National Biodiversity Week 2018

biodiversity Week

National Biodiversity Week 2018

National Biodiversity Week  is happening over the course of nine days, from 19th – 27th May in various locations around Ireland. We are blessed to live in a country with such amazing biodiversity. From urban parks, to rugged coastlines and with forests and fields in between, this celebration is about exploring the flora and fauna that is under our noses. Be inspired to protect and preserve our environment. Be amazed at the beauty that can be found in nature. But most of all enjoy one of over 50 free events.
We have picked our highlights. There are lots more listed on  and on Perhaps you want to take a walk on the wild side in Galway? Or maybe dine with Dippers in Birr? Either way you’d be batty not to take part…



Biodiversity Week
The Liffey In The City


  1. Monday 21st at 2pm  – DCU Community People For Bees Project Action Day
  2. Tuesday 22nd at 11am – Griffith Park Survey
  3. Tuesday 22nd at 1 pm – The Liffey In The City  
  4. Saturday 26th at 11 am  – Biodiversity Week With The Herpetological Society Of Ireland
  5. Saturday 26th at 12 noon – Dublin City Green Trail


Rest of Leinster


  1. Kilkenny – Saturday 19th at 11am  – The Fragility Of Hedgerows Biodiversity
  2. Wicklow – Saturday 19th – 27th – Biodiversity Week at The Courthouse Arts Centre
  3. Meath – Saturday 19th at 9.30pm – Bat Walk, Slane
  4. Laois – Saturday 19th at 9.30pm – Bat Walk Portarlington
  5. Kildare – Sunday 20th at 12 noon – The Wonder of Waders
  6. Carlow – Sunday 20th at 1.30pm – River Barrow Towpath Biodiversity Walk
  7. Offaly – Tuesday 22nd at 6.00pm – Dining with Dippers
  8. Meath – Wednesday 23rd at 3.30pm – The Bogtastic Biodiversity of Girley Bog
  9. Westmeath – Thursday 24th at 7.30pm – A Swift Evening
  10. Westmeath – Saturday 26th at 11am – Nature Walks Lough Derravaragh


Biodiversity week
The Fragility Of Hedgerows




  1. Donegal – Saturday 19th at 11am – Guided Nature Walk: Coast And Forest
  2. Dunfanaghy – Saturday 19th at 7.30 pm – Whales and Dolphins Off The Northwest
  3. Donegal – Tuesday 22nd at 7.30pm – Guided Nature Walk, Culduff and The Sea Shore
  4. Cavan – Friday 25th at 9.30pm – County Cavan Bat Walk
  5. Monaghan – Saturday 26th at 26th – Butterfly Monitoring Workshop


Whale Watching




  1. Limerick – Saturday 19th at 11am – Butterfly Monitoring Workshop
  2. Tipperary – Sunday 20th at 10am – Wildlife Walk : Recording Biodiversity
  3. Waterford – Wednesday 23rd  at 5,30am – Dawn Chorus Walk and Coffee Morning
  4. Clare – Saturday 26th at 3.00pm – Family Forest Fun
  5. Cork – Saturday 26th at 6pm  – Whale Watch: Cloghna Head


Biodiversity Week
Butterfly Monitoring




  1. Mayo – Saturday 19th at 9.30pm – Bat Walk, Belcarra
  2. Galway – Sunday 20th to 27th – Biodiversity Week in Merlin Woods
  3. Galway – Sunday 20th at 2pm – Buzzing Biodiversity of Galway City
  4. Leitrim – Tuesday 22nd at 8.30pm  – Bat Talk and Walk, Co Leitrim
  5. Galway – Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th from 9am – Go Wild in Galway


biodiversity Week
Bat Walks

All events are free. However you will need to book in advance for most. Visit or the individual link for more details. As most events are outdoors, be sure to dress for the weather. And you should wear comfortable shoes too!
Finally, all of these events  are correct at the time of publishing. However we recommend you check with the event organiser before you travel. We have lots of more on Sign up here  and save your favorites!