Summer Lectures at Wicklow Mountains National Park

We are delighted to announce the following talks over the summer of 2024. We have a wide range of talks scheduled.


Where: Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Base, Laragh, Co. Wicklow, A98VY72.

Practicalities: Free of charge. Allow between 1-1/2 hours for the talk and questions.

Parking: Parking is available free of charge at the rescue base. 

Booking: Not required. For more information, phone 0404 45425. Arrive early to get a seat!

This event is organised by education staff based at Wicklow Mountains National Park who are employed by the National Parks & Wildlife Service.


Thursday 4th July, 7.30pm

Restoring The Earth, Patch By Patch – how to give nature a chance to heal by building an Ark (an Act of Restorative Kindness to the Earth). 

By Mary Reynolds: reformed landscape gardener, author and nature activist


Thursday 11th July, 7.30pm

Insect Hunting in Glendalough: a summer spent looking for insects in the Glendalough valley.

By Kieran Finch


Thursday 18th July, 7.30pm

Wicklow Mountains National Park: 2024 and beyond.

By Anne Fitzpatrick, District Conservation Officer, WMNP.


Thursday 25th July, 7.30pm

Heritage Hiking Wicklow: Hidden Stories of the Wicklow Mountains.

By Isabel Clissmann


Thursday 1st August, 7.30pm

Reading The Landscape Through Irish Place Names.

By Ruairí Mac an Tuile, Education Officer, WMNP


Thursday 8th August, 7.30pm

The Secret Life of Crows.

By Ricky Whelan. Biodiversity Officer, Co. Offaly


Thursday 15th August, 7.30pm

An Odyssey Of Orchids – travels in search of Ireland’s orchids. 

By Declan Murphy, ornithologist and author                                                                       


Thursday 22nd August, 7.30pm

On Medieval Pilgrimage To Glendalough – archaeological discoveries along St Kevin’s Pilgrims Road in the Wicklow Mountains.

By Professor Aidan O’Sullivan, UCD School of Archaeology