Wild Bee Festival

The Wild Bee Festival is an annual event coordinated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre, aiming to raise awareness of Ireland’s pollinators and how to help them in local communities.

Wild Bee Festival 2024

The Wild Bee Festival 2024 will take place in the Knocknacarra Community Centre, Galway, on the 17th and 18th August in collaboration with Galway City Council. All events are free and booking is not required. You can find details of the programme below:

Spaces on the Wildflower Seed Collection workshop are very limited – places will be given on a first come, first served basis. 

Please note children must be accompanied at all times. For the Barna Woods walk, please wear suitable clothing and footwear.


Getting There

  • The 2024 Wild Bee Festival will take place at the Knocknacarra Community Centre, H91 R6PW
  • There are a number of ways to reach the venue. We advise taking public transport, cycling, or carpooling where possible.
  • By Bike: Bike Parking is available at the community centre
  • By Public Transport: The 411 bus runs from Eyre Square to Cappagh Road and takes 30 mins. Buses start from 08:15am. The 410 bus may also be an option. See https://www.transportforireland.ie/plan-a-journey/timetables/
  • By Car: For those driving, parking at the community centre may be limited due to weekend sporting activities. Alternative parking is available here. This is a short walk away, through Barna Woods. Please leave ample time to find parking.



Find a Wild Bee Festival near you!

Following the success of the 2022 Wild Bee Festival in Skerries, and the 2023 Festival in Tralee, both have continued to run an annual festival and keep the buzz going. We hope to see many more wild bee festivals popping up around the country in years to come! 


Skerries Wild Bee Festival – 20th and 21st July

Skerries is hosting their third annual festival on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July, featuring two days of nature exploration and bee-themed creative fun in and around Skerries Mill. This is a family-friendly event with bee themed crafts and activities for children as well as educational events and lectures suited to serious nature lovers. If you’re on the east coast, this is not to be missed. Find out more here: Skerries Wild Bee Festival | Fingal County Council