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Indoor meetings are held in the Parish Centre, Portlaoise every last Tuesday of the month at 8:00pm.


Sunday 4 February: Joint outing with Westmeath Branch to Lough Iron to see White-fronted Geese and other waterbirds. Meet at the County Offices, Portlaoise, at 10.00am to car-pool.

Tuesday 27 February: Branch AGM followed by bird identification workshop and quiz. Parish Centre, Portlaoise, 7.00pm.

Sunday 4 March: Walk in Co Laois, venue to be confirmed (depending on weather and flooding levels).

Sunday 25 March: Joint visit with Tipperary Branch to the hide on Little Brosna Callows. Meeting time and place to be confirmed.

Tuesday 27 March: Swans in Ireland, by Brian Burke (BirdWatch Ireland). Parish Centre, Portlaoise, 8.00pm.

Tuesday 24 April: Author Zöe Devlin on her latest book, Blooming Marvellous: a Wildflower Hunter's Year. Parish Centre, Portlaoise, 8.00pm.

Sunday 6 May: Joint walk with Westmeath Branch in the Slieve Bloom to look for Red Grouse and Hen Harrier. Meeting point and time to be confirmed.


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