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There are plenty more nature events taking place all around the country, organised by a variety of different groups.  If you have an event that you'd like to let our listeners know about, please get in contact - e-mail mooney@rte.ie!  And from March Of The Penguins to Finding Dory, many classic movies feature wildlife and animals; below are just some such movies on release or coming soon...


Thursday, June 8: KILDARE - BirdWatch Ireland

The new Butterfly Atlas 2017-2021 project, by Tomás Murray (National Biodiversity Data Centre). Townhouse Hotel, Naas, 8.00pm.

Sunday, June 11th: DUBLIN - BirdWatch Ireland

A walk by Shanganagh cliffs to watch Sand Martins. Meet at Shankill Dart Station at 10.30am.

Tuesday, June 13th: DONEGAL - BirdWatch Ireland

Recognise eight birdsongs: a one-hour walk & talk in the park (with An Taisce).  Meet at the Vestry Café, St Conal's, Letterkenny, 7.30pm.

Thursday, June 15th: DUBLIN - TOLKA - BirdWatch Ireland

Evening walk in Phoenix Park.  Meet at Interpretive Centre, Knockmaroon Gate, 7.30pm.

Saturday, June 17th: DUBLIN - TOLKA - BirdWatch Ireland

Outing to Howth Head.  Meet at Botanic Gardens at 9.30am or Howth Harbour, King Sitric Restaurant, 10.00am.  Call Dermot if you need a lift.

Saturday, June 17th: CLARE - BirdWatch Ireland

Boat trip along the Cliffs of Moher to see nesting Puffin, Kittiwake, Common Guillemot, Razorbill, Fulmar, etc.  BirdWatch Ireland members only.  This is a joint outing with the Limerick Branch. Meet at Doolin Pier at 10.45am.  E-mail Tom Lynch in advance to book a place on this memorable outing.

Saturday, June 17th: LIMERICK - BirdWatch Ireland

Boat trip along the Cliffs of Moher (joint outing with Clare Branch) to see Puffins, Kittiwakes, Guillemots, Razorbills, Fulmars, etc.  BirdWatch Ireland members only.  Meet at Doolin Pier at 10.45am.  Cost approx €10.  Book in advance by e-mail: birdwatchirelandlimerickbranch@gmail.com.

Saturday, June 24th: KILDARE - BirdWatch Ireland

All-day outing to the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, Co Clare, to see Puffin, Chough, etc. Meet in the car park at B&Q, Naas, at 7.30am sharp for car-pooling.

Saturday, June 24th: MAYO - BirdWatch Ireland

Midsummer evening’s exploratory walk on trail at Enniscoe, near Crossmolina.  Meet at 6.30pm at North Mayo Heritage Centre, next to Enniscoe House (4.5km south of Crossmolina, on R315 road to Laherdane.  €3 charge (includes refreshments afterwards).  All welcome.  Suitable for beginners.

Sunday, June 25th: WEST CORK - BirdWatch Ireland

Day-trip to see White-tailed Eagles in Cork and Kerry.  Meet opposite Eccles Hotel, Glengarriff, for car-pooling at 10.30am sharp.  Lunch-stop at Josie’s near Glanmore Lake.  Leader: Pete Wolstenholme.


The Red Turtle (Rated PG, currently on release)

The Zookeeper's Wife (Rated 15A, currently on release)



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