18 August, 8:30pm - 10:30pm - Coole Park, Coole Park Visitor Centre, Co. Galway
Come find out about the story of Irish Bats on this night time walk around Coole Park on our ever-popular Bat Walk with NPWS Ranger Raymond Stephens.
Rock Art by Night
19 August, 9pm - 10:15pm, Rock Art Kerry, Caherdaniel meeting at St Crohan's Church Gate Caherdaniel Village, Co. Kerry
Aoibheann Lambe of Rock Art Kerry presents Connecting with our Prehistoric Ancestors, Rock Art by Night a short torch lit stroll to a local monumental example created some 5000 years ago
19 August, 11pm - 11:45pm, Caherdaniel Dark Sky Coiste Pobail Cathair Dónall, Derrynane Caherdaniel Beach in front of Derrynane House, after Rock Art by Night event Aoibheann Lambe, Co. Kerry
This fun activity designed to introduce constellations visable in the Northern Hemisphere in August & to highlight some of the mythology stories associated with them. Followed by stargazing.
Glenribbeen Bat Walk
20, 21, 22, 23, 24 August - Glenribbeen Lodge, Glenribbeen (L5023), Lismore, Co Waterford
Talk on Irish bats and then walk to Blackwater river along 270-year-old dike, talk on bats, local history and commerce (trains) and ice-houses. Bat Walk - along woodland path with a talk on bats, local social history and a chance to hear bats as they hunt. With luck we may get to observe the 4 most common Irish bats - perhaps even the Daubentons skimming over the river.
Bat Walk & Talk
20 August, 8:00pm - 10:15pm - Rossmore Forest Park Carpark, Monaghan Town, Co. Monaghan
Join Bat Conservation Ireland to discover the mystery of bats of Rossmore Park. All are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear warm clothing & outdoor footwear. Talk will be at 8pm and then we will leave the carpark at 8.45pm.
Merlin Park Woods Bat Walk
20 August, 9:15pm – 11:00pm, Galway Bat Group, Merlin Park Woods Meet at Community Garden, Co. Galway
Galway Bat Group will lead an informal talk & walk on the bats of Merlin Woods. We hope to see and listen to the calls of the bats present in the woods. Warm clothing and sturdy footwear is advised.
Bat Walk and Talk
22 August, 9:15pm - 10:30pm - Kilteevan Community Centre, Co. Roscommon
Come and learn about Ireland's Bats! The local conservation ranger will give a presentation on Bats, followed by a walk using Bat Detectors to help us spot our acro-BAT-ic flying friends!
Ballivor Bat Walk
23 August, 8:45pm - 9:45pm - Ballivor, Entrance to Church, Co. Meath
We will explore the twilight life of the Ballivor Bats with Bat expert, Dr. Tina Aughney. A fun free event where we will discover what type of bats inhabit the village of Ballivor.
Shrule Bat Walk and Talk
24 August, 8:30pm – 10:00pm - Shrule Community Centre, Co. Mayo
Bat Walk and Talk exploring bats found in the locality. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Please bring a torch is possible.
Aughnanure Castle Bat Walk
24 August, 9:15pm – 11:00pm - Aughnanure Castle, Oughterard, Co. Galway
Galway Bat Group will lead an informal talk & walk on bats at Aughnanure Castle. We hope to see and listen to the calls of the bats present in the woods. Warm clothing & sturdy footwear is advised.
Nocturnal Wildlife Walk
24 August, 8pm - 10pm, NPWS, meet at Castlepollard Library carpark, Co. Westmeath
Wildlife ranger Triona Finnen will lead a night walk along the shore of Lough Derravaragh. Come along to see a variety of moths and bats.
Bat Talk and Walk from Pump House
25 August, 8:30pm - 11:30pm - Pump House, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, North Slob, Wexford
Learn about and search for bats after sunset. Join us for a talk and guided walk with bat detector boxes to search for foraging bats. Torches, outdoor clothing and footwear recommended.
Bats about Newbridge at Sunset
25 August, 8:30pm - 10:30pmm - Liffey Linear Park Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Enjoy a Bat walk & talk in the Liffey Linear Park - guide Anna Collins & experts from Kildare Bat Group. While a family friendly riverside event, children should be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Bat Talk in Roscommon Castle
25 August, 8:30pm – 10:00pm - Roscommon Castle in Loughnanene Park, Co. Roscommon
Ecologist David Fallon will give a talk on bats and has a bat detector for people to use. Please wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather and bring a torch. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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