Monday, 30 May 2016

Dawn Chorus and cake!

We had a lovely morning for the Dawn Chorus walk this year. It was lovely to be in the forest listening to birdsong in the early hours! This year was the 10th anniversary of our walk in the Castle Lake Forest, Bailieborough. Thanks to everyone who brought along refreshments and to PJ for the nice cake! (Photo - Castle Lake as dawn was breaking)
Thanks also go to Olive Steenson for photography.

Olive Steenson

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Cathaoirleach Awards

Congratulations to Heather on her nomination in the Community section of the Cavan County Council Cathaoirleach Awards. 
The Awards Scheme celebrates the work of volunteers who make a difference to their communities because of their hard work, dedication and vision.

Monday, 23 May 2016


"This starling in my garden has his best Sunday suit on"
Thanks to PJ for sending this photo

Saturday, 7 May 2016

AGM and committee for the coming year

Our AGM was held recently in Bailieborough, when the committee and some outings were decided upon.
The committee for the upcoming year was appointed:

Chair:         P.J Byrne                                  vice chair:         Peadar Reynolds
Secretary: Ashley Wynne                             vice secretary:  Michael Mc Kiernan
Treasurer: Séan Callaghan                           vice treasurer:   Heather Bothwell

General committee: Elizabeth Mc Kenna, Andrew Carleton.

This followed by a very interesting talk by Olivia Crowe regarding her involvement in research of the Greenland White-fronted Goose.
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Many thanks to Peadar and Lee for the lovely facility of the Bailieborough Business Centre.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Dawn Chorus 2016

Cavan branch Dawn Chorus Day Sunday 15th May
This event will provide a great opportunity to learn about birdsong while enjoying an early morning walk. Come along and bring a friend!

Bailieborough: Meet at the Castle Lake Forest, lakeshore car park, 04.30

At this time (just before dawn) one gets to experience birdsong at its best in the quiet and stillness of the early morning. It provides an opportunity to hear the chorus build from just a lone thrush or blackbird to a full chorus of all the birds in the forest! The walks will last about an hour and we recommend wearing warm clothes and bringing along a snack and hot drink to enjoy afterwards.

Contact Elizabeth 086 8336675 or for more information.