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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Bird watching on the Cunnigar

Huge thanks once again to Denis Cullen who led the November walk to the Cunnigar in Dungarvan bay. He reckons the highlight of the day was seeing 4 spoonbills

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Cavorting in Castlecomer

The recent outing to Castlecomer Discovery Park was led by Andrew Cox. 
A small select crew wandered through the lake area to the 24 acre former quarry of the brick factory.
Here are some pix.....

Monday, October 3, 2016

Branch outing to Castlecomer

The venue for the next walk of the Waterford branch will be to Castlecomer Discovery Park, Co. Kilkenny on Sunday 9th October.

The walk will be led by their education officer Nichola Salmon.
There will be car pooling from Millers Marsh carpark at 1.15 with the walk due to start at 2.30 and will last approximately 90 minutes. 

The emphasis will be on the heritage of the park, both natural and cultural. There will be an opportunity to visit the Interpretative exhibition afterwards and I can recommend the sticky toffee pudding from the cafe.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Bellevue port walk

The next Sunday walk will take place this Sunday 13th March to Bellevue Port lead by Paul Roche.
Meet at the Glanbia roundabout.
Take  New Ross road then the N29 to Bellvue Port.
Walking to river via countrylanes 1to 2 hours.
Please wear a suitable foot wear and bring waterproof jacket in case of rain.
Car pool at Millers Marsh from 12.45.

The whale watching trip was postponed due to the weather. It will now take place on Sunday 20th March from Ballyhack.
There are still 4 places available if any additional people would like to join the trip. Please let me know immediately.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Dungarvan Bay pictures

Thanks to Denis for the pictures and for leading the walk around Dungarvan Bay in mixed weather conditions.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Whale Watching Trip

Now is your chance to go on a full day whale watching trip on March 6th starting from Ballyhack aboard the Brian Boru. The cost is 50 euro per person and numbers are limited.
Cheques for €50 to the Treasurer and made out to Irish Wildlife Trust Waterford by February 26th.
This is on a first paid up basis. If posting the cheque, put it for the attention of Andrew Cox
Expressions of interest asap to this link
This form can be filled in advance of sending the cheque.
Fin whale blow off Waterford coast by Andrew Malcolm
at Newtown school, Waterford.

February walk

The February walk will take place in Dungarvan Bay on the 14th February.
Meet at Dungarvan Castle at 1.30 p.m.
courtesy of John Foley images
Alternatively, car pool and meet at Miller's Marsh carpark in Waterford at 12.30.
The walk will be lead around the Cunnigar by Denis Cullen of great ornithological note! The walk will last 2 to 3 hours. Boots and wet gear are advised.
Streetmap here

Friday, January 29, 2016

Photos from Carrigavantry walk

Thanks to Leah Burgess for the pictures from the walk and to Alan Walshe for leading the walk.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

January walk

The January walk will take place at Carrigavantry/ Ballyscanlan Lakes outside Tramore on January 17th. Meeting point at the Treatment Plant above Carrigavantry. Grid reference S 544 025

The guided Walk will take about two Hours. Please wear Waterproof Boots and a jacket may be needed. Contact Details for walk leader: Alan Walshe 086 - 2066879