National Dawn Chorus Day Events

Robin singing (photo by nagillum on Flikr)Birdwatch Ireland has published a list of events taking place around the country on National Dawn Chorus Day 2011, which takes place on the Sunday 15 May.

National Dawn Chorus day is Birdwatch Ireland’s most popular wildlife event of the year, and sees people getting out of bed a bit earlier than usual to experience one of the true wonders of our natural world. Events this year start from 4am… so make sure you set that alarm clock.

For full details, and info about other events taking place soon, check out the National Dawn Chorus Day post on the Birdwatch Ireland site, but for quick reference here’s a run-down of the Dawn Chorus events happening around the country:

Cavan
(1) Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel (outside Cavan town). Meet at front door of hotel, 4:30am.
(2) Castle Lake Woods, Bailieborough. Meet at the lakeshore car park, Lear entrance, at 4:40am.

Clare
Mullaghmore area, Burren National Park. Meet at the Grotto, Corofin, 5:00am.

Cork (West)
Lough Hyne. Meet at car park by lake at 4:30am.

Dublin
(1) Newbridge House, Donabate. Meet in the main car park at 5:15am. (Organised by Fingal Branch.)
(2) Ardgillan Demesne, Balbriggan. Meet in the main car park at 5:15am. (Organised by Fingal Branch.)
(3) Cabinteely Park. Meet in main car park at 4:00am. (Organised by South Dublin Branch.)
(4) Botanic Gardens. Meet at front gate at 5:00am. (Organised by Tolka Branch.)

Galway
NUIG Sports Grounds. Meet in the car park of NUIG Sports Grounds in Dangan at 4:30am.

Kerry
Meet in south car park, Ballyseedy Wood, 4:45am.

Kildare
Meet in NUI Maynooth, South Campus, at 5:00am.

Kilkenny
Jenkinstown Wood. Meet in the car park at 4:30am.

Leitrim
Walk at Lough Meelagh. Meet at Keadue at 5:00am.

Limerick
Meet in car park in front of University Concert Hall, Limerick, at 5:00am.

Louth
Meet in hotel car park, Ballymascanlon Hotel (just north of Dundalk) at 5:00am.

Mayo
Brackloon Woods. Meet at Octagon, Westport, at 4:40am or at Brackloon Woods at 5:00am.

Monaghan
Dartrey Estate. Meet at 4:30am beside the Dawson Monument on the Cootehill/Rockcorry Road.

Roscommon
Moate Park, outside Roscommon. Meet at Moate Park entrance at 6:00am.

Sligo
Meet at Hazelwood Forest car park at 5:30am.

Tipperary
(1) Meet at front entrance of Knockanacree Woods, Cloughjordan, at 4:15am.
(2) Meet at Cabragh Wetlands at 4:30am.

Waterford
Stradbally village. Meet on village green at 4:30am.

Westmeath
Meet at Belvedere House, near Mullingar, at 5:00am.

Wicklow
(1) East Coast Nature Reserve, Newcastle.  Meet at the reserve entrance (double gates), Sea Road, Newcastle, at 5:00am.
(2) Glendalough. Meet Information Office, Upper Lake, Glendalough, at 5:00am.

About Calvin Jones

Calvin Jones is a freelance writer, author, birder and lifelong wildlife enthusiast. He is founder and managing editor of IrelandsWildlife.com. He is also the tour leader and wildlife guide on our West Cork based Discover Wildlife tours.
Calvin is also co-author of bestselling digital marketing titles and offers digital business consulting services and training through Digital Marketing Success

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