Discover Wildlife Weekend — Schedule and Booking Form

Fin whales surface off the coast of West Cork

Fin whales… regular autumn visitors to the West Cork coast.

For full details on the Discover Wildlife weekend please check this page.

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Discover Wildlife Dates

Spring: Fri 23 – Sun 25 May 2014

Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork

Course Fee: €75 per person (payable to secure your booking — see Terms and Conditions at the bottom of this page)

Accommodation Package: €119 per person (payable directly to the Celtic Ross Hotel) — 2 night’s B&B, 1 Evening Meal (group), 1 Packed Lunch, use of hotel facilities.

Whale Watching Boat Excursion (weather permitting): €40 per person (payable to the boat operator on the day)

Approx Schedule

Friday 8pm: Registration, introductions and talks

Saturday: Mixture of talks and field excursions (maximising time in the field looking for wildlife)

Sunday (until 13:00): Guided wildlife watching before saying our goodbyes

Places are limited… contact us to reserve yours now by submitting the simple booking form below.


NB. Once we receive your booking enquiry we will be in touch to finalise / confirm your booking. 

Little Egret

Little Egret, Rosscarbery Co. Cork

Have a question? No problem… just get in touch using the form below

You can use the form on the Contact Us page to ask us any questions you might have about the weekend that aren’t answered on the description page.

If you’d rather call and speak to someone in person the office number is +353 21 2348015 and the mobile number is +353 86 8233709 (if there’s no answer please leave a message and we’ll get back to you ASAP).

Terms and Conditions

For convenience (on both sides), and to avoid handling cash/cheques during the weekends themselves, the €75 fee (including a €30 non-refundable booking deposit) is payable in advance to secure your place on the weekend.

The fee covers the guided weekend field excursions, talks and the venue… as specified in the description page… it DOES NOT include food and accommodation, or additional expenses like boat trips should the opportunity arise (we’ll give you details of how to book the special weekend rate at the Celtic Ross in the weekend information sheet once you’ve booked).

If you cannot attend a weekend you have booked on, for whatever reason, we offer the following cancellation options:

  1. If you inform us of a cancellation more than 2 weeks before the weekend is due to commence we can either
    1. offer you a place on an alternative weekend to the same value subject to availability.
    2. refund the balance of €45 per person.
  2. If you inform us of a cancellation less than 2 weeks before the weekend is due to commence, unfortunately we cannot offer a refund, but are happy to offer you a place on an alternative weekend to the same value subject to availability.

Where transport is necessary we operate a car pooling system to move between wildlife watching sites on the weekend. Depending on requirements we may ask participants with their own vehicles to help out in this regard.

While we always put safety and security first during these weekends, you remain responsible for your own safety and the security of your belongings while attending the Discover Wildlife Weekend. We can not accept liability for any miss-haps, loss or damage, however caused.

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