Birdwatch Ireland will once again be running popular bird- and wildlife – themed family activities at it’s marquee in the conservation zone. A whole host of free games and fun, child friendly conservation activities will be taking place, and experts will be on hand to answer your questions and tell you more about Ireland’s remarkable birdlife.
Centre for Environmental Living and Training (CELT) is a registered charity based in county Galway promoting sustainability through education in environmental issues, traditional skills, sustainable living and nature conservation.
This year, we will bring education, demonstrations, and mini workshops to the visitors at Bloom. A master bowyer, leather worker, and silversmith will join us to name but a few. Information about our Tree Nursery stocking many varieties of native trees, flowers and plants will also be available on the day.
Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Association
Live bees and observation hive and beekeeping products.
Irish Wildlife Trust
We will have displays of newts and other pond life, along with the hugely popular skulls and taxidermy display. We will also offer activities such as making super bugs, medallions, etc. People also come to our stand with wildlife and conservation related issues where we offer help and advice.
Oxfam Ireland and their team of campaigners will be at Bloom this year inviting people to add their name on their Campaign for Change. Over the years, festival-goers have played a key role in the charity’s work to tackle the root causes of poverty, with thousands of people across Ireland adding their support to campaigns on equality, tax-dodging and the refugee crisis. It takes less than two minutes to sign up but makes a real difference to people living in poverty worldwide.
The Native Woodland Trust
We are an Irish Charity; our aims are the protection & preservation of Ireland’s ancient woodland’s & the planting/creation of a network of new ones throughout the county. Every weekend we run an event which the public can attend, these range from tree planting, identification walks, bat walks, butterfly walks, scavenger hunts ect. We started 7 years ago with one reserve in Farnaght, County Leitrim and we have just announced our 7th reserve. Our reserves are countrywide and we hope to expand further over the next year.
Irish Coast Guard
The Irish Coast Guard will demo water safety equipment needed for going on or near the water that in an emergency will keep you ‘AFLOAT’ and in ‘CONTACT’ with the coast guard. If you’re 6-16 drop over and learn how to ‘REPORT’ and perform a rescue at our life skills competition.
GIY is returning to Bloom this year for the eighth time with its biggest and best show yet. The GIY Food Matters stage is the home of food discussion and debate at Bloom, proudly supported by Cully & Sully, Energia and innocent. In our specially constructed stretch tent each day, we will bring together leading food writers, chefs, nutritionists, healthcare experts and journalists for debate and discussion on the most important food issues of today. Along with the Food Matters stage there will be plenty more GIY fun to get involved with as we bring our unique ‘pallets and plants’ inspired vibe to the Phoenix Park.
Friendship Week is Amnesty International’s leading fun school initiative that highlights the importance of Friendship and Solidarity and we would like to present the best of its activities in our ‘Let Friendship & Solidarity Bloom’ stand. It brings human rights education to all the family in a fun and interactive way.