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Environmental school to celebrate on Inishbofin

The Conamara Environmental Education and Cultural Centre, based in Letterfrack in North West Conamara, is celebrating its 30th birthday as Ireland’s longest running environmental school.

Mayo Naturalists’ Field Club launched

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An exciting and diverse programme of events for the newly launched Mayo Naturalists’ Field Club has been planned for 2014. At the launch, ecologist Cillian Roden gave a fascinating illustrated talk on the wonderful and diverse natural heritage of Mayo, which is unrivalled in any other county. During 2014, the club has planned outings to some of the most interesting natural habitats to be found in Mayo, including peatlands, sand dunes, lake shores, limestone pavement, and woodland. The first outing for 2014 will take place tomorrow Saturday, April 5, on the southwest shores of Lough Mask. Geologist Ronan Hennessy will introduce the story of how this internationally-recognised south Mayo landscape came into being at a location with wonderful panoramic views of mountainous terrain, limestone lakelands with volcanic lavas, boulder beds, and ice moulded rocks.

Achill Island and Louisburgh longlisted as Best Place to Holiday in Ireland

Achill Island and Louisburgh have made it on to the longlist in The Irish Times’ competition The Best Place to Holiday in Ireland. It will join 23 other holiday hotspots in the race to be named as Ireland’s best place to holiday. The other finalists include Dingle, Inis Meain and The Shannon River. Every county in the country was represented in the competition, with over 1,400 entries submitted in total by members of the public. The winning place will be announced in The Irish Times on Monday, May 27. To view the longlist and to read the full submission for Achill Island and Louisburgh, visit

New year, new line-up at the National Museum

Junior event — Family Life in the Past

Museum moments

Are you mad about meteorites? Visit the Museum of Ireland Country Life Turlough on Wednesday February 11 from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Join Matthew Parkes, the museum’s geologist on a journey back to the beginning of the solar system.


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