Dr. Liam Lysaght, Director of the National Biodiversity Data Centre talks to Noel McGuinness about the course and workshop on wading birds that will take place at the Bull Island on 24th January. He also talks about the work of the National Biodiversity Data Centre which gets data on where wildlife occurs in Ireland and runs courses to inform the public. He explains that biodiversity data helps us to understand our natural surroundings and track changes in our environment. See www.biodiversityireland.ie/
Fergal Somerville talks to Noel McGuinness about the upcoming International Ice Mile Swim. This will take place at Lough Dan, Co. Wicklow on 14th February. Fergal talks about this mile-long swim that must take place in water at 5 degrees or below. He also talks about the trials that DCU will be undertaking at the swim on the effects of the cold water on the body. This will be the biggest ice mile swim in the world with seventeen people currently registered to take part.
Fergal also talks about the long distance swims he has undertaken to date and his ambitions for the future.
Pat Dawson, CEO of the Irish Travel Agents Association talks to Noel McGuinness about the Holiday World Show taking place at the RDS in Dublin from 23rd – 25th January. He also talks about the effect of the improving economic situation on Irish travel agents.
Niall Hatch of Birdwatch Ireland talks to Noel McGuinness on Northside Today about the survey of garden birds that is currently taking place. Niall also gives advice about feeding the birds in the cold winter months. See http://www.birdwatchireland.ie/