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Iris Folding Workshop

Join our guide Shirley for her Iris Folding Workshop on Friday 27th October from 11am until 3pm. Iris Folding is a paper folding art which when completed can be framed or used to make greetings cards.  Ideal for Christmas cards and plenty of time to make them all!  We will be using mainly tissue paper but any paper can be used including foils and crepe paper.  It can also be done using fabric. As the workshop coincides with the run up...

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Pond Dipping Workshop

Join our guide Doireann as she presents an 'Introduction to Pond Dipping' on Saturday & Sunday, the 14th & 15th of October, from 12 pm - 1 pm at the Ballycroy National Park Vistior Centre. In this workshop you will get up close and personal with many forms of pond life partaking in both the collection and analysis of these wonderful life forms. The variety of life found within the confines of a bog pool or pond is astounding. Many...

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Mayo Dark Sky Festival

From the 27th - 29th of October 2017 the Mayo Dark Sky Festival is taking place. The second annual event will see an variety of guest speakers and activities across the Ballycroy, Mulranny & Newport areas. Please follow this link for a full list of the Festival Programme   For a more in depth look at the upcoming festival and all of its participants and events please visit the Festival Website

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Join us at Ballycroy National Park on Sunday the 24th of September for a Christmas decoration workshop.  We will be making fabric cones and balls to decorate your tree or give as gifts for Christmas.  This is a very effective way of using up scrap fabrics and attaching to polystyrene balls or cones with pins.  There is no sewing involved.   Christmas Decoration Workshop Sunday 24th September (12.00 PM - 4.00 PM) Registration 11.45 PM ADMISSION IS FREE BOOKING IS REQUIRED...

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Heritage Week 2017 @ Ballycroy National Park

Event:                   Guided Machair Walk hosted by Ballycroy National Park & Mulranny Environmental Group Date:`                    20 August, 11am - 1pm Location:              Murrivaugh Beach, Co. Mayo Description:        Join us on a guided walk of the Rossmurrevagh Machair sand plains as we explore the ecology and formation of this rare and important habitat type. Event:                   Nature Treasure Hunt Date:                     22 August, 1pm - 4pm Location:              Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre Description:        Join the guides at Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre for a fun-filled,...

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Letterkeen Historical Walk

Ballycroy National Park visitor centre is pleased to announce the Letterkeen local knowledge walk with Michael Chambers. Date: Wednesday the 16th of August 2017. Starting from the Brogan Carroll Bothy. Time start 1:30 pm. The walk will last 3-4 hours. Length: 6 km easy to moderate walk, with a focus on local knowledge.   It will start from the Brogan Carroll Bothy in Letterkeen (approx. 10 km from Newport) and involve an walk/hike  of approximately  6 km. The walk is not suitable for children.   We will travel...

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Machair Walk

Rosmurrevagh Machair Walk Date: 20th August 2017. Time: 11 am-1 pm Where: Murrivaugh beach, Mulranny;              The beach adjacent to the Mulranny Golf Course. Join the Ballycroy National Park as we explore the formation and ecology of this rare and important habitat type. Confined to just 26,000 hectares world wide Machair is one of the most unique habitats our planet possesses. Find out why this is and how it is created on the day! The...

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Traditional Patchwork Quilting Workshop 02.08.2017

We are holding a Quilting Workshop on Wednesday 2nd August 2017. The event is free and participants will learn how to make paper patterns for 2” hexagonal piecing with a demonstration. You will also learn to fussy cut scraps of fabric into 2½” square and secure them around the pre-cut paper patterns. Quilting will be by hand, no machine is required and all materials will be provided. There will also be a demonstration on making binding, if time permits.  ...

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Summer @ Ballycroy National Park

Ballycroy National Park_SUMMER 2017 (1)                 SUMMER 2017 @ BALLYCROY NATIONAL PARK Plover Club for Kids Every TUESDAY & THURSDAY @ 11.30-13.00 Join our Park Guides as they explore wildlife and the environment though outdoor activities and crafts. No Booking Required but Arrive Early to avoid disappointment. Adults must remain with children at all times. Guided Walk of Tóchar Dáithí Bán Nature Trail EVERY DAY @ 14.30-15.30 Join Park Guides as they recount...

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