We are delighted to announce our programme of events for July and August. The programme will have something for all ages! Please contact the Ballycroy Visitor Centre for more details and/or to book: +353 98 49888 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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GUIDED NATURE WALKS
Wednesdays | Claggan Mountain Coastal Trail | Times*
*Times vary due to tides | Appropriate footwear & rainwear is essential
WILD CHILD CLUBS*
Tuesdays & Thursdays | Ballycroy Visitor Centre | 2.30pm
*Booking required to guarantee place. Full programme listed below.
POLLINATOR & WILDFLOWER WORKSHOP*
July 8th & August 12th | Ballycroy Visitor Centre | 12 noon
Learn about pollinator diversity & the wildflowers they feed on; how to identify & record them.
*Booking required to guarantee place. +16 years recommended
CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL BOG DAY
July 22nd | Brilliance of our Bogs | Learn about the beautiful wildflowers and plants of our bogs | Drop in sessions
July 23rd* | Bog Walk with Wild Atlantic Nature | 9.30pm *Strenuous walk & booking required as spaces are limited
RANGER LED HIKE FOR WORLD RANGER DAY*
Nephin Beg | July 30th | Full day hiking
*Booking essential as spaces limited. Strenuous walk and high level of fitness is essential.
HERITAGE WEEK | 12th – 20th AUGUST *event times to be confirmed
Night Walk | Letterkeen | August 13th
Siúil Linn! | Siulóid ar Chosán Cósta Sliabh an Chloiginn | 16 Lúnasa
Ranger Led Hike | Jamsie’s Well, Letterkeen | August 17th
Boxty at the Bothy | Vary’s Cottage, Letterkeen | August 18th
Pollinator Workshop | Ballycroy Visitor Centre | August 19th
MEADOW MAKING & SEED COLLECTING
August 26th & 27th | Ballycroy Visitor Centre | Drop In
Learn about the meadow and grassland management at the Visitor Centre. Find out about harvesting different types of seeds and how you can make your own meadow.
WILD CHILD CLUBS
Tuesdays & Thursday | 4 July – 24 August | 2.30pm
Booking required to guarantee place Venue: Ballycroy Visitor Centre*
Myths and Legends of the Park – Tues 4th July
Minibeast of the Meadow – Thurs 6th July
Our Native Woodlands – Tues 11th July
Animal Life in the National Park – Thurs 13th July
Life in a Bog Pool – Tues 18th July
Wildflowers of the Bog – Thurs 20th July
Seashore Safari* – Tues 25th July
Beneath the Bog* – Thurs 27th July
*These two events will take place at Claggan Mountain Coastal Trail. Times to be confirmed as access is dependent on tides.
Butterflies & Moths – Tues 1st August
Tracks & Signs – Thurs 3rd August
Myths and Legends of the Park – Tues 8th August
Half the Park is After Dark! – Thurs 10th August
Life in a Bog Pool – Tues 15th August
Our Blanket Bogs – Thurs 17th August
Wildflower Pressing – Tues 22nd August
Wildflowers and their Seeds – Thurs 24th August
LATER IN THE YEAR…
We will also be running an AUTUMN PROGRAMME of events. Further details to be released later in the year but an overview of different events is listed below.
Culture Night – September 22nd
Event at Ballycroy Visitor Centre – details to be confirmed
Space Week October 4th-10th
Stargazing and dark sky themed events
Halloween Mid-Term Break from October 28th
Guided walks including night-time safaris and Wild Child Clubs
Mayo Dark Sky Festival November 3th-5th
Mayo Dark Sky Park
Weekly dark sky walks from November – see www.mayodarkskypark.ie