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Institute of Biology of Ireland
Activity Series, 2020/21

The Institute of Biology of Ireland, as part of the 2020/21 Activity Series,
invites its members, the general public, families and friends to a free lecture at

National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9


Title: The Garden Birds of Ireland

Keynote Speaker: Niall Hatch, Public Relations, Branches & Development Officer,
BirdWatch Ireland

Date and Time: Thursday, February 27th @ 7.30pm

Location: Lecture Theatre, National Botanic Gardens,
Glasnevin, D 9

About the lecture:
This lecture will place a strong emphasis on the identification of common garden birds. They should be cherished as garden visitors so Niall will offer suggestions on how to attract different species to your garden and offer advice on the foods that best suit them. He will also hope to interest people to take part in BirdWatch Ireland’s annual Irish Garden Bird Survey. This is a very important exercise and helps BirdWatch Ireland keep track of the fortunes of our bird population.

Dr Niall hatchAbout the Keynote Speaker:
Niall Hatch, as Development Officer with BirdWatch Ireland, heads up its membership, recruitment, fundraising, education and communications work. He edits its membership publications, including its quarterly magazine Wings. He is a keen birdwatcher since early childhood. He is a frequent contributor to radio and TV programmes and a regular panelist on RTÉ Radio One’s Mooney Goes Wild programme. He also works closely with BirdLife International partners.
Niall, who is a qualified Solicitor, is a graduate of UCD and Cornell University, New York.

Getting to the National Botanic Gardens  

By Bus:
4 (Route Map Harristown, Ballymun, Botanic Ave., Phibsboro Shopping Centre, O'Connell St., Pembroke Rd., Blackrock, Stradbrook )
9 (Route Map Limekiln Ave. South Circular Rd. O'Connell St. Botanic Rd. Beneavin Rd. Charlestown )
83 (Route Map Kimmage {Sundrive road, Rathmines} / Harristown {Ballygall Road East})

For any other starting points in Dublin, use which is an excellent website showing you how to get between any two points in Dublin City, using a smart combination of Dublin Bus, Luas and DART routes.

By Car, Bike or on Foot:
From the south, or City centre: leave Dublin via the Drumcondra road (N1) and turn left at Botanic Avenue (Fagan's pub), just before crossing the river Tolka. At end of Botanic Avenue turn left at T-junction

ALTERNATIVELY, leave the city via Phibsborough, on the Finglas road (N2). Just after passing over the Royal Canal, follow the one way system around Hart's corner, turning right, then left onto Botanic Road. At the bottom of the hill turn left at the traffic lights. The Botanic Gardens are 100m past this junction and on the left.

Car parking facilities (metered) are available at the National Botanic Gardens.


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