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World Wetlands Day 2024 – Ballyseedy, Tralee (Kerry)

Date: 18/02/2024
Time: 11:00

On February 18th (11:00) Tralee Bay Eco & Activity Park are running a Nature Walk at Ballseedy Woods.

Ballyseedy is an ancient woodland meaning it has been continuously covered with trees since the mid-1600. Along with this it is a Wet Woodland which is an Annex habitat meaning that there is precious few of these ecosystems still left in Ireland. Explore these ancient habitats with your ecologists from the Wetlands.
Meet at 11am at Ballyseedy Woods Killarney Entrance.

Please wear appropriate outdoor footwear and clothing.

€5 Adult (Children Free)

World Wetlands Day 2024 – Tralee (Kerry)

Date: 11/02/2024
Time: 11:00
Location: Lock Gates Car Park

A Nature Bay Walk is being run by Tralee Bay Eco & Activity Park on February 11th.

This will allow an opportunity to see our migratory birds in their natural habitat. These birds have been coming to Tralee Bay since before it was called Tralee Bay and this time of year is the best time to see these waterbirds in huge flocks.

Meet at 11am at Lock Gates Car Park

€5 for adults Adult (Children Free)

World Wetlands Day 2024 – Boyne Estuary (Meath/Louth)

Date: 03/02/2024
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Boyne Estuary (Maiden Tower, Mornington)

Explore the waterbirds of the Boyne Estuary to celebrate World Wetlands Day! The local BirdWatch Ireland (Meath) Branch will run a guided birdwatching event at the Boyne Estuary on Saturday 3rd February 2024.

Those who wish to attend should meet at Maiden Tower, Mornington, Co. Meath at 2pm – Google Maps:

Please dress appropriately for the winter conditions (suitable footwear and warm, protective clothing) for several hours outdoors.

World Wetlands Day 2024 – Lough Graney (Clare)

Date: 03/02/2024
Time: 11:00
Location: Car Park, Lough Graney

On Saturday morning, 3rd February, the Local Authority Waters Programme will host an outdoor event to explore the importance of the wetlands (rivers, streams, lakes, bogs, turloughs, wet woodlands, etc.) of East Clare. This family event will demonstrate how wetlands sustains biodiversity and helps connect us to nature.

The event will be led by Ruairi Ö Conchüir (LAWPRO) together with local community groups and will be family friendly and suitable for people of all ages.

Please bring suitable footwear and outdoor clothing.


Meet at the Car Park, White Sands, Lough Graney, Cahermurphy at 11:00. A free event and all welcome.


World Wetlands Day 2024 – Cabragh Wetlands (Tipperary)

Date: 03/02/2024
Time: 11:00
Location: Cabragh Wetlands Centre

Cabragh Wetlands are an amazing place and we’d love you to come visit and hear a talk on the birds of the wetlands by Kevin Collins and a talk by Micheal Long about people’s connections to wetlands.

Tea/coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

World Wetland’s Day 2024 – Lough Ennell (Westmeath)

Date: 03/02/2024
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Location: Lilliput Car Park

We’d love to see you visit Lough Ennell on Saturday 3rd February to celebrate with us World Wetlands Day to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet.

The walk and talk will be led by two local experts – George Smith (Botanist) and Gordon Wycherley (Birdwatch Westmeath).

Lough Ennell is an important site for nature conservation in Westmeath and is designated a Special Area of Conservation, a Special Protection Area and a Ramsar Site. Lough Ennell is a haven for wildlife and the lake and fringing wetland habitats support a great biodiversity.

Meeting point: Lilliput Car Park 53°26’51.3″N 7°26’06.0″W

The walk will take 2 hours depending on the weather and you should dress appropriately for conditions! Walk distances will be short and the walking will not be strenuous, but if feasible we may venture off the track and if we do you should wear suitable waterproofs and footwear!

World Wetlands Day 2024 – Bull Island (Dublin)

Date: 03/02/2024
Time: 11:00
Location: Bull Island Interpretive Centre

BirdWatch Ireland and Dublin City Council are running a free event at Bull Island on February 3rd. in the heart of the capital Bull Island is an extraordinarily important wetland in many ways – huge volumes of birds and lots of people side-by-side!

Learn about birds which migrate to and from Dublin Bay each year at a free talk in the Bull Island Interpretive Centre at 11:00, followed by birdwatching on the island afterwards.

All welcome!

Note that BWI are running additional events at the Boyne Estuary and a workshop in Limerick (see other posts for details)

World Wetlands Day 2024 – Pollardstown Fen (Kildare)

Date: 03/02/2024
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Location: Pollardstown Fen Car Park

We are delighted to  invite you to visit Pollardstown Fen, Newbridge, Kildare for a walk hosted by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. Local Conservation Ranger Killian Brennan welcomes peatland hydrology/ecology experts – Paul Johnston (Trinity College) and  Kathy Duff (Ecologist) – for a walk and talk on this unique wetland site.

Pollardstown fen is the largest spring-fed fen in Ireland and has a well-developed and specialised flora and fauna. Owing to the rarity of this habitat and the numbers of rare organisms found there, the site is rated of international importance.

The walk will take approximately two hours and is mostly on the boardwalk. We recommend that you dress appropriately for the time of year. Waterproof footwear is also highly recommended as we may access parts of the fen adjacent to the boardwalk.

Please contact if you are going to attend on the day so we have an idea of numbers. Meeting at the carpark in Pollardstown Fen, 53.183600, -6.8457752.


World Wetlands Day 2024 – Newpark Fen (Kilkenny)

Date: 03/02/2024
Time: 10:00
Location: Newark Fen

To mark World Wetlands Day, the Kilkenny Branch of BirdWatch Ireland is hosting a meet up at the Newpark Fen, in Kilkenny City on Saturday the 3rd of FebruaryMeeting at the fen entrance at 10am.

If unfamiliar with the location, the New Park Close Family Resource Centre is across the road, its Eircode is R95PF63.

The members of BirdWatch Ireland will lead a walk around the fen, providing information on birds seen or heard as a loop of the fen is walked.  As this is an outdoor event, please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

World Wetlands Day 2024 – Ardee Bog and surrounds (Louth II)

Date: 03/02/2024
Time: 10:00 - 18:30

Friends of Ardee Bog are running a series of super events on 3rd February 2024 – various activities at various locations as follows:

At Stormanstown Bog: 10:00-14:00

  • Forest bathing with forest therapy guide Fiona Crawley (book via QR code below) 10-12:30
  • Bog walk with photographer Adrian Crawley 13:00-14:00

And later in the afternoon at the Imbolic Bog Cafe ( 15:30 – 18:30:

  • TALK – Bogs and pre-christian beliefs with archaeologist Dr Eve Campbell
  • MAKING A BRIGIT’s GIRDLE – Protection Magic with artist Helen Flanagan
  • POETRY – Niamh Beirne & Nuala Leonard
  • MUSIC – Piper Brendan McCreanor



Please the the Friends of Ardee Bog website or contact Anne (086 174 1461) for further information.