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12. 4. 2024
12. 4. 2024

Summer Events 2023

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 ballycroyvisitorcentre@npws.gov.ie

Click here to download a pdf of the information below.

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*

July 2023

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.

August 2023

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

See www.mayodarkskyfestival.ie and www.mayodarkskypark.ie

Mayo Dark Sky Park

Weekly dark sky walks from November – see www.mayodarkskypark.ie