A wildflower walk with Aedín Ní Thiarnaigh to celebrate the launch of Pabhsaeir Inis Meáint. Photograph: Sean Lydon.

An action-packed week of events celebrating Galway’s biodiversity and natural heritage concluded on Sunday.

Hosted locally by Galway County Council, National Biodiversity Week featured a countywide programme of free events that showcased the many aspects of biodiversity including family days out in beautiful natural amenities to information and discussions about threats to the local environment.

Students from Scoil Mhic Dara, An Ceathrú Rua learning about life in the rockpools with Tara Noonan from Galway Atlantaquaria. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy.

The weeklong programme of events also included a bat walk, a talk about the bumblebees of Connemara, a sustainable gardening course and a biodiversity table quiz.

Horticulturist Aoife Munn hosting a sustainable gardening workshop at the Glenamaddy Garden Club as part of the National Biodiversity Week celebrations. Photograph: Ray Ryan.

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