South Dublin Branch - Events

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

Calendar of Upcoming Events

February 2020

Indoor Meeting

Date: Tuesday, 4th February.
Location: The Graduate Pub, Rochestown Avenue.
Title: Swifts.
Speaker: BirdWatch Ireland's Ricky Whelan.

Outdoor Meeting

Date & time to meet: Sunday, 9th February at 10:30.
Outing to: Turvey Parklands and Rogerstown Estuary.
Extra information: Meet in Turvey Nature Reserve car park off Turvey Avenue. For a map showing the meeting place click HERE (Flag 1 on map). To read an account of our last outing there in October 2018 click HERE.

March 2020

Indoor Meeting

Date: Tuesday, 3rd March.
Location: The Graduate Pub, Rochestown Avenue.
Title: Branch AGM followed by a fun Table Quiz. We will have a cake sale on the night to raise funds for Rockabill, the location of Europe's largest Roseate Tern colony.

Outdoor Meeting (Coach Trip)

Date: Sunday, 8th March.
Outing to: South Wexford birding locations.
Booking details: Bookings taken at our indoor meetings.
Extra information: Meet outside the old Dun Laoghaire Ferry Terminal on Harbour Road. Coach departing at 08:30 sharp. To read an account of our last coach outing there in November 2017 click HERE.

April 2020

Indoor Meeting

Date: Tuesday, 7th April.
Location: The Graduate Pub, Rochestown Avenue.
Title: 'Ireland Through Birds', the story of a journey around Ireland in search of 12 rare and elusive birds.
Speaker: The book's author, Conor O'Brien.

Outdoor Meeting

Date & time to meet: Sunday, 19th April at 10:30.
Outing to: Waterstown Park, near Palmerstown.
Extra information: Meet Waterstown Park car park (turn right into Stewarts Sports Centre then take the first left for the car park). For a map showing the meeting place click HERE. (Flag 2 on map).
Please note a departure from our usual practice of holding the outing on the Sunday following the indoor meeting, this is to avoid a clash with Easter Sunday.

May 2020

Indoor Meeting

Date: Tuesday, 5th May.
Location: The Graduate Pub, Rochestown Avenue.
Title: Rockabill Documentary.
Speaker: Andrew Power.

Dawn Chorus Day

Date: Sunday, 10th May.
Location: Killiney Hill.
Extra information: Set your alarm clocks to meet in Killiney Hill car park at the top end of Burmah Road, off Dalkey Avenue at 04:00. Dress warmley. For a map showing the meeting place click HERE (Flag 3 on map).

Outdoor Outing

Date & time to meet : Sunday, 17th May at 09:00.
Outing to: Avoca Village and the Meeting of the Waters, Wicklow.
Extra information: Meet in the carpark of Saint Patrick's Church on Main Street, Avoca. Later on we will move on to the nearby Thomas Moore Memorial Park at the Meeting of the Waters. Excellent chance of close views of Red Kite in Avoca and Dipper at the Meeting of the Waters.
Please note the earlier than usual meeting time.