Join us for the final closing event of the Stop, Look, Listen: Preserving Biodiversity in Ballyhoura project, a community initiative led by Ballyhoura Development.

This initiative has engaged a group of community members around how they perceive, value and relate to local biodiversity. The event will feature the premiere of a short film on Preserving Biodiversity in Ballyhoura, produced by the project, amongst other activities.

Highlights of the evening:

  • STOP and LOOK at the projects which Bruff Tidy Towns Groups have developed that both conserve and enhance biodiversity in the community. A short tour of these projects will begin at 6:30 pm, meeting at the Thomas Fitzgerald Centre.
  • LISTEN to a talk by Seán Ronayne from Irish Wildlife Sounds. Ornithologist and wildlife sound recordist Seán Ronayne is on a personal mission to record the vocalisations of every bird species in Ireland. For three years, he has travelled across bogs, mountains, remote islands and native woodlands documenting nearly 200 birds, including species on the cusp of extinction. Now, in a multimedia presentation, Seán shares his story and his unique, and often surprising, recordings of mimicry, distinct dialects, and birds never recorded in Ireland before. His journey reveals the beauty and importance of sound, and what listening can tell us about the state of our natural world.

  • LISTEN to a short Stop, Look and Listen: Preserving Biodiversity in Ballyhoura video which was created in partnership with the project participants, and which will be launched at the event. The video highlights positive steps that can be taken locally to protect biodiversity.

This event is an open invitation to anyone interested in nature and local biodiversity. 

When & Where?

  • Date: 17th April 2024
  • Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 
  • Venue: Thomas Fitzgerald Centre, Bruff, Co. Limerick


To register for the event, please fill out the below form:


For more information, contact Rhiannon Laubach on 087-1940608 / [email protected]  and John Scanlan on 087-6528105/ [email protected].  

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