Discover the new Digital Wildlife of Ireland Map

February 24, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm

Discover the new Digital Wildlife of Ireland Map!
Wednesday 24 February 11am – 12noon

Neil Tarrant, along with Mairéad Ní Chiaruáin, is the co-creator of Ireland’s first Digital Wildlife Map! This new online learning tool has been created especially for primary school students to help them and their families learn about the wildlife they can help protect in their communities.

The interactive map is a fun way to learn all about the birds, mammals and fish native to Ireland. Children can explore the island of Ireland at home on the phone, tablet or computer, learn about which species are native to which areas, and test their knowledge with quizzes as they complete activities.

With everyone staying home during the current restrictions, and home-schooling ongoing, the Wildlife of Ireland Map offers another resource for parents to engage children in learning and is accessible to anyone with an internet connection and a device. The map can be accessed on the Libraries Ireland website at


They also run – a site with educational resources as Gaeilge. There is a version of the digital map (as Gaeilge) on the site. Neil is the recently retired principal of Gaelscoil Ui Fhiaich in Maynooth.


This event is part of the Biodiversity on Your Doorstep – Learning from Nature series of free online events presented by Europe Direct, Waterford, Waterford Libraries and Waterford City & County Council Environmental Department. 

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