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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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Wednesday 13 February: Whittled Away: Ireland’s Vanishing Nature, by author Pádraic Fogarty (Irish Wildlife Trust). Townhouse Hotel, Naas, 8.00pm. (Note change of day from Thursday to Wednesday, to avoid Valentine’s Day.)

Saturday 16 February: Outing to St Catherine’s Park, Leixlip. Meet at Leixlip Fire Station, 10.30am.

Thursday 14 March: The Red Kite Project, by Marc Ruddock, Project Manager. Townhouse Hotel, Naas, 8.00pm.

Saturday 16 March: Outing to Avoca to view Red Kites. Meet in car park opposite the church in Avoca, at 3.30pm.

Thursday 11 April: Corncrake and Twite conservation, by Feargal Ó Cuinneagáin. Townhouse Hotel, Naas, 8.00pm.

Saturday 13 April: Outing to Lough Boora Parklands. Meet at B&Q car park, Naas, for car pooling, at 8.30am.

Sunday 5 May: Joint outing with Laois Branch to the Slieve Blooms to look for Red Grouse and harriers. Meeting point and time to be confirmed.

Thursday 9 May: Fun Quiz. Townhouse Hotel, Naas, 8.00pm.

Sunday 12 May: Dawn Chorus Day walk in Maynooth University campus. Meet in front of John Paul II Library (South Campus, adjacent to Kilcock Road) at 5.00am.

Wednesday 15 May: Dusk chorus walk at Castletown House, Celbridge. Meet in courtyard for talk at 6.45pm and walk at 7.30pm.

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