29th September 2013

Red Squirrel Celebration at Slieve Gullion

Red Squirrel Family Day

To celebrate Red Squirrel Week, Newry and Mourne District Council have teamed up with the Ring of Gullion Red Squirrel Group to offer a wild day out for all at Slieve Gullion Forest Park on Saturday 5th October from 11.00am-2.00pm. Come along to this free event to learn more about our furry native red squirrels and autumn in the park and if your lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of one!

The event, organised as part of Red Squirrel week, is supported by Newry and Mourne District Council, Northern Ireland Environment Agency, INTERREG-funded project Action for Biodiversity and The Ring of Gullion Red Squirrel Group.

Book your space on to one of the sessions running between 11.00am and 3.00pm. There will be a chance to take part in some art attacks and test your knowledge of the red squirrel with prizes. There will also be a chance to speak to members of the Ring of Gullion Red Squirrel Group to find out what is happening to help the reds in the wider area and new members are always welcome!

Therese Hamill, the Ring of Gullion AONB Officer explains “This is our second year of this event and we are hoping to build on the success of last year. Weather depending, the public can also take part in our self guided Red Squirrel Trail. The trail takes the public on a journey of the red squirrels natural habitat. This free, family friendly event will include activities such as a touchy feely box, arts and crafts, a squirrel quiz with prizes to be won, as well as lots of information on our shy friend the red squirrel.”

To book onto the event, visit the Ring of Gullion website and click on Whats on. To find out more about squirrels in the Ring of Gullion log onto and click on the groups logo. For further information on the red squirrel event please contact Therese Hamill, Ring of Gullion AONB Officer on 028 3086 8900, or e-mail [email protected]


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