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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Dunmore East Walks Festival

The walks festival is on from May 18th to 20th. The pictures were taken today along part of the cliff walk.
For more information, check out

Pictures from Cuffesgrange

Thanks to Rod for showing us around his Highbank farm...we look forward to drinking his alcohol free cider and putting apple syrup on our porridge. Look for them in Ardkeen stores in Waterford.

Bat workshop May 26th

Saturday May 26th

From Andrew Harrington, MISE Project :
Bat monitoring workshop on Saturday the 26th of May with Bat Conservation Ireland in the Ramada Hotel in Waterford.The workshop will be free but places are limited to thirty, so anyone interested will have to book a place. Anyone who’s interested can contact or 086-4135544/051-395502 for queries and bookings.

We’re hoping that people who attend the workshop might also be interested in volunteering to help with bat monitoring surveys that Bat Conservation Ireland are running this summer. I’ll also be organising further workshops and surveys with BCIreland on bats over the summer, so I’ll keep you posted about those.

To celebrate International Biodiversity Day, the Mammals in a Sustainable Environment (MISE) Project and Waterford County Council are organising a talk on “Waterford’s Hidden Wildlife” at 7pm on Tuesday the 22nd of May in the Central Library, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. This evening event is free and all are welcome.
For more details on the MISE project and forthcoming events, check out this link.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dawn Chorus

Waterford IWT joins forces with the Cheekpoint and Faithlegg community on May 6th to experience once again the dawn chorus.  Meeting point in Cheekpoint is the Moorings Pub  at the west end of the village and the time is 4.30 am.  Leaders for this unforgettable experience are Alan Walsh of IWT and Andrew Harrington, MISE coordinator.  All welcome but please do not bring dogs. The route consists of woodland and open country and is suitable for all ages.  Tea and coffee available in the village after the walk which will take about 2.5  hours.

Cove to Cove along the Stradbally coast May 13th

The May outing of  the  Waterford Branch of the Irish Wildlife Trust takes place on Sunday May 13th at Stradbally,  Co Waterford.  The topics will include the ecology of the coves and the flora of roadside verges.  The walk begins at 2.30 and will take about 2.5 hours  and is suitable for all ages.  Dogs may be taken on the lead.   All welcome.  Directions:  From Waterford follow the main Cork Road past the Kilmacthomas exit.  The signposted exit for Stradbally is about 2 miles past the Kilmacthomas exit.  Go through the village to Stradbally Cove where there is good parking.