May
12
Event Time: 19:00-04:00 / Event Location: Purecamping, Querrin, Loop Head Peninsula, Co. Clare

At this time of the year, our woodland is bursting with sound. Join us to experience this cacophony of bird-song from the comfort of your tent, or take a walk through the trails at dawn (around 4-4:30am). Email info@purecamping.ie to make a booking. Numbers will be limited.

We will have a campfire going the evening before and will all be tucked into our sleeping bags nice and early to prepare for the morning wake-up call! Bring warm clothes, a camping chair and your tent of course. Small tents good as we will be camping together in the woodland. Usual camping rates apply.

The RTE Mooney Goes Wild article really sums it up:

“Each morning in May, as the first glimmer of light begins to break the darkness of European skies, millions of birds begin to sing.  Each individual bird does this for two key reasons: to lay claim to a breeding territory and to attract a mate.  The birds can’t know this, but to human ears the collective effect is like nothing else in the world.

The wall of sound which the birds produce moves like a great wave across the face of the earth, just as it has done without fail for millions of years, as our planet revolves and the line of dawn shifts westwards.  It provides us with an astonishing insight into how our world functions, breathtaking and humbling in equal measure, as well as into the sheer diversity and majesty of nature.

Birds know no boundaries, and their songs have the power to connect us all in a unique way, right across the continent.  As it moves from east to west with the rising sun, the Dawn Chorus represents a genuine shared link between all of Europe’s people, transcending national borders and cultures.”

RTE Dawn Chorus