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Science Week at Teagasc 2023

Science at the Marina

Date: Saturday November 18 2023

Time: 11am-3pm

Location: Marina Market, Cork City

Event Description: Join researchers from across Ireland’s leading scientific centres of excellence including Teagasc, APC Microbiome Ireland, VistaMilk SFI Research Centre, IPIC, University College Cork, MaREI, Tyndall National Institute and many more in a celebration of all things science. From table-top experiments to laboratory demonstrations, science quizzes and so much more, this family-friendly event promises to have something for everyone. Why not grab a cuppa and some lunch from your favourite eateries at the Marina Market and sit back and enjoy our science cinema where we will be showing short films around everything from “How much milk does a cow produce?” to “How is science making us better humans?” (and everything in between!) throughout the event. This free event promises to be fun for all the family (even the family dog!). 

Free event open to the public

Science Week 2023

Name of event: Trails and Tales

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023

Time: 2-4pm

Location: Kilkenny Castle Park, Kilkenny Castle, The Parade, Kilkenny, R95 YRK1 (meet in Castle Courtyard at 1:45pm). The tour starts promptly at 2pm.

Please note that this event is now fully booked

Event description: The popular Trails and Tales event returns, this time at the splendid Kilkenny Castle Park. Join Teagasc’s Michael Somers and Catherine Keena, who will bring us on an interesting looped walk of the park, where we will find out all about everything from forestry and history to biodiversity.

Kilkenny Castle Park, comprising of 21 hectares, provides a fitting setting for the castle and a splendid amenity area. Originating from the ancient deer park, the park walls define the footprint of the Kilkenny Castle demesne. The parkland retains much of its 19th century landscape by Ninian Nevin. In the 19th century, the parkland had a bowling green, summerhouses and an artificial lake at the far end of the grounds.  

Today, new paths lead to a children’s playground, the family burial ground, and picnic areas. The rose garden is the formal garden of the castle, located on the north front of the Castle, and is a 1970s style. There has been much work carried out to support biodiversity in the park in recent years. Join us to find out more about it!

Difficulty level: The difficulty level is easy.

Parking: There is parking available on Castle Road and on other roads close to the park and Kilkenny city centre. There is no parking within the castle grounds.

Please note: This is an outdoor event so please check the weather forecast and dress suitably. Trekking shoes, rain gear and drinks of water are generally advised. Kilkenny Castle Park will be closed if an orange weather warning is in place so please check forecasts on the morning of the event as the event will be postponed.

This event is aimed at an adult audience, however, children are welcome under the supervision of adults attending.

The event is organised by Teagasc (Agriculture and Food Development Authority) and supported by the Office of Public Works.