The Dawn Chorus is Back for 2023, only we are
extending it with a Dusk Chorus!

This Event is ONSITE & ONLINE

Event Description:

It’s that time again – The Dusk & Dawn Chorus with The Sanctuary is back on Saturday April 22nd & Sunday April 23rd 2023.

Let’s all come together as a community to raise much needed funds towards the work of the Sanctuary and to enjoy Nature’s Ultimate Soundbath!

The Sanctuary is inviting you to join us from your own home OR onsite in Ards Friary & Retreat Centre in County Donegal, as we celebrate the wonderful birdsong of the Dusk & Dawn Chorus in a special mindful way.

This year, we are shaking things up a bit. We have decided to broadcast a Dusk Chorus on the evening of Saturday, April 22nd, in which we will say goodnight to the day with the birds through meditation and bird song. We will then welcome the new day in the same way, for the Sanctuary’s annual Dawn Chorus.

We have also decided to broadcast the event from Ards Friary & Retreat Centre within its 200 acres of biodiversity forest and Atlantic coastline. For those who would like to attend in person, the Sanctuary’s Managing Director, Jane Negrych, will lead a retreat which will begin at 12.30pm on Saturday the 22nd and end at 2pm on Sunday the 23rd. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

For those joining us online, The Dusk Chorus will be broadcast out live on Saturday evening, April 22nd, starting around 7.30pm (time TBC closer to the date). The Dawn Chorus broadcast will begin on Sunday morning, April 23rd, around 4.15 am (time TBC closer to the date).

Guest Speakers will be announced soon!
Important Note: This is a special fundraising event, with all proceeds going towards the work of The Sanctuary.

Day & Date: Saturday April 22nd & Sunday April 23rd 2023

Time: Dusk – 7.30pm / Dawn – 4.15am

Price: €160.00 – Onsite / €50 – Online

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  • Please note: our courses will close for booking 48hrs prior to start date. Zoom details etc are sent out once the booking has closed to ensure our community members have everything they need in advance of their course beginning.


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