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    Jun 2019 right left

         

    Celebrating Forty Years of Grass Roots

    Saturday 1st June
    Saintfield Estate
    Free

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    Whiterocks Sand Dunes, near Portrush – Bracken Control

    Sunday 9th June
    Whiterocks Sand Dunes near Portrush
    Free

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    BioBlitz – Castlewellan Forest

    Friday 14th June
    Castlewellan Forest Park
    Free

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    BioBlitz – Jubilee Farm

    Friday 21st June
    Jubilee Farm, 50 Glenburn Rd, Glynn, Larne BT40 3JY
    Free

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    Rea’s Wood, Antrim – Himalayan Balsam Control

    Sunday 23rd June
    Rea’s Wood Antrim
    Free

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    2018

    Previous Month

    January

    New Year’s Day Winter Walk

    Monday 1st January
    Mount Stewart
    Adult £10, Child £5

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    Historic Garden Restoration

    Sunday 7th January
    Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh
    Free

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    Have a go: Hedge laying

    Saturday 20th January
    Mount Stewart
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Meadow Management

    Sunday 21st January
    Balloo Wetland & Woodland, Bangor
    Free

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    Action Renewables Energy Association (AREA) – The Opportunities in Energy Storage

    Tuesday 23rd January
    The Doyen, 829 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7GY
    £66

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    Griddle Baking

    Saturday 27th January
    Rowallane Garden
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Get Stuck In at Murlough

    Sunday 28th January
    Murlough NNR
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

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    February

       

    Snowdrop Strolls

    Thursday 1st February
    Rowallane Garden
    Normal Admission, Members Free

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    Snowdrop Walks

    Saturday 3rd February
    Springhill, Moneymore
    Normal Admission Members Free

    Snowdrop Walks

    Saturday 3rd February
    The Argory, Moy
    Normal Admission Members Free

    Path Edging and Bird Count

    Saturday 3rd February
    Comber Greenway
    Free

    Pond Improvement

    Sunday 4th February
    Rea’s Wood Antrim
    Free

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    Rethinking Engagement – A Dialogue Approach

    Wednesday 7th February
    Holywell Diversecity Community Partnership Building, 10–12 Bishop St, Derry

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    NI Science Festival 2018

    Thursday 15th February
    Various, see website for details
    See website for details

    Brexit, Climate and Energy Policy

    Thursday 15th February
    Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
    Free

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    Nest Fest

    Saturday 17th February
    Springhill, Moneymore
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Woodland walk at Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road

    Saturday 17th February
    Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road
    Free

    Scrub Clearance

    Sunday 18th February
    Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
    Free

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    Priorities for Transport Infrastructure in Northern Ireland

    Tuesday 20th February
    Radisson Blu Hotel, The Gasworks, 3 Cromac P lace, Ormeau Road, Belfast
    See website for details

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    Water Northern Ireland Conference 2018

    Thursday 22nd February
    Crowne Plaza Belfast, 117 Milltown Road, Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast BT8 7XP
    Contact connor@nienvironmentlink.org for details

    Shifting Shores Wave 2 seminar

    Thursday 22nd February
    Olympic Suite, Titanic Belfast

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    Grassroots Social Event in Belfast

    Saturday 24th February
    TBC
    Free

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    March

       
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    Hedge Planting

    Sunday 4th March
    Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
    Free

    Belfast Festival of Learning

    Monday 5th March
    Various, see programme for details
    Free

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    Woodland Management – Saintfield Estate

    Sunday 18th March
    Saintfield Estate, Saintfield
    Free

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    The Rivers Trust Spring Conference 2018

    Wednesday 21st March
    Iveagh House, Saint Stephen’s Green, Dublin
    Free

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    NI Allotment and Community Garden Forum

    Saturday 24th March
    MACCA Centre, Omagh

    Easter Fun At Monkstown Wood

    Saturday 24th March
    Monkstown Wood, Newtownabbey
    See website for details

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    Outdoor Recreation & Your Community

    Tuesday 27th March
    An Creagán Centre, County Tyrone

    EU Funding for Sustainable Development – Project Ideas Lab

    Wednesday 28th March
    Sustainable NI, Bradford Court, Upper Galwally, Belfast BT8 6RB
    Free

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    April

          
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    Coppicing Small Trees

    Sunday 8th April
    Knockbracken Allotments, South Belfast
    Free

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    Integrated Water Management and Sustainable Drainage

    Wednesday 11th April
    QUB, Medical Biology Centre, Lecture Room 2, Ground Floor, Lisburn Road, Belfast
    Free

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    Our Earth, Our Future: to mine or to mind?

    Saturday 14th April
    Greenvale Hotel & Restaurant, 57 Drum Road, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone
    See website for details

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    Path Maintenance

    Sunday 22nd April
    Bog Meadows Nature Reserve Belfast
    Free

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    Making Mitigation Work

    Thursday 26th April
    Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin
    £45 – £160

    LIFE Information Day – Dublin

    Friday 27th April
    Dublin
    Free

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    May

     
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    Community Places Free Planning Advice

    Wednesday 2nd May
    Community Places, 2 Downshire Place, Belfast BT2 7JQ
    Free

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    Dry Stone Walling

    Sunday 6th May
    Mourne Mountains
    Free

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    Belfast Roadshow on Sustainable Development Goals

    Tuesday 8th May
    Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, 3 Cromac Quay, Ormeau Gasworks, Belfast BT7 2JD
    Free

    Sustainable NI Carbon Management Training

    Wednesday 9th May
    Parliament Buildings, Belfast
    See above

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    An Evening Walk in Spring

    Saturday 12th May
    Belfast Area
    Free

    Guided bluebell walk at Prehen Wood

    Sunday 13th May
    Prehen Wood, Derry~Londonderry
    Free

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    Bluebell Stroll with the Ranger

    Saturday 19th May
    Murlough NNR
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Glenoe Geology Walk

    Saturday 19th May
    Glenoe Waterfall
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh – Historic Garden Restoration

    Sunday 20th May
    Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
    Free

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    Carbon Management Course

    Wednesday 23rd May
    Inspire Business Park, Newtownards
    £225 (No VAT to pay)

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    Country Fair

    Sunday 27th May
    Florence Court
    Normal Admission Members Free

    Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart

    Sunday 27th May
    Mount Stewart
    Normal Admission Members Free

    Cruise the Lough

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

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    June

        
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    Mid Ulster Vintage Rally

    Saturday 2nd June
    Springhill, Moneymore
    Adult £5, Child £2, Members Free

    Car Bazaar

    Saturday 2nd June
    Mount Stewart
    Car £5, Van £30, Trailer £15

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    Scenic Forest Walk

    Monday 4th June
    Florence Court
    Normal Admission, Members Free

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    Portmuck Geology Walk

    Saturday 9th June
    Portmuck, Co Antrim
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    The World of Moths

    Sunday 10th June
    Murlough NNR
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

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    Launch Event – INTERREG VA Collaborative Action for the Natura Network Project (CANN)

    Tuesday 12th June
    Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan
    Free

    FSC Tollymore Teacher Training

    Tuesday 12th June
    FSC Tollymore, Co. Down
    £40

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    Moyola Waterfoot Nature Reserve – Himalayan Balsam Control

    Sunday 17th June
    Moyola Waterfoot Nature Reerve
    Free

    Wild in the Park: Falcons and Friends

    Sunday 17th June
    Carnfunnock Country Park
    Free

    International Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2018

    Monday 18th June
    See website for details
    See website for details

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    Specialist Plant Fair

    Saturday 23rd June
    Mount Stewart
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Grass Roots Summer Outing

    Saturday 23rd June
    Downpatrick Area
    TBC

    Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart

    Sunday 24th June
    Mount Stewart
    Normal Admission, Members Free

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    Fossil Hunting

    Friday 29th June
    Carrick–a–Rede
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Jump in Muddy Puddles Day

    Friday 29th June
    Carnfunnock Country Park
    Free

    Ragwort Challenge

    Saturday 30th June
    Murlough NNR
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    July

          

    Garden Fair

    Sunday 1st July
    Springhill, Moneymore
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Outdoor Adventures at Crom

    Sunday 1st July
    Crom
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh – Historic Garden Restoration

    Sunday 1st July
    Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh
    Free

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    Explore more with a Ranger

    Wednesday 4th July
    Florence Court
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Creatures of Crom

    Thursday 5th July
    Crom
    Normal Admission, Members Free

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    Music by the Lake – Midnight Graffiti

    Saturday 7th July
    Crom
    Adult £10, Member Adult £10

    Car Bazaar

    Saturday 7th July
    Mount Stewart
    Car £5, Van £10, Trailer £15

    Rock Pool Picnic

    Saturday 7th July
    Strangford Lough
    Adult Free, Child £5, Member Adult Free, Child £3

    Jo’s Walks: Duneland Flowers

    Saturday 7th July
    Murlough NNR
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Music in the Park

    Sunday 8th July
    Castle Coole
    Normal Admission, Members Free

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    Explore more with a Ranger

    Wednesday 11th July
    Florence Court
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Pirates’ Picnic

    Thursday 12th July
    Castle Ward
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Teddy Bears’ Picnic

    Thursday 12th July
    Mount Stewart
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Creatures of Crom

    Thursday 12th July
    Crom
    Normal Admission, Members Free

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    Butterfly Safari 1

    Saturday 14th July
    Portstewart Strand
    Adult £2, Child £1, Member Adult £2, Child £1

    Celebrating and reflecting on the Aarhus Convention on its 20th anniversary

    Saturday 14th July
    The Honourable Society of King’s Inns, Henrietta St, Inns Quay, Dublin 1

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    Explore more with a Ranger

    Wednesday 18th July
    Florence Court
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Bug Detectives

    Wednesday 18th July
    Mount Stewart
    £8 per participant

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    A Stroll in the Summer Garden

    Sunday 22nd July
    Mount Stewart
    Adult £20.50, Child £10.25, Member Adut £10 Child £5

    Summer Music Series

    Sunday 22nd July
    Castle Ward
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    The Future of Environmental Governance in Northern Ireland

    Monday 23rd July
    Queen’s University Belfast School of Law, Moot Court Room, Main Site Tower, Belfast BT7 1NN
    Free

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    Wildlife Trackers

    Wednesday 25th July
    Mount Stewart
    £8 per participant

    Explore more with a Ranger

    Wednesday 25th July
    Florence Court
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Creatures of Crom

    Thursday 26th July
    Crom
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Go Wild with the Rangers

    Friday 27th July
    Cushendun
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Butterfly Safari II

    Saturday 28th July
    Portstewart Strand
    Adult £2, Child £1, Member Adult £2, Child £1

    Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart

    Sunday 29th July
    Mount Stewart
    Normal Admission, Members Free

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    August

      

    Lough Erne Heritage Regatta

    Wednesday 1st August
    Crom
    Regetta race entry £5 per team. Normal Admission, Members Free

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    Woodland Craft Skills Day

    Friday 3rd August
    Cushendun
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Go Batty

    Friday 3rd August
    Ardress House, Portadown
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Kite Festival at Downhill Demesne

    Saturday 4th August
    Downhill Demesne
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Jo’s Walks: Heathland Flowers

    Saturday 4th August
    Murlough NNR
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Car Bazaar

    Saturday 4th August
    Mount Stewart
    Car £5, Van £10, Trailer £15

    Lazy Sundays at The Argory

    Sunday 5th August
    The Argory, Moy
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Summer Music Series at Castle Ward

    Sunday 5th August
    Castle Ward
    Normal Admission, Members Free

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    Bug Detectives

    Wednesday 8th August
    Mount Stewart
    £8 per participant

    Explore more with a Ranger

    Wednesday 8th August
    Florence Court
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Creatures of Crom

    Thursday 9th August
    Crom
    Normal Admission, Members Free

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    Go Wild with the Rangers

    Saturday 11th August
    White Park Bay
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Music by The Lake – Hand Me Downs

    Saturday 11th August
    Crom
    Adult £10, Member Adult £10

    Craft Fest 2018

    Saturday 11th August
    Castle Ward
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Butterfly Safari III

    Saturday 11th August
    Portstewart Strand
    Adult £2, Child £1, Member Adult £2, Child £1

    Family Fun Day

    Sunday 12th August
    Springhill, Moneymore
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Music Sundays

    Sunday 12th August
    Downhill Demesne
    Normal Admission, Members Free

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    Explore more with a Ranger

    Wednesday 15th August
    Florence Court
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Wildlife Trackers

    Wednesday 15th August
    Mount Stewart
    £8 per participant

    Batty Chat at Crom

    Thursday 16th August
    Crom
    Adult £8, Child £4, Family £20

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    Whale Watch

    Saturday 18th August
    Portmuck, Co Antrim
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Downhill Secret Garden

    Saturday 18th August
    Downhill Demesne
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Lough Erne Heritage Regatta

    Saturday 18th August
    Crom
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Inishowen, County Donegal – Drystone Walling

    Saturday 18th August
    Inishowen, County Donegal
    TBC

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    Batty Bonanza

    Friday 24th August
    Springhill, Moneymore
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Mount Stewart Conservations Festival

    Saturday 25th August
    Mount Stewart
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Honey Show

    Sunday 26th August
    Florence Court
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Cruise the Lough

    Monday 27th August
    Crom
    Adult £4, Child £2

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    September

         
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    Meadow Management & Woodland Glade Clearance

    Sunday 2nd September
    Straidkilly Nature Reserve, Glenarm, Co Antrim
    Free

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    Grey Abbey House Open Day

    Saturday 8th September
    Grey Abbey House, Co. Down
    £5

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    NI Open Government Conference: Transparency for Accountability

    Thursday 13th September
    Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5EE
    Free

    Nature Nearby: Planning Biophilic Cities

    Thursday 13th September
    Room 0G/017, Maths and Physics Teaching Centre, Queen’s University Belfast BT7 1NN
    Free

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    Beachwatch – A Beach Near Strandford

    Sunday 16th September
    Strangford, Co–Down
    Free

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    NI Environment Week – Red Squirrel Hide Opening

    Saturday 22nd September
    The hide is located on the Cady Road just of the A2 Loughareema Rd Cushendun, Glendun

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    NI Environment Week – Woodland Exploration

    Monday 24th September
    Kilbroney Centre, Rostrevor

    NI Environment Week – Creating a Woodland Walk

    Monday 24th September
    Camphill Community Glencraig, 4 Seahill Road, Holywood

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    NI Environment Week – Productive Woodlands Conference

    Wednesday 26th September
    Glenarm Estate, Co. Antrim

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    NI Environment Week – Valuing the Marine Environment in Northern Ireland

    Friday 28th September
    WWT Castle Espie, 78 Ballydrain Road, Comber BT23 6EA
    Free

    Butterfly Conservation – Trevor Boyd Memorial Lecture

    Friday 28th September
    The Ulster Museum, Belfast
    Free

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    Woodland Management – Saintfield Estate

    Sunday 30th September
    Saintfield Estate
    Free

          

    October

    International Healthy Cities Conference 2018

    Monday 1st October
    See programme for details
    See website for details

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    Do you love where you live? Come along to a workshop on Binevenagh and Coastal Lowlands area!

    Wednesday 3rd October
    Magilligan Field Centre, Seacoast Road, Limavady
    Free

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    Grass Roots AGM 2018

    Saturday 6th October
    Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church Hall, Ormeau Road, Belfast
    Free

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    Harvest Month

    Saturday 13th October
    Springhill, Moneymore
    Adult £5.90, Child £2.95

    Autumn tales at Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus

    Saturday 13th October
    Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus
    £5 per child; £1 per accompanying adult

    Clearance of Pine & Rhododendron

    Sunday 14th October
    Ballynahone Bog Nature Reserve, near Maghera, Co Londonderry
    Free

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    Overhead and Underfoot – The Second World War Legacies around the Lough

    Tuesday 16th October
    The Old Courthouse, Market Square, Antrim
    Free

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    Creating active and liveable environments – Enhancing the interface between research, policy and practice

    Thursday 18th October

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    City2Sea: Pathways for Litter Conference

    Monday 22nd October
    The Guildhall, Guildhall Street, Derry~Londonderry BT48 6DQ
    See registration form above for details

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    The Big Sweep

    Saturday 3rd November
    North Road steps or Billy Neill crossing on The Comber Greenway
    N/A

    Hedge Maintenance

    Sunday 4th November
    Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
    N/A

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    Green Key Eco–certification for the hospitality industry

    Thursday 8th November
    Allstate NI Belfast, 10 Mays Meadow, Belfast BT1 3PH
    Free

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    BTO Northern Ireland Birdwatchers’ Conference 2018

    Saturday 10th November
    Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
    £23 per person if you book and pay by 31 October and £25 after that date

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    Webinar – The Sustainable Development Goals in Action: Better Retail, Better World

    Monday 12th November
    Online
    Free

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    Getting Our Act Together: Human Rights, Our Environment & Brexit

    Wednesday 14th November
    Green Room, The Black Box, Belfast
    Free

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    Scrub Clearance

    Sunday 18th November
    Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
    No Charge

    Family Festive Film Fun

    Sunday 18th November
    Rowallen Garden
    Adult £7.00, Child £3.50, Family £17.50

    Agriculture & Animal Welfare Post–Brexit

    Monday 19th November
    Leigh Day, Priory House, 25 St John’s Lane, London EC1M 4LB
    Free

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    Is Local Democracy Working in Northern Ireland?

    Saturday 24th November
    Clifton House, 2 North Queen Street, Belfast BT15 1ES
    Free

    Christmas Craft Fair

    Saturday 24th November
    Castle Ward
    Normal Admission

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    December

         
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    Hedge & Garden Maintenance

    Sunday 2nd December
    Derryanvil, near Portadown
    N/A

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    NIEL AGM 2018

    Tuesday 4th December
    Window on Wildlife (WOW), Belfast
    Free

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    Making Environmentally Friendly Christmas Decorations

    Saturday 15th December
    South Belfast
    N/K

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