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World Wetlands Day 2024 – 20 counties hosting around 40 events

Our events page has the most up-to-date listing of the many and varied events happening around the island next month.

Many organisations have gone the extra mile this year to help celebrate wetlands and create opportunities for the public to gain a deeper enjoyment and appreciation.

NOTE THAT ON THE EVENTS CLICK NEXT  AT THE BOTTOM, AS THE NUMBER OF EVENTS RUNS OVER SEVERAL PAGES. Few counties have no events (yet) and a number have multiple events happening.

A truly island-wide suite of activities in celebration of World Wetland’s Day with us punching well above our weight globally with respect to participation.

All sorts of events – outdoor walks, seminars, book launches, music, story-telling – you name it. Most are free and some you can join online from home.

Community groups, the Community Wetlands Forum, Local Authorities, LAWPRO, The Heritage Council, RSPB, Ulster Wildlife, Local Councils in NI, BTO, BirdWatch Ireland, NPWS.. the list goes on! An astounding effort which will undoubtedly do a great deal of awareness-raising for wetlands and their importance.

Undoubtedly some additional events will be posted here (details are awaited) so keep an eye on these pages and do enjoy your events and thank you all, organiser’s and participants.

2024-01-29T13:12:26+00:00January 28th, 2024|

WWD – World Wetlands Day fast approaching. Lots of national event details to be posted very shortly

With World Wetland’s Day fast-approaching, keep an eye on this page and our Twitter feed for a large number of events on dates in and around 2nd February in celebration of wetlands in Ireland. In addition to events by IRWC committee members and their respective organisations, a number of NGOs, community groups and others are organising events – details of these will be posted here in the next few days. Watch out for an event near you!

2024-01-21T18:48:07+00:00January 21st, 2024|

Get ready for World Wetland’s Day 2024!!

World Wetland’s Day (WWD) is an annual global event celebrated annually on 02 February. The day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 02 February 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the mightly Caspian Sea.

The Standing Committee of the Convention has approved the theme of WWD in 2024 as “Wetlands and human wellbeing”.

The education team have produced very valuable accessible resources for universal access here: in multiple languages – these include posters, a campaign toolkit, powerpoint presentation, infographics and a video.. and more.

Wetlands need our help and to raise awareness about their importance for the proper functioning of the planet, as well as for our physical and human wellbeing across Ireland in and around February 2nd we will be signposting many events. These will be signposted here over coming weeks. If you wish to run an event in your local wetland sites please get in touch – we will try to support you.

2023-12-05T12:37:06+00:00December 5th, 2023|

Launch of the new Community Wetlands Forum CLG

Congratulations to the CWF team who announced their establishment as a newly independent company limited by guarantee, and in doing so, marking a significant milestone in their journey towards community-led wetland management.

The launch event, held on Monday 4 December 2023 at the Hudson Bay Hotel, Athlone on the edge of Lough Ree was attended by Minister of State for Nature, Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD.

In existence for over 10 years, the CWF has a membership of over 40 community groups across Ireland. Members are undertaking projects across 23 protected or designated sites across Ireland, covering over 2270ha of wetlands.

The CWF invites everyone with an interest in wetland conservation and rural community development to get in touch. Find out more here: CWF website

2023-12-05T12:24:54+00:00December 5th, 2023|

World Wetland’s Day 2023 events

A number of national events are happening on or around the 2nd February nationally to celebrate World Wetland’s Day in Ireland. From bog restoration projects in the midlands to coastal waterbirds on the south coast, experts from the IRWC and partners (incl NPWS, Trinity College, local Heritage Officers, partner projects (incl Wild Atlantic Nature, LIFE on Machair, Coastwatch, Bord na Mona, LAWPRO and BirdWatch Ireland) are running online and outdoor events to walk and talk all things wetlands. Further details on all the events are being posted on the EVENTS page ( and check back as a few more events will be added shortly.

Note that useful resources for free download to support events or otherwise use for raising awareness about wetlands are available on the WWD website at

2023-01-20T14:41:08+00:00January 20th, 2023|
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