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    Energy Efficiency in Business

    Tuesday 7th July
    Online
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    2017

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    January

          

    New Year’s Day Winter Walk

    Sunday 1st January
    Mount Stewart
    Adult £10 Child £5

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    Rea’s Wood, Antrim – Woodland Management

    Sunday 8th January
    Reas Wood Antrim
    Free

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    Save our Red Squirrels — plant a tree

    Saturday 14th January
    Mount Stewart
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

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    60–minute workout to increase the communication impact of your EU–funded project

    Tuesday 17th January
    Online
    Free

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    Gilford Castle, Gilford Village – Hedge Maintenance

    Sunday 22nd January
    Gilford Castle
    Free

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    Cold Busters – Tea Healing

    Saturday 28th January
    Rowallane Garden
    Normal Admission, Members Free

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    February

      
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    Saintfield Estate, Saintfield – Woodland Management

    Sunday 5th February
    Saintfield Estate
    Free

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    Lough Neagh Connections Symposium

    Wednesday 15th February
    The Marina Centre, Ballyronan
    Free

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    LIFE Information Day 2017

    Friday 17th February
    Chartered Accountants House, Pearse Street, Dublin
    Free

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    Gilford Castle, Gilford Village – Tree Pruning

    Sunday 19th February
    Gilford Castle, Gilford Village – Tree Pruning
    Free

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    An Introduction to Legacy Fundraising

    Thursday 23rd February
    Arts Resource Centre, 7 Donegall St Place, Donegall St, Belfast BT1 2FN
    Free

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    March

      
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    Greyabbey Bay Ramble

    Saturday 4th March
    Strangford Lough
    Adult £4, Child £1

    Daffodil Danders at Springhill

    Saturday 4th March
    Springhill Moneymore
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Daffodil Danders at The Argory

    Saturday 4th March
    The Argory, Moy
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Free Open Weekend

    Saturday 4th March
    Florence Court, Castle Coole, Crom
    Free

    Dyan Mill, Caledon – Pond Management

    Sunday 5th March
    Dyan Mill, Caledon
    Free

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    First Opportunity To Complete CEVAS Training in Northern Ireland!

    Tuesday 7th March
    Greenmount Campus, CAFRE, 45 Tirgracy Road, Co.Antrim BT41 4PS
    £180

    Red Squirrels United Knowledge Fair 2017

    Tuesday 7th March
    Various, see programme for details
    See website for details

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    Free National Trust Open Day

    Saturday 11th March
    Normal Opening Hours
    Free

    Volunteer Open Day

    Saturday 11th March
    Castle Ward
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Fishery Open Weekend

    Saturday 11th March
    Carrick–a–Rede
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Grow Wild and City of Wildflowers – Training and networking event

    Saturday 11th March
    Malone House, Belfast
    Free

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    Leprechaun Hunt

    Friday 17th March
    Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    St Patrick’s Day Walk

    Friday 17th March
    Castle Ward
    Free

    Saint Patrick’s Weekend

    Friday 17th March
    Castle Ward
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Saint Patrick’s Day Festival

    Friday 17th March
    Giant’s Causeway
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Spring Book Fair

    Saturday 18th March
    The Argory, Moy
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Rhododendron Ramble and Roast

    Sunday 19th March
    Mount Stewart
    Adult £24 Child £20 (up to 12 years) Member Adult £24 Child £20 (up to 12 years)

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    Democracy Day – “Democracy on Trial”

    Friday 24th March
    The MAC, 10 Exchange Street, Belfast BT1 2LS
    Free

    Discover Spring on the Demesne

    Saturday 25th March
    Mount Stewart
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Mums at Mount Stewart

    Sunday 26th March
    Mount Stewart
    Adult £25 Child £12.50 (up to 12 years) Member Adult £25 Child £12.50 (up to 12 years)

    Get Crafty with Mum

    Sunday 26th March
    Castle Ward
    Normal Admission

    Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

    Sunday 26th March
    The Argory, Moy
    Adult £20 (includes estate admission) Child £10 (includes estate admission) Member Adult £15 Child £7.50

    Tree Pruning at Gilford Castle

    Sunday 26th March
    Gilford Castle
    Free

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    April

         

    Car Bazaar

    Saturday 1st April
    Mount Stewart
    Car £5, Van £10, Trailer £15

    Easter fun at Bangor’s Kilcooley Wood

    Saturday 1st April
    Kilcooley Wood, Bangor
    £2 per child

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    Community Planning – The Belfast Agenda

    Wednesday 5th April
    Belfast City Hall
    Free

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    Clifton House Tours

    Friday 7th April
    Clifton House
    £6.50

    Geology Guided Walk at Kearney

    Saturday 8th April
    Strangford Lough
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Good Food Market

    Saturday 8th April
    The Argory, Moy
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Fishery Open Weekend – April

    Saturday 8th April
    Carrick–a–Rede
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Pet Nose Day

    Sunday 9th April
    Mount Stewart
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Rea’s Wood, Antrim – Woodland Management

    Sunday 9th April
    Rea’s Wood Antrim
    Free

    Easter Egg Hunt

    Monday 10th April
    Springhill Moneymore
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Easter Egg Hunt – The Argory

    Monday 10th April
    The Argory, Moy
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Easter Fun

    Monday 10th April
    Rowallane Garden
    Normal Admission, Members Free

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    Easter Bunny Hunt

    Friday 14th April
    Murlough NNR
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Easter Egg Hunt

    Friday 14th April
    Mount Stewart
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Easter Egg Hunt at Wellbrook Beetling Mill

    Friday 14th April
    Wellbrook Beetling Mill, Corkhill
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Easter at Castle Ward

    Friday 14th April
    Castle Ward
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Easter Egg Hunt at Ardress House

    Friday 14th April
    Ardress House, Portadown
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Oxford Island Easter Trail

    Friday 14th April
    Oxford Island
    £1 per sheet

    Easter Egg Hunt at Rowallane Garden

    Saturday 15th April
    Rowallane Garden
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Easter Egg Hunt at Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

    Saturday 15th April
    Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Easter Treasure Hunts at Florence Court

    Saturday 15th April
    Florence Court
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Easter Treasure Hunts at Crom

    Saturday 15th April
    Crom
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Easter Treasure Hunts at Castle Coole

    Saturday 15th April
    Castle Coole
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Easter Sunday Celebrations

    Sunday 16th April
    Giant’s Causeway
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Easter Fair

    Sunday 16th April
    Castle Ward
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Cruise the Lough

    Monday 17th April
    Crom
    Adult £4, Child £2

    Easter Monday Family Fun Day

    Monday 17th April
    Florence Court
    Normal Admission, Members Free

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    A three day series of tours focusing on the life of Mary Ann McCracken

    Wednesday 19th April
    Clifton House
    £8.00 for adults & £5.00 for children under 16

    Archaeology for Children Programme

    Wednesday 19th April
    Oxford Island
    £5 per child per day

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    Geology Walk

    Saturday 22nd April
    Giant’s Causeway
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Four Peaks Challenge

    Sunday 23rd April
    Divis and the Black Mountain
    Adult £3

    Garden Restoration

    Sunday 23rd April
    Redburn Country Park, Holywood
    Free

    The Future of Outdoor Recreation in Binevenagh & the Coastal Lowlands – Have Your Say

    Monday 24th April
    See flyer for details
    Free

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    Roots to Success

    Wednesday 26th April
    Common Ground NI, Co Fermanagh (near 5 mile town)
    Free

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    Ballyquintin Farm — Wildlife Walk

    Saturday 29th April
    Strangford Lough
    Adult £2, Child £2

    Vintage Rally

    Saturday 29th April
    The Argory, Moy
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Paws in the Park

    Saturday 29th April
    Castle Coole
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Belfast Spring Fair at Barnetts Demesne

    Saturday 29th April
    Barnetts Demesne
    Free

    Historic Belfast wood to show off new look with unmissable spring event

    Saturday 29th April
    Throne Wood, Belfast
    Free

    Jazz in the Garden

    Sunday 30th April
    Mount Stewart
    Normal Admission, Members Free

          

    May

    Scenic Forest Walk

    Monday 1st May
    Florence Court
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Cruise the Lough

    Monday 1st May
    Crom
    Adult £4, Child £2

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    Behind the Scenes — Bluebell Walks

    Saturday 6th May
    Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Car Bazaar

    Saturday 6th May
    Mount Stewart
    Car £5, Van £10, Trailer £15

    Spring Plant Fair

    Saturday 6th May
    Rowallane Garden
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Fishery Open Weekend

    Saturday 6th May
    Carrick–a–Rede
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Flutter by Butterfly Trails

    Saturday 6th May
    Murlough NNR
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Dawn Chorus Walk

    Sunday 7th May
    Mount Stewart
    Adult £8, Child £5

    Apple Blossom Sundays

    Sunday 7th May
    Ardress House, Portadown
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Ramble with the Ranger

    Sunday 7th May
    Castle Ward
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Dry Stone Walling

    Sunday 7th May
    Near Bryansford Village
    Free

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    Song of The Bog Conference

    Wednesday 10th May
    Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
    Free

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    Bluebell Walks at Mount Stewart

    Friday 12th May
    Mount Stewart
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Evening walk at Connswater Community Greenway in East Belfast

    Friday 12th May
    Connswater Community Greenway
    Free

    Biggerféis Festival – Ardglass

    Friday 12th May
    Discover Ardglass, Bath Street, Ardglass

    Dog Agility at Mount Stewart

    Saturday 13th May
    Castle Ward
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Minnownurn Dander

    Saturday 13th May
    Minnowburn
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Geology Walk at Carrick–a–Rede

    Saturday 13th May
    Carrick–a–Rede
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Music at the Summer House

    Sunday 14th May
    Florence Court
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Corn Mill Bursts into Life

    Sunday 14th May
    Castle Ward
    Normal Admission, Members Free

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    Heritage & Philanthropy – Belfast Charitable Society and QUB, The Heritage Project

    Thursday 18th May
    Clifton House Belfast
    Free

    Candlelit Tour

    Friday 19th May
    Castle Coole
    Adult £10

    Public Good by Private Means?

    Friday 19th May
    The Performance Area, Linen Hall Library
    Free

    Geology Walk at Glenoe Waterfall

    Saturday 20th May
    Glenoe Waterfall
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Gilford Castle, Gilford Village – Vegetation Removal

    Sunday 21st May
    Gilford Castle
    Free

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    CEDaR Training Courses 2017

    Wednesday 24th May
    See table above
    See table above

    Next steps for renewable energy in the UK

    Thursday 25th May
    The Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DR
    See website for details

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    Soap Making Masterclass

    Saturday 27th May
    Rowallane Garden
    Adult £25

    Explore a Spring Garden

    Saturday 27th May
    Mount Stewart
    Adult £10 Child £5

    Geology Walk at White Park Bay

    Saturday 27th May
    White Park Bay
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Country Fair at Florence Court

    Sunday 28th May
    Florence Court
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart

    Sunday 28th May
    Mount Stewart
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    RFS NI Woodland Fair 2017

    Sunday 28th May
    Clandeboye Estate

    Cruise the Lough at Crom

    Monday 29th May
    Crom
    Adult £4, Child £2

    GIs at the Gaol!

    Monday 29th May
    Down County Museum
    Free

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    LIFE 2017 call for project proposals: A new opportunity for green jobs and growth

    Wednesday 31st May
    Brussels, Hotel Crown Plaza – Le Palace Plenary room
    Free

       

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    Mid Ulster Vintage Rally

    Saturday 3rd June
    Springhill Moneymore
    Adult £5, Child

    Car Bazaar

    Saturday 3rd June
    Mount Stewart
    Car £5, Van £10, Trailer £15

    Yogurt Popsicles Show

    Sunday 4th June
    Rowallane Garden
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Scenic Forest Walk

    Sunday 4th June
    Florence Court
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Ramble with our Ranger

    Sunday 4th June
    Castle Ward
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Dry Stone Walling

    Sunday 4th June
    Near Bryansford Village
    Free

    3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference

    Monday 5th June
    The SEC, Glasgow
    See website for details

    Biodiversity Training

    Tuesday 6th June
    Castle Espie, Portmore Lough
    see above

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    Moth Night

    Friday 9th June
    Crom
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Fishery Open Weekend

    Saturday 10th June
    Carrick–a–Rede
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Open Book

    Saturday 10th June
    Castle Ward
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Grass Roots Summer Outing

    Saturday 10th June
    TBC
    Free

    The Flaggy Shore

    Saturday 10th June
    Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy
    £10

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    Brexit – Implications for the Environment on the island of Ireland

    Friday 16th June
    Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk
    Free

    Orchid Walk

    Saturday 17th June
    Portstewart Strand
    Adult £2, Child £1

    Bee Curious at Oxford Island

    Saturday 17th June
    Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
    Free

    Whitehead Peregrine Watch

    Saturday 17th June
    Beach Road, Whitehead
    Free

    Garden Fair

    Sunday 18th June
    Springhill Moneymore
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Mid–Summer Walk

    Sunday 18th June
    Giant’s Causeway
    Adult £7, Child £7

    Rea’s Wood, Antrim – Himalayan Balsam Control

    Sunday 18th June
    Rea’s Wood Antrim
    Free

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    Social Investment Clinic

    Tuesday 20th June
    Linen Hall Library, Belfast
    Free

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    Ring of Gullion – Developing and managing recreation in protected areas

    Thursday 22nd June
    Ti Chulainn Centre, Ring of Gullion AONB
    £25 for two days, £15 for one day

    Developing a Legacy Fundraising Marketing Strategy

    Thursday 22nd June
    Clifton House, Belfast
    Free

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    Get Mellow in the Meadow

    Saturday 24th June
    Minnowburn
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Rock Pool Picnic

    Saturday 24th June
    Kearney
    Adult Free, Child £3

    Specialist Plant Fair

    Saturday 24th June
    Mount Stewart
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Outdoor Adventures

    Sunday 25th June
    Crom
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Jazz in the Garden

    Sunday 25th June
    Mount Stewart
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Marvellous Moths at Oxford Island

    Sunday 25th June
    Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
    £5.00 for adults, £2.50 for children

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    Sustainability and Planning for the Future

    Tuesday 27th June
    Ranfurly House, Tower Room, Dungannon
    Free

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    July

         

    Geology Walk at Portmuck

    Saturday 1st July
    Port Muck
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Go Wild with the Rangers

    Saturday 1st July
    Carrick–a–Rede
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Car Bazaar

    Saturday 1st July
    Mount Stewart
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Rubbish Art

    Saturday 1st July
    Murlough NNR
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Dusty’s Wildlife Rangers

    Saturday 1st July
    Various, see website for details
    See website for details

    Summer Music Sessions in the Drying Green

    Sunday 2nd July
    Castle Coole
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Lazy Sundays

    Sunday 2nd July
    The Argory, Moy
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Foster Green Hospital, South Belfast – Laurel Clearance

    Sunday 2nd July
    Foster Green Hospital, South Belfast
    Free

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    Powering the Electric and Low Emission Vehicle Future – Increasing Uptake, Opportunities for the Motor Industry & the Energy Grid

    Wednesday 5th July
    Adelaide House, London Bridge, London EC4R 9HA
    See website for details

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    Butterfly Safari

    Saturday 8th July
    Portstewart Strand
    Adult £2, Child £1, Member Adult £2, Child £1

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    Pirates Picnic

    Wednesday 12th July
    Castle Ward
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Teddy Bears Picnic

    Wednesday 12th July
    Mount Stewart
    Normal Admission, Members Free

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    Go Wild with the Rangers

    Friday 14th July
    Cushendun
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Geology Walk at Bloody Bridge

    Saturday 15th July
    Bloody Bridge
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

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    Bug Detectives

    Wednesday 19th July
    Mount Stewart
    £7.50 per participant

    We Want to Hear From You

    Thursday 20th July
    Castle Archdale
    Free

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    A Stroll in the Summer Garden

    Saturday 22nd July
    Mount Stewart
    Adult £10, Child £5

    Pop up Camping

    Saturday 22nd July
    Florence Court
    Two person tent £30

    Summer Music Series

    Sunday 23rd July
    Castle Ward
    Normal Admission, Members Free

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    Wildlife Trackers

    Wednesday 26th July
    Mount Stewart
    £7.50 per participant

    Legacy Fundraising Masterclass with Richard Radcliffe

    Thursday 27th July
    Ulster University, 25–51 York Street, Belfast BT15 1ED
    £25

    Woodland Craft Skills Day

    Friday 28th July
    Cushendun
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Have a go at: Bushcraft Fire

    Saturday 29th July
    Strangford Lough
    Adult Free, Child £3

    Magilligan BioBlitz

    Saturday 29th July
    Benone Tourist Complex

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    August

     

    Big Beach Art

    Tuesday 1st August
    Murlough NNR
    Normal Admission, Members Free

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    Go Wild with the Rangers

    Friday 4th August
    White Park Bay
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Go Batty at Ardress House

    Friday 4th August
    Ardress House, Portadown
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Car Bazaar

    Saturday 5th August
    Mount Stewart
    Car £5, Van £10, Trailer £15

    Music by the Lough

    Saturday 5th August
    Crom
    Adult £10

    Kite Festival at Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

    Saturday 5th August
    Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Hen Harrier Day

    Saturday 5th August
    Glenariff Forest Park
    Free

    Lazy Sundays

    Sunday 6th August
    The Argory, Moy
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Summer Music Series

    Sunday 6th August
    Castle Ward
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Capturing Our Coast: Volunteer Training Course Northern Ireland

    Sunday 6th August
    Coastal Zone, Portrush

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    Bug Detectives

    Wednesday 9th August
    Mount Stewart
    £7.50 per participant

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    Go Wild with the Rangers

    Friday 11th August
    Cushendun
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Batty Bonanza

    Friday 11th August
    Springhill Moneymore
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    50 Things at Kearney

    Saturday 12th August
    Kearney
    Adult Free, Child £3

    CraftFest 2017

    Saturday 12th August
    Castle Ward
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Family Fun Day

    Sunday 13th August
    Springhill Moneymore
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Bumblebee ID Training

    Sunday 13th August
    St Patrick’s Primary School, Glenariff
    Free

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    Wildlife Trackers – August at Mount Stewart

    Wednesday 16th August
    Mount Stewart
    £7.50 per participant

    Batty Chat at Crom

    Thursday 17th August
    Crom
    Adult £8, Child £4, Family £20, Member Adult £8, Child £4, Family £20

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    Geo–Bot Day

    Saturday 19th August
    Bloody Bridge
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Downhill’s Secret Garden

    Saturday 19th August
    Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Inishowen, County Donegal – Drystone Walling

    Saturday 19th August
    Inishowen, Co Donegal
    Free

    Open Day Ards Allotments

    Saturday 19th August
    Ards Allotments
    Free

    Brackfield Wood – Pack up your troubles, and your summer picnic, and smile!

    Saturday 19th August
    Brackfield Wood, 268 Glenshane Rd, Derry/Londonderry BT47 3SN
    Free

    Whale Watch

    Sunday 20th August
    Portmuck, Islandmagee
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

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    Leave No Trace Awareness Course

    Wednesday 23rd August
    Derrygonnelly Field Studies Council
    £45

    Leave No Trace Trainers Course

    Thursday 24th August
    Derrygonnelly
    Resident (Camping): £135

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    Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart

    Sunday 27th August
    Mount Stewart
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Honey Show

    Sunday 27th August
    Florence Court
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Sizzling Summer BBQ Day

    Monday 28th August
    Rowallane Garden
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Cruise the Lough

    Monday 28th August
    Crom
    Adult £4, Child £2

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    September

        

    To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Coca–Cola Coast Care Awards, Live Here Love Here are calling for you to nominate your Coastal and Inland Waterway Hero!

    Friday 1st September

    Castlerock Walk Fest

    Saturday 2nd September
    Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
    N/A

    Car Bazaar

    Saturday 2nd September
    Mount Stewart
    Car £5, Van £10, Trailer £15

    Autumn Book Fair at The Argory

    Saturday 2nd September
    The Argory, Moy
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Bushcraft for Beginners

    Saturday 2nd September
    Tollymore Field Studies Centre
    £35 including a packed lunch

    Rea’s Wood – Removal of Sycamore Trees in Wet–woodland

    Sunday 3rd September
    Rea’s Wood Antrim
    Free

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    Ards Beach Cleaning

    Saturday 9th September
    Strangford Lough meet at Portaferry
    No Charge

    NI Environment Week – Benburb Castle

    Saturday 9th September
    Benburb Castle
    Free

    NI Environment Week – Picnic with nature at Creggan Country Park

    Saturday 9th September
    Creggan Country Park

    NI Environment Week – The Park After Dark – Creggan Country Park

    Saturday 9th September
    Creggan Country Park

    NI Environment Week – Walk on the wild side – Creggan Country Park

    Saturday 9th September
    Creggan Country Park

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    NI Environment Week – Brexit: The Future of the Environment in NI

    Monday 11th September
    Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
    Free

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    NI Environment Week – Batty about bats!

    Wednesday 13th September
    Rathfern Community Centre, Knockenagh Avenue, Carnmoney

    NI Environment Week – Get your hands dirty!

    Thursday 14th September
    Various
    Free

    NI Environment Week – Creggan Heritage Trail for 50+ groups

    Thursday 14th September
    Creggan Country Park

    NI Environment Week – Power from the Planet – Creggan Country Park

    Friday 15th September
    Creggan Country Park

    Hedge Fun

    Saturday 16th September
    Minnowburn
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Wildlife Tracking

    Saturday 16th September
    Tollymore Field Studies Centre
    £45 including lunch

    NI Environment Week – Food from the Hills, Colin Allotments Healthy Living Centre

    Saturday 16th September
    Colin Allotments Healthy Living Centre
    £5 per person (Belfast Hills Friends discounted rate of £3)

    MCS Beachwatch

    Sunday 17th September
    Murlough NNR
    No Charge

    Foraging for Wild Foods and Medicine

    Sunday 17th September
    Tollymore Field Studies Centre
    £40

    Killard Point near Strangford – Beachwatch

    Sunday 17th September
    Killard Point
    Free

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    Blue Opportunities: The Marine Economy in the NPA

    Thursday 21st September
    Marine Institute, Rinville West, Oranmore, Galway
    Free

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    Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart

    Sunday 24th September
    Mount Stewart
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Cultural Sow, Grow, Munch – Cultural Cuisine and Indoor Gardening Course

    Monday 25th September
    Contact Kerry for more information

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    Brexit: Debating the Way Forward for Agriculture and the Environment in Northern Ireland

    Friday 29th September
    CAFRE, Greenmount Campus, 45 Tirgracy Rd, BT41 4PS
    Free

    Red Squirrel Day

    Saturday 30th September
    Mount Stewart
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Tea Blending

    Saturday 30th September
    Rowallane Garden
    Normal Admission, Members Free

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    Scrub Clearance and Hedge Management

    Sunday 1st October
    Slievenacloy Nature Reserve
    Free

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    Presentation on Invasive Species in the Glens of Antrim

    Wednesday 11th October
    St Mary’s Parish Centre, Cushendall, Co. Antrim
    Free

    Tackling the Decline in Pollinating Insects: Boosting Community Partnerships and Engagement Nationwide

    Thursday 12th October
    Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, London
    See website for details

    Belfast Sustainability Network – Sustainability Social

    Thursday 12th October
    Sweet Afton Bar & Kitchen, Brunswick Street, Belfast BT2 7GE
    Free

    One enchanted evening at Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus

    Friday 13th October
    Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus
    £5 per child; adults go free

    Outdoor Learning in the Early Years

    Saturday 14th October
    Tollymore Field Studies Centre
    Resident: £135, Non Resident £99

    Grass Roots AGM

    Saturday 14th October
    Newtownbreada Presbyterian Church Hall, Ormeau Road, Belfast
    Free

    Red Squirrel Walks in Slieve Gullion Forest Park

    Saturday 14th October
    Slieve Gullion Forest Park, 89 Drumintee Road Killeavy, Newry, Co. Armagh BT35 8SW
    Free

    Cregagh Wood Walk and Hide Visit

    Saturday 14th October
    Cregagh Wood – Meet at St Patrick’s Church
    Free

    Pond Improvement

    Sunday 15th October
    Rea’s Wood Antrim
    Free

    Bird Ringing Demonstration

    Sunday 15th October
    Forest Rd, Forkhill
    Free

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    Red Squirrel Talk

    Tuesday 17th October
    Cushendall Library
    Free

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    FuSIon Fest – The Social Innovation Festival

    Thursday 19th October
    See website for details
    Free

    Environment, Farming & Social Policy: Towards an integrated food strategy in Northern Ireland

    Friday 20th October
    Queens University Belfast, Canada Room, Lanyon Building, University Road, Belfast
    Free

    Ballycastle Forest Walk

    Saturday 21st October
    Ballycastle Forest Park
    Free

    Life on the Lough

    Saturday 21st October
    Mount Stewart
    Free – Donations Welcome

    Brent Watch

    Saturday 21st October
    Strangford Lough – Greyabbey Carpark
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Ghost and Gourds Spook–tacular

    Saturday 21st October
    Rowallane Garden
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Autumn Pumpkinfest

    Saturday 21st October
    Castle Ward
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Squirrel Information

    Sunday 22nd October
    Laragh Lodge – Glenariff Forest Park
    Free

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    Half–Term Hallowe’en Fest

    Thursday 26th October
    The Argory, Moy
    Normal Admission, Members Free

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    Mexican Day of the Dead

    Saturday 28th October
    Giant’s Causeway
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Hallowe’en Fun

    Saturday 28th October
    Mount Stewart
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Poison Chocolate Apple Dunking

    Saturday 28th October
    Rowallane Garden
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Woodland Management

    Sunday 29th October
    Saintfield Estate, Saintfield Co Down
    Free

    Glenarm Forest Walk

    Sunday 29th October
    Glenarm Forest Park
    Free

    Hallowe’en Fest and Craft Fair

    Sunday 29th October
    Florence Court
    Normal Admission, Members Free

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    Storytelling by the Fire

    Friday 3rd November
    Florence Court
    Adult £15

    Autumn Garden Walk

    Saturday 4th November
    Mount Stewart
    Adult £10, Child £5

    Jo’s Walks — The building of Murlough: Part 1

    Saturday 4th November
    Murlough NNR, Keel Point, Dundrum entrance
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

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    Changing Landscapes: Protecting the environment in a new Europe

    Monday 6th November
    Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

    Heritage Angel Awards 2017 – Featuring ‘Heritage in Song’!

    Tuesday 7th November
    Grand Opera House, Belfast BT12 4GN
    Free

    ESRC Festival of Social Science – SMEs meeting the climate change challenge

    Tuesday 7th November
    110 Victoria Street, Belfast BT1 3GN
    See website for details

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    Key issues for energy policy in Northern Ireland: security of supply, the single energy market and the future for renewables

    Thursday 9th November
    TBC, Belfast
    See website for details

    The Future of the UK Environment: delivering health and wellbeing over the next 25 years

    Thursday 9th November
    Aston University, Birmingham
    See website for details

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    BTO NI Conference

    Saturday 11th November
    Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
    see above

    Path Maintenance & Scrub Control

    Sunday 12th November
    Bog Meadows Nature Reserve Belfast
    Free

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    How GDPR will impact your organisation

    Friday 17th November
    Rural Community Network, 38a Oldtown Street, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone BT80 8EF
    Free

    Innovative Learning using GIS, ICT and Fieldwork

    Saturday 18th November
    Tollymore Field Studies Centre
    £45 including lunch

    Have a go: Dry Stone Walling

    Saturday 18th November
    Strangford Lough
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Creative Writing Workshop

    Saturday 18th November
    Mount Stewart
    £19

    Family Festive Film Fun

    Saturday 18th November
    Rowallane Garden
    Normal Admission, Members Free

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    UK Farming and the Environment Post–Brexit

    Tuesday 21st November
    TBC, Central London
    See website for details

    BRICK Workshop 33, Hillsborough Castle

    Tuesday 21st November
    Hillsborough Castle
    £19, bursaries available

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    ASCENT Workshop

    Thursday 23rd November
    Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, 32 Hilltown Road, Bryansford, Newcastle
    Free

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    NIEA Conference on Water Framework Directive – Future Partnerships

    Saturday 25th November
    College of Agriculture Food & Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Greenmount Campus, 45 Tirgracy Road, Antrim BT41 4PS
    Free

    Crafted

    Saturday 25th November
    Castle Ward
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Hedge Maintenance

    Sunday 26th November
    Gilford Castle, Gilford Co Armagh
    Free

    World Forum on Natural Capital 2017

    Monday 27th November
    Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh
    See website for details

    Scrub Clearance & Conserving the Cryptic Wood White Butterfly

    Monday 27th November
    Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
    Free

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    Action Renewables Energy Association – Hydrogen Economy Seminar

    Wednesday 29th November
    The Doyen, 829 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7GY
    See website for details

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    Christmas Fair at The Argory

    Saturday 2nd December
    The Argory, Moy
    Normal Admission, Members Free

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    Air Pollution in the UK Post–Brexit – Tackling air pollution and delivering a cleaner, greener and healthier future for the UK

    Tuesday 5th December
    TBC, Central London
    See website for details

    NIEL AGM 2017 & GDPR Information Session

    Wednesday 6th December
    Window on Wildlife (WOW), Belfast
    Free

    Santa’s Magical Kingdom at The Argory

    Thursday 7th December
    The Argory, Moy
    Adult £7 Child £15

    Navigating the Future – Inland Waterways Development

    Thursday 7th December
    Waterfront Hall, Belfast
    See flyer for details

    Fermanagh Choral Society Christmas Concerts

    Friday 8th December
    Castle Coole
    Adult £15

    Yuletide Market at Rowallane

    Saturday 9th December
    Rowallane Garden
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Have a go: Coppicing

    Saturday 9th December
    Strangford Lough
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Magical Christmas

    Saturday 9th December
    Castle Coole
    Adult £5, Child £15

    Belfast’s First Repair Café

    Saturday 9th December
    Farset Labs, Belfast
    Free

    Path Maintenance & Scrub Control

    Sunday 10th December
    Balloo Wetland & Woodland, Bangor
    Free

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    Dec out your Gingerbread Man

    Saturday 16th December
    Rowallane Garden
    Normal Admission, Members Free, Donations Welcome

    Christmas Social Event

    Sunday 17th December
    Members House
    N/K

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