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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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Thursday 11 May: The Hazel Dormouse in Kildare: what we know of it so far since its discovery, by Lorraine Wyse (Kildare Dormouse Group). Townhouse Hotel, Naas, 8.00pm.

Sunday 14 May: Dawn Chorus Day walk at Castletown House, Celbridge. Meet in the car park off exit 6 (Hewlett Packard roundabout) on M4 at 4.45am (Celbridge entrance is shut).

Wednesday 17 May: Dusk chorus walk at Pollardstown Fen. Meet in the car park at 7.30pm.

Wednesday 24 May: The Birds of Castletown Estate, by Gerry Condron (Kildare Branch), followed by dusk chorus walk. Meet at the coffee shop, Castletown House, Celbridge, 6.45pm.

Thursday 8 June: The new Butterfly Atlas 2017-2021 project, by Tomás Murray (National Biodiversity Data Centre). Townhouse Hotel, Naas, 8.00pm.

Saturday 24 June: All-day outing to the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, Co Clare, to see Puffin, Chough, etc. Meet in the car park at B&Q, Naas, at 7.30am sharp for car-pooling.

Wednesday 5 July: Swift survey in Athy. Help us find Swift nest sites. Meet in Emily Square at 7.15pm.

Wednesday 12 July: Swift survey in Newbridge. Meet at St Conleth’s GAA grounds at 7.15pm.

Thursday 13 July: The Great Spotted Woodpecker in Ireland: where have they colonised now? by Dick Coombes (BirdWatch Ireland). Townhouse Hotel, Naas, 8.00pm.

Wednesday 19 July: Swift survey in Naas. Meet at the Townhouse Hotel at 7.15pm.

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 car park fee.

Tuesday 22 August: Beginner’s Guide to Birdwatching, by branch members. Meet at Newbridge Library at 7.00pm.

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