19th - 28th May
Ballycroy National Park is delighted to announce a series of FREE special events to celebrate Biodiversity Week 2017.
We encourage all ages to be inspired by our county’s incredible biodiversity. We are lucky to have many interesting and exciting species ranging from the smallest insects and rarest Irish plants to some of the largest animals alive such as the basking shark and whales in Co. Mayo, many of them within Ballycroy National Park.
Saturday 20th May @ 2.30-3.30pm (Meet at Reception)
Enjoy a leisurely stroll while learning about the biodiversity of Ballycroy National Park and our blanket bogs. Suitable for all ages.
Sunday 21st May @ 2.30-3.30pm (Meet at Claggan Mt. Coastal Trail-1/2 way between Mulranny and Ballycroy)
Join Park guides as they recount the history and biodiversity of Bellacragher Bay
Saturday 27th May @ 2.30-4.00pm (Meet at Reception)
Join Park guides searching for wildlife in Ballycroy National Park using your nature detective skills and special wildlife surveying equipment
NO BOOKING REQUIRED. Arrive early to avoid disappointment
NOTE: Adult must stay with child/children for the duration of the activities
Meet at Reception - Join Park guides searching for wildlife in Ballycroy National Park using your nature detective skills and special wildlife surveying equipment
Meet at Claggan Mt.Costal Trail-1/2 way between Mulranny and ballycroy - Join Park guides as they recount the history and biodiversity of Bellacragher Bay
Meet at Reception - Enjoy a leisurely stroll while learning about the biodiversity of Ballycroy National Park and our blanket bogs. Suitable for all ages.
Wed 8PM @ Visitor Centre
We are hosting a really interesting event on Wed 30th November here in the Visitor Centre. Artist Deirdre Kelleghan will present and demonstrate Astronomical Drawing.
Just go outside and draw it!
A presentation / part demonstration about astronomical drawing. Featuring Messier Objects , Comets , Milky Way and Meteor Shower drawing. Techniques, Materials, Equipment, Software.
This will be a Dark Sky evening with a difference - Deirdre will talk about her work combining two passions - Astronomy and Art and how her educational talks and workshops have inspired young and old to draw what they see in the night sky.
FREE EVENT. NO BOOKING REQUIRED
See you there
The National Parks & Wildlife Service runs a series of Education Centres around the country. The Education Centres aim to raise awareness of the natural world and of conservation. Programmes are free of charge to schools, and to the general public. Each centre offers site specific programmes, but typically, they may offer Nature Awareness programmes to primary schools and ecology and geography fieldwork to secondary schools. They may also offer special events and tours for the public.
Ballycroy National Park Education Programme 2017
We are now taking bookings for 2017
We are open from May to the end of October to all interested schools and groups.
The Education Programme is FREE of charge.
Bog Detective Challenge
Discover Primary Science Centre
Bog Ecology Studies for Junior & Leaving Certificate students.
We offer an outreach service to all interested schools and groups.
Staff at Ballycroy National Park Education Centre are happy to provide any assistance with information on aspects of nature conservation, the environment and Ballycroy National Park.
How to Book
Please note that our diary can fill up very quickly. So, please, if you wish to book a place, ring as early as possible.
We only take bookings by phone (098 49888) and our service is free of charge.
RTE 1 Sean O'Roarke show with Marie Louise O'Donnell
Marie Louise O'Donnell joined us for Heritage Week. Listen to her talk about wildlife at night and Irelands new Dark Sky Park