Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day at Powerscourt Gardens

Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day at Powerscourt Gardens

Only heard for a few short weeks each year, a Wicklow dawn chorus is a spectacular and unforgettable experience.  Why not set your alarm clock a little earlier than usual and join Niall Hatch of Bird Watch Ireland on our celebration of early morning birdsong at Powerscourt Gardens in County Wicklow?  

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This guided walk takes place on Sunday 4th of May at 4.30am but it is well worth getting up early for! The walk will be suitable both for experienced birdwatchers and complete beginners, and no prior knowledge of birds is needed. Niall will explain what the dawn chorus is all about, why birds sing in the first place and how you can identify birds by sound: it’s honestly not as hard as you might think!  From ravens and kestrels to long-ears owls and the willow warbler, there are many varieties of birds to discover at Powerscourt.  

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Please dress warmly and be prepared in case of rain; if you happen to have a pair of binoculars, bring them along too. Tickets are limited and must be booked in advance. Visit www.powerscourt.com/events to book your place.

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Powerscourt Estate

*COVID Update – April 2021* 

Further to the government announcements, the Powerscourt Estate team is pleased to inform you  that from Monday 12th April we will be able to welcome visitors from the rest of County Wicklow, and those living within 20km of Powerscourt Estate.

In line with the latest Government guidelines, we can welcome back visitors and annual members to enjoy the Gardens, Waterfall and Riverwalk (members only). The Garden Pavilion is also open for essential retail. The Golf Club will reopen to members from the 26th April.

During April the Gardens are open from 9.30 to 17.30 and the Waterfall from 10.30 to 17.30, with last admission 30 minutes before close.

The Avoca Food Hall is open 7 days a week (9.30 am – 5.30 pm). Avoca Outdoor Hatch is open for takeaway coffee, toasted sandwiches & treats 7 days a week (10.00 am – 4.00 pm). Avoca Pizza Van in the Courtyard is open Fridays, Saturday & Sundays from 12 noon – 3.30 pm.

The following facilities will remain closed for the duration of the latest restrictions.

Avoca Café Restaurant
Avoca Retail (Visit avoca.com for details)
The Design Loft
Neptune by Global Village
Powerscourt Hotel
Powerscourt Distillery
Cool Planet Experience

To keep you and our staff safe we continue to facilitate social distancing, hand sanitizing and other safety measures.

Further updates will follow in the coming weeks as guidelines are adjusted.

Best wishes, ⁠⁠

Powerscourt Management⁠