Our vision is for humans and bats to co-exist in harmony in Ireland
Bat Conservation Ireland is an independent, non-profit, charity that is Ireland’s leading authority on bats. We conduct monitoring and research to increase knowledge of all Irish bat species, and work to secure and expand existing bat populations, and where feasible to extend their ranges. We aim to develop a genuine and widespread understanding and appreciation of bats amongst the public, state agencies and other organisations, and to secure consistent protection of all bat species and the ecological infrastructure necessary to support them.
Bat Conservation Ireland is managed by a Governing Council, who oversee the day-to-day running of the organisation. Current Council Members are:
Chair: Brian Keeley
Vice Chair: Caroline Shiel
Treasurer: Chris Peppiatt
Company Secretary: John Curtin
Additional Council Members:
- Miriam Ahern
- Emma Boston
- Anna Collins
- Patricia McAlernon
- Tanya Slattery
Bat Conservation Ireland is run by a Council with 9-14 members who volunteer their time to attend meetings, guiding the organisation on policy issues and representing Bat Conservation Ireland in Ireland and abroad.
The day-to-day work of the organisation is carried out by a small core staff, who all work on a part-time basis.
Bat Conservation Ireland (BCIreland) is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) with Charitable Tax Exemption status | Bat Conservation Ireland is a Limited Company by Guarantee (Company Number 494343) | Our Charity Registration Number is 20039417 | Our Charity No is 13016 | Current Company Directors are: Brian Keeley, Chris Peppiatt and Caroline Shiel.
Our current Strategic Plan 2022-2025 can be found here: BCIreland Strategic Plan 2022-2025
Copies of our most recent Audited Accounts can be found here: