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Events and Courses in and near County Clare 2006

Events and Courses in and near County Clare 2006.
Please note that dates, times and venues may be subject to change.
Always contact the appropriate organisation to confirm details before attending any of the events.

Month Date Event Location Contact Details
January Sunday 22nd Birdwatching Outing Nimmo's Pier, Galway Meet at Auburn Lodge Hotel, Ennis at 10am or Nimmo's Pier at 11am Clare Branch Birdwatch Ireland www.clarebirdwatching.com
Tom Lynch 065 6822145 or
John Murphy 061 476885
  Thursday 26th Whooper Swans of the Mid West Talk
by Gerry Murphy, Coillte
Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, Merchants Quay, Kilrush, Co. Clare at 8pm West Clare Wildlife Club
Barry O'Donoghue 065 9051640 or
Simon Berrow 087 8545450
  Sunday 29th Field Trip to see Greenland White-fronted Geese
Led by Joe Hassett
Tullaher Bog 2pm Contact West Clare Wildlife Club for more details West Clare Wildlife Club
Barry O'Donoghue 065 9051640 or
Simon Berrow 087 8545450
February Wednesday 1st Birds in the Burren Lecture
by John Murphy (Birdwatch Ireland)
The Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare Burren Life Project and Burren National Park www.burrenlife.com
065 6822694
  Thursday 2nd World Wetlands Day   IUCN The Worls Conservation Union
www.iucn.org
  Wednesday 8th Possums and Pohutukawas Lecture
by Miriam Crowley (National Park and Wildlife Service)
The Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare Burren Life Project and Burren National Park www.burrenlife.com
065 6822694
  6 weekends starting Saturday 11th Sustainable Woodland Management Course Bealkelly Wood, Tuamgraney, Co.Clare CELT (Centre for Environmental Living & Training) 061-640765
www.celtnet.org

info@celtnet.org
  Wednesday 15th Life in a Turlough Lecture
by James Moran (Teagasc)
The Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare Burren Life Project and Burren National Park www.burrenlife.com
065 6822694
  Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th Hedgerow Management and Mechanical Hedge Cutting Gurteen Agricultural College, Ballingarry, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary Teagasc
Catherine Keena 087 4197688
  Saturday 18th Birdwatching Outing Rahasane, Co. Galway Meet at Mother Hubbard's, Kilcolgan at 10.30am Clare Branch Birdwatch Ireland www.clarebirdwatching.com
Tom Lynch 065 6822145 or
John Murphy 061 476885
  Wednesday 22nd Alternative Park in the Burren Lecture
by Liam Lysaght (Heritage Council)
The Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare Burren Life Project and Burren National Park www.burrenlife.com
065 6822694
  Thursday 23rd Geology of West Clare Talk
by Martin McKeown
Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, Merchants Quay, Kilrush, Co. Clare at 8pm West Clare Wildlife Club
Barry O'Donoghue 065 9051640 or
Simon Berrow 087 8545450
  Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th Tree Planting /
Tree Nursery Development
Irish Seed Savers Association, Capparoe, Scariff, Co. Clare Irish Seed Savers Association,
Capparoe, Scarriff, Co. Clare 061 921866 www.irishseedsavers.ie
info@irishseedsavers.ie
  Sunday 26th Geology Field Trip
Led by Martin McKeown
Loop Head 2pm Contact West Clare Wildlife Club for more details West Clare Wildlife Club
Barry O'Donoghue 065 9051640 or
Simon Berrow 087 8545450
March Wednesday 1st Dry Stone Walls - Ecology and Heritage Lecture by Gordon Darcy (Naturalist, Author & Artist) The Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare Burren Life Project and Burren National Park www.burrenlife.com
065 6822694
  Sunday 5th
Saturday 11th
Tree Week Events will take place throughout Ireland this week The Tree Council
www.treecouncil.ie
01 2849211
      Native Trees available for schools and community groups in County Clare prior to this week. Environment Section, Clare County Council
065 6846331 or 065 6846386
  Wednesday 8th Butterflys and Moths Lecture
by Ken Bond (UCC)
The Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare Burren Life Project and Burren National Park www.burrenlife.com
065 6822694
  Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th Dry Stone Walling Irish Seed Savers Association, Scariff, Co. Clare Irish Seed Savers Association,
Capparoe, Scarriff, Co. Clare 061 921866 www.irishseedsavers.ie
info@irishseedsavers.ie
  Monday 20th Earth Day   Earth Day Network www.earthday.net
  Wednesday 22nd World Water Day   UNESCO (United Nations Eduicational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) www.unesco.org/water/water_celebrations
  Thursday 30th Mammals of West Clare Talk
by Barry O'Donoghue
Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, Merchants Quay, Kilrush, Co. Clare at 8pm West Clare Wildlife Club
Barry O'Donoghue 065 9051640 or
Simon Berrow 087 8545450
April Sunday 2nd Tracks, rails and Signs of West Clare Mammals
Led by Barry O'Donoghue
TBC 2pm Contact West Clare Wildlife Club for more details West Clare Wildlife Club
Barry O'Donoghue 065 9051640 or
Simon Berrow 087 8545450
   

Clare Biodiversity Photographic Competition
... take photographs of some aspect of biodiversity (the variety of life) in Clare, whether it is a cluster of trees next to your house or some wild flowers with bees, butterflies or other insects feeding on the plants in your garden...
Send your printed photograph with your Name, Address or e-mail Address on the back to John Murphy, Clare County Council

  John Murphy,
Biodiversity Photographic Competition ,
Economic Development and Planning Department
Clare County Council
Unit 1, West Gate Business Park
Kilrush Road, Ennis, County Clare
May Saturday Sunday
6th 7th
Weekend in the Woods. Courses such as Native Woodland Skills, River Ecology, Woodcarving, dry-stone and lime mortar walling and Herb-lore Bealkelly woods, Tuamgraney, Co. Clare CELT (Centre for Environmental Living & Training) 061-640765
www.celtnet.org

info@celtnet.org
  Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st Dry Stone Walling Irish Seed Savers Association, Scariff, Co. Clare Irish Seed Savers Association,
Capparoe, Scarriff, Co. Clare 061 921866 www.irishseedsavers.ie
info@irishseedsavers.ie
  Monday 22nd International Biodiversity Day   Convention on Biological Diversity
www.biodiv.org
  Wednesday 24th European Day of Parks   Europarc Federation www.europarc.org
  Saturday 27th Clare Biodiversity Day Woodland walks, wildlife games, boat trips, face painting, many display stands and much more Dromore Woods, Ruan, Co. Clare Elaine Keegan, Biodiversity Officer, Clare County Council
biodiversity@clarecoco.ie

065 6846456
June Monday 5th World Environment Day   UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme)
www.unep.org
  Thursday 8th World Oceans Day    
  TBC Green Week Events will take place throughout Ireland this week ENFO Information on the Environment
www.enfo.ie
July Monday 31st International Bog Day    
  Saturday 15th -
Monday 17th
Summer in the Woods Various courses including boat building Bealkelly Woods, Tuamgraney, Co. Clare CELT (Centre for Environmental Living & Training) 061-640765
www.celtnet.org

info@celtnet.org
August Friday 25th European Bat Week    
August - September Saturday - Sunday
26th Aug-3rd Sept
Heritage Week Events will take place throughout Clare and the rest of Ireland this week Congella McGuire, Heritage Officer, Clare County Council cmcguire@clarecoco.ie
065 6846408
September Thursday 7th &
Friday 8th
Hedgerow Management and Mechanical Hedge Cutting Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick Teagasc
Catherine Keena
087 4197688
October Tuesday 3rd World Habitats Day    
  Saturday 7th &
Sunday 8th
Weekend in the Woods. Courses such as Native Woodland Skills, River Ecology, Woodcarving, dry-stone and lime mortar walling and Herb-lore Bealkelly Woods, Tuamgraney, Co. Clare CELT (Centre for Environmental Living & Training) 061-640765
www.celtnet.org

info@celtnet.org
  Saturday 14th Hedgerow Maintenance Irish Seed Savers Association, Scariff, Co. Clare Irish Seed Savers Association,
Capparoe, Scarriff, Co. Clare 061 921866 www.irishseedsavers.ie
info@irishseedsavers.ie
         

TBC – To Be Confirmed

If you know of an event you wish to add to this list, please contact:
Elaine Keegan, Biodiversity Action Plan Project Manager, Clare County Council
E-mail: ekeegan@clarecoco.ie Tel: 065-6846456

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