A feast for the eyes and the curious spirit, the Ballyhoura Family Science Day returned to Croom Sports Complex on Saturday the 13th of November.

The event drew crowds from across the Ballyhoura region and was well attended across all the organised timeslots that were on offer.

With lots to do, from the messy science of slime making to creating mini-explosions, reptile and dinosaur exhibits, as well as a trip exploring the universe with the visual dome cinema experience, the interactive full-day event was a great opportunity for children and adults of all ages to reengage with the science that surrounds us all in our everyday lives.

Ballyhoura’s Community Food Initiative also took centre stage as local tutor Julie O’ Donnell from Knocklong led a series of workshops with delicious results.  Plenty of fresh ingredients and healthy food recipes meant there was room at the table for everyone to try some of the fare on offer!

There was great interest from communities in all of the local information stands on offer in our Eco Village, including the Sustainable Energy Communities Programme, the Maigue Rivers Trust, Griston Bog Outdoor Classroom, Lough Gur and more.


It was great to see so many children and families turning up and excited to attend the Science Day event – we’re already looking forward to next year!