Biodiversity Ireland Event List
The National Biodiversity Data Centre is a national organisation that collates, manages and analyses and disseminates data on Ireland’s biodiversity. Biodiversity data are a key requirement for understanding our natural surroundings, for tracking change in our environment and for gaining a greater insight to how we benefit from, and impact upon, the ecosystem goods and services provided by biological diversity; a national asset which contributes at least €2.6 billion to the Irish economy each year. The National Biodiversity Data Centre is a national organisation that collates, manages and analyses and disseminates data on Ireland’s biodiversity.
- Otter surveying – Dr Denise O’Meara & Andrew Harrington, Saturday, 11th February, 10am – 4pm, €20
- Irish badgers’ signs, and surveys – Dr Paddy Sleeman, Saturday, 18th February, 10am – 4pm, €20
- Winter tree and shrub identification (in conjunction with DCC Parks Biodiversity Unit) – Oisín Duffy, Saturday, 25th February, Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, 10am – 4pm, €20
- Appropriate Assessment – purpose, process and pitfalls – Paul Scott, Tuesday, 14th March, 10am – 4pm, €50
- Waders and wildfowl (in conjunction with DCC Parks Biodiversity Unit) – Breffini Martin, Saturday, 25th March, North Bull Island, Dublin, 10am – 4pm, €20
- Cetacean identification (in conjunction with the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group) – Pádraig Whooley/Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, Saturday, 22nd April, 10am – 4pm, €20
- Bryophytes and their role as indicators of habitat type – Dr Joanne Denyer, Thursday, 27th April, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, 10am – 4pm, €50
- Squirrel and pine marten tracking – Dr Denise O’Meara & Andrew Harrington, Saturday, 13th May, 10am – 4pm, €20
- Summer tree and shrub identification – Oisín Duffy, Saturday, 27th May, 10am – 4pm, €20
- Moth dissection – Ken Bond, Friday, 9th June, 10am – 4pm, €20
- An introduction to jellyfish for beginners (in conjunction with NUI Galway) – Dr Tom Doyle, NUI Galway, Saturday, 10th June, 10am – 4pm, €20
- Wetland plant identification on rehabilitated cutaways and the use of plant species as ecological indicators (in conjunction with Bord na Móna) – Dr Mark McCorry/Bord na Móna Ecology Team, Wednesday, 14th June, Lough Boora Discovery Centre, Tullamore, Co Offaly, 10am – 4pm, €20
- Grasshoppers for beginners (in conjunction with Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs), Dr Brian Nelson, NPWS, Saturday, 17th June, 10am – 4pm, €20
- Insects for beginners (in conjunction with the Wexford Naturalist Field Club and Jamestown Nature Reserve) – Dr Tom Gittings, Saturday, 24th June, Jamestown Nature Reserve, Oilgate, Co Wexford, 10am – 4pm, €20
- Introduction to sedges – Lynda Weekes/National Biodiversity Data Centre, Saturday, 24th June, 10am – 4pm, €20
- Brassicaceae (Cruciferae) Cabbage family – Paul Green, Saturday, 1st July, 10am – 4pm, €20
- 30 Lichens to Map – Paul Whelan/Lichens.ie, Saturday, 8th July, Merlin Woods, Galway, 10am – 4pm, €20
- Introduction to rushes – Lynda Weekes/National Biodiversity Data Centre, Saturday, 15th July, 10am – 4pm, €20
- Rocky shore ecology – Marie Power, Tuesday, 25th July, 10am – 4pm, €20
- Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) Carrot family – Paul Green, Saturday, 29th July, 10am – 4pm, €20
- Native seed conservation in Ireland (in conjunction with Airfield Estate) – Debbie Gillies, Saturday, 2nd September, Airfield Estate, Dundrum, Dublin 14, 10am – 4pm, €20
- Identifying coastal Atriplex and their hybrids (and other saltmarsh species) (in conjunction with the BSBI) – Paul Green, Sunday, 3rd September, Drinagh, Wexford Town (H12), 10am – 4pm, €20
- Introduction to leaf miners – Stuart Dunlop, Wednesday, 13th September, 10am – 4pm, €20
- Vegetation ecotopes and peat forming sphagnum mosses of raised bogs (in conjunction with the Irish Peatland Conservation Council) – Dr Catherine O’Connell/Irish, Peatland Conservation Council, Thursday, 21st September, IPCC, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co Kildare, 10am – 4pm, €20
National Heritage Week in Inchigeelagh
Chef Recruitment Lunch
The Murphy family run a hotel that has always been highly regarded for culinary excellence while promoting creativity and the use of locally sourced ingredients.
Now, they are inviting aspiring chefs of all levels to dine with the existing team in the Maigue restaurant. This is an opportunity to share with you their food culture as well as their future plans. Positions range from Sous Chef earning €50,000 per annum to Commis Chef.
You will meet with Hugh and Louis Murphy, as well as the wider team who are keen to share their experiences with you.
Places are limited, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Irish Beer Festival
Taking place in Cork City Hall, the Great Irish Beer Festival is a three day event featuring craft beer from Irish producers and live music from various performers on each day. Expect over twenty Irish breweries, including every Cork operator, the Irish Malting Company and Irish Distillers.
For hungry music revelers, the festival will also deliver an unforgettable food experience, pairing great culinary dishes with each brewery attending. It will show off Cork’s international reputation for the culinary arts where unique food experiences are synonymous with the city. Demos will be running throughout the festival with five demos on Thursday, ten on Friday and ten on Saturday.
The event is open to the public from 5pm-10pm on Thursday and 2pm-10pm on Friday and Saturday.
Doolin Craft Beer & Roots Festival
This Festival is the ultimate end of summer hooley. What a recipe for a weekend! Take the best roots acts from Ireland and abroad, add more than fifty varieties of Irish Craft Beer on tap, throw in an artisan BBQ and some open-pit cooking and you have the best little fest in the west. The sixth Doolin Craft Beer and Roots Festival takes place on the 25th-27th August 2017.
A Taste of Donegal
A Taste of Donegal Food Festival 2017 takes place on Friday 25th August, Saturday 26th August and Sunday 27th August on the Pier Area in Donegal Town.
With over 120 exhibitors participating throughout the weekend, you can taste and purchase some of the finest food and drink available from all over the country and the UK. One of the many highlights each year is the high profile demonstrations by celebrity chefs such as Neven Maguire, Kevin Dundon, Gary O’ Hanlon, Catherine Fulvio, Brian Mc Dermott, Joe Shannon and Donegal’s own local celebrity chefs.
The festival opens on Friday from 4pm to 10pm concluding with a fireworks display over Donegal Bay.
Opening Times: Friday 25th 4.00pm – 10.00pm Saturday 26th 11.00am – 7.00pm, Sunday 27th 11.00am – 7.00pm August 2017.
Adults admission is €5 children €1 and a weekend pass is €12.00.
Discover, Dine and Delight in Donegal Town.
Ballymaloe Garden Festival
On Saturday 2nd / Sunday 3rd September the Ballymaloe Garden Festival will take place at Ballymaloe House and is a weekend for garden lovers, seasoned experts, late bloomers and foodies alike.
The Ballymaloe Garden Festival on the grounds at Ballymaloe House welcomes experts for an extensive programme of classes in everything from growing a wildlife friendly garden, what to grow to attract bees and butterflies, growing organic fruit and veg, designing your garden from scratch.
All scheduled talks will take place in the Carrigaun room at the back of The Ballymaloe Grainstore this year and Fringe Events and Stalls will be in the Ballymaloe Walled Garden, Ballymaloe Grainstore, Drinks Theatre and Big Shed. There will be live music and lots of garden shopping and family fun.
On the grounds of Ballymaloe House there will be stalls selling plants, garden accessories, seed swapping, local food heroes and more.
We are very excited that new for 2017 we have an extensive Fringe Festival programme hosted by Francis Nesbitt of Croan Cottages in Kilkenny (details below). Expert plant advice will be available throughout the festival from 10.30 to 16.00 in the Walled Garden from Tanguy de Toulgoet, Hugh Cassidy and Fiona Kelly and throughout the weekend in the tent on the sunken garden of the Ballymaloe Walled Garden,there will be a wide range of talks, demonstrations and screenings as detailed below:
This year, as part of the Ballymaloe Garden Festival, we will be organising a number of sessions to discuss aspects of the Smallholder’s life.
There will be a range of demos, interviews, presentations from animal experts and chats on all things Smallholding.
We will have lots of animals at the event and the setting is truly special.
Midleton Food Festival 2017
Set in the undulating and bountiful countryside of East Cork, Midleton has become southern Ireland’s hub of culinary excellence. With a long held and world-renowned reputation for whiskey making and its fine Farmers Market, Midleton is a perfect setting for a Food and Drink Festival. The rich resources of the surrounding farmland and the wealth of excellent seafood available from nearby Ballycotton has made the Festival a celebration of its authentic and locally produced fare! The event program will be added soon.
FEAST – East Cork Food & Drink Festival
Bringing together a mouth-watering array of food produced by local growers in the region as well as some treats from further a field, this annual event is a food-lover’s paradise.The festival gives visitors the opportunity to browse,taste and buy produce from over 60 exhibitors that line the streets of Midleton with their stalls. In addition to all the food and drink, there is fun and frolics for all ages with balloon artists, jugglers, stilt-walkers, face painters, puppet shows and much more while adults can enjoy traditional Irish and folk music.
The Midleton Food and Drink Festival epitomizes the new food culture that has developed in Midleton, combined with a truly remarkable extravaganza of fun. Its ethos is to develop the Festival into a magnificent flagship showcase of the highest standard in Ireland.
Set in the undulating and bountiful countryside of East Cork, Midleton has become southern Ireland’s hub of culinary excellence. With a long held and world-renowned reputation for whiskey making traditions and more recently, its fine Farmers Market, Midleton is a perfect setting for our Food and Drink Festival. The rich resources of the surrounding farmland and the wealth of excellent seafood available from nearby Ballycotton has made the Festival a celebration of its authentic and locally produced fare.