South Dublin Branch - Events

Arctic Warbler - Inishmore, Galway (photo: Dermot Breen)

Calendar of Upcoming Events

May 2019

Indoor Meeting

Date & time: 8pm, Tuesday 7th May 2019.
Venue: The Graduate Pub, Rochestown Avenue.
Title: Bring me that horizon: seabird and cetacean surveys in Irish offshore waters.
Speaker: Niall T. Keogh, PhD student, Marine and Freshwater Research Centre GMIT.

National Dawn Chorus Day

Date: Sunday, 12th May 2019.
Outing to: Killiney Hill.
Extra information: Meet in the car park off Dalkey Avenue at 04:00. Dress warmly. Note the very early starting time.

Outdoor Meeting

Date: Sunday, 19th May 2019.
Outing to: Pollardstown Fen, Kildare.
Extra information: Parking at the Fen is limited, therefore we will meet nearby at the Curragh Dog Walk car park at 09:00 and carpool from there.
Directions: Pollardstown Fen is 3km west of Newbridge. Leave the N7 at Exit 12 and take the R413 towards the Curragh Racecourse. Just before reaching the stands, the dog walk car park is next to a roundabout on the left hand side. For a map showing the meeting point and the Fen click here. The dog walk car park is at Flag 1 and the Fen is at Flag 2.

June 2019

Outdoor Meeting

Date: Sunday, 9th June 2019.
Outing to: Shanganagh Cliffs, Shankill.
Extra information: A walk along Shanganagh Beach to the Sand Martin colony. Meet at Shankill DART Station car park at 09:00. To read about our last outing to Shanganagh Cliffs in June 2018 click here.
Please take note that the terrain is quite rough in places and walking boots are recommended.

July 2019

Dalkey Island Tern Watch

Dates & times: Between 6:30pm and 8pm on 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th July, i.e. each Tuesday in July.
Outing to: Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey.
Extra information: Our annual Tern Watch evenings from the viewing area at Coliemore Harbour.

August 2019

Outdoor Meeting

Date: Monday, 26th August.
Outing to: Sandymount Strand, Dublin.
Extra information: Cross over the rail line at Merrion Gates and proceed along Strand Road to the first car park on the right where we meet at 19:30. For a map showing the meeting point click here. The meeting point is at Flag 3.
We are hoping to observe the annual late summer arrival of terns to roost at Sandymount Strand. Wellington boots or similar advised.