Burren National Park National Biodiversity Week Events

Burren National Park National Biodiversity Week Events


National Biodiversity Week will take place over nine days beginning on May 19th.

The annual event is all about connecting people with nature and communicating the importance of biodiversity and motivating people to play their part in protecting it.

It’s also about entertaining them; showing the fun and wonder that can be found in nature; and inspiring people to learn more, see more, do more.

Over the course of nine days, from 19th – 28th May 2017, up to 50 FREE, family friendly events will be taking place all over Ireland celebrating our diverse species and habitats. Check out our Events section to see what’s taking place near you!

Sunday 21st and Wednesday 24th May: 14.15-16.15 

Photographic Scavenger Hunt

Join National Parks and Wildlife Service Visitor Guides for a photographic scavenger hunt on the Nature Trail in the Burren National Park. Find and photograph a selection of the flora, fauna and habitats that contribute to the diversity of this unique landscape.

Bring: your favourite photographic device (camera, mobile phone, tablet etc). Dress appropriately for the terrain and weather.

No booking required. For enquiries contact burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie/ 065 6827693.

Saturday 27th May (11.00-12.30) and Sunday 28th May (14.00 – 15.30)

Reading the Burren landscape

Discover the ancient and more recent life of the Burren with Geopark Geologist Dr. Eamon Doyle and National Parks and Wildlife Service Visitor Guides. Suitable for families but the rough surface is not suitable for buggies. No dogs please. Dress appropriately for the terrain and weather.

Booking required at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie/ 065 6827693.

Saturday 27th May: 14.00 – 15.30

Bug hunt for children

Explore the beauty and fascination of some of the smallest and often overlooked creatures in the Burren National Park. Bring enthusiasm and a willingness to learn! Dress appropriately for the terrain and weather. No dogs please.

Numbers are strictly limited so book early!

Booking required at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie/ 065 6827693.

Sunday 28th May: 09.00 – 10.30 

Bird call identification walk

Walk with a National Parks and Wildlife Service Visitor Guide and learn to identify birds by listening to their calls and songs. Bring your binoculars (optional). No dogs please. Booking required at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie/ 065 6827693. 

See here for more events and details.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.