Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has organised a number of family-oriented events in our parks during May as part of the OWLS (Outdoor, Wildlife, Learning, and Survival) programme.


Events are free and open to the public, but booking is essential as spaces are limited. To book, or for more information, you can contact Andrew Fleming on (087) 329-9936.


1 Family Bushcraft Skills / Shelter Buildingbivouac

Saturday 1st May, 2-4pm – Killiney Hill (meet at the main car park, just of Killiney Hilll Road)


As a role play, you’ll be thrown back to the Stone age era and asked to build yourself a shelter using natural materials found around the wood. A family fun event, with a prize given to the best-made family shelter – and the worst!


undergrowth12 Life in the Undergrowth

Saturday 15th May, 3.4.30pm – Cabinteely Park (Meet at the main car park, just off Park Drive)


Come along and discover life in the undergrowth. Join us on this insect hunt to see just how many minibeast dwell beneath us (spiders, beetles or even a tiny scorpion). After our hunt, we’ll be turning creative and taking up battle in the Insect Wars. This will be where you build yourself a giant insect using natural materials found around the wood and challenge it’s strength and ability against other teams.


3 Come Learn about Butterflies

Saturday 29th May, 2-3.30pm – Killiney Hill (meet at the main car park, just off Killiney Hill Road)


As we stroll about the Park, come along and learn about butterflies, their conservation,butterfly and how to encourage them through planting of flowers in your garden. In this event we will be attempting to catch and identify butterflies using butterfly nets and will also be looking out for their caterpillars.

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