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Library Labs: Biodiversity Week


Biodiversity Week May 20th - 24th 2024 

Scales, Shells and Spikes with the National Reptile Zoo - Events for Neurodiverse Children

Join the National Reptile Zoo for a fascinating workshop based around animals with scales, shells and spikes.  We will be looking at colours and textures and animal identification.

Ballyroan Library Monday 20th May 3.30pm book here

Lucan Library Tuesday 21st May 10.30 am 

Tallaght Library Thursday 23rd May 3.30pm book here 

Clondalkin Library Friday 24th May 3.00 book here 

Make your Home a Nature Reserve (Adults) 

Donna Mullen, author of Make your Home a Nature Reserve will give information and tips about bird and bat boxes, light pollution, and bringing some wildness to your garden.

Ballyroan Library Thursday 23rd May 2.30 pm book here 

Bugs and Spiders with Collie Ennis (Family Event)

Join bug enthusiast Collie Ennis for a talk on why buts and spiders are so wonderful.  You might even get to meet a few of his bug friends!  Collie Ennis is a Research Associate at Trinity College Zoology department.

Tallaght Library Thursday 23rd May 6.30 pm book here

Gardening for Biodiversity with Aoife Munn (Adults)

Join Aoife Munn for a talk on how to create a sustainable and natural planting scheme that will transform even the smallest of  outdoor spaces into a haven full of colour and life.

Palmerstown Library Thursday 23rd May 12.00 pm book here 

Biodiversity Walk of Tymon Park with Rosaleen Dwyer (Family Event) 

Join South Dublin County Heritage Officer Rosaleen Dwyer as she takes us on a tour of the flora and fauna of Tymon Park.   Walk will set off from Castletymon Library at 10.30am

Castletymon Library Thursday 23rd May book here  

Planting with Paper Pots (Age 6 - 12)

Join us for this fun workshop at Palmerstown Library.  Make pots from recycled paper and plant bee - friendly peas.

Palmerstown Library Saturday 25th May 12.00 pm book here 

Gardening for Biodiversity with Rosaleen Dwyer(Adults)

Biodiversity has become an increasingly important topic.  Join South Dublin County Heritage Officer Rosaleen Dwyer as she gives some helpful tips and strategies to make your garden a more biodiverse space.

Tallaght Library Monday 20th May 7.00 pm book here 

 Biodiversity Week workshop at DURL Project wetland in conjunction with the Heritage Officer

 Join South Dublin County Heritage Officer Rosaleen Dwyer and the Dublin Urban Rivers LIFE (DURL) Project Engineer Ger Staunton as they take us on a tour of the flora and fauna in the DURL Project wetlands in Dodder Valley Park and discuss how they were designed to encourage biodiversity. Booking essential by emailing

The Secret Life of the Beehive with Thomas Clancy (Age 7 +)

How many bees are in a hive?  What do bees eat?  Are you curious about bees?  Join Thomas Clancy of Eblana Beekeeping Association as he tells us all about life in the hive and the importance of bees to biodiversity.  See the inner workings of the hive with the Observation Hive.  

Palmerstown Library Wednesday 22nd May 3.00 pm book here 

North Clondalkin Library Thursday 23rd May 3.00 pm book here

Clondalkin Library (Families) Saturday 25th May 3.00 pm booking here 

Finding Magic & Medicine in Your Garden with Feebee Foran (Adults)

Feebee Foran is a forager, herbalist and owner of the natural Irish skincare brand, Forager.  She will be giving a fascinating talk on the medicinal and folkloric properties of the native plants in your garden.  She aims to connect people with nature and increase their biodiversity awareness.  This talk will be a mix of visual and interactive elements, as she brings along plans for the audience to touch, feel and smell, to help identify plants more easily.

Castletymon Library Tuesday 21st May 6.30pm book here

North Clondalkin Library Thursday 23rd May 12.30 pm book here

Biodiversity Bug Crafts Ages 3 +

Bug Themed Craft Session 

Castletymon Library Wednesday 22nd May 3.30 - 4.40pm book here 

Biodiversity Summer Gardening with Aoife Munn 

Castletymon Library Monday May 20th 6.30 - 7.30 book here