & 3rd November, Liverpool
20th October 2011, London
Friday, 2nd of March 2012, TCD. The Annual Meeting of Irish Freshwater Biologists will cover a wide range of topics with specific focus in the morning sessions on ‘Climate Change and Implications for Irish Freshwaters’.
Irish Seed Savers, Capparoe, Scarriff, Co. Clare
Dr Liam Lysaght, Director of the National Biodiversity Data Centre, will launch the results of the new study on Monday 23rd January 2012 at 3pm in the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.
Author and forestry expert Michael Carey will give a walking tour of the trees in Powerscourt Gardens, Co. Wicklow. 6th March 2012. National Tree Week runs from 4-10 March 2012.
The agenda for the inaugural workshop of this series is now available. The workshop will take place on Saturday, 3rd March 2012 at NUI, Galway.
Sat & Sun, March 31st/ April 1st - Co. Clare. Workshops & Demos - Vegetable plants/ Heritage Seeds/ Fruit trees/ Garden Supplies/ Information Stalls
3rd May, Glasnevin. The forum programme will include an update from Invasive Species Ireland and talks covering the freshwater, marine and terrestrial environments.
The smooth newt is one of our few native amphibian species. The Irish Wildlife Trust would like your help to map the distribution of this mysterious animal.
18th May, Dublin. This event will be of interest to all birdwatchers, ecologists, conservationists, environmental researchers and managers, consultants and decision-makers throughout Ireland.
The Burren in Bloom events programme has just been announced. This lively festival returns this year with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks throughout the month of May.
21st April, Kerry. Following on from the outstanding success of the Galway event the Heritage Council is pleased to announce the details of the next workshop in the series which will take place in Listowel, Co. Kerry.
A two-day learning experience in Cloughjordan hosted by Cultivate in association with The Change Exploratory and the Cloughjordan Ecovillage.
This May and June, for six weeks, The Ark will be running an exhibition, combined with a series of workshops for schools, exploring biodiversity through artistic creativity.
June 28th, Dublin. This conference will examine sectoral impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services, including aquaculture and wind farms; bioenergy crops and road development; and policy implications.
In a celebration of Biodiversity Week and International Biodiversity Day, Tuesday 22nd May 2012, County Waterford is hosting a number of events around the county.
The National Biodiversity Data Centre is delighted to announce that President Michael D. Higgins will launch Ireland’s BioBlitz 2012 at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on Friday 18th May at 16.45hrs.
Including the launch of the Grasses of Ireland by John Feehan, Helen Sheridan and Damian Egan.
Agroforestry or Forest-gardening is about increasing overall yield from an area of land by planting various different trees in a permaculture-related design so that trees and agriculture mutually benefit each other.
A five day course with trips to some of the best photography locations in the country!
Sensing the City is a series of citizenship science experiments for 12-15 year olds, with a focus on biodiversity.
If you haven't paid a visit to one of Ireland's finest national treasures, why not treat yourself this summer to a guided tour of the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin.
October - November, Co. Waterford - Events include a forest mammal survey, bat surveys. a wood wildlife walk, Waterford bats in churches, an otter diet workshop and an otter survey!
7 October, Nationwide - Hit the Trails!
6 October, Co. Galway - Topics include winter gardening in Ireland, orchards & fruit trees, botany & Marsh’s Library, Dublin and trees for gardens.
September - October, Nationwide - The day-long workshops are open to all those with an interest in identifying and recording Ireland's wildlife. The cost per workshop is between €20-€30 for the day.
September, Glasnevin, Co. Dublin - Events include Sculpture in Context, garden tours, gardening lectures, historical talks and children's art workshops!
29-30 September, Co. Meath - This is an opportunity for anyone with an interest in wildlife welfare and/or conservation to learn more about treating wildlife casualties; wildlife natural history & conservation; post release...
28 September - 7 October, Nationwide - You're invited to participate in the LANDLIFEWEEK, a campaign aimed to promote events throughout Europe to raise awareness about the importance of care for the earth and its wealth of...
27-28 September, Oxford - The symposium will bring together over 25 speakers presenting the latest research and developments in biodiversity technologies that are used in wide variety of settings and applications.
15 September, Co. Carlow - This one-day course will give a general overview of fungi, the classification and characteristics of the different types found in our woods. There will be a slideshow, field trip, identification of...
10-14 September, Co. Cork - BirdWatch Ireland presents a week-long course at the Cape Clear Bird Observatory.
21-23 September, Co. Sligo - The programme includes talks on lesser horseshoe bats in Ireland, updates on Irish bat species trends, impacts of motorways, windfarm studies and streetlighting. This year's conference will be of...
26-27 October, Dublin - AIMS2012 follows on from the highly successful AIMS2009, the two-day meeting hopes to encourage growth in positive public attitudes to our mammalian wildlife heritage.
27th Sept, Waterford. The aim of this conference is to raise awareness of the value & uses of wetlands & to share the experiences gained from applying the ICW concept & the creation of compensatory wetland habitat.
20th Oct, Dublin. Dr Ruth Carden will give a presentation on Ireland's ancient red deer; this is the first public presentation of Ruth's extensive research (supported by the Wild Deer Association of Ireland) on Kerry's Red Deer...
26th-28th October 2012, Co. Clare. The Burren Winterage Weekend is a community-led event celebrating the unique farming tradition of the Burren, supported by the Heritage Council.
10th Nov, Co. Laois. Speakers will include Jacqui Donnelly (Dept of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht) on Energy Efficiency in Historic buildings, Richard McLoughlin of Lotts Architecture on How to Write a Conservation Report and...
1st Nov & 6th Dec, Wexford. Wexford Naturalists' Field Club presents two lectures entitled 'Stars - the Engines of Life & 'A Tale of Two Fisheries'.
Ireland’s environmental education & youth organisation have a wide range of events for all ages taking place over the next few months.
With a range of innovative speakers representing commercial success, social enterprise, voluntary and public sector partnerships, participants will be stimulated to participate in discussions to explore new ways of thinking, new...
22-23 March 2013. Dresden, Germany. This international colloquium will address basic parameters and experiences from different geographic, political, economic and cultural contexts.
Wexford Naturalists' Field Club has just published their lectures and events programme for 2013.
Bush craft & bow-making skills courses at The Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig, Wexford. Adults and children's courses available.
Tuesdays from 4th Feb, Limerick. The talks will focus on the extraordinarily rich natural heritage of Ireland and in particular the Lower Shannon Special Area of Conservation.
5th Feb Dublin. The aim of this seminar is to bring together the various tree-related interests to review and increase understanding of the threats to our trees and forests and to provide a forum to discuss practical and...
14th-16th May, Co. Mayo. This conference will bring together experts, representing national and international organisations, to share information and exchange ideas on current and possible future approaches to rewilding modified...
17th-19th May: The annual All Ireland Conference on Bird Conservation will take place 17-19 May. National Dawn Chorus Day will be held on Sunday 19th May.
8th-11th April, Galway. The primary objective of the conference is to provide a forum where international scientists, policy makers and stakeholders will address designated themes with a view to informing management and policy...
6th March, Co. Wicklow. Join tree experts from Crann, Ireland's leading tree organisation, for an expert guided walk on the trees in Powerscourt Gardens.
The exhibition runs from January 21st - 8th February 2013 at the European Commission offices, Dawson St., Dublin 2. It aims to highlight wildlife policy demands during the Irish EU Presidency.
24th May 2013. My Park. My Passion. My Story: This is the 2013 motto for the European Day of Parks! This year we invite everybody who loves to be out in nature to share their story.
11 March, Dublin: In this presentation, John McKeown, Regional Manager of Waterways Ireland, will discuss the restoration of the Royal Canal
National Tree Week is an annual, week-long festival celebrating all positive aspects of trees in our lives and environment. The primary aim of National Tree Week is to encourage people to plant more trees.
March- The National Biodiversity Data Centre are challenging you to see how many plants you can identify during the month of March using the National Vascular Plant Database.
March 17, Kerry - Great Southern Trail, 30km Cycle on St. Patrick's Day
23rd March- Dodder Action Group are calling on the public to help with their clean up of the section of the Dodder River from Fir House to Rigsend.
1st May- Action for Biodiversity are hosting a one day conference about actively working postively together to achieve more for people and Nature.
May- The Burren in Bloom Festival returns this year with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks throughout the month of May.
July- Cork, Kilkenny, Dublin- Familiarise yourself with Ireland's invasive species, how to identify them and the threats they pose to native species?
23rd May, Trinity College, Dublin- Invited national and international experts and SIMBIOSYS researchers will deliver a series of presentations at the workshop.
28th May, Dublin- Get Ireland Walking is the new national walking initiative funded by the Irish Sports Council and the Health Service Executive (HSE).
12th June @ 11:20am, Philip Mc Cabe, one of Ireland’s best known bee-keepers will talk about honey and bee-keeping in Ireland today
15th-23rd June, Co Clare- The Burren Rocks! takes place in June as part of European Geoparks Network Week
6th & 7th July, Waterford- Celebrating the life of Robert Boyle, one of Ireland's most prominent scientists.
6th & 7th July- Galway Garden Festival will be held in Claregalway Castle.
18-20 July, The Burren- Two exciting days of creative workshops, field trips and networking events.
19th September, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim- As an EU Framework for 2030 is being drafted, it is time to look at the future for energy sources in Ireland
14/15 September-Ashbourne, Co Meath- To promote greater understanding, cooperation and communication between the law enforcement bodies, charities, NGOs and the public in general.
7th September- Wicklow- Discover the art of foraging wild and edible foods such as wild flowers, herbs, walnuts, berries, mushrooms and garlic.
20th September, Waterford: Following great interest and attendance at the Waterford Wetlands Seminar in 2012, a follow up event is being hosted by Waterford County Council and the Irish Wildlife Trust.
25th September, Dublin- Briefing Session for TDs and Senators on how vital Heritage Council grants are to your local community.
29th November, Dublin- "Dating the Quaternary" is the title for this years annual symposim of the IQUA.
24th & 25th October, Dublin- The theme of the two days is insect conservation on the island of Ireland. It will provide an opportunity to find out about the latest research, hear about developments in Ireland, UK and Europe.
The Heritage Council were delighted to be involved at the National Ploughing Championships in Stradbally, Co Laois last week.
17 & 18 October, Clare- the Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark LIFE national conference on sustainable destination development through partnership; balancing conservation and tourism.
11th October, Westport, Co Mayo- This is an opportunity to learn about the history, architecture, art, landscape and conservation of Westport House and town
10 November, Westmeath- First Annual conference of the Native Irish Honey Bee Society
20th November, Monaghan- The event will launch the first Regional Biodiversity Action Framework on the island of Ireland, outlining the structure for collaboration between local authorities and other stakeholders on a...
7th March, Dublin- The 2014 annual meeting of Irish Freshwater Biologists takes place at UCD.
27-29 December- Explore Connemara with guides Michael Gibbons & Gerry McCluskey providing a unique insight into the rich cultural, archaeological and historic heritage of this most beautiful and wild part of the country.
World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally each year on 2 February. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran, on 2 February 1971.
National Tree week takes place from 2-8 March. The Tree Council of Ireland invites you to organise one or more events for the week.
6 & 7th March- Tralee, Co Kerry- Conference to explore some of the issues around wetlands and land management, such as planning regulations, agri-environmental schemes, flood
management and other alternatives to wetland usage,...
28th February, Cork- Illustrated talk by Pádraig Whooley, IWDG in support of whale and dolphin conservation in Irish waters.
23rd April, Wexford- Dr Olivia Crowe from BirdWatch Ireland will lead a workshop entitled 'Bird Survey Techniques' at the Wexford Slobs. The workshop is aimed at the professional ecologist.
28th & 29th April, Dublin- The aim of the conference is to provide a clearer and more positive understanding of natural capital values.
5th June- As part of the FAO Year of the Family Farm Teagasc are hosting a one day conference exploring the theme of Family Farming in Ireland: Continuity and Change.
13-15 June, Dublin- Bringing the Outside Inside! A new garden festival in the heart of Dublin City.
Clare, Every Sunday- Enjoy relaxed walks through the Lough Derg surroundings. This area enjoys some of the most delightful scenery and heritage in the west of Ireland.
5th & 6th July, Galway- Great Garden Weekend: gardens & W War 1, design, medicinal plants, poetry reading, live music, botanical art, artisan food, kids' fun, courtesy bus.
By:Birdwatch Ireland Meath Branch
Meaths many birds of Prey. The importance of Farming in their protection and best practice in rodent control.
12th July, Powerscourt Estate, Co Wicklow- Join one of Ireland’s best known public figures in the area of nature and the environment for a wild and wonderful talk about ‘Gardening for Wildlife’. Eanna Ni Lamhna,
1st-31st August, Nationwide- Join Liam Lysaght, Director of the National Biodiversity Data Centre on A trip around Ireland to celebrate Ireland’s wildlife.
22nd-30th August 2015- There’s lots of fun in store for you during National Heritage Week with lots of events taking place nationwide.
23rd August, Merrion Square Park, Dublin- We are teaming up with the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland for an archaeological extravaganza for the launch of Heritage Week.
11 & 12th October- Cork- Bat Conservation Ireland presents
8th Irish Bat Conference, Workshops & BOOK LAUNCH
27th Feb-1st March, 2015, Kinvara, Co Galway- Workshops and field trips for anyone that is interested in bringing heritage (natural, built or cultural) into the hearts and minds of their audiences.
The Great Southern Trail (GST) is a unique 85km stretch of countryside in West Limerick/North Kerry. It is the route taken by the Limerick - Tralee railway line, which opened in 1867/1880 and closed in 1975/1977.
18th-19th April, Wicklow- Environmental Education Ireland are delighted to host the debut Festival of Outdoor Learning on April 18-19th, 2015 in the stunning Wicklow Mountains!
30th April-18th May, Co Clare- The Burren in Bloom Festival 2015 is nearly here with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks during the month of May. Walks are held on Wednesdays and Sundays with talks on Tuesdays and...
21st May, Monaghan-Discussion & demonstrations on how to adopt a wise use approach in practice, through good planning, education and community action to ensure the conservation of our important wetlands.
22nd May-1st June, nationwide- National Biodiversity Week is all about connecting people with nature. It’s about communicating the importance of biodiversity and motivating people to play their part in protecting it.
17th May, nationwide-National Dawn Chorus Day is traditionally the day when wildlife enthusiasts the length and breadth of Ireland set their alarm clocks a little earlier than usual and go out to enjoy a morning of beautiful...
12-13 September, Meath- A weekend of talks and practical sessions, with the intention of facilitating effective working relationships between the law enforcement bodies, charities, NGOs and the public in general.
29th August, 3rd & 10th September, 14th October -Powerscourt, Co Wicklow. Powerscourt Garden Pavilion in Enniskerry, County Wicklow is offering four free autumn gardening classes to its customers over the coming weeks.
Waterford, 17 Sept-20th Sept: Culture and heritage of the Comeragh Mountains are celebrated from Ballymacarbry and Rathgormack to Portlaw in one of Waterford's hidden jewels.
22-25 October- Clare- Celebrating the unique farming traditions of the Burren, events will also highlight, celebrate and support the broader significance of pastoral farming in shaping much of the Irish landscape.
6th December, Clare- Burrenbeo Trust December walk with Rory O'Shaughnessy.
10-12th June- For the first time, five of these wonderful islands have come together to provide a weekend of outdoor fun and adventure.
In partnership with Tipperary Heritage Office, BirdWatch Ireland is delighted to invite you to join our schedule of summer events.