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Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 2nd February
The Argory Moy
Normal Admission

Woodland Management – Saintfield Estate

Sunday 3rd February
Saintfield Estate


Public Money for Public Goods – Benefits for farmers, rural communities and the environment

Thursday 7th February
Seamus Heaney Centre, 45 Main Street, Bellaghy BT45 8HT


Tackling Food Waste: Protecting the Environment and Helping Society

Wednesday 13th February
De Vere Holborn Bars, 138–142 Holborn, London
See website for details


Nest Fest

Saturday 16th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission

Path & Hedge Maintenance

Sunday 17th February
Bog Meadows Nature Reserve, Belfast


CEDaR Recorders Days – Belfast

Wednesday 20th February
Ulster Museum, Belfast


Dry Stone Walling

Friday 22nd February
Drumnaph Nature Reserve
Free (lunch provided)

Evening Social Event in Belfast

Saturday 23rd February


Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme (CEVAS) Training (Therapeutic route)

Tuesday 26th February
Bradkeel Social Farm, Plumbridge, County Tyrone BT79 8BN 307
£240 inc VAT


Irish Conference 2019 Wading into Water: The Assessment and Management of our Aquatic Environment

Thursday 28th February
Radisson Blu, Athlone
CIEEM Member (Fellow, Full, Associate, Graduate) £125.00 CIEEM member (Qual or Retd) £75.00 CIEEM Student Member £30.00 Non Member Ticket £175.00 Student (not a CIEEM member) £50.00

BITC Charity Learning Network

Thursday 28th February
Arthur Cox, Victoria House, 15–17 Gloucester St, Belfast
£295 + VAT


One enchanted evening at Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus

Friday 13 October 2017

Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus

Visitors are invited to come under the spell of the Woodland Trust’s Oakfield Glen on the evening of Friday 13th October, from 6pm to 9pm.

The Trust and partner Mid and East Antrim Borough Council invite you to discover this enchanting Carrickfergus woodland by twilight. 

Make your own lantern from recycled materials; then venture into the wood, sprinkled with fairy lights, for a magical evening.  Toast marshmallows by the campfire, enjoy tales from renowned storyteller Liz Weir, and feast your eyes upon some magnificent owls.  The birds are visiting thanks to Mantella, an environmental education service.

Michelle McCaughtry, the Woodland Trust’s people engagement officer, said: “Oakfield Glen is the most charming old woodland. It’s full of history and character, and just waiting to be explored.

“This event brings an unmissable opportunity for families to get outdoors at a beautiful time of the year, in the run–up to Halloween. Simply book online, wrap–up warm and prepare to be entertained.”

Oakfield Glen is a treasure trove.  A Victorian stone bridge and old ice house offer a glimpse of days gone by. And today’s well–used paths connect Oakfield to the neighbouring council–owned Bashfordsland Wood.

The wood is also home to some unusual occupants. The Púca, which are fairy–like creatures, will be hiding in the treetops.  According to folklore, the Púca are the most mischievous of all the fairies in Ireland.  Thankfully, Oakfield’s crafty creations are sculptures, made from steel and with input from local primary schools.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. This event supports the work of the Woodland Trust. The cost is £5 per child; adults go free. Booking in advance is essential. For further details and to book a slot, visit or call 0330 333 3300.


Cost   More Details £5 per child; adults go free
Time   More Details 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Contact   More Details
0330 333 3300