During the summer we have a regular programme of Field Trips throughout Northern Ireland that are led by subject experts. There is at least one long Field Trip of general interest to a region of Ireland (and occasionally beyond) each summer.

A special Members' Night in late spring provides an illustrated review of the previous Summer Programme and a look forward to the coming season.

We also run a series of evening Winter Lectures usually on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the lecture theatre at the Ulster Museum, Stranmillis.

Following the Annual Fungus Foray, the Conversazione in October gives members an opportunity to display items of their own - photographs, sketches, specimens, etc. - for which two prizes (Junior and Senior) are awarded.

We occasionally run introductory courses and workshops on such topics as archaeology, plant identification,botany, fossils, rocks, and minerals, etc.

The Sectional Secretaries record club activities and accounts are published each year in the Annual Proceedings. Field Trip Reports are available on the website.

A dinner is held every two years, (with a guest speaker).

The Club encourages original research - for example, the Urban Flora of Belfast by Stan Beesley and John Wilde (published in 1997 by the Institute of Irish Studies) was the culmination of three year's intensive recording by many dedicated members

Castle Espie

Botanic Gardens, Belfast



Treasure Hunt winners

April 20th

Irish Field Clubs launch

May 2nd Crawfordsburn

May 9th Glasswater wood

May 19th Carnmoney Hill

June 6th Bushmills

June 13th Craigavon Lakes

June 16th Lisnabreeny

June 19th Bioblitz,

Whitepark Bay

June 27th Sleivenacloy

July 4th Mid Tyrone

July 28th Victoria Park

Aug 1st Newry and Armagh

Aug 8th Presidential Outing

Aug 15th Ballyhornan

Sept 5th Larne Area

Sept 12th Mournes Area

Sept 19th County Donegal

Sept 25th Cairn Wood

Annual Conversazione


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Bushmills, Dundarave 6th April 2014 - Botany/Zoology, led by David McNeill.

June 2014, Long Field Trip to North Mayo.

Looking back...

Summer 2015 Programme