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Terms and Conditions

Ireland’s Wildlife is a website created by wildlife enthusiasts for wildlife enthusiasts and for the general public who want to learn more about the fascinating wildlife and natural history on in and around the island of Ireland.

By using this website you agree to the following terms and conditions.

General Terms and Conditions

  1. Views and opinions expressed on the site are those of the respective authors and not necessarily those of Ireland’s Wildlife or its publishers.
  2. While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy and relevance of every item posted on the site, mistakes can and do happen, items will date, and new discoveries are constantly being made. By using the site you indemnify Ireland’s Wildlife an its publishers from any liability arising from the subsequent application of information acquired through the site. Please check the relevant facts for yourself if they will have a material impact on the validity of the work you are doing. If you do find inaccurate or out-dated information on the site, please let us know using the contact form and we’ll endeavour to correct it wherever necessary.
  3. By submitting information to the site (comments, photos, video, articles, stories, audio and other media) you grant Ireland’s Wildlife non-exclusive unlimited rights to publish / share that content on the Ireland’s Wildlife website, social media sites and other online or offline platform or media.
  4. You agree that you will be considerate of other users and that when posting to the site you will refrain from offensive or inappropriate language. Healthy debate is encouraged… but always respect the opinion of other users, and their rights to express them. Site administrators have the authority to delete content they deem inappropriate at their discretion, and ban offending users from posting additional material to the site.
  5. … to be continued as necessary as the site evolves.

EU Cookie Compliance

In May 2011 new EU Privacy Laws on the use of browser cookies came into force.

Ireland’s Wildlife uses cookies to help us monitor aggregated visitor statistics using the industry standard Google Analytics software, to allow you to like / follow Ireland’s Wildlife on Facebook and Twitter using official branded widgets, and to help enhance your user experience on the site in other ways from time to time.

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Discover Wildlife Weekend Bookings

For convenience (on both sides), and to avoid handling cash/cheques during the weekends, the €90 per perspon fee (including a €10 non-refundable booking deposit) is payable in advance to secure your place on the weekend.

The fee covers the guided weekend field excursions, talks and the venue… as specified on the description page… it DOES NOT include food and accommodation, or additional expenses like boat trips should the opportunity arise (we’ll give you details of how to avail of the special Discover Wildlife accommodation package at the Celtic Ross Hotel in the weekend information sheet once you’ve booked).

Cancellation Policy

  • If Ireland’s Wildlife has to cancel the weekend, for whatever reason, you will receive a full refund of any fee paid.
  • If you cancel more than 14 days before the weekend commences you are entitled to a refund of €80 per person (€90 fee minus the €10 booking deposit), or to an alternative place on another weekend subject to availability.
  • If you cancel less than 14 days but more than 7 days before the weekend commences you are entitled to a refund of €60 per person (€90 minus the €10 booking deposit and a €20 cancellation fee), or an alternative place on another weekend subject to availability.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the weekend commences we regret we are unable to offer a refund, but will offer you an alternative place on another weekend subject to availability.


We operate a car-pooling system on the weekends to move between wildlife-watching sites in as few vehicles as possible. We ask participants with their own vehicles to work with us on the car-pooling arrangements, which we’ll work out on the Friday evening after registration.

Personal Safety & Belongings

While we always put safety and security first during these weekends, you remain responsible for your own safety and well being, and for the security of your belongings while attending the Discover Wildlife Weekend. By booking your place on a Discover Wildlife Weekend you agree to indemnify Ireland’s Wildlife, our guides and representatives from liability for any mishaps, loss or damage, however caused.