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 FRIDAY 7th JUNE 2019


Bee Aware Programme

10:00 - 12:15

New Quay National School


School Workshop with Janet Laffey of Green Sod Trust


Workshop for the children of New Quay National School to identify different kinds of bumblebees and develop ideas on how to make their school grounds more pollinator-friendly. Click for more information: How-to-guide: Develop a Pollinator Plan for your school

Not open to public

Pollination in the Park

11:00 - 13:00

Ennis – Meeting point at the council chamber in Áras Chontae an Chláir (Ennis County Council)

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Talk and Outdoor Workshop with Congella Maguire, Heritage Officer, Clare County Council, and Úna Fitzpatrick, All-Ireland Pollinator Plan Project Coordinator.

Learn what practical actions local councils can take to protect pollinators on public land.

Free of charge- open admission

Planting for Pollinators

14:00 - 16:00

Keanes Garden Centre

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Garden Planting Workshop with Úna Fitzpatrick, All-Ireland Pollinator Plan Project Coordinator and Keane’s Garden Centre staff.  

Learn about pollinator-friendly plants and which ones provide most pollen and nectar for bees.

Free of charge but booking essential. Book tickets here.

Flowers and Pollinators of the Burren National Park

14:15 - 17:00

Gortlecka Crossroads

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Walk with National Parks and Wildlife Service Guides

A guided walk to explore the flora, pollinators and more within the Burren National Park.

Free of charge but booking essential at or 065 682 7693

Searching for Rare Butterflies and Bees

14:00 - 17:00



(meeting point at the old pier road-side parking across from the Tearooms)

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Advanced level Key Site Survey with Liam Lysaght and Tomás Murray, National Data Biodiversity Centre. Join staff of the National Biodiversity Data Centre in a search for rare species of bumblebee and butterfly across less well-known areas of the Burren.

Meet at Ballyvaughan old pier roadside parking for travel to survey site. Survey location will be decided on the day. This event involves walking over rough ground for 2-3 hours. Suitable footwear and clothing essential. Bring water and snacks..

Free of charge but booking essential. Book tickets here.

Burren in Bloom 2019 Launch

20:00 - 21:30

Tully's Kinvara


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Festival Opening with Gordon D'Arcy, Úna Fitzpatrick, All-Ireland Pollinator Plan Project Coordinator, Brendan Dunford, Burrenbeo Trust


With Brendan Dunford as the MC for the evening, Gordon D'Arcy will officially launch Burren in Bloom with a short illustrated presentation, 'Pollination - Butterflies do it too!' on the importance of butterflies as pollinators of the Burren flora, followed by Una Fitzpatrick with a talk about the All Ireland Pollinator plan.

Free of charge - open admission

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