Tuesday 22 August: Heritage Week event: Evening walk to look for Dippers, with Alex Copland (BirdWatch Ireland). Meet at Monicknew, Slieve Bloom Mountains, 7.30pm.
Thursday 24 August: Heritage Week event: Launch of Portlaoise Swift Box Project, Portlaoise Library, 6.00pm. Booking required (with firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sunday 24 September: Wildlife walk at Abbeyleix Bog, led by Hugh Shepherd (Laois Branch). Meet in adjacent hotel car park at 9.30am.
Sunday 1 October: Visit to Little Brosna Callows and hides on Offaly/Tipperary border to see migrant waterbirds. Meet at the County Offices, Portlaoise, at 9.00am to car-pool.
Saturday 7 October: Joint outing with Clare Branch to Loop Head, Co Clare, to observe autumn migrants. Meet at the Lighthouse Inn, Kilbaha, 9.00am. Contact Des if interested in going. Overnight stay possible.
Tuesday 31 October: Indoor talk, Parish Centre, Portlaoise, 8.00pm (speaker to be confirmed). Details later in in local newspapers, by email and on Facebook.