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Kildare Biodiversity Week 2019 Event - Birds of the Grand Canal
May 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Birdwatch Ireland Kildare Branch invites you to a walk along the Grand Canal westward from the old Odlums Mill, starting from the “winding hole” or turning point, at the Sallins Bridge, as far as the Leinster aqueduct. The canal from Sallins was opened to traffic in 1779 and a twice weekly passenger service from Sallins to Dublin started in 1780. The canal was extended to Robertstown in 1784, including the Leinster Aqueduct across the Liffey. The Grand Canal today is the domain of pleasure cruising and is also a haven and a conduit for wildlife of all sorts, with abundant bird life along its meandering course.
The theme for Biodiversity Week 2019 is ‘Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health’.
Kildare Biodiversity Week has been organised to develop awareness of the importance of biodiversity and to better understand its value to the local, national and international communities.
The people of Kildare are invited to get out into Kildare’s Biodiversity, to visit Kildare wild spots, lakes, rivers, bogs, woodlands or to simply enjoy the biodiversity of their back garden.
Children are welcome but should be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Please dress suitably for the weather.
Dogs must be on leads.