We are delighted to announce our full schedule of events for Summer 2022. Some of these events have limited spaces so booking is advisable to guarantee a place. All times for events at Claggan Mountain Coastal Trail are tide dependent so please get in touch with us at the Ballycroy Visitor Centre to confirm times closer to the date.
GUIDED NATURE WALKS | JULY & AUGUST
Mondays & Fridays | Ballycroy Visitor Centre at 12 noon | Explore Tóchar Daithí Bán & the grounds of the VC
Wednesdays | Claggan Mountain Coastal Trail | *Times vary due to tides | Appropriate footwear & rainwear is essential
WILD CHILD CLUBS | JULY & AUGUST*
Tuesdays & Thursdays | Ballycroy Visitor Centre | 2.30pm
*Booking required to guarantee place. Full programme below
POLLINATOR & WILDFLOWER WORKSHOP*
July 9th & August 19th | Ballycroy Visitor Centre | 12 noon | Learn about pollinator diversity & the wildflowers they feed on; how to identify & record them. *Booking required to guarantee place
CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL BOG DAY
July 22nd* | Bog Walk with Wild Atlantic Nature | 9.30pm | *Booking required as spaces are limited
July 24th | Drop In | Brilliance of our Bogs | Learn about the beautiful wildflowers and plants of our bogs
RANGER LED HIKE FOR WORLD RANGER DAY | CORSLIEVE | JULY 31st*
Full day hiking | *Booking essential as spaces limited. Strenuous walk and high level of fitness is essential.
HERITAGE WEEK | 13th – 21st AUGUST*
*event times to be confirmed
Night Walk | Letterkeen | August 13th Ranger Led Hike | Jamsie’s Well, Letterkeen | August 14th
History Talk | Visitor Centre | August 15th Siúil Linn! | Siulóid ar Chosán Cósta Sliabh an Chloiginn | 17 Lúnasa
Pollinator Workshop | Visitor Centre | August 19th Bat Walk | Newport Town Outreach | August 20th
Poetry Walk | Ballycroy Visitor Centre | August 21st Mayo Dark Sky Park Virtual Talks August 15th & 17th
MEADOW MAKING & SEED COLLECTING | AUGUST 27th & 28th
Ballycroy Visitor Centre | Drop In | Learn about the meadow and grassland management at the Visitor Centre. Find out about harvesting different types of seeds and how you can make your own meadow.
WILD CHILD CLUBS
Tuesdays & Thursday | 5 July – 25 August | 2.30pm
Booking required to guarantee place | Venue: Ballycroy Visitor Centre*
Tue 5th July | Meet the Ranger
Thurs 7th July | Minibeast of the Meadow
Tue 12th July | Our Native Woodlands
Thurs 14th July | Animal Life
Tue 19th July | Life in a Bog Pool
Thurs 21st July | Wildflowers of the Bog
Tue 26th July | Seashore Safari*
Thurs 28th July | Beneath the Bog*
*These two events will take place at Claggan Mountain Costal Trail. Times to be confirmed as dependent on tides.
Tues 2nd August | Butterflies & Moths
Thurs 5th August | Tracks & Signs
Tues 9th August | Myths and Legends of the Park
Thurs 11th August | Half the Park is After Dark!
Tues 16th August | Meet the Ranger
Thurs 18th August | Our Blanket Bogs
Tues 23rd August | Wildflower Pressing
Thurs 25th August | Wildflowers & Seeds
Here is a taster of our Autumn 2022 events with more details to be shared at a later date.
AUTUMN PROGRAMME 2022
Culture Night – September 23rd Book launch by Sean Lysaght with entertainment by local musicians
Space Week October 4th-10th Our Place in Space Schools Programme and Public Events
Halloween Mid-Term Break from October 29th Guided walks including night-time safaris and Wild Child Clubs
To book any of our events please contact the Ballycroy Visitor Centre on 098 49888 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org