Going batty in Polepatrick Park

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Date(s) - 28th April 2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Polepatrick Park

The Northern Ireland Bat Group will deliver a special event for St Mary’s Grammar School which will explore the amazing world of bats. Participants will not only get to see these amazing flying mammals and their astonishing aerial acrobatics, but also learn more about them. The event will begin with a short talk before sunset followed by a demonstration on how to use a bat detector.  We will then go on a bat safari to Polepatrick park where you will ‘hear’ bats flying around using the bat detectors.

Participants will learn about various species of bats found in Ireland and will have an opportunity to see a real bat up close.

This event is suitable for all ages; all children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear and bring along a warm waterproof jacket. The bat walk is weather dependent, so in the event of heavy rain or high winds it will be cancelled. Please note that attendees will be responsible for their own health and safety and that of their children.


All outdoor events are weather permitting. Suitable for adults and children from seven years up, unless otherwise stated.