The Killarney National Park Education Centre will be running Environmental Summer Camps for 7 to 12 year olds at Knockreer. They will include mammal trapping, pond dipping, scavenger hunts, den building and a variety of ecologically themed games. They will run from: -
Tues July 4th – Fri July 7th
Tues July 25th – Fri July 28th
Tues Aug 8th – Fri Aug 11th
And Junior Ranger Camps (Residential), staying over for two nights in our own hostel. Watching Badgers, doing bat walks, moth trapping, camp fire, bug hunts and much, much more! These are for 10 to 14 year olds and run from
Tuesday 18th July – Thurs 20th July
Tuesday 22nd Aug – Thurs 24th Aug
For further information contact: -
Killarney National Park Education Centre, Knockreer House, Killarney. Phone 064 6635960
Support Ireland’s Entry for the
European Tree of the Year 2017.
Killarney Chamber and the Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Society have issued a “call to action” to vote for the Irish entry for the European Tree of The Year 2017. This European wide annual competition selects the tree/trees with the best story and the O’Flaherty Memorial Grove in Killarney has been selected as Ireland’s entry.
The Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Grove in the Muckross Arboretum (Killarney National Park) was planted in1994 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the WW2 Liberation of Rome and the role played by Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty’s Rome Escape Line which saved over 6000 people from capture by the Nazis.
Voting commences at 00.00.on the night of Wednesday February 1st on the competition website www.treeoftheyear.org Voting closes at midnight on Friday night February 28th. Only one vote per e-mail address is allowed. We need at least 30,000 votes to get us into the top three.
This is a great opportunity to promote the story of Ireland’s trees, Killarney National Park and the Hugh O’Flaherty story to a European audience.
Please also ask all your friends and associates on Social Media to vote for Ireland’s entry.
PHOTO (MacMonagle Photography):
Students from the Monastery National School embracing the Memorial Grove – Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty was a past student of the Monastery National School.
SpringWatch Nature Club
Join us on a Wednesday after school (3.45pm - 5.45pm) or on a Saturday Morning (10.30 - 12.30) on our SpringWatch Nature Club to mark the changes in nature as we move from Winter into Spring. We will be doing campfire-cooking, bushcraft, den-building, bug-hunting, pond-dipping and much. much more! For further details, please contact the Education Centre Team on 064 6635960
Christmas at Knockreer.
Santa and Rudolf the Red nosed RED DEER will be at Killarney National Park Education Centre during the month of December. Why not bring your class to visit Santa and learn about the links between Nature and Christmas.
These special Christmas events will only run on week-days during the month of December and are aimed at younger primary school classes. They will run twice daily - 10.00am until 12.00 mid day and from 12.30pm until 2.30pm.
The children taking part in the event will be brought on a Winter Scavenger Hunt in which Rudolf has left clues to lead them to Santa's Grotto, they will learn about the links between animals, birds and plants and our festive traditions through an interactive presentation and will receive some sweets, a warm drink and cookies and get the chance to meet Santa.
Tuesday 1st November - Friday 4th November
Killarney National Park Education Centre will be running an Environmental Halloween Camp for 7 to 12 year olds from Tuesday 1st Nov - Friday 4th Nov
For further details and bookings please contact Killarney National Park Education Centre, Knockreer House, Killarney. Co. Kerry