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Indoor meetings are held at Bloomfield Hotel, outside Mullingar, at 8:00pm on the second Thursday of the month. See also local press for details.


Sunday 6 May: Joint walk in the Slieve Bloom with Laois Branch. Meet at the Cut, in the car park on the northern side, at 11.00am. This is on the road into the mountains from Clonaslee.

Thursday 10 May: Ireland's bats, The Midland Bat Group and the BATLAS project, by Aine and Andrew Fenner (Midlands Bat Group). Bloomfield House Hotel, 8.00pm.

Sunday 13 May: Dawn Chorus Day walk at Belvedere House. Meet at the visitor centre, in the courtyard, at 4.00am. Breakfast available afterwards. Admission free (but breakfast not!).

Thursday 24 May: Westmeath Swift Survey walk and talk by Ricky Whelan (BirdWatch Ireland). Meet at Catholic Church car park, Harbour Road, Kilbeggan, 7.30pm.

There are no Westmeath Branch events in June, July or August.  Events will resume in the autumn.

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