Calendar of Upcoming Events
Date & time: 8pm, Tuesday 2nd May 2017.
Venue: Fitzpatrick's Castle Hotel, Killiney.
Title: Gardening for Wildlife.
Speaker: Ricky Whelan.
Date: Sunday, 7th May 2017.
Outing to: Glenasmole and Bohernabreena Reservoir.
Extra information: Meet in the Bohernabreena Reservoir car park off the R114 at 10:30. Click HERE for a map showing the location of the meeting place (Flag 1 on map).
National Dawn Chorus Day
Date: Sunday, 14th May 2017.
Location: Killiney Hill.
Extra information: Set your alarm clocks to meet in Killiney Hill car park off Dalkey Avenue at 04:00. All are welcome but children aged 18 or under must be accompanied by an adult. Click HERE for a map showing the location of the meeting place (Flag 2 on map).
Date & time to meet: 10:30am, Sunday, 11th June 2017.
Outing to: Shanganagh Cliffs, Co. Dublin.
Extra information: A walk along Shanganagh beach to visit the Sand Martin colony and to observe other birds feeding along the seashore. Meet at Shankill DART Station car park. Note that the terrain is quite rough and walking boots are recommended.
Dalkey Tern Watch
Dates & time: Between 6:30pm and 8pm on 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th July 2017, i.e. each Tuesday during July.
Outing to: Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey, Co. Dublin.
Extra information: Our annual Tern Watch evenings from the viewing area at Coliemore Harbour.
The South Dublin branch holds indoor and outdoor meetings each month from September to May and occasionally during June, July and August. The details of these are displayed in the 'Calendar of Events' (left) when they become available.
Our indoor events take place on the first or (very occasionally) second Tuesday of the month. From September 2014 they will be held at the Fitzpatrick's Castle Hotel, Killiney, Co. Dublin, where there is ample free outdoor parking. Map and directions can be found on their website. The closest DART Station is at Dalkey and the hotel is on the 59 bus route (there is a stop close to the entrance).
Unless otherwise stated, they begin at 8pm. Admission to indoor meetings is free, however we would be very grateful for any contribution made towards the cost of the meeting room.
Outdoor events are available to all and with the exception of trips made by coach, are free of charge. Coach outings generally cost around €35.00 per person or €25.00 for children, students or pensioners.
When taking part, wear clothing suitable for the time of year and location and although we often take in a visit to shops around lunch time it is wiser not to rely on that completely for food and drinks during the trip.