Film/Video Workshop

10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm –  Saturday 7th October

Capturing Nature’s Autumn Glory
For Adults & Kids  (11+ years)

Venue: Starting in the Connemara National Park Education Centre

Cost: €15 per person

Hike with Mike & Matt

10.30am – Saturday 7th October

Gurran Complex (4 ½ hours) – with Mike Laffey and Matt Flaherty

Meet at the Lodge car park, Letterfrack – and carpool

Paid event – €20 per adult with pint at the end at Mollys. €5 kids – No pint! – Juice

Explore Ecology Kids

11.00am – Saturday 7th October – FREE EVENT

Scavenger Hunt in Connemara National Park

Venue: Meet outside the Connemara National Park Education Centre

Ecology Walk

12.00pm – Saturday 8th October

Seaweed Foraging and Ecology Walk – Our Changing Landscapes and Seascapes
With Marie Louise Heffernan

Venue: Meet at White Strand/Renvyle Beach car park

€5 donation towards conservation actions – the focus of the Connemara Green Festival

Boat Trip in Letterfrack Bay

3.30pm & 4.30pm – Saturday 7th October

Trip on glass bottom boat

Meet at Dooneen pier, opposite Avoca, Letterfrack Bay.

Tickets from Avoca shop or on boat

Oyster Farm Walk

12.30pm – Saturday 7th October – FREE EVENT

Venue: DK Connemara Oyster Farm, Dawros Peninsula.
Bring wellies or waterproof boots.

Talk – Keeping Our Bees

2.00pm – Saturday 7th October – FREE EVENT

Talk with Gerry Coyne – Connemara Bee Keepers

Venue: AV Centre, Connemara National Park

Talk by Pádraic Fogarty

3.00pm – Saturday 7th October – FREE EVENT

A talk by Pádraic Fogarty, author of “Whittled Away: Ireland’s Vanishing Nature” published by Collins Press

Pádraig has seen at first hand how failure to manage our natural resources has impoverished our country. But all is not lost: he also reveals the possibilities for the future, describing how we can fill our seas with fish, farm in tune with nature, and create forests that benefit both people and wildlife. He calls for the return of long-lost species like wild boar, cranes and wolves, showing how nature and wildlife can recover hand in hand. A provocative call to arms, Pádraig  presents an alternative path that could lead us all to a brighter future. There will be an opportunity to meet Pádraic after the talk.

Venue: Indoor Picnic Room, Connemara National Park

Kayaking in Letterfrack Bay

4.00pm Saturday 7th October

Kayaking in Letterfrack Bay with Real Adventures

Meet at Avoca car park, Dooneen pier

Special price for the festival: €25    Book Here

Environmental Talks

4.15pm – Saturday 7th October – FREE EVENT

Fresh Water Conservation initiatives in Connemara:

1. The Fresh Water Pearl Mussel – with Marie Louise Heffernan
2. Lough Corrib Under Threat – with John Gibbons

Venue: AV Centre, Connemara National Park