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.