2016 Annual Recorders Event – Barleycove, Cork – Aug. 13-14th


For all our recorders in the bumblebee and butterfly monitoring schemes, and for anyone else interested in joining the schemes, please join us for a weekend of exploring some beautiful butterfly and bumblebee habitats in West Cork.

In particular, for those wishing to learn how to teach others butterfly and bumblebee identification skills, we’ll be running a ‘Train the trainers’ session on Saturday, as well as updating everyone on the future changes coming to both monitoring schemes in the next few years.

There is no charge for attending the field meeting, but please click here to register. When registering, please indicate whether you would be interested in joining us for dinner in the Barleycove Beach Hotel on the Saturday evening.

The itinerary can be downloaded by clicking the below picture:



2016 Monitoring Scheme Workshops

There will be a series of workshops on the butterfly and bumblebee monitoring schemes in 2016.  These will cover all aspects of the monitoring schemes including species identification and use of the online data capture system. Hope to see you there!


Armagh: 9th April, 10am – 1pm. The Pastoral Centre, Jonesborough, Newry. (Aoibhinn Corrigan)

Booking: Ring of Gullion AONB, info@ringofgullion.org

Cork: 16th April, 10am – 4pm. IRD Duhallow Ltd., James O’Keeffe Centre, Newmarket. (Tomás Murray)

Booking: Booked out until further notice.

Galway: 7th May. 10am – 4pm. Dunmore Community Centre, The Green, Dunmore. (Erin Jo Tiedeken)

Booking: Sally McElhenny, Dunmore Community Garden, salmce@live.com

Louth: 9th May. 10am – 4pm. St. Michaels Hall, Newry St., Carlingford. (Tomás Murray)

Booking: Joanne Redpath, Carlingford Tidy Towns, joanne_mcmaugh@hotmail.com, 042-9373686

Louth: 10th May. 10am – 4pm. Blackrock Community Centre, Sandy Lane, Blackrock, Dundalk. (Tomás Murray)

Booking: Larry Magnier, Louth Tidy Towns, larrymagnier@gmail.com

Kerry: 21st May. 10am – 4pm. Old Barracks Heritage Centre, Cahersiveen. (Tomás Murray)

Booking: Lisa O’Shea, Cahersiveen Tidy Towns, cahersiveentidytowns@gmail.com

Kerry: 22nd – May. 10am – 4pm. St. Patrick’s Hall, Upper William St., Listowel. (Tomás Murray)

Booking: Mary Hanlon, Listowel Tidy Towns, maryehanlon@hotmail.com

Antrim: 27th May. 10am – 4pm. Whitepark Bay Hostel, Whitepark Bay. (Tomás Murray)

Booking: Tiérna Mullan, Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust, 0044-28-20752100, tierna@ccght.org

Monaghan: 28th May. 10am – 4pm. Ballybay Wetlands Centre, Clones Road, Ballybay. (Tomás Murray)

Booking: Carol Lambe, Development Officer Monaghan Co. Council, clambe@monaghancoco.ie

Fermanagh: 18th June. CANCELLED, to be rescheduled.

Booking: Aoibhinn Corrigan, NIEA, 0044-28-90569272 Aoibhinn.Corrigan@doeni.gov.uk

Cavan: 25th June, 10am – 4pm. The Goods Store, Community Hall, Belturbet Railway, Belturbet. (Tomás Murray)

Booking: Stephen Shannon, 087-8550632

Cavan: 26th June, 10am – 4pm. The Riverfront Hotel, Virginia. (Tomás Murray)

Booking: Mags Mathews, Virginia Tidy Towns, magsandjamesmatthews@hotmail.com or 086-1783974

Derry: 7th July, 10am – 1pm. Ulster Gliding Club, Bellarena, Limavady. (Aoibhinn Corrigan)

Booking: Tiérna Mullan, Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust, 0044-28-20752100, tierna@ccght.org


2016 Our latest newsletter is available for download

We collectively spent 665 hours and walked 1,179 km monitoring bumblebees last year, but how did our bumblebees fare in 2015?  To find out, click on our latest newsletter below.

2016 February Newsletter
2016 February Newsletter


2015 Bumblebee Monitoring Scheme Events