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Aug 2019 right left

   
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CEDaR Training Course – Lake Habitats

Friday 2nd August
Blessingbourne Estate

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Inishowen, County Donegal – Drystone Walling

Friday 9th August
Inishowen, County Donegal
TBC

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CEDaR Training Course – Invasive Species

Wednesday 21st August
Cultra Manor, UFTM

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Previous Month

2015

Previous Month

January

   

New Year’s Resolution – Get Fit

Thursday 1st January
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

New Year’s Day Winter Woodland Walk

Thursday 1st January
Mount Stewart
Adult £10 Child £3 Family £22.

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Marks of Time–the Buildings of Derry~Londonderry

Friday 9th January
Pat Collins reading room at Waterman House, 5–33 Hill Street, Belfast
Free

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Septic Tanks – all you need to know

Monday 19th January
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, 1a Bank Parade, Newry, BT35 6HP
Free

Copeland Shearwaters – 60 years of recording and tracking Manx Shearwaters on CBO

Tuesday 20th January
Ulster Museum
Free

Farm Nutrient Management Planning with Graeme Campbell

Tuesday 20th January
Glens Hotel, Cushendall
Free

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Burns and Benandonner Weekend

Saturday 24th January
Giants Causeway Visitor Centre
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Improving Governance

Tuesday 27th January
Rural Community Network, Cookstown
Free

Soil Structure & Drainage with John Courtney

Tuesday 27th January
Hunters Bar, Ballyvoy, Ballycastle
Free

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Introduction to Aphis with Zara Morrison

Thursday 29th January
Cross & Passion College, Ballycastle
Free

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Be Wild about Wildlife – Beginner Birding

Saturday 31st January
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Have a go at Hedgelaying

Saturday 31st January
Strangford Lough
Free

February

      
01

Renewables on the Farm with David Trimble

Monday 2nd February
Limavady Rugby Club
Free

03

Rush Control with Graeme Campbell (CAFE) & Rebecca Allen (Water Catchment Partnership)

Wednesday 4th February
Mariners Bar, Waterfoot
Free

05

The Archaeology of the Ballycastle Collieries, Ireland’s Oldest Coal Fields

Friday 6th February
Pat Collins reading room at Waterman House, 5–33 Hill Street, Belfast
Free

Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 7th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Industry along the Lagan

Saturday 7th February
Island Civic Centre, Lisburn
£9.00

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Landscape Futures Northern Ireland: Building a United Community

Monday 9th February
The Long Gallery, Stormont, Parliament Buildings, Belfast
Free

Farming in the Hills and Uplands

Monday 9th February
Glenlough Community Centre, Carnlough
Free

Farm Nutrient Management Planning with Graeme Campbell

Tuesday 10th February
Limavady Rugby Club
Free

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Introduction to Aphis with Zara Morrison

Monday 16th February
North West Regional College – Limavady Campus
Free

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NI Science Festival 2015

Thursday 19th February
Various
Contact Chris McCreery for details

Beef Shorthorn for Uplands

Thursday 19th February
Glenmona House, Cushendun
Free

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Soil Nutirent Computer Session

Tuesday 24th February
Cross & Passion College, Ballycastle
Free

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Turing Lecture

Thursday 26th February
Belfast City Hall
N/A

SEUPB Pre–Application Development Workshops PEACE and INTERREG Programme (2014–2020)

Thursday 26th February
Various, see website for details
Free

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March

      
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Farm Nutrient Computer Session

Tuesday 3rd March
North West Regional College – Limavady Campus
Free

Peregrines, Pesticides and Politics

Wednesday 4th March
Ulster Museum, Stranmillis Road
£1 for NIOC members, £3 for non–members

Eco–Schools 20th Anniversary Celebration Event

Thursday 5th March
Meadowbank Sports Arena, Magherafelt
Free

Lost Industrial Archaeology of the Mournes

Friday 6th March
Pat Collins reading room at Waterman House, 5–33 Hill Street, Belfast
Free

Northern Ireland Bat Conference

Friday 6th March
Drummond Hotel, Ballykelly
Free

Free Open Day

Saturday 7th March
Various
No charge, donations welcome

Fermanagh Places

Saturday 7th March
Florence Court, Castle Coole and Crom
No charge, donations welcome

In the Valley of Giants

Saturday 7th March
Meet at Shaw’s Bridge Car Park
Free

Northern Ireland Raptor Study Group (NIRSG) Annual Conference

Saturday 7th March
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island National Nature Reserve, Craigavon, Co. Armagh, BT66 6NJ
£20

Northern Ireland Raptor Study Group Conference

Saturday 7th March
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
£20 which includes tea/coffee and lunch

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Feeling the Heat: How climate change is driving extreme weather in the developing world

Tuesday 10th March
Room 115, Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast
Free

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Traditional Irish Music at Mussenden Temple

Saturday 14th March
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Adult £18, Child £18

St Patrick’s Day Festival

Saturday 14th March
Giant’s Causeway
Normal Admission, Members Free

Daffodil Danders

Saturday 14th March
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Mother’s Day – Historical Cream Tea

Sunday 15th March
Castle Ward
Adult £16, Child £10

Mother’s Day Tea Party

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

Shamrock Shenanigans

Sunday 15th March
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Saint Patrick’s Day Walk

Tuesday 17th March
Castle Ward
Free

St Patrick’s Day at Castle Ward

Tuesday 17th March
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Leprechaun Hunt

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

Informing Local Development Plans – Delivering certainty for communities and investors

Wednesday 18th March
Riddel Hall, Queens University Belfast, Stranmillis
£115, NIEL Members can avail of the discounted rate.

MAMBO 2 Conference

Thursday 19th March
Marine Court Hotel, Bangor
£80 + VAT

Innovation – Development, Design, Delivery

Thursday 19th March
NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GB
N/A

The Irish Heritage Trust, the story so far

Friday 20th March
Pat Collins reading room at Waterman House, 5–33 Hill Street, Belfast
Free

Spring Book Fair

Saturday 21st March
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Rhododendron Ramble and Roast

Sunday 22nd March
Mount Stewart
Adult £15 Child £8

Space & Place Information Seminars

Monday 23rd March
Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown
Free

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Biodiversity Training – Introduction to ground dwelling insects and other invertebrates

Thursday 26th March
Belvoir Forest Education Room

Outdoor Recreation Networking Event

Friday 27th March
Greenmount Agricultural College
£15

Spring Guided Walk

Saturday 28th March
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Easter Egg Trail at Springhill

Monday 30th March
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Egg Trail at The Argory, Moy

Monday 30th March
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

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April

  
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The Geoarchaeology of County Down’s High Crosses and Round Towers

Friday 3rd April
Pat Collins reading room at Waterman House, 5–33 Hill Street, Belfast
Free

Wellbrook Beetling Mill Easter Egg Trail

Friday 3rd April
Wellbrook Beetling Mill
Normal Admission, Members Free

Mount Stewart Easter Egg Trail

Friday 3rd April
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Ardress House Easter Egg Trail

Friday 3rd April
Ardress House
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter at the Barn in Castle Ward

Friday 3rd April
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Craft Demonstrations

Friday 3rd April
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Hunt at Murlough NNR

Saturday 4th April
Murlough NNR
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Madness at Castle Coole

Sunday 5th April
Castle Coole
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Egg–stravaganza at Crom

Sunday 5th April
Crom
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Sunday Treasure Trails at Florence Court

Sunday 5th April
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Sunday Celebrations at Giant’s Causeway

Sunday 5th April
Giant’s Causeway
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Fair at Castle Ward

Sunday 5th April
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Egg Trails at Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Sunday 5th April
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Cot Cruise at Crom

Monday 6th April
Crom
Adult £4, Child £2

Easter Monday Fun Day at Florence Court

Monday 6th April
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Chick Trail

Tuesday 7th April
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Spring into Action for the Beach Clean

Saturday 11th April
Murlough NNR
Free

Dawn Chorus

Saturday 11th April
Meet at Ramada Plaza Hotel foyer
£8.50

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CIfA 2015 Conference

Wednesday 15th April
Mercure Holland Hotel, Cardiff
See website for details

Ranger Round–Up

Wednesday 15th April
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free,Additional charge for ranger activity, £5 per child.

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Paws in the Park

Saturday 18th April
Castle Coole
Normal Admission, Members Free

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A Real Buzz

Thursday 23rd April
Meet at Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady
Free

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Foraging for Spring Greens

Saturday 25th April
Meet at Downhill Forest
Free

Forage in the Forest

Saturday 25th April
Meet at Lagan Valley Regional Park Visitor Centre
£6

Four Peaks Challenge

Sunday 26th April
Divis and the Black Mountain
Adult £3,

Jazz in the Gardens

Sunday 26th April
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Victorian Tea Party

Sunday 26th April
The Argory
Adult £15 (includes estate admission) Member Adult £10

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On the move – A conference about cycling and connectivity

Thursday 30th April
Reception Room, Belfast City Hall, Belfast
£50, free for CIVINET UK & Ireland members

  

May

    

Rediscovering the Lost Town and Gardens of Dunluce Castle

Friday 1st May
Pat Collins reading room at Waterman House, 5–33 Hill Street, Belfast
Free

Spring Discover Morning

Friday 1st May
Meet at Belvoir Park Forest car park
Free

EU funding opportunities for NI

Friday 1st May
Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings, Stormont
Free

Bluebell walk in Nugent’s Wood, Portaferry

Saturday 2nd May
Strangford Lough
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Behind the Scenes – Bluebell Walks

Saturday 2nd May
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Normal Admission, Members Free

Spring Plant Fair at Rowallane Garden

Saturday 2nd May
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Historical Cream Tea

Sunday 3rd May
Castle Ward
Adult £16 Child £10 Member Adult £16 Child £10 Normal admission to grounds

Rare Breeds Poultry Fair

Sunday 3rd May
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Dawn Chorus

Sunday 3rd May
Meet at St Patrick’s Church car park, Glendun Road, Cushendun BT44 0PZ
Free

50 Things – Go Wild at Castle Ward

Monday 4th May
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

May Cot Trips in Crom

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

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Dog Agility

Saturday 9th May
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Minnowburn Dander

Saturday 9th May
Minnowburn
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Fishery Open Weekend

Saturday 9th May
Carrick–a–Rede
Normal Admission, Members Free

Apple Blossom Day at Ardress

Sunday 10th May
Ardress House, Portadown
Normal Admission, Members Free

Corn Mill Bursts into Life

Sunday 10th May
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Spring Garden Walk in Mount Stewart

Sunday 10th May
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £5

Spring Walk

Sunday 10th May
Murlough NNR
Normal Admission, Members Free

Strangford Sea Safari aboard the Saint Brendan

Sunday 10th May
Strangford Lough
Adult £15, Child £5, Family £35

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Back to the Future: Local authority management of the historic environment in Northern Ireland – Learning from elsewhere

Thursday 14th May
Clifton House, Belfast
£10

Candlelit Tour

Friday 15th May
Castle Coole
Adult £15

Bats About Belfast

Friday 15th May
Meet at Lagan Valley Regional Park Visitor Centre
£5 per adult, £2 per child

Belfast Walking Tours – NWMRT

Saturday 16th May
Divis and the Black Mountain
Cost is £10. There is a family rate of £25 for up to two adults and two children.

Country Fair at The Argory

Saturday 16th May
The Argory
Normal Admission, Members Free

Spring Dunes

Sunday 17th May
Portstewart Strand
Adult £2, Child £1

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Historical Cream Tea

Sunday 24th May
Castle Ward
Adult £16 Child £10, Member Adult £16 Child £10, Normal admission to grounds

Country Fair at Florence Court

Sunday 24th May
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Engaging Heritage with Community Planning

Wednesday 27th May
174 Trust, Duncairn Avenue, Belfast
Free

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Taste of Rathlin Island

Friday 29th May
Meet at Rathlin Harbour, Rathlin Island
N/A

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Victorian Tea Party

Sunday 31st May
The Argory
Adult £15 (includes estate admission) Member Adult £10

      

June

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Mid–Ulster Vintage Rally

Saturday 6th June
Springhill
Adult £5, Child £2

Get Stuck in at Murlough

Saturday 6th June
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Family Pond Dip

Saturday 6th June
Meet at Belvoir Park Forest car park
£2 per child

Sun Set Paddle Board Trail

Saturday 6th June
Meet at Swanns Bridge,Limavady
Free

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Book4Tea Week

Monday 8th June
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

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The Bat Knight

Friday 12th June
Castle Ward
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Good Food Market

Saturday 13th June
The Argory
Normal Admission, Members Free

A Walk Back in Time

Saturday 13th June
Meet at Ballycastle Forest Car park
Free

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Uncovering a mysterious past at Slievenacloy

Monday 15th June
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve
Free

Guided Archaeology Walk,

Tuesday 16th June
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve
Free

Rural NI: Your Place Your Voice

Tuesday 16th June
Various – see above
Free

Ancient Woodland Restoration Workshop

Wednesday 17th June
Shane’s Castle Estate – Randalstown Rd – Antrim
Free

Irish Forum on Natural Capital – Launch Event

Thursday 18th June
Trinity Enterprise Centre, Dublin
See website for details

BioBlitz 2015 – White Park Bay

Friday 19th June
White Park Bay, Co. Antrim
See flyer for details

Garden Fair at Springhill

Saturday 20th June
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Get Mellow in the Meadow

Saturday 20th June
Minnowburn
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Peregrine Watch at Whitehead

Saturday 20th June
Beach Road Nature Reserve, Whitehead
Free

A Walk into the Past

Sunday 21st June
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Strangford Sea Safari Boat Trip – Father’s Day Special

Sunday 21st June
Castle Ward
N/A

Orchid Walk

Sunday 21st June
Portstewart Strand
Adult £2, Child £1

Father’s Day at Mount Stewart

Sunday 21st June
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Training on how to survey cliff nesting seabirds

Sunday 21st June
Contact Kerry for more information
£25

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Wildflower Walk

Saturday 27th June
Meet at Knightsbridge entrance to Lagan Meadows
Free

Summer Bounty

Sunday 28th June
Murlough NNR
Normal Admission, Members Free

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July

  
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BioBlitz 2015 – Murlough NNR

Friday 3rd July
Murlough NNR, Co. Down
See flyer for details

Music by the Lake at Crom

Saturday 4th July
Crom, Co Fermanagh
Adult £10 Member Adult £10

BioBlitz – Search for Wildlife

Saturday 4th July
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Music Sundays

Sunday 5th July
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Go Wild with the Rangers

Friday 10th July
White Park Bay
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Summer Concert

Saturday 11th July
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Adult £18, Child £18, Member Adult £18, Child £18

Pirates Picnic

Sunday 12th July
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Pirates Cellar at Pirates Picnic

Sunday 12th July
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Butterfly Safari

Sunday 12th July
Portstewart Strand
Adult £1, Child £1, same rate for members

50 Things – A Week on the Wildside

Monday 13th July
Murlough NNR
Normal Admission, Members Free

Rose Week

Tuesday 14th July
Contact Belfast City Council for details
Contact Belfast City Council for details

Bug Detectives

Wednesday 15th July
Mount Stewart
Child £6

Secret Garden

Thursday 16th July
Meet at Lower Stables car park, Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park
£2, under 12s free

Go Wild with the Rangers

Friday 17th July
Cushendun
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Argory Tartan

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

Jazz in the Garden

Sunday 19th July
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Coastal Art Exhibition

Sunday 19th July
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Earl Bishop Trail

Tuesday 21st July
Meet at Castle Walk car park (opposite the Peter Thompson Community Hall)
£10 per person

50 Things – Get Arty

Wednesday 22nd July
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Woodland Warriors at Mount Stewart

Wednesday 22nd July
Mount Stewart
Participant £20

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Pop–up Camping

Friday 24th July
Florence Court
Two man tent £30

The Beauty of Butterflies

Saturday 25th July
Meet at Lagan Valley Regional Park Visitor Centre
£2

Focus on Runkerry

Saturday 25th July
Meet at Portballintrae Village Hall
Free

Summer Garden Walk

Saturday 25th July
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £5, Member Adult £10, Member Child £5

Summer Book Fair

Saturday 25th July
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Victorian Tea Party

Sunday 26th July
The Argory, Moy
Adult £15 (includes estate admission) Member Adult £10

Beautiful Butterflies at Murlough NNR

Sunday 26th July
Murlough NNR
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Rockpool Ramble

Wednesday 29th July
Meet at Dunseverick Harbour Car park
Free

Wildlife Trackers

Wednesday 29th July
Mount Stewart
Child £6

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Go Wild with the Rangers at Carrick–a–Rede

Friday 31st July
Carrick–a–Rede
No Charge, Donations Welcome

 

August

     

Go Wild in the Woods

Saturday 1st August
Meet at Lagan Valley Regional Park Visitor Centre
£5

Go Fishing

Saturday 1st August
Meet at Altnahinch Dam car park
Free

Rare Breeds Poultry Fair at Florence Court

Saturday 1st August
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Sculpture Trail at Castle Ward

Saturday 1st August
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Woodland Trust – Picnic in the Park

Saturday 1st August
Castle Park, Bangor
Free

Meadows to Mountains Walk

Saturday 1st August
St. Gall’s Car Park
£3

Kite Festival at Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Sunday 2nd August
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Normal Admission, Members Free

Summer Family Fun at Florence Court

Sunday 2nd August
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

August Jazz in the Yard

Sunday 2nd August
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Woodland Warriors in Mount Stewart

Wednesday 5th August
Mount Stewart
Participant £20

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Summer Discovery Morning

Friday 7th August
Meet at McIlroy Park, Lisburn
Free

Go Batty

Friday 7th August
Ardress House, Portadown
Normal Admission, Members Free

Go Wild with the Rangers at Whitepark Bay

Friday 7th August
White Park Bay
No Charge, Donations Welcome

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Downhill Trail Race

Sunday 9th August
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Normal Admission, Members Free

50 Things – Week on the Wildside

Monday 10th August
Murlough NNR
Normal Admission, Members Free

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CraftFest 2015

Friday 14th August
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Go Wild in the Woods

Saturday 15th August
Meet at Lagan Valley Regional Park Visitor Centre
£5

Jazz in the Garden

Sunday 16th August
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Wildlife Trackers at Mount Stewart

Wednesday 19th August
Mount Stewart
Child £6

Bat Detectives

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

An Evening at Yellow Jack’s Cairn

Thursday 20th August
Divis and the Black Mountain
Adult £3, Member Adult £3

Batty Bonanza in Springhill

Friday 21st August
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Return of the GIs

Saturday 22nd August
Springhill, Moneymore
Adult £7 Child £3.50 Member Adult £7 Child £3.50

Music Sundays

Sunday 23rd August
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Normal Admission, Members Free

Book4Tea Week

Monday 24th August
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Go Batty on the Bush

Tuesday 25th August
Meet at River Bush Salmon Station, 21 Church St, Bushmills
£2 per person

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Lagan Valley by Bus

Friday 28th August
Meet at Lockview car park
£8

Whale Watch

Saturday 29th August
Portmuck, Islandmagee
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Get Stuck in at Murlough

Sunday 30th August
Murlough NNR
No Cost

Honey Show

Monday 31st August
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

     

September

 
01

Stargazing at Ballintoy

Wednesday 2nd September
Meet at Ballintoy Harbour Carpark
Free

03
04

Bumbling with Bees

Saturday 5th September
Meet at Lower Stables car park, Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park
Free

Autumn Book Fair

Saturday 5th September
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

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10

Irish Whale and Dolphin Group Weekend

Friday 11th September
Copeland Bird Observatory
usual charges for CBO – membership (necessary for insurance purposes) together with the weekend fee which covers boat charges from and to Donaghadee (depart Friday evening and returning Sunday afternoon).

Heritage Open Day – Visit For Free

Saturday 12th September
Any National Trust Attraction
Free, donations welcome

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Environment Ireland Conference 2015

Wednesday 16th September
Croke Park, Dublin
See website for details

Return to Source

Thursday 17th September
Meet at Drumbridge car park
Free

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MCS Beachwatch

Saturday 19th September
Murlough NNR
No Cost

Portstewart Strand MCS Beachwatch

Saturday 19th September
Portstewart Strand
No Cost

Walk and Talk

Sunday 20th September
Divis and the Black Mountain
Free

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland – 1st Public Meeting

Monday 21st September
Duncairn Centre, Duncairn Avenue, Belfast BT14 6BP
Free

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Fungi Foray

Saturday 26th September
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Normal Admission, Members Free

Red Squirrel Day

Saturday 26th September
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

50 Things – Autumn Fun

Saturday 26th September
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Autumn Rhymes at Carnmoney Hill

Saturday 26th September
Carnmoney Hill, Newtownabbey
Free

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Nature & Sports Euro Meet

Wednesday 30th September
Various, see programme for details
See website for details

   

October

   
01

Autumn Discovery Morning

Friday 2nd October
Meet at Lower Stables car park, Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park
Free

Stargazing at Carrick–a–Rede

Saturday 3rd October
Carrick–a–Rede
Adult £6, Child £4, Member Adult £6, Child £4

Autumn Plant Fair

Sunday 4th October
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Autumn Fair at Mount Stewart

Sunday 4th October
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Harvest and Country Fair at Springhill

Sunday 4th October
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Fungal Foray

Saturday 10th October
Meet at Shaw’s Bridge Car Park
Free

Remarkable Trees of Minnowburn

Sunday 11th October
Minnowburn
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Taming Nature

Sunday 11th October
Murlough NNR
No Donations

Red Squirrel Day at Mount Stewart

Sunday 11th October
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free, Red squirrel activities – adult £3, child £1.50

Apple Press Day at Ardress House

Monday 12th October
Ardress House, Portadown
Normal Admission, Members Free

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BRICK Workshop 15 – Derry/Londonderry

Wednesday 14th October
Inner City Trust Offices, Derry/Londonderry
£19

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Into the woods, for a fairy–tale evening

Saturday 17th October
Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus
Free

Autumn Pumpkinfest and Scarecrow Pageant

Sunday 18th October
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Ghost and Gourds Weekend

Sunday 18th October
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free, Additional cost for pumpkins and Ghost Trail.

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Nocturnal Nature Tour

Friday 23rd October
Crom, Co Fermanagh
Adult £10, Child £5, Member Adult £10, Member Child £5

Storytelling by the Fire

Saturday 24th October
Florence Court
Adult £15, Member Adult £15

Coastal Walk at Kearney

Sunday 25th October
Kearney
Adult £3, Child £1.50, Member Adult £3, Child £1.50

Pumpkins and Potions

Sunday 25th October
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free, Additional charge for Hallowe’en Trail

Haunted Hezlett

Sunday 25th October
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Adult £6, Child £6, Member Adult £6, Child £6

Mini Haunted Hezlett

Monday 26th October
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Adult £5, Child £5, Member Adult £5, Child £5

Hallowe’en Fest and Craft Fair

Monday 26th October
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Autumn Walk

Monday 26th October
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

EU Environment Funding Workshop – Dundalk, Ireland

Tuesday 27th October
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk, Ireland
Free

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Mexican Day of the Dead

Friday 30th October
Giants Causeway
Normal Admission, Members Free

Hallowe’en at The Festival of Light

Saturday 31st October
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £7.50, Family £30, Member Adult £10, Child £7.50, Family £30

November

      

Weekends in November, Festival of Light

Sunday 1st November
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £7.50, Family £30, Member Adult £10, Child £7.50, Family £30

Book Fair at Castle Ward

Sunday 1st November
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Gilford Castle, Gilford Village – Woodland Management

Sunday 1st November
Gilford Castle
Free

Autumn Garden Walk at Mount Stewart

Monday 2nd November
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £5, Member Adult £10, Member Child £5

An Evening with Sir Mark Walport – How will we power the UK in the Future?

Tuesday 3rd November
W5, 2 Queens Quay, Belfast BT3 9QQ
Free

Fracking: Devil or Angel? A Debate based on the Facts (with some values thrown in!)

Wednesday 4th November
The Black Box, 18–22 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA
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BTO NI Birdwatchers Conference

Saturday 7th November
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island National Nature Reserve, Craigavon, BT66 6NJ
See website for details

Brackfield Wood Tree Planting – Go the extra mile to mark the anniversary of the First World War

Saturday 7th November
Faughan Valley, just outside Derry/Londonderry,
Free

Foraging Walk and Soda Bread Workshop

Saturday 7th November
The Plantin’ Park, Draperstown
Free

Free Community Open Day

Sunday 8th November
Giants Causeway
Free

Christmas Design Workshop

Sunday 8th November
Rowallane Garden
Adult £45, Member Adult £45

Conservation Academy – Seals and Seabirds

Sunday 8th November
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Crafted at Castle Ward

Sunday 8th November
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

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One History, Many Stories

Tuesday 10th November
Bagenals Castle, Newry
Free

In the Footprints of St Patrick

Wednesday 11th November
Down County Museum
Free

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Secrets of the Stone Ages

Saturday 14th November
Meet at the Giant’s Ring car park
Free

Tower Wood, Clandeboye Estate, Bangor – Rhododendron Clearance

Sunday 15th November
Tower Wood, Clandeboye Estate, Bangor
Free

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Heritage of the Hills Uncovered – Secrets of Slievenacloy

Tuesday 17th November
Crescent Arts Centre
Free, booking essential

Irish Whale and Dolphins – What’s New

Tuesday 17th November
Ulster Museum
Free

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RCN’S AGM & Annual Conference – Think Rural! Your Voice Matters

Friday 20th November
Tirgan Community Hall, Moneymore
Free

Local artists make light work at Mount Stewart

Friday 20th November
Mount Stewart
Gates open: 6pm Last admission time: 9pm, Adult £10, Child £7.50 (5–17 years), Group £30 (Family (2 adults)

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NIEL Annual Conference 2015: Delivering Health Through The Environment

Tuesday 24th November
Great Hall, Queen’s University Belfast, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN
Free

Lough Neagh – its future in your hands?

Tuesday 24th November
Various – see above
Free

Conservation in the 21st Century: the why, what, how of natural capital

Wednesday 25th November
Saint Paul’s and St George’s Episcopal Church, 46 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3JW
£50

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Santa Train

Saturday 28th November
Carnfunnock Country Park
£10.00 per child and £3.00 per adult

National Tree Week

Saturday 28th November
Carnfunnock Country Park
Free

Gilford Castle, Gilford Village – Woodland Management

Sunday 29th November
Gilford Castle
Free

People’s Climate Rally, Belfast

Sunday 29th November
Writer’s Square, Belfast
Free

Santa’s House at Castle Ward

Monday 30th November
Castle Ward
Adult £7, Child £15. Member Adult £7, Child £15

     

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Santa at the Temple

Friday 4th December
Mount Stewart
Adult £7, Child £15. Member Adult £7, Child £15

Christmas at the Old Gaol

Saturday 5th December
Down County Museum
free £7.50 to visit Santa

Christmas Fair at The Argory

Sunday 6th December
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free, Additional charge for Santa’s grotto and afternoon tea.

Have a go at Coppicing

Sunday 6th December
Strangford Lough
N/A

Santa’s House at Hezlett

Sunday 6th December
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Adult £6, Child £15, Member Adult £6, Child £15

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Fermanagh Choral Society Christmas Concerts

Saturday 12th December
Castle Coole
Adult £15, Member Adult £15

Santa’s Christmas Grotto

Saturday 12th December
The Argory, Moy
Adult £5, Child £12, Member Adult £5, Child £12

Wild Christmas

Saturday 12th December
Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor
Free, booking essential

Christmas at the Zoo

Saturday 12th December
Belfast Zoo
Child (aged four to 17) – £15 Under four – £12 Adult – £8.60 (normal admission) Over 60 – £4.30 (normal admission) Student – £4.30 (normal admission Children (not attending the grotto) – &a

Yuletide Market

Sunday 13th December
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Magical Christmas

Sunday 13th December
Castle Coole
Adult £5, Child £12, Member Adult £5, Child £12

McClelland’s Farm, Dundrod – Christmas Social Event

Sunday 13th December
McClelland’s Farm, Dundrod
Free

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Christmas Concert

Sunday 20th December
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Adult £18, Member Adult £18

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