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9th IUCN UK Peatland Programme Conference – Peatlands: Investing in the Future

Tuesday 1st October
The Europa Hotel, Belfast
See website for details

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Comber Greenway Task Day

Saturday 5th October
Billy Neill crossing at 9am, Dundonald or on the greenway under North Road bridge at 9.30am, East Belfast
Free

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Citigroup Environmental Expo

Thursday 10th October
Citigroup, Titanic Quarter, Belfast
Free

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Grass Roots AGM

Saturday 12th October
Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church Hall, Ormeau Road, Belfast
Free

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CEDaR Training Course – Woodlice

Saturday 19th October
Crawfordsburn Country Park
Free

Maintaining a Young Hedge

Sunday 20th October
Kilmacrew House near Banbridge
Free

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CEDaR Training Course – Grassland Fungi

Thursday 24th October
Magilligan Field Centre

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Autumn tales at Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus

Saturday 13 October 2018

Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus

Visitors are invited to come under the spell of the Woodland Trust’s Oakfield Glen in Carrickfergus on the afternoon of Saturday 13 October.

Families can enjoy a breath of fresh air on a guided stroll through this charming woodland. 

And the kids are in for a magical treat – the renowned Belfast storyteller Eamonn Keenan will be ready and waiting to spin a tale or two. Eamonn, in his druid garb, will dazzle young minds (older ones too) on this autumnal woodland journey.   

Oakfield Glen is a treasure trove. A Victorian stone bridge and old ice house offer a glimpse of days gone by. And today’s well–used paths connect Oakfield to the neighbouring council–owned Bashfordsland Wood.

The wood is also home to some unusual occupants. The Púca, which are fairy–like creatures, will be hiding in the treetops. According to folklore, the Púca are the most mischievous of all the fairies in Ireland. Thankfully, Oakfield’s crafty creations are sculptures, made from steel and with input from local primary schools.

Michelle McCaughtry, the Woodland Trust’s people engagement officer, said: “Oakfield Glen is well worth a visit at any time of the year.  But, to me, there’s something really special about this time of the year, in the run–up to Halloween. 

“We’re especially lucky to have Eamonn Keenan on–board with his fantastic stories.  With a bit of drama and plenty of fun, the children are in for a real treat. Simply book online, wrap–up warm and prepare to be entertained.”

Children must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is £5 per child; £1 per accompanying adult. There are two slots to choose from: 1:30pm – 2:30pm and 2:45pm – 3:45pm. Booking in advance is essential. For further details and to book a place, visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/events

Cost   More Details £5 per child; £1 per accompanying adult
Time   More Details 1:30pm – 2:30pm and 2:45pm – 3:45pm
Contact   More Details
0330 333 5302