Bat Camp 2019

BAT CAMP IS BACK! Due to the success of last year’s event we are delighted to announce we will be hosting our Bat Camp event at National Trust Crom Estate on Sat 8th June 2019 6pm-11pm! Bring along your own tent and set up from 6pm before our BBQ/Buffet at 8pm. Young members can make […]

Welcome to our Roost!

WELCOME TO OUR ROOST!   We would like to welcome our new placement student Rebecca Cairns from Queen’s University Belfast   Rebecca will be answering the bat helpline in Northern Ireland and giving advice to the public if they find an injured/grounded bat and any other bat related query. It will be her job to […]

AGM 2019

We are delighted to announce that our AGM will take place on Saturday 6pm April 2019 @1pm-4pm at Crawfordsburn Visitor Centre (32 Bridge Rd S, Helen’s Bay, Bangor BT19 1JT) Refreshments will be provided All members and supporters welcome Speakers and Agenda will follow To confirm your attendance, please email chair@bats-ni.org.uk with any dietary/access requirements

Gone Batty on Twitter

We now have a shiny new Twitter Account @GroupBat   Keep up to date with stories, events, rescues and all things batty in Northern Ireland  

The Bat Catchers

Thanks so much for all the lovely messages about tonight’s BBC True North documentary #thebatcatchers we are overwhelmed with the responses! We would like to say a massive thanks again to Sam Jones (the man behind it all) and everyone at Erica Starling Productions for all their hard work and for bringing bats into the […]

BBC True North – The Bat Catchers

Our bat care programme will feature on BBC 1 True North on Monday 21st January @ 10.40pm and Tuesday 22nd January on BBC 2 @10pm Bat-crazy volunteers Robin and Karen are on call 24/7 to save their favourite flying mammals. With a small team of volunteer ambulance drivers, they patrol the country rescuing bats from […]

Merry Christmas and Batty New Year

We would like to wish all of our volunteers, members, funders and partner organisations a very Merry Christmas and Batty New Year. See you all in 2019!  

Halloween Spooktacular Bat Safari- POSTPONED

**EVENT POSTPONED*** New event to be added for December 2018 Join us at Springhill, National Trust, Magherafelt on Friday 19th October @ 7pm-9pm for a spooktacular event including a bat/ghost walk followed by tea and Halloween cupcakes. There will be plenty of creepy crafts for kids too.  Free event for members of the NI Bat […]

Voluntary Work Placement Opportunity for Students

The Northern Ireland Bat Group are offering a volunteer work placement to university and further education students aged 18+ living in the North West region.  The student will be based at Creggan Country Park, Derry and will be tasked with: Answering bat roost enquiries and bat rescue calls on our helpline at Creggan Country Park […]

‘Bats a Fact’ Resource for Primary Schools

Thanks to funding from DAERA/NIEA Challenge Fund in 2017, our ‘Bats a Fact’ education resource for Primary schools is now available on our website. The pack includes a teacher resource booklet, powerpoint presentations and pupil activity sheets so that you can bring the amazing world of bats into the classroom – perfect for October as […]