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Calendar of Upcoming Events

June 2017

Outdoor Meeting

Date & time to meet: 10:30am, Sunday, 11th June 2017.
Outing to: Shanganagh Cliffs, Co. Dublin.
Extra information: A walk along Shanganagh beach to visit the Sand Martin colony and to observe other birds feeding along the seashore. Meet at Shankill DART Station car park. Note that the terrain is quite rough and walking boots are recommended.

July 2017

Dalkey Tern Watch

Dates & time: Between 6:30pm and 8pm on 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th July 2017, i.e. each Tuesday during July.
Outing to: Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey, Co. Dublin.
Extra information: Our annual Tern Watch evenings from the viewing area at Coliemore Harbour.


The South Dublin branch holds indoor and outdoor meetings each month from September to May and occasionally during June, July and August. The details of these are displayed in the 'Calendar of Events' (left) when they become available.

Indoor Events

Our indoor events take place on the first or (very occasionally) second Tuesday of the month. From September 2014 they will be held at the Fitzpatrick's Castle Hotel, Killiney, Co. Dublin, where there is ample free outdoor parking. Map and directions can be found on their website. The closest DART Station is at Dalkey and the hotel is on the 59 bus route (there is a stop close to the entrance).
Unless otherwise stated, they begin at 8pm. Admission to indoor meetings is free, however we would be very grateful for any contribution made towards the cost of the meeting room.

Outdoor Events

Outdoor events are available to all and with the exception of trips made by coach, are free of charge. Coach outings generally cost around €35.00 per person or €25.00 for children, students or pensioners.
When taking part, wear clothing suitable for the time of year and location and although we often take in a visit to shops around lunch time it is wiser not to rely on that completely for food and drinks during the trip.