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For meeting points and talk venues, check the website nearer the time.

All talks are now held in the Townhouse Hotel (and not Lawlor’s Hotel) in Naas, Co Kildare, at 8:00pm.

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Saturday 19 August: Children’s outing (with accompanying adult) to Donadea Forest Park. Meet at the coffee shop in the park at 10.00am. €5 parking fee.

Tuesday 22 August: Heritage Week event: Beginner’s guide to birdwatching, by branch members. Slideshow, Q&A session and a look at used nests, nestboxes, feathers, etc. Suitable for all ages. Newbridge Library, 7.00pm. To book, contact

Thursday 14 September: Updates on our conservation projects – Swift, Barn Owl, Kestrel, Curlew, Dipper, by branch members. Townhouse Hotel, 8.00pm.

Saturday 16 September: Tern Roost Watch on Merrion Strand. Up to 3,000 terns of various species roost here each evening in early autumn. Meet at the car park north of Merrion Gates at 6.00pm.

Thursday 12 October: The Secret Lives of Crows, by Ricky Whelan (BirdWatch Ireland). A look at crow society and intelligence. Townhouse Hotel, 8.00pm.

Saturday 14 October: Bus outing to the Gold Coast area of Co Waterford, leaving B&Q car park in Naas at 7.45am. Booking essential: ring Paddy Sheridan.

Thursday 9 November: Ireland’s waterbirds from river source to estuary, by BirdWatch Ireland’s Niall Hatch. Townhouse Hotel, 8.00pm.

Saturday 11 November: Outing to Cahore Marshes, Co Wexford. Meet in car park of B&Q, Naas, at 7.45am for car-pooling.

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