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Join Limerick’s Celebration of National Biodiversity Week 2024

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National Biodiversity Week 2024 celebrations in Limerick. Photo: Pexels

Limerick City and County Council announces a vibrant celebration of National Biodiversity Week 2024 from 17 – 26 May, 2024

Discover the nocturnal wonders of the Baggot Estate with wildlife expert Albert Nolan. Photo by Diarmuid Greene

This year’s theme, “Embrace Nature’s Symphony,” invites the community to connect with nature through a series of engaging and educational activities designed to highlight the importance of biodiversity and inspire collective action towards its conservation.

Event Highlights include Bats & Moths: Creatures of the Night – Discover the nocturnal wonders of the Baggot Estate with wildlife expert Albert Nolan. Wednesday, 15 May.

Experience the early morning melodies of our feathered friends with The Go Green Routes Project at the Castletroy Greenway Dawn Chorus. Saturday, 18 May, 5am – 7am.


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Gardening and Wildlife Workshops where you can join Eanna Ní Lamhna, Carl Wright, and local experts in Broadford for a day of learning and fun. Saturday, 18 May, 10am – 4:30pm.

Family Guided Walk for Biodiversity allows people to explore the natural beauty of Newcastle West Demense with Geoff Hunt. Sunday, 19 May, 2:30pm -3:30pm. (Meeting Point: Car Park near the playground.)

Griston Bog Discovery – Learn about this unique ecosystem in collaboration with Ballyhoura and the Irish Peatland Conservation Council. Thursday, 23 May, 7pm – 8:30pm.

Embark on an adventure with pollinator expert Áine Ni Flahatharta at the Pollinator ID Hunt in Curraghchase. Saturday, 25 May, 11am -1pm.

Limerick City and County Council announces a vibrant celebration of National Biodiversity Week 2024 from 17 - 26 May, 2024
This year’s theme, “Embrace Nature’s Symphony,” invites the community to connect with nature. Photo by Diarmuid Greene

These events are facilitated by Limerick City and County Council in collaboration with The Heritage Council and the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Submissions are also invited on the Discussion Paper to begin the process of drafting the Limerick City and County Council Biodiversity Action Plan 2024/5-2030. Submissions, observations and views are welcome to the Draft Discussion Paper through Mypoint, you can email [email protected] or send a written submission to:

Biodiversity Officer, Environment & Climate Action Team, Limerick City & County Council, Dooradoyle, Limerick.

The closing date for receipt of observations and submissions is close of business on Monday 27 May 2024

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