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In Pictures: Fascinating scenes as Castletown hosts bat walk during Heritage Week

Some brilliant pictures here.

As part of National Heritage Week, Castletown hosted an informative bat walk.

On Saturday evening last, a crowd gathered at the bridge in Castletown and walked over the River Nore until 11pm.

Anna Collins of Kildare Bat Group led the bat walk where bat detectors were used to listen in on their ultrasonic calls and watch the elusive creatures in flight.

The crowd who turned up were mesmorized by the little creatures who turned out to put on a show.

Photographer Alf Harvey was on to capture it all too.

You can check out the pictures from the walk below.

Tracking the common pipistrelle bats during the Bat Walk in Castletown during Heritage week.
Photograph: Alf Harvey.
A common pipistrelle bat during the Bat Walk in Castletown during Heritage week.
Photograph: Alf Harvey.
Caroline McDonald with a bat detector at the Bat Walk in Castletown during Heritage week.
Photograph: Alf Harvey.
Anna Collins with the remains of a bat at the Bat Walk in Castletown during Heritage week.
Photograph: Alf Harvey.
Anna Collins speaking at the Bat Walk in Castletown during Heritage week.
Photograph: Alf Harvey.
Ready for the off at the Bat Walk in Castletown during Heritage week.
Photograph: Alf Harvey.
Ray Harte, Portlaoise Mens Shed and Anna Collins with a bat box at the Bat Walk in Castletown during Heritage week.
Photograph: Alf Harvey.
Anna Collins speaking at the Bat Walk in Castletown during Heritage week.
Photograph: Alf Harvey.
Anna Collins speaking at the Bat Walk in Castletown during Heritage week.
Photograph: Alf Harvey.
Tracking bats at the Bat Walk in Castletown during Heritage week.
Photograph: Alf Harvey.

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