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Autumn activities at the Cuilcagh Lakelands UNESCO Global Geopark 

Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark is committed to bringing people closer to their heritage and has a programme of events to suit all ages and interests! 

 Some of the highlights in the Geopark Autumn programme include: 

Explore the Wildlife of Old Castle Archdale - Saturday 1 October 2022, 11am-1pm; and 2pm-4pm 

Join Geopark guide Ian for a two hour walk to learn how to identify animal tracks and dens, along with learning about the wonderful animals that live in our Geopark.  This family friendly event will take place in Old Castle Archdale. 

Gentle Walk with Nature Arts and Crafts - Saturday 1 October, 11am-1pm 

Join Geopark guide Bee for a mindful stroll at the beautiful Ely Lodge, then learn to weave with Nature led by Geopark guide Morag.  This event is part of Positive Ageing Month. 

Introduction to Bee Keeping with a Honey Tasting Experience - Tuesday 4 October, 7pm-9pm 

Join Geopark Guide Kevin for a fascinating introduction to the world of bee keeping at Belcoo Community Centre. This two-hour introduction is aimed at those who are interested in taking up bee keeping. Includes a honey tasting experience of different local honeys. 

Rock Detectives - Saturday 8 October, 11am-12.30pm; and 1.30pm-3pm, Cavan Burren Park 

A jam-packed hour of activities with Geopark staff, where children will have the opportunity to participate in interactive, hands-on fun, discovering more about the rocks and landscape of the Geopark. Activities include fossil making, creating a planet earth and a fossil hunt. 

Geopark Foodie Tour - Saturday 8 October, 11am-4pm 

First up, join Geopark staff and Shailagh Healy of Woodland Wonders for a Foraging experience in Killykeen Forest Park! Unleash your inner forager and identify plant and tree species, incorporate Irish botanical words, and learn about their Celtic mythology and the time-honoured uses associated with them.  Whet your appetite by sampling woodland delicacies and then settle in for a stunning three course meal at the award-winning Olde Post Inn in Cloverhill.  

Spooky Science Workshops at Belcoo and Cavan Burren Park, 28, 30 and 31 October, 10am-4pm 

The Spooky Science Workshop is sure to provide a jam-packed hour of activities with Geopark staff. Children will have the opportunity to participate in interactive, hands-on activities, where they will make their own glow in the dark slime well as other spooky themed activities. 

As it is Halloween, we expect to see everyone dressed up! 

For more information, booking details and the full programme of events, please visit www.cuilcaghlakelands.org 

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