In case a Blessing of the Animals is not enough for one day, there is a talk at 7.45 pm in the Tirry Community Centre, Fethard on the Barn Owls of Tipperary.:
The Tipperary Branch of BirdWatch Ireland will be hosting an illustrated talk on the Barn Owls of Tipperary on Thur 4th October at 7.45, Tirry Community Centre, Barrack Street, Fethard. This is a free event suitable for all. There will be also a raffle on the night for a couple of framed pictures of Barn Owls.
The only time I have seen a Barn Owl is in Tipperary so this seems appropriate. BirdWatch Ireland have an informative booklet on this species which does merit that overused word, iconic.