Need advice about a bat roost?

We'll endeavour to help all we can with your questions about bat roosts. Take a look here for information and further details.

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Bat roost

Found a grounded bat?

Bats sometimes appear in houses or on the ground outdoors during the day time. There is a range of options to help a bat back on the wing again, but what to do depends on the situation.

What to do with grounded bats

Grounded bat

Latest News


Irish Bats in the 21st Century

Bat Conservation Ireland launched its first book about Irish bats on Saturday 11th October 2014, with the help of Ella McSweeney of RTE. It is 173 pages, full colour and packed with lots of the information on Irish bats that has been gathered over the past 10-15 years, much of it by volunteers. It is now on sale, RRP €30. Information on where to buy the book is available here Flier. … [Read More...]

Constitutional Change

BCIreland, as a member of the Environmental Pillar and a direct supporter of ERIN, is promoting the campaign for the inclusion of environmental protection the Irish Constitution. You can read more about the reasoning behind this and campaign goals on the ERIN website. You can help by making a direct submission to the Constitutional Convention by logging on to, click on make a … [Read More...]

Windfarm Survey Guidelines

We have developed and launched guidelines for surveying for bats at windfarm sites, or where existing windfarms are proposed for extension or modification. These guidelines can be found on the publications page of this website, click here to download a pdf of the guidelines. … [Read More...]

Bat Conservation Ireland (Caomhantas Ialtog na hEireann) is a Charity dedicated to the conservation of Ireland's bats. We promote conservation of bats by disseminating educational materials, giving talks and leading bat walks, carrying out nationwide surveys and monitoring of bats, acting as an umbrella group for the local bat groups and providing a central repository for bat records.