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Colette O’ Flynn – "Invasive Species In Ireland – Trends Emerging In Terms of Introductions" – Tue 19 Feb

Following the wonderful turnout for the talk given by Dr. Phil McGinnity, MulkearLIFE is delighted to give further details on the next talk in the exciting series of illustrated talks.

The third talk will take place on Tuesday, 19th February 2013. The guest speaker will be Ms. Colette O’ Flynn. Her illustrated talk is entitled "Invasive Species In Ireland – Trends Emerging In Terms of Introductions".


Colette O’ Flynn (National Biodiversity Centre) & John Kelly (Invasive Species Ireland)

Ms. O’ Flynn is a Research Officer with the National Biodiversity Data Centre in Waterford. She manages the National Invasive Species Database for Ireland, which tracks non-native invasive animals and plants in Ireland. She is involved with many European and international invasive species information networks and has been involved with invasive species policy development for the European Commission. She previously worked in various areas in biodiversity education and awareness. Her talk should be of interest to a wide variety of people, especially anglers and those with an interest in Irish wildlife and general biodiversity.


Himalayan Balsam on the Mulkear River (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)

The talk form part of MulkearLIFE’s Environmental Education Programme, an outreach programme in local schools and the local community in the Mulkear catchment. The talks focus on the extraordinarily rich natural heritage of Ireland and in particular the Lower Shannon Special Area of Conservation.


Asian clams – a problematic invasive in Irish water bodies (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)

The venue for all talks is the Inland Fisheries Ireland office, Ashbourne Business Park, Dock Road, Limerick*. There is plenty of free parking at the front of the building at night. Talks will commence at 8.00pm sharp and there is free admission to all talks.

Admission to all talks is free of charge and all are welcome. Further information regarding any of the talks may be obtained from the project info@mulkearlife.com or from MulkearLIFE, Inland Fisheries Ireland (Limerick) on telephone number 061 300 238 / 087 062 5582

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Mulkear LIFE, Inland Fisheries Ireland, Ashbourne Business Park, Dock Road, Limerick, Ireland
Phone: +353 (0)61 300 238   Email: limerick@fisheriesireland.ie