Cape Clear – Island Wildlife Festival

 7th – 12th June, 2016

 

Tuesday 7th June

08:00 – 09:00hrs          Bird walk & ringing demonstration  – Steve Wing

10:00 – 12:00hrs          Flower walk – Geoff Oliver

10:30 – 12:30hrs          Goat milking & husbandry – Ed Harper

11:00 – 18:00hrs          Maritime photographs  – Pat Con O’Driscoll

12:00 – 16:00hrs          Heritage Museum – Joan Kearney

13:00 – 15:00hrs          Fastnet Trip (low tide 14:19hrs)    – M.J. Cadogan

13:00 – 15:00hrs          Rocky Shore as Gaeilge   –  Paula Ní Ríogáin

19:00 – 21:00hrs          Photographs from Peter Cox, Chuck Kruger & Mary Cadogan

21:00hrs                      Meals in Cotter’s Bar and Sean Rua’s Restaurant

21:00 – 22:00hrs          Bird Observatory Log (daily record of wildlife sightings)

Wednesday 8th June

08:00 – 09:00hrs          Bird walk & ringing demonstration  – Steve Wing

10:00 – 12:00hrs          Dry-stone walling demonstration –  Áine Ní Ríogáin

10:30 – 12:30hrs          Goat milking & husbandry  – Ed Harper

11:00 – 18:00hrs          Maritime Photographs – Pat Con O’Driscoll

12:00 – 14:00hrs          Flower walk – Geoff Oliver

12:00 – 16:00hrs          Heritage Museum – Joan Kearney

14:00 – 16:00hrs          Fastnet Trip – M. J. Cadogan

14:00 – 16:00hrs          Net mending demonstration – (to be confirmed)

21:00hrs                      Meals in Cotter’s Bar and Sean Rua’s Restaurant

21:00 – 22:00hrs          Bird Observatory Log (daily record of wildlife sightings)

Evening                       Traditional music/dance/poetry in pubs

Thursday 9th June

08:00 – 09:00hrs          Bird walk & ringing demonstration  – Steve Wing

10:00 – 12:00hrs          Dry-stone walling demonstration –  Áine Ní Ríogáin

10:30 – 12:30hrs          Goat milking & husbandry  – Ed Harper

11:00 – 18:00hrs          Maritime Photographs – Pat Con O’Driscoll

12:00 – 14:00hrs          Flower walk – Geoff Oliver

12:00 – 16:00hrs          Heritage Museum – Joan Kearney

12:00 – 14:00hrs          Seaweed buffet – Suzy Brown

14:00 – 16:00hrs          Net mending demonstration – (to be confirmed)

15:00 – 18:00hrs          Fastnet Trip – M. J. Cadogan

21:00hrs                      Meals in Cotter’s Bar and Sean Rua’s Restaurant

21:00 – 22:00hrs          Bird Observatory Log (daily record of wildlife sightings)

Evening                       Traditional music/dance/poetry in pubs

Friday 10th June

08:00 – 09:00hrs          Bird walk & ringing demonstration  – Steve Wing

10:30 – 12:30hrs          Goat milking & husbandry  – Ed Harper

11:00 – 18:00hrs          Maritime Photographs – Pat Con O’Driscoll

12:00 – 16:00hrs          Heritage Museum – Joan Kearney

14:00 – 16:00hrs          Flower walk – Geoff Oliver

16:00 – 18:00hrs          Fastnet Trip – M. J. Cadogan

21:00hrs                      Traditional meal in Sean Rua’s Restaurant

21:00 – 22:00hrs          Bird Observatory Log (daily record of wildlife sightings)

22:00 – 23:00hrs          Bat walk & Stargazing – Paddy Sleeman

Evening                       Traditional music/dance/poetry in pubs

Saturday 11th June

08:00 – 09:00hrs          Bird walk & ringing demonstration  – Steve Wing

10:00 – 12:00hrs          Flower walk – Geoff Oliver

10:30 – 12:30hrs          Goat milking & husbandry  – Ed Harper

11:00 – 18:00hrs          Maritime Photographs – Pat Con O’Driscoll

12:00 – 16:00hrs          Heritage Museum – Joan Kearney

12:00hrs                      Launch of Island BioBlitz 2016

12:00 – 15:30hrs          Sea watch from the cliffs – Padraig Whooley (IWDG)

14:00 – 18:00hrs          Pelagic boat trip – Paul Connaughton (Shearwater Wildlife Tours)

16:30 – 18:30hrs          Fastnet Trip – M.J. Cadogan

21:00 – 22:00hrs          Bird Observatory Log (daily record of wildlife sightings)

22:00 – 23:00hrs          Bat walk & Stargazing – Andrew Harrington (Bat Conservation Ireland)

Evening                       Traditional music/dance in pubs

Sunday 12th June

08:00 – 10:00hrs             Bird walk & ringing demonstration – Steve Wing

09:00 – 11:00hrs             Opening of moth traps – Eamonn O’Donnell

10:30 – 12:30hrs             Goat milking & husbandry – Ed Harper

11:00 – 18:00hrs             Maritime Photographs – Pat Con Driscoll

12:00hrs                         Island BioBlitz –  finishes

12:30hrs                         Island BioBlitz – winners annouced

14:00h – 16:00hrs          Heritage Walk   (local history and archaeology)   –  Diarmuid Ó Drisceoil

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Bere Island – Island Wildlife Festival

Daily events

Whale & Dolphin watching trips with Sea Safari.

Tuesday 7th June

10:00hrs          Talk on beekeeping – Barry Hanley – Bere Island Heritage Centre

14:00hrs          Walk to Cloughland Lake – Daniel Moriarty – Meet at Murphy’s Shop, Rerrin

Wednesday 8th June

10:45hrs          Walk with Chris Sullivan – Meet at Murphy’s Shop, Rerrin

14:00hrs          Nature walk to Cloughland Tower – Clare Heardman – Meet at Murphy’s Shop, Rerrin

Thursday 9th June

12:00hrs          Talk on Bere Island Oyster & Seaweed Farm – David Andrews – Bere Island Heritage Centre

14:00hrs          Talk on medicinal herbs – Rosari Kingston – Bere Island Heritage Centre

Friday 10th June

11:00hrs          Butterfly walk – Damaris Lysaght – Meet at Murphy’s Shop, Rerrin

17:00hrs          Introduction to Dexter Cattle – Steve Collins – Bere Island Heritage Centre

Evening           Music in island bars – Desy’s Bar & The Hotel

Saturday 11th June

10:00hrs          Nature walk and Pond Dipping – Geoff Hunt – Meet at Murphy’s Shop, Rerrin

12:00hrs          Launch of Island BioBlitz 2016 – Bere Island Heritage Centre

14:00hrs          Guided bird watching walk – Niall Tierney – Meet at Murphy’s Shop, Rerrin

21:00hrs          Dusk chorus walk – Niall Tierney – Meet at Murphy’s Shop, Rerrin

Evening           Music with Michael Harrington & Co. – Bere Island Heritage Centre

Sunday 12th June

05:00hrs          Dawn chorus walk – Niall Tierney – Meet at Murphy’s Shop, Rerrin

09:00hrs          Island BioBlitz surveying – various locations

12:00hrs          Island BioBlitz – finishes

12:30hrs          Island BioBlitz – winners announced

 

Clare Island – Island Wildlife Festival

Friday 10th June

11:30 – 12:30hrs          Guided ramble through island flora – Donal Synnott

13:00 – 14:00hrs          Tour of Macalla Farm: Retreat Centre and Organic Farm

19:00hrs          Island BioBlitz registration at Base Camp – Go Explore Hostel

Saturday 11th June

10:00 – 11:00hrs          Bogland Ecology: carnivours plants to alpine flowers – Dr. Heather Lally

11:30 – 12:00hrs          Island BioBlitz launch at Base Camp: Ciara Cullen & Liam Lysaght

12:00 – 13:00hrs          Botanical walk: Beach to Bog – Donal Synnott

14:00 – 15:00hrs         Introduction to seaweed identification – Robert Wilkes (EPA)

15:00 – 16:00hrs          Archaeological Tour: 5,000 years of human habitation – Ciara Cullen

16:00 – 17:00hrs         Insect identification walk

18:00 – 19:00hrs          Wildlife walk – Colin Heaslip

20:00 – 20:30hrs          New Clare Island Surveys: Past, present & future – Donal Synnott

22:00 – 23:00hrs          Bat walk – Harm Deenan (Bat Conservation Ireland)

23:00 – 00:00hrs           Stargazing: constellations, planets, campfires and marshmallows

Sunday 12th June

06:00 – 07:00hrs          Early morning bird walk – Liam Lysaght

08:00 – 10:00hrs          Opening of moth traps – Ken Bond

10:00 – 11:00hrs         Kids beachcombing and Found Art workshop

12:00hrs          Island BioBlitz –  finishes

12:30hrs          Island BioBlitz – winners announced

13:00hrs          Farewell Soiree and Traditional Music Session

 

Tory Island – Island Wildlife Festival 

Friday 10th June

Evening: Music/céilí (venue to be arranged)

Saturday 11th June

12:00hrs          Launch of Island Bioblitz 2016 (Tory National School)

14:00hrs          Butterfly & Bumblebee walk (Oisín Duffy)

15:00hrs          Introduction to the Island’s invertebrates (Bryan Pinchen)

16:00hrs          Introduction to the Island’s plants (Therese Higgins)

22:00hrs          Bat walk (Tina Aughney & Caroline Shiels – Bat Conservation Ireland)

There will also be a guided walk with a local expert on Island folklore and history – time to be arranged

Evening:          Music/céilí (venue to be arranged)

Sunday 12th June

05:00hrs          Dawn chorus (Niall Keogh)

08:00hrs          Opening of moth traps (Ralph Sheppard)

09:00hrs          Small mammal trapping (Chris Barron)

12:00hrs          Island Bioblitz 2016 – finishes

12:30hrs          Island Bioblitz 2016 – announcement of winner

Inis Mór – Féile Fiadhúlra/ Island Wildlife Festival

All outdoor events will be weather dependent and suitable footwear and clothing is recommended. Walks may be over rough ground. A number of events are bilingual and are indicated by Celtic logo

Braithfidh gach imeacht faoin aer ar an aimsir agus moltar bróga agus éadaí feiliúnach a chaitheamh. Tá seans ann go mbeidh roinnt de na siúlóidí ar thalamh míchothrom. Tá roinnt imeachtaí dhátheangach agus léirithe leCeltic logo

Click here to download the detailed programme of events.

Tuesday 7th June / Máirt 07 Meitheamh

14:00hrs        Archaeology of The Aran Islands/ Seandálaíocht Oileáin Árann Celtic logo

(Claire Cotter & Máirín Uí Fhatharta)

Wednesday 8th June / Céadaoin 08 Meitheamh

14:00hrs        AranLIFE project/Togra AranLIFE Celtic logo 

Thursday 9th June / Déardaoin 09 Meitheamh

14:00hrs     Presentation on Irish cetaceans followed by a 2 hour land based watch (The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group)/ Cur i láthair ghairid ar chéiticigh Éireannach agus faire 2 uair a chloig ar talamh. (An Grúpa Éireannach maidir le Míolta Móra agus Deilfeanna)

 

Friday 10th June / Aoine 10 Meitheamh

14:00hrs        Clean Coasts Roadshow / Seó Bóthair Cóstaí Glana Celtic logo

19:00hrs       Evening Reception, Welcome to AranLIFE and BioBLITZ 2016/Fáiltiú um thráthnóna, Fáilte chuig AranLIFE agus BioBLITZ 2016Celtic logo

21:30hrs      Céilí MórCeltic logo

Saturday 11th June / Satharn 11 Meitheamh

12:00hrs       Launch of Island BioBlitz / Seoladh  BioBlitz Oileán 2016 AranLIFE Project-Biodiversity through farming / Togra AranLIFE – Bithéagsúlacht trí Fheirmeoireacht  (Halla Rónáin)Celtic logo

13:00hrs       Setting invertebrate traps/ Socrú gaistithe inveirteabraigh

14:00hrs       Bees and Butterflies of Aran’s farms / Beacha agus Feileacáin Feirmeacha Árann (Rónán FitzPatrick)Celtic logo

18:00hrs       Setting up moth traps/ Socrú gaistithe leamhain 

22:00hrs       Bat Walk with Bat Conservation Ireland/ Siúlóid Ialtóga le Caomhnú Ialtóg Éireann.  Meet at Halla Rónáin

Sunday 12th June / Domhnach 12 Meitheamh

05:00hrs       Dawn Chorus / Giolcadh an ghealbhain – Ceiliúr na camhaoire

(Penny Bartlett and Dermot Breen) Meet at Halla Rónáin

08:00hrs       Opening of moth traps / Oscailt gaistithe leamhain

09:00hrs       Checking of invertebrate traps/ Seiceáil gaistithe inveirteabraigh

12:00hrs       Island BioBlitz 2016 – finishes/ BioBlitz Oileán 2016 – Críoch

12:30hrs        Island BioBlitz 2016 – Winner’s announced/ BioBlitz Oileán 2016Buaiteoirí a fhógairt

 

 

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