DCC Biodiversity Events during Heritage Week, 2019

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Join Dublin City Council for a range of events during Heritage Week. All events are free and suitable for children 12 and under.  No booking required.

With our changeable weather, do make sure to bring a rain jacket and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Graveyards as Living Places

Often overlooked, graveyards are urban refuges for a range of biodiversity. Join Dublin City Council’s Biodiversity Officer and find out more about the wildlife living in these havens, including the unexpected species that can be found on stone structures.

Saturday, 24th August, 2019 - 7:30 pm - St Canice’s Cemetery, Finglas

Meeting point at the main gate, the event will run for 1-1.5 hours.  There is no parking at the event but street parking in the area and parking over in Finglas village.

Wednesday, 21st August, 2019 - 7:30 pm - Donnybrook Cemetery, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

Meeting point at the main gate, the event will run for 1-1.5 hours.  There is no parking at the event but street parking in the area.

Rivers as Havens

The rivers and canals of Dublin are full of life and provide an essential resource to a range of species – some you might not expect to see on a river. Join Dublin City Council’s Biodiversity Officer for an evening wildlife walk to find out more about what’s living in and along our rivers.

Thursday, 22nd August, 2019 – 8 pm - River Tolka at Tolka Valley Park, Finglas

Meeting Point at the entrance near the junction of Scribblestown Lane and Ratoath Road (R805). The event will run for 1.5-2 hours and we will be heading to the Cardiffsbridge side of the park.

There is no parking at the event but street parking in the area.

Friday, 23rd August, 2019 – 8 pm - River Dodder at Bushy Park, Terenure

Meeting point at the Springfield Avenue entrance (opposite the Tesco car park) on the Templeogue Road (R112). The event will run for 1.5-2 hours. There is no parking at the event but public parking in the area.

Walk around the Dublin City Council Tree Trail

Walk around the Dublin City Council Tree Trail with Orla Farrell, founder of the easy treesie-Crann project, and discover the rich history of a dozen or so of Ireland’s 28 native trees. The tour includes a visit to the Dublin City Farm, where a tree planting ceremony will take place. All are welcome.

Saturday, 24th August 2019 – 12 pm – St. Anne’s Park, Clontarf

Meeting point in the courtyard of the Red Stables. The event will run for 1.5 hours.

The Santry River: Learning about the Past to protect the Future

Join Dublin City Council and explore the Santry River and how by us working together and sharing information, we can help protect it. The event includes information, displays and interactive walks and talks on the day. All are welcome.

Sunday, 25th August 2019 – 11 am - 1 pm – Coolock Lane Park, Oscar Traynor Road, Dublin 9

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