Ecological Activities During Heritage Week 2018

Heritage Week 2018, part of European Year of Cultural Heritage, is coming up on the 18th to the 26th of August. Over 2,000 events are occurring around Ireland, two of which are being led or organised by JBA Ecologist Tanya Slattery.

Tanya, founder and chair of Limerick Bat Group and in association with An Taisce’s Living Limerick and the Vincent Wildlife trust has organised a bat walk in Curraghchase Woods on the 20th of August. This will include an emergence count at a Lesser Horseshoe Bat roost and is guided by Kate McAney of the Vincent Wildlife Trust. This will be a special walk and talk as Kate has been working with bats for nearly 30 years and will have a lot of valuable insights to share. Further details on the below link:

The second event is a guided nature walk of Kings Island in Limerick City on the 24th of August at 6pm. During this walk Tanya will highlight key ecological features of interest on the island, in particular those related to the surrounding SAC and the many non-native invasive species present. Further details on the below link:

Limerick Bat Group organises at least one event monthly and information on these can be found on the Limerick Bat Group Facebook page and new website on the below links. If you would like to join Limerick Bat Group and be kept up to date on any of the upcoming batty training events, email