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The Dead Zoo

The Natural History Museum & Dead Zoo

The IBIOLI, as part of its Activity Series 2015, invites its members, friends and members of the public to this free admission guided tour of the Natural History Museum and Dead Zoo. During the 1.5 hours, the keeper of the museum, Nigel Monaghan, will take you on a tour of the two main floors of the building.

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Dawn in the Burren

Bealtaine Birds Dawn Chorus Walk

The first walk of the 2015 Burren in Bloom festival and the May Burrenbeo walk will involve an early start with Gordon D’Arcy leading a group on a dawn chorus walk. Gordon is a Burren resident, natural historian, author & wildlife artist and will point out some of the Burren’s birds in the early morning light – they’ll hopefully put on a good show.

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National Botanic Gardens

Theories, Facts, and Mind Games – Golden Jubilee Celebrations

In this lecture Dr Matthew Jebb will explore how some of our greatest understandings of the world have come about through simple thought experiments. Not only are these highly informative ways of examining Nature, they are also highly appealing ways of teaching the application of logic in science. Newton, Einstein and Darwin were masters of such clear thinking. Zoology is often seen as easier to teach than Botany because animals are often thought of as more ‘alive’.

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Lough Avalla

‘August at the Lough’ – Golden Jubilee Celebrations

As part of the celebration of its Golden Jubilee The IBIOLI invites its members, families, friends and members of the public, in conjunction with Burrenbeo Trust ( to a guided walk around Lough Avalla, in the heart of the Burren, Co Clare. Join us for a ramble in the Burren along the Lough Avalla loop walk and catch the last of the summer blossoms. Guided by Harry Jeuken, the landowner at Lough Avalla, who and has a wealth of knowledge of the holy wells, the winterage, and the story of the local land.

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Innis Meain, Aran Islands

Environmental & Field Biology Course – Golden Jubilee Celebrations

As part of the celebration of its Golden Jubilee the IBIOLI invites its members, families, friends and general public to Inis Meáin (Inishmaan), Aran for an Environmental and Field Biology Course. The Course will be facilitated by Institute of Biology of Ireland member Dr Con O’Rourke (Ex Teagasc). This course, involving a blend of Gaeilge and English, will be conducted in the outdoor natural environment taking in various sites of historical, geological, cultural, natural science and general environmental interests.

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National Botanic Gardens

Glasnevin Cemetery & Museum, & National Botanic Gardens – Golden Jubilee Celebrations

As part of the celebrations of the Golden Jubilee Year of the IBIOLI, the Institute is organising a number of special events this year. The first of these is a dual event to Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum, and the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin. The Institute invites members, their families and friends, for this double event in Dublin, and gives an opportunity for members to get together in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. You may opt for one or both of the guided tours.

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