Plover Club 2018 – July

Plover Club 2018

Our popular Plover Club is returning for 2018. During the months of July and August, join us every Tuesday and Thursday at 2.00 - 3.30 p.m. We will explore our local wildlife, get hands on with survey techniques and discover what threats are facing species in the wild. See our July schedule. If you would like more details on the upcoming sessions please ring our guides on 098-49888 or drop us an email at ballycroyvisitorcentre@housing.gov.ie We can wait to meet...

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Plover Club 2018 – July Schedule

Plover Club 2018

Our popular Plover Club is back this year for the months of July and August, running every Tuesday and Thursday from 2.00 - 3.30p.m. We hope to open young eyes to the wildlife surrounding us, the threats facing them and how we monitor species in the wild. The sessions will be a hands-on introduction to each of the topics listed and will include craft activities. Open to 6-12 year olds. Please note: Children must be supervised by a parent/guardian throughout...

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Weekly Weather 22nd – 31st July

Blue Clouds

The sunshine has come to an end (for now) but seeing the orchids flowers, birds calling and newts making an appearance is great! All can be viewed from the Tochar Daithí Bán trail. As always, if you would rather enjoy the elements with a hot cup of coffee in hand and a free exhibition on the area’s cultural history and wildlife, pop into us at the Visitor Centre! Weather from www.yr.no

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FREE Bus Service from 1st June 2018!

Bus

We are pleased to announce that our FREE summer bus service is returning on 1st June 2018. With a new stop added in at Westport, we look forward to welcoming more of the local community into the park as well as making us more accessible for those travelling from further afield.  

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Biodiversity Week 2018

Biodiversity Week 2018

    Biodiversity Week 2018 We've got a jam-packed week of events coming up to celebrate Biodiversity Week 2018 (22nd - 27th May). Join us for dark sky walks, storytelling, coastal tours, bat walks and learn all about the importance of our local wildlife. All events are open to the public and FREE!! For schools, we are holding a Dark Sky Art Competition closing on 22nd May so get your entries in. We'll be based at Ballycroy N.P. Visitor Centre,...

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Earth Hour 2018

Earth Hour 2018

Dan O Donoghue, Storyteller and Magician, will perform a candlelit hour of Folktales of Mayo featuring Ghosts, Fairies and the Nightsky. In celebration of Earth Hour 2018 and the Mayo Dark Sky Park, these stories will  be interspersed with feats of Magic and  Comedy. Most suitable for adults and young adults (8yrs +). VENUE: Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre, Ballycroy, Co. Mayo DATE/TIME: March 24th, 20.30  - 21.30 No bookings required, all children must be accompanied by an adult.  

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Seasonal Head Guide Position

Vacancy Sign

The National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht are inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Head Guide (temporary) at Ballycroy National Park. Please see the following link for further details and how to apply: https://www.chg.gov.ie/heritage/national-parks-wildlife/seasonal-recruitment/

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Visitor Centre opening on March 16th, 2018

Information Symbol

The Visitor Centre for Ballycroy National Park will reopen for the 2018 on Friday 16th of March. We would like to remind visitors that there are no entrance fees for the National Park Visitor Centre and this includes viewing the exhibition. Please email ballycroyvisitorcentre@housing.gov.ie or phone us on (098) 49888 for any further queries.

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Iris Folding Workshop

Iris Folding Workshop 2017

Join our guide Shirley for her Iris Folding Workshop on Friday 27th October from 11am until 3pm. Iris Folding is a paper folding art which when completed can be framed or used to make greetings cards.  Ideal for Christmas cards and plenty of time to make them all!  We will be using mainly tissue paper but any paper can be used including foils and crepe paper.  It can also be done using fabric. As the workshop coincides with the run up...

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