Programme for Public 2010









Sunday 16th May National Dawn Chorus day

Fenor Bog car park

Take part in National Dawn Chorus day with a guided walk in Fenor Bog with Alan Walsh of the Copper Coast Geopark.

Alan Walsh, Copper Coast Geopark


5.30 am


Jenkinstown Wood, Kilkenny

Take part in National Dawn Chorus day Bird Watch Ireland Kilkenny Branch

Kilkenny branch Birdwatch Ireland

Sun 16th

4.30 am


Stradbally Woods

Dawn Chorus with Bird Watch Ireland and the Irish Wildlife trust. Walk and listen to hear birds at their vocal best in the early morning.

Dr. Paul Walshe, Birdwatch Ireland and Denis Cullen, IWT

Sun 16th

4.30 am


Tankardstown Carpark

Guided Walk of Tankardstown and Stage Cove


Bruce Mc Donald, Copper Coast Geopark


7 pm


Annestown  Beach

Guided tour of the geology of Annestown beach with local guide Kathryn  Curran and geologist Tina Keating

Tina Keating , Kathryn Curran Copper Coast Geopark

Wed 19th

7  pm


Dungarvan Library

Illustrated Wildlife Talk  By Mike Brown, Wildlife Photographer

Mike Brown, Wildlife Photographer

Thurs 20th

8 pm


Bonmahon car park


Guided Walk of Bonmahon, Stage Cove and Knockmahon Beach, with a particular emphasis on the geology of the area.

Sean O’Connor Copper Coast Geopark

Thurs 20th

7 pm



Church of Ireland, Tallow


Explore the world of bats along the bat walk in Tallow, Co. Waterford


Bernadette Guest, Heritage Officer  / Pat Smiddy, Bat Walk Leader

Waterford County Council


Fri 21st


8.30 pm


General public, families welcome

Saturday 22nd May International Day for Biological Diversity

Portlaw Woods

Pine Marten walk

Guided walk through Portlaw woods to look at pine marten and squirrel populations with the Molecular Ecology Unit of WIT. This activity will involve live trapping of wild animals to collect hair samples for DNA testing and will be a rare chance to get a good view of a wild pine marten.

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Dr. Pete Turner,

Molecular Ecology Unit WIT

Sat 22nd

9.30 am

General Public

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The Cunniger, Dungarvan

Guided tour of the Cunniger, learn about its history and learn to identify the birds and animals that live there with ornothologists Eugene Burke and Declan Clarke. Then learn about different seashells and make a giant art installation with artist Rayleen Clancy.


Eugene Burke, Declan Clarke, Waterford County Council with artist Rayleen Clancy

Sat 22nd

12 pm

General public, families welcome

Annestown beach

Giant Mozaic on Annestown using natural materials found on beach (pebbles seaweed shells etc) with artist Sinead Driver and Tina Keating


Sinead Driver and Tina Keating, Copper Coast Geopark

Sat 22nd

5.30 pm

General public, families welcome

Prebooking required for all events: Eleanor Reade, WIT 051 302037 email:

Waterford IT through CALMAST offers a wide range of science, technology, engineering and maths programmes for schools, attracting over 12,000 visitors to four annual festivals: Maths Week Ireland, Waterford Science festival, Engineering Week and Bealtaine festival of Outdoor Science.