Report from The Clare Association

10th April 2016

Forthcoming events in Clare.

We have a number of celebrations this coming year. This will be the tenth year that we have held our Annual Bat Meeting during Heritage Week and we plan to use this to get extra publicity locally. Our Bat Meeting is different in that it is designed for children and we have it at the INN at Dromoland (previously the Clare Inn) as this is a hotel that specialises in families.

To assist with our lack of funding, we started preparing “Bee Garden Packs” which included Irish Wild Flowers and guidance on their planting and importance. We prepared and sold ten packs at €10 per pack. We are going to do the same this year, but intend to double the number of packs.

Our members have been very busy at conferences and fairs on Climate Change and the environment generally and we plan to do the same this coming year in the hope of increasing our local membership. The Burren Management Committee has also been busy cutting away hazel scrub and preparing a looped walk on our land. The Natural Environment and Properties committees plan to visit the site on the 15th May and you are welcome to join us. However, you should email Peter Wise first as we are planning a park & ride to avoid congestion on the narrow roads near the land.

13/04/2016 Clare Association AGM

22/04/2016 Earth Day Clare

15/05/2016 Burren Walk

24/08/2016 Annual Bat Walk

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